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About the Sport and Recreation Management Degree Program

On Campus

A bachelor’s degree in Sport and Recreation Management is designed to provide students with a practical understanding of the sport and recreation industry. The coursework includes a focus on the applied aspects of sport and recreation management; a strong focus on leadership and management provides students with the skill set to pursue careers within sport and recreation organizations and athletic programs at every level.

At UNK, you can select a path that aligns with your goals, from sports marketing to event and facility management. Exceptional hands-on internship opportunities connect you with industry leaders to propel you in the field of your choice.

Sport and Recreation Management Program at a Glance


Credit Hours

General Studies requirement has been reduced to 30 credit hrs allowing more freedom and making it easier to transfer to UNK.

Degree Received

Sport and Recreation Management, Bachelor of Science


Per Credit Hour

With the New Nebraskan Scholarship all undergraduate students pay in-state tuition

Samantha Crawford
"The University of Nebraska, Kearney's KSS Department was challenging and provided me with a realistic approach to learning.  The program gave me the foundation to pursue my passion for working in the sports industry.  The knowledge I gained has helped me find a position with the Utah Section PGA immediately after graduation."

Samantha Crawford

Sports Management

What can you do with a Sport and Recreation Management Degree

Learn more about the types of jobs and common employers that Sport and Recreation Management graduates work for.


  • Sports Marketing Specialist
  • Athletic Program Coordinator
  • University Athletics Administration
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Game-Day Operations
  • Compliance
  • Ticket Sales
  • Sports Event Planning And Management
  • Sports Information
  • Athletic Camp Manager
  • Fund Development
  • Recreation Program Planner
  • Campus Recreation


  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • University Of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • NCAA
  • Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Office
  • Tri City Storm
  • Creighton University
  • Lincoln Salt Dogs
  • West Coast Conference
  • YMCA of the Rockies- Colorado
  • Sand Hills Golf Club- Nebraska
  • Life Adventure Center- Kentucky
  • Lacreek Wildlife Refuge- South Dakota