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About the Sports and Recreation Administration Major
Carroll University’s Sports Recreation and Administration major is ideal for students who are interested in working in administrative roles in sports and recreation organizations. You’ll gain the knowledge needed for a successful career in any area of sports and recreation when you learn how to apply relevant skills in a variety of areas to sports management. Minors that complement this program include marketing, management and leadership, liberal arts communication and graphic communication.
Our students examine a variety of areas such as financial accounting, marketing, facility operation, programming and management, and learn how they directly relate to the field. During your courses you’ll also polish your teamwork skills through exercises and projects as you observe or have hands-on involvement in planning special events including a 5k run through Carroll’s campus.
Students have opportunities to utilize Carroll’s facilities for practical learning, including a wellness center, strength room, dance studio, swimming pool and walking track. Work-study experiences in university community recreation and campus facilities will give you the real-world experience employers are looking for.
During the program you’ll visit world-class sports and entertainment venues in southeastern Wisconsin such as Miller Park and the Fiserv Forum. The lessons you take away from each facility’s professionals will give you important knowledge to utilize as you apply for internships.
To complete the program, you’ll participate in a 15-week internship of your choice.
Working 30 hours per week, you will develop, implement and administer recreation and outdoor adventure programs, and meet with other classmates to hear seminars and discuss your experiences.