Sport and Recreation Business

Bachelor's Degree Program

Prepare for a career you love! Our degree prepares you for careers in sport, recreation and tourism at one of the top outdoor and recreational schools in the nation. The bachelor’s in sport and recreation business at UAF combines business, leadership and hands-on education to train graduates to make an immediate impact in organizations.

The degree offers concentrations in recreation management or sport management. In both concentrations, you’ll be challenged to apply classroom content to real-world situations, gaining valuable resume-building experience in the process. Earning your bachelor’s degree in our AACSB accredited program will also give you an edge with employers in the highly competitive world of sport and recreation business. 

Do you live outside of Alaska, or are you looking for more flexibility to balance work and education? You can earn your degree in sport management online from anywhere in the country, or take a mix of online and face-to-face classes.

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Why Earn Your Degree in Sport and Recreation Business at UAF?

Whether you’re an athlete or an outdoor enthusiast, sport management and recreation management allow you to pursue your passion and work in a fast-growing industry. There is no other program in Alaska, and few in the country, that will prepare you for careers in sport management or recreation management like the sport and recreation business degree at UAF.

Earn your degree in Recreation Management or Sport Management in Alaska

  • #1 US State for Outdoor Participation (2019, Outdoor Industry Association)
  • #3 US State in the Country for US jobs related to Outdoor Recreation Industry (US Bureau of Economic Analysis)
  • Top 20 Best Colleges and Universities for Outdoor Adventures (
  • Best Colleges for Hikers (2017, Backpacker Magazine)
  • Top 35 Best Outdoor Schools in America (
  • 15 National Parks, 120 State Parks, and 16 National Wildlife Refuges
  • 322+ million acres of public land

Get hands-on training and experience

  • Make career connections and gain real-world job experience in every class. Whether you’re working with the Nanook Athletic department, are a fishing guide, or traveling to the NCAA Final Four to volunteer, you will get the experience you need to succeed in the field!

Earn your degree in sport and recreation business

  • Our program gives you the flexibility to earn your degree in a way that best fits your needs—from wherever you live and work. In addition to being offered in-person at our main campus in Fairbanks, Alaska, the degree in sport and recreation business is also available 100% online. Learn more about the online sport management degree.


What Can You Do With a Sport and Recreation Management Degree?

With a booming tourist industry and endless possibilities for outdoor recreation and sports, Alaska offers unique opportunities for sport and recreation business majors. Our degree will prepare you to get started in a variety of sport and recreation management jobs and provide a strong knowledge foundation to build on throughout your career.




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