Sports and Recreation Management

A major and a minor are offered in Sports and Recreation Management.

The Franklin Pierce Difference

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Students accompany professors on research trips to some of New England's best
known sports and recreation facilities. Past sites have included Fenway Park, Foxboro
Stadium, The Fleet Center and a Norwegian Cruise Line ship docked in Boston Harbor.

Franklin Pierce University is one of a small number of schools that houses the Sports and Recreation Management program within its Division of Business Administration, reflecting the University's intent to prepare students to become leaders and managers within the industry.

Courses offer a dual focus on aspects of the sports and leisure industry as well as general management principles. Guest lecturers frequently supplement the curriculum by teaching the actual methodologies utilized in their industries. Course content has been developed and refined to reflect current real world applications of management concepts and theory. Each semester, students accompany professors to on-site visits to some of New England's largest and best known sports and recreation facilities.

Course Details

The Major in Sports and Recreation Management combines a basic liberal arts education with specialized preparation for a career in one of two tracks: Professional Sports Management or Recreation Management. Students take a series of required core courses and choose several course options within their selected track. These options allow study in such specialized areas as ski area management, advertising, consumer behavior and child and adolescent development.

The Sports and Recreation Management Major hasn’t just taught me about the skills needed for a career in the industry, but it has helped prepare me for the obstacles that lie ahead and to achieve every goal I set for myself.

— Karissa Hookstadt, Class of 2009

Want to know more?

Program Sheet ThumbnailDownload a Sports and Recreation Management Program Sheet to view on screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.


Franklin Pierce University
College at Rindge


Thayer Raines
Assistant Professor - Business
B.S., West Chester State University
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
Re.D. Indiana University