Master of Science in Sport Management: Parks and Recreation Students in the Parks and Recreation concentration gain dynamic preparation to serve as effective administrators and managers across both community recreation and park management programs and organizations. Prepare for a fulfilling career in the recreation industry.
Leisure is about much more than relaxation
Adept park management and environmental stewardship has become increasingly important in an age of diminished public investment. Coursework in Lasell’s Parks and Recreation concentration will position you to meet that need by encompassing the study of major themes and theories related to the leisure service industry, including both recreation programs and parks of all types. In addition to learning concepts and theories, you’ll make extensive use of case studies to connect the theoretical to the practical, and graduate with a solid understanding of the best practices of leisure-related governing bodies.
A student-first philosophy
We maintain intentionally small class sizes that enable highly collaborative, personalized learning. You’ll work closely with exceptional teachers – many of whom are working professionals – over the course of your program, and have opportunities to develop a curriculum aligned with your specific goals through student-driven projects such as a direct study, which enables you to dive deeply into a research project of your choosing. In addition, our advisory board comprises prominent professionals in the field who provide valuable connections to the broader sport industry, positioning you to pursue internships and real-world work experience with top organizations in the Boston area and beyond.
Your degree in Parks and Recreation is the first step toward a new job, or an advanced position within your current career track. Our graduates are well positioned to succeed in roles that include:
|COURSE CODE||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|SMGT701||Historical & Current Issues in Sports||3|
|SMGT703||Sport Sponsorship & Marketing||3|
|SMGT704||Sport-Recreation-Tourism & the Law||3|
|SMGT705||Financial Mgmt in the Sport Industry||3|
|SMGT711||Sport & Rec Ldrship to Shape the Future||3|
|SMGT780||Research & Design in the Sport Industry||3|
|SMGT720||Case Studies in Parks & Recreation||3|
|SMGT726||Trends & Issues in Recreation Management||3|
|Choose 1 from the following:|
|SMGT781||Writing & Reporting Research in Sport||3|
|Choose 1 from the following:|
|SMGT713||International Sport Management||3|
|SMGT725||Nature Based & Sustainable Tourism||3|
|SMGT732||The Use of Psychology in Leisure Studies||3|
*Students without a bachelors degree in sport management will be required to take SMGT 706 as their introductory course in place of SMGT 701.
|Course Number||Name||Format||Instructor||Day/Time||Session Dates|
|SMGT 797||Internship (Prereq: SMGT780 Min Grad: B- and Permission from Daniel Sargeant)||Online||Sargeant, Dan||Online||9/5 - 12/15|
|SMGT 701||Current Issues in Sports||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 705||Fin Management in Sport Industry||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 706||Introduction to Sport Management||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 713||International Sport Management||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 722||Managing Sport Facilities/Special Events||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 723||Sport Sales Strategies||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 731||Ethical Non-Profit Sport Management||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 780||Research & Design in the Sport (Prereq: Instructor Permission)||Online||TBA||Session I||9/5 - 10/24|
|SMGT 702||HIst & Func of Sport in Society||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
|SMGT 703||Sport Sponsorship & Marketing||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
|SMGT 704||Sport & the Law||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
|SMGT 707||Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
|SMGT 709||Managing Diversity in Sport Organization||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
|SMGT 712||Intercollegiate Rules/Procedures||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
|SMGT 714||Administrative Procedures||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
|SMGT 781||Writing & Reporting Research in Sport (Prereq: SMGT780 Min Grade B-)||Online||TBA||Session II||10/25-12/13|
Candidates seeking admission to Lasell College's Sport Management graduate degree or Certificate programs must hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution. GRE/GMAT scores are not required. The TOEFL may be waived for international applicants who have earned a bachelor's degree at an accredited college/university in the United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand or Canada. All other applicants must submit a TOEFL/IELTS score.
A cumulative grade point average of 3.0 is recommended for recent college graduates withfewer than 3 years of professional work experience.*
Materials should be addressed to:
The Office of Graduate Enrollment
1844 Commonwealth Ave.
Newton, MA 02466