Sports and recreation are part of everyone’s life in some way—regardless of age, ability, or skill. We actively seek out ways to live a healthy and balanced life, from the avid sports enthusiast to parents who send their children to summer camp, to seniors who stay active through community programs. The global industry of sports and recreation has grown considerably in recent years as a society in general puts a greater focus on health and wellness. This growth has created career paths in a variety of areas including marketing and management positions with minor and major league sports teams, community recreation, youth sports, intercollegiate athletic departments, coaching, and outdoor recreation.
Carroll University’s Sports Administration major is ideal for students who are interested in working in administrative roles in sports organizations. You’ll gain the knowledge needed for a successful career in any area of sports and recreation when you learn how to apply relevant skills in a variety of areas to sports management. Minors that complement this program include the following:
Film and Television
Liberal Arts Communication
Management and Leadership
Our students examine a variety of areas such as financial accounting, marketing, facility operation, programming, and management, and learn how they directly relate to the field. During your courses, you’ll also polish your teamwork skills through exercises and projects as you observe or have hands-on involvement in planning special events including a 5k run through Carroll’s campus.
Students have opportunities to utilize Carroll’s facilities for practical learning, including a wellness center, strength room, dance studio, swimming pool, and walking track. Work-study experiences in university community recreation and campus facilities will give you the real-world experience employers are looking for.
During the program, you’ll visit world-class sports and entertainment venues in southeastern Wisconsin such as Miller Park and the Fiserv Forum. The lessons you take away from each facility’s professionals will give you important knowledge to utilize as you apply for internships.
To complete the program, you’ll participate in a 15-week internship of your choice.
During the internship, you will develop, implement and administer sports administration programming at a Carroll approved organization, and meet with other classmates to hear seminars and discuss your experiences.
Sports Administration majors may choose to further specialize their study through the following emphasis:
Professional Tennis Management Emphasis