As a UNE Sport and Recreation Management student, your education prepares you for a variety of careers in the athletic, leisure, recreation and tourism industries. The Sport and Recreation Management degree provides you with a comprehensive education: a solid foundation in program planning/management, finance, marketing, law and leadership; a choice of a concentration in either Sport Management or Outdoor Recreation Management; a minor in Business Administration and at least 480 hours of experiential learning through internships and campus leadership positions.
Students will be retained within the sport management major providing the following criteria are maintained throughout the undergraduate experience:
|CAS Core Requirements||42 - 43|
|includes MAT 120 or MAT 150 - Statistics*
*prerequisite for SPT 420 Research Methods
|Major Requirements (Business Foundation)||18|
|BUAC 201 - Financial Accounting||3|
|BUAC 203 - Managerial Accounting||3|
|BUMG 200 - Management||3|
|Business Elective (see options)||3|
|Business Elective (see options)||3|
|BUMK 200 - Marketing||3|
|Sport and Recreation Management Major Requirements||15|
SRM 160 - Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management
SRM 325 - Sport and Recreation Marketing
SRM 350 - Sport and Recreation Finance
|SRM 360 - Leadership Dynamics||3|
|SRM 370 - Law and Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management||3|
|Sport Management Concentration Requirements||15|
|SPT 330 - Sport Governance||3|
|SPT 340 - Athletic and Sports Administration||3|
|SPT 355 - Sport Venue Planning and Management||3|
|SPT 401 - Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management||3|
|SPT 420 - Research Methods||3|
Outdoor Recreation Management Concentration Requirements
Each of our Sport Management majors is required to complete no less than 480 contact hours at an approved internship site(s) upon attaining Senior Standing (completion of their Junior year). The internship experience is a primary requirement for degree completion.
The internship experiences allow our Sport Management majors to gain pre-professional experience, designed to enhance development of knowledge, skills and abilities in the sport management field. Therefore, the internship serves as preparation for additional experiential learning, graduate school and/or entry level employment.
Common Internship experiences include one or more of the following ”hands-on” activities:
A student with a major in another department may minor in Sport and Recreation Management with the approval of the Business Department Chair. Eighteen hours of approved course work is required for the Minor in Sport and Recreation Management as follows:
An introductory course in Sport Management Credits
SPT 160 - Introduction to Sport Management OR
SRM 160 - Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management 3
Minimum four 300 or 400 level courses:
SRM 325 - Sport and Recreation Marketing 3
SPT 330 - Sport Governance 3
SPT 340 - Athletic and Sport Administration 3
SRM 350 - Sport and Recreation Finance 3
SPT 355 - Sport Venue Planning and Management 3
SRM 360 - Leadership Dynamics 3
SPT 370 - Law and Ethics in Sport Management 3
SPT 401 - Seminar in Sport Management 3
Minimum three-credit Sport Management Internship
SPT 395 – Internship in Sport Management OR
SRM 395 - Internship in Sport and Recreation Management 3
Total Credits 18
NOTE: Specific prerequisites are required for the above listed course work. Carefully planned sequencing is important to complete this minor. Select courses carefully in consultation with your academic advisor in the Business Department.
Sport Management Concentration
As a UNE Sport Management graduate you will be prepared for entry-level sport-related career opportunities, or further study at the graduate level. Your 480 hours of on-the-job training in internships provides you with the opportunity to practice and finesse the many techniques leaned in the classroom. With this preparation comes the skills and ability to serve as an effective leader, passionate about life's work and making a difference in the lives of those you chose to serve through sport and sport-related programming, which can include athletic and sports administration, sport marketing and merchandising, sport venue and event management, or sports information to name only a few choices. This concentration also prepares you to consider a Sport Management graduate degree program.
Outdoor Recreation Management Concentration
The Outdoor Recreation Management concentration at UNE takes full advantage of our location in Maine – the Atlantic Ocean is literally at our doorstep and mountains, lakes, river rapids only a short drive away.This concentration offers students the opportunity to delve into program planning, policies and training needed to help them succeed in an Outdoor Recreation career. Because sustaining the outdoor environment and eco-tourism is key to this program, UNE Outdoor Recreation Management students are encouraged to take part in the UNE Green Learning Community and are expected to take at least one upper level Environmental Studies course that relates well to Outdoor Recreation Management, such as Outdoor Environmental Education, Wildlife Ecology and Conservation or Caribbean Sustainable Development. In addition, the Business minor that is part of the curriculum allows Outdoor Recreation Management students to focus their business interests by taking advantage of such business courses as Sustainable Entrepreneurship, International Management, Global Marketing or Business Finance.
Tuition and fees for subsequent years may vary. Other expenses include books and housing. For more information regarding tuition and fees, please consult the Financial Information section of this catalog.
Dr. Richard LaRue (Advising Liason)
Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management
College of Arts and Sciences
Business and Communications