Parks, Recreation and Sport

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100%

of parks, recreation and sport graduates are employed or continuing education within six months of graduation since 2018

Parks, recreation and sport is a multibillion dollar industry. The global market is expanding for professionals in the areas of sport business, sport marketing, game day operations, community recreation, park operations and management and tourism development.

CAREER POSSIBILITIES

  • Game Day Operations
  • Tourism and Convention Bureaus
  • Athletic Compliance
  • Sports Marketing/Communications
  • Parks and Recreation Administration

CLASSES YOU MIGHT TAKE

  • Leadership & Personnel Management
  • Parks, Health & Wellness
  • Business of Sport & Recreation
  • Ethics & Diversity
  • Program & Event Development

Learn about the full curriculum.

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SIGNATURE EXPERIENCE

Parks, recreation and sport students can explore career opportunities through various industry tour opportunities throughout the year. Exploring farther from home is also encouraged, as CAFNR offers a sport management study abroad program affiliated with the University of Barcelona in Spain.

INTERNSHIPS & EMPLOYMENT

Rawlings Sporting Goods • Kansas City Royals • Gateway PGA • Arizona Coyotes • Atlanta Braves • St. Louis Cardinals • Indianapolis Colts • Anheuser-Busch • Big Cedar Lodge • Big Ticket Sports • Houston Astros • Dallas Mavericks • Milwaukee Bucks • Ballparks of America • Chicago Blackhawks • Detroit Lions

ACCELERATED BS TO MS

The accelerated BS in parks, recreation and sport to MS in Natural Resources emphasis in parks, recreation and tourism option will allow students to earn a bachelors and masters degree within five years. Visit catalog.missouri.edu for details.