Sports and Recreational Management

An Associate’s Degree in Sports and Recreational Management focuses on the business side of the sports industry. The degree will allow you to develop sound business skills and combine them with your passion for athletics.

Why Study Sports and Recreational Management?

Those in the sports industry carry a passion for athletics. A Sports and Recreational Management degree will help you gain unique perspectives on ways to apply business principles to off-the-field situations.

Student wearing soccer jersey smiling outdoors.

Why You Should Choose Manor

Manor College’s program provides real-life examples, case studies and project-based learning in order to develop practical skills in management, communication and business decision making. With a small student-to-professor ratio and personalized advising, Manor College’s program is designed to help all students succeed.


Career Opportunities

The curriculum for the A.S. Sports and Recreational Management degree is designed to prepare students to further study toward a bachelor’s degree (click here to learn about Manor’s Bachelor Degree program in Sport Management) and parallels the first two years of study required by similar programs offered at four-year institutions. The majority of sport management jobs are found in marketing, sales, and administration. Those with Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees often work in sport-related organizations and businesses, such as:

  • Facilities Manager
  • Fitness Club Owner
  • Sporting Goods Retail Manager
  • Sports Information Director
  • Marketing Communications Manager

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Alumni Spotlight

Meet Caleb Rojas

Caleb Rojas ‘23 earned his Sports and Recreation Management degree from Manor College. He explains what life at Manor College is like, as well as details his passion for soccer.


Off The Field: The Business of Sports Podcast

Off The Field: The Business of Sports podcast was created by Assistant Professor of Business and Sport Management, JP Lutz with the purpose to educate and inspire students who are looking to pursue a career in the sports and recreational industry. The podcast interviews successful sports industry professionals and gets their views on the industry, how recent college grads can land internships, jobs and why this ever-changing and ever-growing industry is vibrant and booming.


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