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Recreation and Sport Management, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Central, SC, United States
This degree program develops in students the competencies in the areas of Recreation and Sport Management at the Southern Wesleyan University, based on an educated Christian philosophy and the belief that God created a time for activities outside the traditional work schedule. 
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Furthermore, SWU graduates in this field will be strong and purpose-driven warriors for the Lord in helping others meet and grow in faith through sport and recreation positions.

Students can choose one of two concentration tracks: Administration in Athletics & Recreation concentration or Outdoor Leadership concentration.

Students in RSM program will learn to integrate faith in the field of recreation and sport and be in a position to take on challenging roles as interns and employees in college athletic programs, county and city recreation facilities, professional sports teams, sport-oriented venues, athletically related nonprofit organizations, gyms and fitness facilities, resorts, youth sports organizations, sports councils, parks, schools, and even equipment and apparel manufacturing firms. 

Is This Major Right For You?

  • You might want to consider our Recreation and Sport Management major at the Southern Wesleyan University if you have a passion for recreation and sports and want to work in the field or if you have a desire to continue on to earn a graduate degree in programs such as sport management. 
  • If you eat, sleep, and breathe sports, this may be the right place for you; realizing, that the recreation and sports world is a place to have fun every day in your work, but it is also a labor intensive and highly sought after career field. 
  • If you are really engaged in making sports and recreation your life calling, then we can help you gain entry into this arena.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Introduction to Recreation and Sport Management
  • Management and Leadership in Recreation and Sport
  • Social Issues in Recreation and Sport
  • Marketing and Promotion for Recreation and Sport
  • Studies in Recreation and Sport
  • Environmental Science

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A high school diploma or its equivalent. Official transcripts of all foreign academic work, evaluated by a NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services) association member. Click for a list of association members.
  • A GPA of 2.3 converted on a 4.0 scale, or you must rank in upper half of your graduating class at the time of acceptance.
  • A composite SAT score of 860 or ACT score of 18.
  • IELTS or TOEFL score if English is not your first/native language.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    24926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12463 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    24926 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12463 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Central

  • 1562 - 2720 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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