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Recreation and Sport Management (BA) For Adult Students
Recreation and Sport Management (BA) For Adult Students
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Become a leader in recreation and sports management

By earning your DePaul sports management degree online as an adult working professional, you can advance or start your sports management and recreation career. Our Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Recreation and Sports Management program emphasizes a multidisciplinary understanding of leisure services management and leadership that will prepare you to manage recreation and sports organizations.

As you work toward your degree, you’ll develop your professional portfolio with further study in sports management, fitness, recreation administration and event planning. Courses you’ll take in this online degree program emphasize leadership and talent development, sports psychology, community health, nutrition and motor development.

Sports management and recreation services are some of the largest and fastest growing industries in the world, especially in Chicago—home of the largest municipal parks and recreation organizations in the country.

With our online degree program, you’ll take all your courses online, with the exception of a few elective courses that you’ll complete on campus.



  • Creativity and Entrepreneurship
  • Law in the Business Environment
  • Leisure, Recreation and Health
  • Marketing for the Social Good
  • Personal & Community Health
  • Private Club Management
  • Psychology of Sport Behavior
  • Talent Development for Managers
  • Theory and Techniques of Coaching

Career Options

Common Career Areas

  • Administrative manager
  • Community relations director
  • Corporate sports agency director
  • Fitness facilities manager
  • Health and fitness manager
  • Public relations manager
  • Recreation program director
  • Sports information specialist
  • Sports marketing director

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