Sport and Recreation Management Curriculum

Curricular Requirements


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 204 - Microeconomics 3
BUMG 200 - Management 3
Business Elective 6
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 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

ORM 335- Outdoor Recreation Planning & Management 3
ORM 345- Sustainability & Eco-Recreation 3
ORM 365- Wilderness Preperation, Safety & First Aid 3
ENV 345- Outdoor Environmental Education OR 3
ENV 356- Terrestrial Wildlife Eco/Conservation OR  
ENV 376- Caribbean Sustainable Development  
ORM 401- Outdoor Recreation Management Capstone Experience 3
Required Credits for Internship: 12  

Internship Experiences

Each of our Sport and Recreation 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 and Recreation 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:

  • Customer interaction and personnel supervision
  • Observation and participation in program planning/leadership.
  • Observe/research/analyze current activities and future trends in the industry
  • Involving the student intern, as applicable in management meetings and communications
  • A “capstone” experience, e.g., marketing plan, fundraising project, special event promotion, etc.; professional presentation, or research/case study in a sport management or outdoor recreation discipline.

Affiliated Sites in Sport and Recreation Management

SPORT and ATHLETICS experiences in sport marketing, athletics administration, coaching (sport leadership and pedagogy), team management, sports information, and sport venue/event management

  • University of New England, Department of Athletics (Biddeford, ME)
  • Biddeford High School Athletics (Biddeford, ME)
  • Thornton Academy Athletics (Saco, ME)
  • Old Orchard Beach High School Athletics (Old Orchard Beach, ME)
  • Scarborough High School Athletics (Scarborough, ME)
  • University of Southern Maine, Department of Athletics (Gorham, ME)
  • Southern Maine Community College (South Portland, ME)
  • Kennebunk High School Athletics (Kennebunk, ME)
  • Berwick Academy (South Berwick, ME)
  • Massalonskee High School Athletics (Oakland, ME)
  • University of New Hampshire (Dover, NH)

SPORT, LEISURE and RECREATION experiences in sport and recreation administration, marketing, programming, and venue/event management

  • University of New England, Department of Athletics (Biddeford, ME)
  • Northern York County YMCA (Biddeford, ME)
  • Biddeford Parks and Recreation Department (Biddeford, ME)
  • Atlantic Pool and Billiards (Biddeford, ME)
  • Saco Parks & Recreation Department (Saco, ME)
  • Saco Sports and Fitness (Saco, ME)
  • XL Sports World (Saco, ME)
  • MBNation (Saco, ME)
  • USSA Major League Soccer (Saco & Portland, ME)
  • American Red Cross (Portland, ME)
  • Maine Special Olympics (Portland Area, ME)
  • Portland Athletic Club (Portland, ME)
  • Portland Ice Arena (Portland, ME)
  • Resort Sports Network (RSN) (Portland & Sunday River, ME)
  • Windham Parks and Recreation Department (Windham, ME)
  • Bath Country Club (Bath, ME)
  • Camp Sunshine (Casco, ME)
  • Maine Senior Games (Kennebunk, ME)
  • Oakland Maine Recreation Department (Oakland, ME)
  • Bethel Inn Resort and Country Club (Bethel, ME)
  • Concord Recreation Center (Concord, MA)
  • Portsmouth Country Club (Portsmouth, NH)
  • Fitness by Favara (Portsmouth, NH)
  • Dover Recreation Department (Dover, NH)
  • Antrim Recreation Department (Antrim, NH)
  • Greater Nashua YMCA (Merrimack Branch, Nashua Branch, and Camp Sargent, NH)
  • Complete Athlete (Derry, NH)
  • Derry Sports Zone (Derry, NH)
  • CCBA Summer Basketball League (Lebanon, NH)
  • Vermont Sun Sports and Fitness (Middlebury, VT)
  • Pure Hockey (Franklin, MA)
  • Mid Cape Racquet and Health Club (South Yarmouth, MA)
  • Team Central Lacrosse (Northboro, MA)
  • Nantucket Country Club (Nantucket, MA)
  • Dan Duquette Sports Academy (Western MA)
  • Brewster Sports Center (Brewster, NY)
  • Camp Pontiac (Glen Head, NY)
  • Dove Springs Recreation Center (Austin, TX)
  • Rosewood Recreation Center (Austin, TX)

SPORT and RECREATION PRODUCTS INDUSTRY experiences with marketing and merchandising

  • Olympia Sports (South Portland, ME)
  • Sports Authority (South Portland, ME)
  • Oakley (Freeport, ME)
  • Sugarloaf (Carrabassett Valley, ME)

PROFESSIONAL SPORT AGENCIES experiences with professional representation and operations

  • Shamrock Sports and Entertainment (Portland, ME)

SPORT JOURNALISM experiences with sports writing

  • Burlington Free Press (Burlington, VT)

PROFESSIONAL SPORT experiences with marketing, programming, administration, communication, merchandising, and venue/event management

  • Old Orchard Beach “Raging Tides” (Old Orchard Beach, ME)
  • Portland Pirates Jr. Pirates Ice Hockey (Saco, ME)
  • Portland Red Claws Basketball (Portland, ME)
  • Portland Sea Dogs Baseball (Portland, ME)
  • Portland Pirates Ice Hockey (Portland, ME)
  • Sanford Mariners Baseball  (Sanford, ME)
  • Manchester Monarchs (Manchester, NH)
  • Keene Swamp Bats (Keene, NH)
  • South Shore Baseball Club (Hingham, MA)
  • Glens Falls Golden Eagles Baseball (Glens Falls, NY)
  • Cal Ripken, Jr.’s Ripken Baseball (Massachusetts)
  • Charlotte Bobcats Basketball (Charlotte, NC)
  • Cedar Rapids Kernels Baseball (Cedar Rapids, IA)
  • IMG Athletics (Bradenton, FL)

UNE Sport and Recreation Management Majors have completed internships with each of the above Affiliated Sites