The Sport and Recreation Management (SRM) program (offered both on-campus as well as fully online) at the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) is administered through the Business Department, which is accredited through ACBSP. The program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sports, recreational programs, and the fitness industry. Job opportunities within the sport industry are numerous and varied with occupations ranging from sales/marketing, coaching, and facility management to representing athletes/coaches as an agent. UMC’s SRM major focuses on many facets: applying management and marketing principles to the sport industry, finance/economic issues unique to the sport industry (like salary caps), facility management, sport law/governance, sport ethics/leadership, and psycho-social aspects of sport.
In addition to the Sport and Recreation Management major, UMC offers the option of a Coaching minor (on-campus only). This minor focuses on issues related to coaching, such as working as a group, physiological principles related to sport/exercise, and principles of psychological skills training intended to enhance athletic performance. The Coaching minor is an option for many different majors, especially education where many students who wish to teach also want to coach.
Our program is recognized #7 for value in 2014 at http://www.bestvalueschools.com/cheap/online/sports-management-degree-programs-bachelors/ and #6 as one of the top 25 best schools for online bachelor's degrees in sport management for 2015 at http://www.topmanagementdegrees.com/best-online-bachelors-degrees-in-sports-management/.
One-Rate Tuition - No Out-of-State Rates:
A major draw to the University of Minnesota Crookston is the affordability for out-of-state students. The Crookston campus is actually the most affordable option within the University of Minnesota system. Students from out of state pay the same tuition rate as residents, and nearly 70% of our students receive scholarships in addition to state or federal financial aid.
B.S. in Sport & Recreation Management
Eddie G. Walker II, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Sport and Recreation Management