The University of Iowa

Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management


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    Aspiring sports professionals can earn a sport and recreation management (SRM) degree in Des Moines from the University of Iowa at the Iowa Center for Higher Education. Courses will be taught in a number of formats, including on-campus in Des Moines, online, and hybrid offerings.
    On-campus support ranges from academic counseling to help with field-experience placement (practicum and internships). Additionally, students will have opportunities to gain relevant internship and work experience in the Des Moines market--named the #1 Minor League Sports Market in the U.S. by Sport Business Journal.
    Students who have already completed community-college coursework and want to transfer credits are encouraged to do so. Click here to learn more about our 2+2 initiative and how your credits will transfer. 








      Facilitating student success


      This unique opportunity provides options and flexibility to better serve University of Iowa undergraduate SRM students. The University of Iowa's Des Moines programs work in concert with the Iowa City campus to allow students the flexibility to take courses in one city while residing and completing internship or practicum experiences in the other. The program requirements are consistent, regardless of a student's campus location. Students with a degree in sport and recreation management can find a variety of career opportunities, including community recreation, intercollegiate athletic departments, high school programs, the commercial fitness business sector, as well as minor- and major-league sports teams.


        Students will also have the opportunity to pursue specialized coursework in one of the following areas:

        • Business studies
        • Coaching and sport instruction
        • Coaching certificate 
        • Communications, public relations/journalism
        • Entrepreneurship
        • Event management
        • Interscholastic athletic/activities administration
          • Interscholastic athletic/activities certificate
        • Self-declared interest area (with faculty guidance/approval)
        • Sport and diversity


        Want more info?

        Click here to request more information about the sport and recreation management degree program in Des Moines, or contact:


        Clint Huntrods
        Director of the Sport and Recreation Management Program in Des Moines


        Phone: 319-430-7940 

        Visit the program's website here.