Master of Science - Recreation, Parks and Sport Management

Earn an online master's degree in recreation, parks and sport management that prepares you to take the next career step. Anytime, anywhere flexibility. This premiere program is designed in a cohort model where students progress through courses with a consistent group of classmates. Delivered online to fit the busy lifestyles of working professionals, two seven-week intensive courses are offered online every semester, so that students can complete the program in 2 years.  Not only is this program convenient, but it is affordable. GetEducated.com rated FSU’s 30-credit hour program as a “Best Buy” for program quality and affordability.

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Admission every fall semester. Deadline to apply is June 1.

MASTER OF SCIENCE – RECREATION, PARKS AND SPORT MANAGEMENT HIGHLIGHTS:

  • Cultivate new skills and content knowledge necessary to become upper-level managers in the parks, recreation and sport management industry.
  • Complete a capstone experience that will strengthen your professional expertise with a focus on planning, problem solving, decision making and understanding organizational structures that are characteristic of upper-level management positions.

MASTER OF SCIENCE – RECREATION, PARKS AND SPORT MANAGEMENT FACULTY:

  • Learn from distinguished faculty members, including four seasoned, upper-level practitioners in the field.
  • Take part in engaging online assignments under direct faculty mentorship that take you into your community and address complex recreation, parks and sports related leadership and management issues.

CAREER OUTLOOK FOR RECREATION, PARKS AND SPORT MANAGEMENT PROFESSIONALS:

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Recreation profession is expected to have 9% growth through 2026. In the field of sport management, various professions are also showing faster than average growth, including positions in postsecondary education administration (including athletic directors) (10% growth), Coaching and Scouting (13% growth), other sport occupations (10% growth). For more information, visit the U.S. Government Occupational Handbook.

Professional opportunities for Master of Science in Recreation, Parks and Sport Management can be found in these and other venues:

  • Recreation and Parks Management
    • Assistant Director of Recreation, City or County Recreation and Parks Department
    • Facility Director, Community Recreation Center
    • Park Manager, Local, State and National Parks
  •  Sport Management
    • Head/Assistant Head Coach, Intercollegiate Athletics
    • Assistant Stadium Operations Manager, Professional Sport
    • Athletics Manager, Parks and Recreation

 

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