Don’t sit on the sidelines. Use your skills and talents to work in the exciting fields of sport and recreation event management, collegiate or professional athletics, sports marketing or sport and recreation facility management. PennWest Edinboro's sport management degree can get you on your way.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that jobs for athletic directors will
grow faster than most other occupations between now and 2026.
The Sport and Recreation Management program is part of Edinboro's renowned School of Education.
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, and law and liability. Your well-rounded coursework also provides insight into program development, implementation and evaluation, and sport and recreational facility design.
A semester-long internship will complement your classroom learning and prepare you for the road ahead.
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.
At Edinboro, internships give you an edge. 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:
As a graduate of the Sport and Recreation Management program, you'll join successful alumni who are Edinboro proud. 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
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