The demand for professionals who can provide recreation services for communities, families and individuals continues to grow.

The Recreation Management minor prepares students for professional positions in sports, community recreation, and outdoor recreation. The courses will build skills in program development, marketing and organizational behavior. 

What types of jobs are there for those with a minor in Recreation Management?

Students who minor in Recreation Management will have the knowledge and skills for entry-level program management roles at collegiate recreation programs, YMCA and YWCA programs, after-school programs, and outdoor recreation areas, such as Wild Basin Creative Research Center. 

What is the coursework required for a minor in Recreation Management?

Students will complete 18 credit hours of the following courses:

  • Physical Activity, Recreation, and Sports for Special Populations
  • Sport Marketing
  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport and Kinesiology
  • Internship
  • Choose one from: Safety and First Aid, Social and Psychological Issues of Kinesiology and Sports, Coaching Theory and Practice, or Facility Design and Facility/Event Management
  • Organizational Behavior/Leading Teams and Organizations 

For more information on the Recreation Management minor, please contact Associate Professor of Kinesiology kristyb [at] stedwards.edu (Kristy Ballard).