Health, Exercise Science, and Recreation Management
School of Applied Sciences, University of Mississippi

Sport & Recreation Administration


When you think of all the sporting events and recreational programs you’ve enjoyed with friends and family over the years, you may not realize there was a team of professionals behind the scenes that made those memories possible. Sport and recreation professionals specialize in understanding all of the intricate details that go into making professional, college, and community sports and recreation possible—legal issues, facilities planning, operations management, the business of sports, sports marketing communications, sports economics and finance, and programming, just to name a few. Our graduates are those memory makers.

The Bachelor of Arts in Sport and Recreation Administration degree program  has been accredited by the Council for Accreditation of Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT/NRPA) since since 2000.  The program combines traditional classroom education with service-learning interdisciplinary approaches to provide a quality academic setting to learn and prepare for an exciting profession.


Learn more about the B.A.S.R.A. in Sport and Recreation Administration curriculum, including course descriptions.


We will offer Mississippi’s foremost service-learning based sport and recreation education focused on matriculating qualified students prepared for certifications leading to careers that improve the health and quality of life for all people and contemporary knowledge of the business and administration of sport and recreation.


The Sport and Recreation Administration degree program offers a comprehensive and contemporary experiential education that prepares students to advance in various careers within the dynamic and evolving sport industry. This mission is achieved by:

    • Maintaining an accredited curriculum.
    • Providing education with practical application that prepares students to thrive in numerous sport contexts and careers.
    • Establishing relationships with a diverse range of sport organizations (e.g., professional, collegiate, private, public, non-profit) that result in field experience opportunities and innovative courses to benefit students.


Internships and Experiential Learning

Throughout the degree program, students are encouraged to pursue field experience opportunities in the sport industry that complement the knowledge and skills learned in their coursework. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Ole Miss Athletics
  • Memphis Grizzlies
  • FedEx St. Jude Championship
  • Special Olympics
  • Oxford Parks Commission


For more information about Sport & Recreation Administration, contact our Sport & Recreation faculty.