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Sport and Recreation Management

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Explore the Sport & Recreation Management Program

Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP) LogoWhat really drives you? For some, it’s being fully immersed in sports and opportunities in recreation. For others, life after the game is the game. A career in coaching, facilities management, or sports marketing and promotion are a calling, a lifestyle that embraces the glory of sport and the health and wellness benefits of recreation - or a combination of both. Whatever drives you, the vastness of career paths in sports and recreation is worth the pursuit. From professional leagues to the community programs, your future in one of the most captivating industries worldwide is waiting.

Sport and Recreation Management is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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Ethan Christopherson


Ethan Christopherson

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Admissions Counselor | (218) 281-8569



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Major in the making of you

Student Feature: Connor Humble

Interview with sports & recreation management and finance double major about his journey at UMN Crookston.

A few classes you’ll take

Your knowledge of sports marketing, facility management, and athletics administration will make you an all-star in the front office or down on the field.

Career Paths

Step up and take on a career in the areas of coaching, facilities management, or sports marketing and promotion to name a few.

Sport and Recreation Management Minor & Certificate

Check out the classes for a minor or certificate in Sport & Recreation Management.


Sport and Recreation Management


  • Learn from real-world scenarios happening right now in the sports industry

  • Endless career opportunities at any level

  • Spend an internship with your favorite sports team

  • Gain experience in areas of finance, management, and marketing

  • Become career-ready through real world experience

  • Join the Sports and Recreation Management Club


At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Eddie Walker II

    Associate Professor
  • Josh Lunak

    Academic Advisor

Student Stories

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    Connor Humble teeing off at a NSIC golf meet
    UMN Crookston student-athlete Connor Humble, a name journalists can only dream about, shared his experience as a Golden Eagle and just how his degree landed him his dream job. It has been a busy four years for the Rosemount native, whether it be in a classroom or on the course, a double major/double minor is no small feat. Like many of our students, Humble chose U of M Crookston due to the small campus feel, where it is easy to feel welcomed and noticed by faculty and staff along with the other students.
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    Mikayla Jones
    For any undergraduate, presenting at an international conference is extraordinary. When that conference takes you to the Swiss Alps for a presentation that combines both your love of sport and your love of marketing, that’s epic. Read more about Mikayla Jones' experience.
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    Zach Greenberg
    Zach Greenberg had an opportunity to speak at a conference about something he loves—sports. The sport and recreation management major presented at the International Association for Communication and Sport Summit conference in Phoenix, AZ.