Earn a Bachelor of Science in Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Management in Alabama

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At Faulkner University in Alabama, students can grow in their faith and develop the skills they need to embark on their careers. Our Bachelor of Science in Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Management is an interdisciplinary program that explores health and wellness, management, marketing, and more. Find out more about earning your sports management degree.

Curriculum Overview

Encompassing a total of 121 hours, the B.S. in Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Management program helps prepare students for a future in sports management. This well-rounded program balances philosophical and theoretical concepts with real-world management principles and offers a foundation rooted in Christian values. In addition to student-chosen electives and departmental selections, the coursework includes:

Core Curriculum

  • Christian Literacy: 18 hours
    • Biblical Worldview I: 3 hours
    • Biblical Worldview II: 3 hours
    • Understanding Biblical Literature: 3 hours
    • Christian Ethics: 3 hours
    • Marriage and Family: 3 hours
    • Christian Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Cultural Heritage Legacy: 9 hours
    • Western Tradition I: 3 hours
    • Western Tradition II: 3 hours
    • American Cultural Heritage: 3 hours
  • Mathematics and Science: 7 hours
    • Finite Mathematics or higher: 3 hours
    • Natural Science requirement: 4 hours
  • Information and Communication: 9 hours
    • English Composition I: 3 hours
    • English Composition II: 3 hours
    • EH 2301, EH2303, or EH 2304: 3 hours
  • Personal and Social Literacy: 7 hours
    • Lifetime Fitness: 3 hours
    • Faulkner Foundations or FAF 2111: 1 hour
    • Macroeconomics: 3 hours

Professional Literacy

  • Discipline Required Courses: 39 hours
    • Functional Anatomy Movement: 3 hours
    • Health Nutrition: 3 hours
    • Foundations of PE/SM: 3 hours
    • Individual and Dual Sports: 3 hours
    • Team and Rec Sports: 3 hours
    • Kinesiology: 3 hours
    • Advanced First Aid and CPR: 3 hours
    • Exercise Physiology: 3 hours
    • Prevention and Treatment: 3 hours
    • Ethics in Leadership in SRF: 3 hours
    • Sports Management Internship: 3 hours
    • Sport, Rec, Fitness Practicum: 3 hours
    • Sports Psychology: 3 hours
  • Departmental Requirements: 17 hours
    • Conceptual PE: 1 hour
    • Foundations of HEAL: 1 hour
    • Financial Principles I: 3 hours
    • Legal Aspects of Kinesiology: 3 hours
    • Personal Training Cert or Group Fitness Cert: 3 hours
    • Principles of Management: 3 hours
    • Principles of Marketing: 3 hours

Finding Your Purpose at Faulkner University

The field of sport management is vast, offering several opportunities for rewarding careers. Students enrolled in our B.S. in Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Management program learn the skills they need to take the lead in their area of expertise. Common career paths for students with a sports management degree include:

  • Fitness facility manager
  • Tourism and resort planner
  • Community recreation supervisor
  • Campus activities coordinator
  • Health and wellness director
  • Parks and recreation leader
  • Faith-based recreation minister
  • Fitness instructor
  • Coach
  • Sports business professional

At Faulkner University, we pride ourselves on our Christian heritage. It helps our students find fellowship and adds deeper meaning to the work they do throughout our programs. Graduate and undergraduate students find life at our Christian university fulfilling, as it focuses on education and integrity of character in a positive, welcoming environment. We currently offer more than 70 degree programs, including several online programs, to accommodate students with diverse needs and goals.

Earn Your B.S. in Science in Sports, Recreation, and Fitness Management

Invest in a bright future at Faulkner University today. While based in Montgomery, AL, we also have campuses in Mobile, Birmingham, and Huntsville and offer degree programs online. If you're ready to begin your journey with us, apply online now or request more information about our sports management degree program.