Why study Recreation and Sport Management at Coastal Carolina University?

Recreation and Sport Management at Coastal Carolina University is a career oriented degree which emphasizes the transfer of skills, theories and knowledge to practice and, ultimately, to the workplace. To this end, students participate in a variety of hands on and field based projects throughout their program. Several courses utilize service learning principles to collaborate with local agencies or departments to sponsor recreation or sport related events in the community.

All students are required to complete a semester long, 480 hour internship in a setting aligned with the student’s career goals.

For its ability to provide an array of amateur, recreational and competitive sports to all ages, Myrtle Beach was named South Carolina’s “Sportstown USA” by Sports Illustrated magazine. This affords students and faculty unique opportunities for experiential learning.

What does a Recreation and Sport Management major study?

A Recreation and Sport Management (RSM) major at Coastal Carolina University will gain opportunities to study, analyze, evaluate and successfully lead within the dynamic fields of recreation and sport. Students acquire the foundational skills, knowledge and experience for successful entry into the wide array of sport and recreation settings. All students complete from 49 to 67 credit hours of specific RSM major courses in areas such as legal issues, program and event planning, leadership, facility management, research and evaluation, and communication, and the program culminates in a semester long internship.

What are some career options for Recreation and Sport Management majors?

  • Athletic director
  • Marketing director
  • Events manager
  • Arena/stadium manager
  • Ticket manager
  • Outdoor educator
  • Sports information director
  • Director of campus recreation
  • Director of parks and recreation
  • Recreation coordinator/programmer

What kind of courses do Recreation and Sport Management majors take?

  • RSM 242 Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management
  • RSM 337 Legal Issues in Recreation and Sport Management
  • RSM 369 Sports Marketing and Promotion
  • RSM 389 Recreation and Sport Leadership
  • RSM 494 Area and Facility management in Recreation and Sport

Whom can I contact for more information?

Donald Rockey, Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
Penny Hall 348