Moraine Valley's Sport & Recreation Management program offers a comprehensive curriculum with a unique integrative business approach and provides a solid background for study in sport and recreation management. This program prepares graduates for professional careers in the recreation industry and provides them with skills to plan and implement recreation and sports programs, services, and activities for people from diverse backgrounds and a wide range of activities.

$46,421

Median Pay

Source: Payscale.com

$16.18

Hourly Pay

Source: Payscale.com

What Can I Do With This Degree?

Students that earn a degree in Sport and Recreation Management are able to pursue a variety of career opportunities with Public Parks and Recreation Agencies, Natural Resource Management, Outdoor and Adventure Recreation, Campus Recreation, Military Recreation, Camps, Professional Sports Organizations and Commercial Fitness Businesses.

  • Public Park Districts
  • Indoor and Outdoor Aquatic Facilities
  • Golf Courses
  • Cruise Ships
  • Fitness Centers
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
  • Campgrounds
  • State and National Parks
  • Ice Arenas
  • Resorts
  • Gymnastics Arena
  • Tennis Facilities
  • Multi-Purpose Gyms
  • Cultural Arts Centers
  • Retirement Communities

Careers in sport and recreation management offer a variety of job opportunities including but not limited to:

  • Sports Facility Management
  • Marketing/Public Relations
  • Park Ranger
  • Fitness Club Manager
  • Outdoor Adventure Center Manager
  • Athletic Supervisor
  • YMCA Youth Leader
  • Sports Information Specialist
  • Aquatics Supervisor
  • Director of Coaching
  • Special Events Coordinator
  • Sports Marketing Specialist
  • Community Center Director

Job Outlook

Employment of recreation workers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. As more emphasis is placed on the importance of lifelong well-being, more recreation workers will be needed to work with children and adults in a variety of settings.

Source: U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics

Additional Resources

Illinois Park and Recreation Association

www.ilipra.org

South Suburban Professional Parks and Recreation Association

www.ssprpa.org

National Parks and Recreation Association

www.nrpa.org

Resort and Commercial Recreation Association

www.rcra.org

National Intramural Recreation and Sports Association

www.nirsa.net

Admission and Requirements

If interested in gaining more information about this program please submit your application to Moraine Valley and then contact Coordinator Donna McCauley using the form on this page.

Required Career courses for the program are only offered once a year so it is critical to seek advising from the program coordinator to guide you in selecting the right courses to complete your Associate of Applied Science Degree.  Any and all questions about these exciting and growing careers please do not hesitate to contact Donna McCauley.

Program Details

Program NameType of CredentialCurriculum CodeDepartment or Division
Sport and Recreation ManagementA.A.S.1261Public Service

D632CAM089

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Konnor Parrish (Oak Lawn), shared his educational journey while on a panel for the Illinois Project Lead the Way meeting.

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Questions?

Contact the program coordinator Donna Mccauley.