Sport/recreation is one of the top industries in the country. The economic impact of the sport/recreation industry and the abundance of sporting opportunities mandates the services of qualified/skilled practitioners.
A bachelor’s degree in sport studies with a concentration in sport management or athletic coaching education paves the way to a variety of career opportunities in the sport and recreation industry that involve leadership, management, coaching, programming, marketing, selling and legal aspects.
Sport Studies graduates are employed as:
The UA Career Center creates links among students, alumni and local professionals. You will have access to:
- career professionals who will help you prepare for interviews
- Career Resource Library
- computer stations for resume writing and employment research
- UA Career Fairs
Looking for a Position
Recreational Sport: These websites provide information about job openings and employment in the recreational sport industry including jobs in community non-profit sport organizations, community sport and recreation, and campus sport and recreation.
- Jewish Community Centers of North America
- National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA) (Campus Recreation)
- National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA)
- Boys and Girls Clubs of America
Collegiate Sport (Coaching and Sport Administration Opportunities) - These websites provide information about job openings and employment in the collegiate sport administration industry including jobs in university athletic departments related to coaching, advising student-athletes, development and fundraising, media relations, and many other areas.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
- National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
- National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)
- College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA)
- Athletic Equipment Management
- National Association of Academic Advisors for Athletics (N4A)
Professional Sport: This website provides information about job openings related to professional sport including jobs in
Strength and Conditioning:
Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Occupational Information about the Sport Industry
- Occupational Information about Coaching
- Occupational Information for Recreation Workers
- Occupational Information for Fitness Workers