Career Opportunities

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:

  • athletic directors (high school/collegiate)
  • professional sport administrator
  • youth, high school and college sport coaches
  • aquatics managers
  • sport media personnel
  • recreation facility directors
  • sport psychologists
  • event management directors
  • adventure recreation directors
  • sport marketing and promotion personnel
  • parks and recreation administrators
  • facility operations manager
  • sport agents
  • recreation specialist
  • youth sport programmers
  • sport equipment managers

Career Center

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
  • co-op/internships
  • 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.

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.

Professional Sport: This website provides information about job openings related to professional sport including jobs in

Strength and Conditioning:

Sport Organizations:

Occupational Outlook Handbook

  • Occupational Information about the Sport Industry
  • Occupational Information about Coaching
  • Occupational Information for Recreation Workers
  • Occupational Information for Fitness Workers