Sport and Recreation Business
Online Degree Program
This flexible online bachelor’s degree prepares you for careers in sport, recreation and tourism at one of the top outdoor and recreational schools in the nation. The bachelor’s in sport and recreation business at UAF combines business, leadership and hands-on education to train graduates to make an immediate impact in organizations.
The degree offers concentrations in recreation management or sport management. In both concentrations, you’ll be challenged to apply classroom content to real-world situations, gaining valuable resume-building experience in the process. Earning your bachelor’s degree in our AACSB accredited program will also give you an edge with employers in the highly competitive world of sport and recreation business.
Our programs have been ranked among the Best Online Bachelor’s Programs in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Offered at the same affordable rate as in-state tuition, our online courses also offer a tremendous value for students across the country.
What Is Sport Management?
Sport management is one of the two concentrations within the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Business degree. Sport management involves working on the business side of sports. The business side of sports includes everything from accounting, to fundraising, to marketing and event management. Sport management professionals work for professional teams, stadiums, colleges and universities, sports marketing firms, and many other organizations! Similar to sport management, recreation managers work on the business side of recreation. Managing a recreation facility, managing a hunting/fishing outfitter, being an entrepreneur, or working for a major recreation retailer are all examples of careers in recreation management! Sport and recreation management is a competitive field—a good first step to getting a job is earning a bachelor’s degree in sports and recreation business from UAF.
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Why Earn Your Online Degree in Sport and Recreation Business at UAF?
Whether you’re an athlete or an outdoor enthusiast, sport management and recreation management allow you to pursue your passion and work in a fast-growing industry. There is no other program in Alaska, and few in the country, that will prepare you for careers in sport management or recreation management like the online sport and recreation business degree at UAF.
“I am currently the fitness facility manager at Sheridan Fitness Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Tacoma, Washington. I enjoy working in sports and recreation because I love the field and know the benefits associated with it. Helping others is very rewarding to me and the fact that I am able to work with our military makes my contribution that much more fulfilling. My sport management degree will help my career because through my time with Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation (Family and MWR), I have picked up necessary skills including employee relations and physical fitness; however, I am lacking the business education side. My degree will give me what I need in order to advance further in my career.” Mallory Adams, sport management major
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What Can You Do With a Sport and Recreation Management Degree?
With a booming tourist industry and endless possibilities for outdoor recreation and sports, Alaska offers unique opportunities for sport and recreation business majors. Our degree will prepare you to get started in a variety of sport and recreation management jobs and provide a strong knowledge foundation to build on throughout your career.
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The online bachelor’s in sport and recreation business emphasizes critical business areas including accounting, marketing, management, sales and finance and applies them to the sport, recreation and tourism industries.
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