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Business Administration: Sport and Recreation Studies

The love of sports can lead to a great career, from professional athlete to managing a sports and recreation business there are many avenues students can choose to excel in after graduation. Our bachelor's program has been developed based upon national professional standards. At St. Andrews you are not simply told about the world of business and sports, you experience it. Whether it’s participating in coaching intramural athletic events, becoming certified in first aid and CPR or developing a new sports or recreation program, your classes will give you a “hands-on” feel for the world of sports management, and the valuable experience you need for success.

With a student/faculty ratio of 13:1, you are assured of receiving personalized attention from your professors, in everything from your coursework, to advice about potential careers, and to writing recommendations for jobs.

The St. Andrews Sport and Recreation Studies major allows you to obtain a solid background in business principles with an emphasis on their application in the sports arena. Career options include but are not limited to working in professional sports, intercollegiate athletics, Olympic sports, national sport governing bodies, sports commissions, YMCA/YWCA, Boy and Girls clubs, resorts and private clubs.

I found out about St. Andrews through my sport, lacrosse. When I came down to see the campus I instantly felt right. I love the small class sizes and the personal attention the professors are willing to give. With my major I would love to eventually work in the NFL or doing sports broadcasting. 

       -Meghan Powell '13


The Learning Outcomes for Sport and Recreation Studies are:

1) Students will be able to describe and explain the components of the sport and recreation studies fed such as management, marketing, risk management and financial principles.

2)Students will demonstrate skills and knowledge in the area of sport and recreation through internships, practicum or guided independent studies.

3)Students will identify and describe safety and ethical issues necessary to work successfully and responsibly in sport and and recreational field.

4) Students will apply administrative skills, knowledge and understanding of planning, organizing and evaluating various sporting and recreational events and programs




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A branch of Webber International University
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