Sport and Recreation Management

Bachelor of Science | School of Education
Edinboro University

Get in on the action with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management.

Don’t sit on the sidelines. Use your skills and talents to work in the exciting fields of sports and recreation event management, collegiate or professional athletics, sports marketing or sports and recreation facility management. A Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management can get you on your way.

You’ll thrive in small classes where each professor knows you by name. They will serve as your mentors as you develop a solid foundation that includes leadership theory, personnel management, law and liability, program development, implementation and evaluation, and sport and recreational facility design.

Worksite field experience and a semester-long internship give you hands-on experience. By following our curriculum, you’ll graduate more than ready to enter the workforce and make your mark on the field of sport and recreation management.

Expert Faculty

Accomplished faculty instruct, guide, and inspire Edinboro students to achieve and lead. EU faculty are recognized for their commitment to student success and creating a personal and engaging academic environment.

Experiential Learning

The Edinboro experience extends well beyond the classroom. EU students prepare for careers and life through opportunities for hands-on learning, collaborative research with faculty, global travel, and internships.

Modern Facilities

Fighting Scots live, work, and play in state-of-the-art facilities on EU’s picturesque 585-acre campus. Located just 20 miles south of Erie, Pennsylvania’s fourth-largest city, Edinboro is bustling with exciting activities.

Make your move in an exciting, high-demand field.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for athletic directors are expected to grow faster than most other occupations between now and 2026.

Internship experience gives you an edge.

At Edinboro, you’ll spend a full semester getting hands-on experience in a setting that is aligned to your career goals. During this time, you will earn 12 credits and have the opportunity to conduct a research project that you design and implement. Recent internship sites include:

Cleveland State University

Denver CO Municipal Recreation Department

Erie Sports Commission

Erie Bayhawks, Otters and Seawolves

LECOM Health and Fitness Center

Medina OH Community Recreation Center


National Hockey League

Presque Isle Partnership

Tom Ridge Environmental Center

University of Central Florida

University of Pittsburgh Athletic Department

US Olympic Training Center


Edinboro proud.

Our alumni represent us well. They’re working nearby and around the country, in a variety of organizations. Here’s what a few recent graduates are doing:

Maureen (Cerrito) Dowell (BS ‘04) - Program Specialist, Medina Community Recreation Center, Medina, OH

Sean Beers (BS ‘04) - Executive Director, Erie Metro YMCA Downtown Branch, Erie, PA

Chaz Kellem (BS ’05) - Senior Director, Advocacy for Race & Gender Equity, Greater Pittsburgh YMCA, former Manager of Diversity, Pittsburgh Pirates, Pittsburgh, PA

AJ Moore (BS ‘06) - Operations Manager, Lake Erie Speedway, Erie, PA

Derrick Dorvit (BS ‘11) - Former Account Executive, Orlando Magic, Orlando, FL

Kori Hahn (BS ’17) - Program Specialist, Erie Sports Commission, Erie, PA

Prepare for a rewarding career.

More on Sport and Recreation Management

School of Education
Health and Physical Education

Suggested Minors

Athletic Coaching
Business Administration


Dr. Jim Roberts, Department Chair
Phone: 814.732.1435

Edinboro University

219 Meadville St, Edinboro, PA 16444
Phone: 814.732.2000