Lake Superior State University
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"Lake Superior State University's Sport and Recreation Management program is second to none!"

Justin Andre, Director of Hanson Hills Recreation Area, in scenic Grayling, Michigan

Sport and Recreation Management

Sports and Recreation Management students climb to new heights at LSSU
Career Choices
  • Recreation Director – provides the management expertise to plan implement, and administer recreation/leisure programs in public, private, or commercial recreation setting. (City Recreation Director, Resort Recreation Director, Camp Director , Tour/Travel Directors, Conference Coordinators, etc.)
  • Facility Manager – responsible for the overall management of public, private, and commercial sports/recreation facilities, including program development, scheduling, marketing, budgeting, public relations, and human resource management. (Ice Arena Manager, Sports Complex Manager, Pool Manager, City Stadiums, etc.)
  • Sports Manager – focuses on management of youth sports, school sponsored athletic programs, intramurals, sports associations, recreational sports, and semi and professional sports.   Specialization in marketing, public relations, ticket and merchandise sales, and sponsor ship apply the business minor. (Athletic Directors, Coaches, Sports Marketers, Military Recreation Director, Golf Course/Club Manager, University Intramurals Director, Sports Promotions, Athletic Association/League Directors, Olympic Programs, International Sports Management, etc.)
  • Activity Leaders – provide recreation leisure services in the form of activities to specific or diverse age groups in public, private, and commercial settings. (Corporate Fitness Leader, red Cross Learn to Swim, Kids Clubs, Golf Teacher, Arts and Crafts Teacher, Tour Guide, etc.)
  • Entrepreneur – manager your own recreation/leisure business. (Sporting/Recreation Equipment Sales, Amusement Arcades, Rafting Tours, Bus Tour Company, Archery Range, Movie Theaters, Driving Range, etc.)



A business minor is included in the degree to enhance management knowledge and skills. Additional career specialization can be achieved through additional minors.

A semester internship and an undergraduate research is an integral part of this program.

“I really like this program because of all the hands-on practical experiences we are required to do and it has encouraged  me to get to know many people in the profession.  This major also has endless possibilities when it comes to career choices, I find through engaging in the practical experience that I have enjoyed the variety and am well prepared”

--Heather Howard
Activity Leader,
Big Bear Arena


Majoring in Sports and Recreation Mgmt.

Kristen "Krisse" Spalding

"The close family feeling between friends, faculty and staff." [ more ]

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