Experience and discover more about these three majors in sports and how they relate to the athletics industry. During this special event, you’ll meet with faculty from these programs, hear from current students, and participate in hands-on labs. Come see for yourself and join us for this exclusive University of Minnesota Crookston campus visit!

Programs we're highlighting during this event

Exercise Science and Wellness class demonstrations

Exercise Science and Wellness

At any age or stage of life — this is an industry that will always have relevance and importance. Health and wellness play significant roles in everyone's lives. For those looking to make an impact in the quality of life for others, this line of work is not only meaningful but extremely rewarding. From conducting and interpreting physical fitness assessments to developing exercise prescriptions for various demographic populations, you’ll make a difference toward improving human health.

Career Opportunities

  • Chiropractor
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health & Wellness Coaching
  • Physical & Occupational Therapist
Workers working and watering a professional baseball field

Golf and Sports Turf Management

Dreaming of athletic fields, stadiums, golf courses, and picturesque landscapes as your future office? Well, you’ve come to the right place. The Golf & Sports Turf Management major prepares you to specialize in golf course maintenance or management, sports turf management, lawn care, grounds maintenance, sod production, sales, and similar recreation careers. Learning turfgrass management techniques and gaining experience in supervision and leadership will have graduates ready for work in this growing industry with opportunities at over 15,000 golf courses and stadiums in every major city across the country.

Career Opportunities

  • Sports Field Manager
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Professional Lawn Care Providers
  • Grounds & Parks Managers
  • Turf Agronomist
U of M Crookston Golden Eagle softball field

Sport and Recreation Management

What really drives you? Is it action, energy, competition? Or being part of a team that's something greater together than you could be on your own? Maybe it’s building your own sports legacy, to be remembered for generations? A career in sports and recreation management has a multi-tude of paths that keep those elements of the game you love alive in your everyday work. From professional leagues to community programs, your future in one of the most captivating industries worldwide is waiting. Are you ready?

Career Opportunities

  • Sports Team Management
  • Facility & Event Management
  • Sports Broadcasting & Journalism
  • Sports Marketing & Sales

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Graduates Working in the Field

Alumni Marcus Campbell 2016 - Director of Field Operations at the St. Paul Saints Stadium
Alumni Paige (Weakley) Kropuenske 2020 at St. Luke's Hospital in Kansas City, MO
Alumni Kolby Castillo 2019 - Director, Pacific Recreation at the University of the Pacific