BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport with Emphasis in Sport Management

Degree Program Description

The public’s desire for quality of life, the pursuit of happiness and for well organized leisure activities drives a $600 billion marketplace supporting parks, recreation, more than $152 billion in sport management, and a $1.3 trillion investment in tourism. Students interested in Parks Recreation and Sport are individuals who are active, involved in sports, the great outdoors, and enjoy travel.  The BS in Parks, Recreation & Sport with an emphasis in Sport Management specializes in the business aspects of sport and recreation.  Areas of study include governance and policy in sport and leisure, sport economics and finance, business of sport, and legal aspects of sport.  In Sport Management, economics drive a wide variety of opportunities including professional and collegiate sport, professional management, sporting goods, media, administration and finance.  Sport managers are hired by professional sport team's organizations and associations as well as collegiate athletics, sport facilities, in addition to positions in sporting goods, media, administration, and finance.   Possible careers include sport brand manager, marketing manager, athletic director, sport agent, media relations director, and ticket sales representative.  This emphasis is preparatory for post-baccalaureate and graduate work in law, business, or sport.

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Major Program Requirements

Students must complete all university, college and degree requirements, including university general education, in addition to the requirements below:

P_R_TR 1080Introduction to Sport Management3
P_R_TR 2080Global Sport Environments3
P_R_TR 3282Governance and Policy in Sport and Leisure3
P_R_TR 4385Legal Aspects of Sport3
Total Credits12

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Semester Plan

Refer to the Semester Plan for the BS in Parks, Recreation and Sport

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Degree Audit

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MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to http://advising.missouri.edu/contact/.

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via http://www.transfer.org. Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to http://registrar.missouri.edu/degree-audits/index.php.

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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