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|
|SMGT708||Leisure Studies Foundation||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 bachelor's degree in sport management will be required to take SMGT 706 Introduction to Sport Management as their introductory course in place of SMGT 701 Historical & Current Issues in Sports.
|Course Number||Name||Format||Instructor||Day/Time||Session Dates|
|SMGT 797||Internship (Prereq: Instrutor Permission from Ms. Janice Savitz)||Online||Savitz, Janice||Main||1/16 - 5/7|
|SMGT 703||Sport Sponsorship & Marketing||Online||Kim, Young-Tae||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 706||Introduction to Sport Management||Online||Sargeant, Daniel||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 707||Exec & Strat leadership in the Sport Ind||Online||Nowlan, William||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 709||Managing Diversity in Sport Organization||Online||Johnson, Christopher||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 711||Sport & Rec Ldrship to Shpae the Future||Online||Nowlan, William||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 780||Research & Design in the Sport Industry
Instructor Permission from: TBA
|Online||Kim, Young-Tae||Session I||1/16 - 3/6|
|SMGT 704||Sport-Recreation-Tourism & the Law||Online||Martinez, Deborah||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 706||Introduction to Sport Management||Online||Sargeant, Daniel||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 712||Intercollegiate Rules & Procedures||Online||Vieira, Stanley||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 713||International Sport Management||Online||Johnson, Christoper||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 723||Sport Sales Strategies||Online||Thomas, Dwayne||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
|SMGT 781||Writing & Reporting Research in Sport
Prereq: SMGT780 (may be taken concurrently) Min Grade B-
|Online||Kim, Young-Tae||Session II||3/19 - 5/7|
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