Recreation and Sports Facility Management

Recreation and Sports Facility Management

Recreation and Sports Facility Management (BBA)

SUNY Delhi is one of the few colleges to offer a bachelor's degree in Recreation and Sports Facility Management, which prepares you for a management position in a sports arena, a state or national park or an adventure sports facility. It also prepares you to run and maintain indoor and outdoor facilities, including parks and sports venues.

You'll gain an understanding of facilities' design and development so you can collaborate on projects with architects and engineers. The program contains two distinct tracks to accommodate your career interest.

Program Highlights

  • Hands-on experience in real-life situations with community and regional partners
  • Talented faculty who are experts in their field
  • Small class sizes (usually limited to 12-24 students) mean more teacher-student interaction and a better learning environment

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic or Recreation Facility Manager
  • Event Management
  • Sports Team Manager/Coach
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturing/Retailing
  • Park Management
  • Outdoor Educator/Outfitter/Guide
  • Activity Instructor/Director
  • Recreation Leader

Admission Requirements


  • Regents Diploma; minimum high school average of 80
  • 4 units of English with Regents score of 73
  • 3 units of Social Science
  • 1 unit of Math (Algebra) with Regents score of 73
  • 1 unit of Science (Biology recommended) with Regents score of 73

Transfer Students:

  • A 2.3 cumulative grade point average
  • Also see Academic Policies, Section 1.35-2-A-1:7 (Transfer Credit)

* After evaluating previous college course work a student may be advised that additional time may be needed to complete degree requirements. Special consideration will be given to those applicants who have extensive professional experience in the field.