Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management

  • Upcoming start dates

    Semester 1 - 19 Feb 2024

    Semester 2 - 15 Jul 2024

    November Summer School - 11 Nov 2024

  • Qualification


  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Credits


  • Location

    Lincoln University Campus

Do you flourish in sport, nature and the outdoors? Then grow your character and potential into a career with a respected degree from the New Zealand university with the widest range of sport and recreation management courses.

Sport and recreation are vital parts of sustaining our wellbeing. The sector is expanding fast and there is high demand for quality graduates. Lincoln University’s specialised Sport and Recreation Management will grow your knowledge and expertise, and expand your abilities across strategic management, marketing, event planning and a range of different recreation approaches and disciplines.

How you’ll grow

  • From the widest range of sport and recreation courses offered by any New Zealand university.
  • By gaining practical management techniques and instruction, growing both critical thinking abilities and academic knowledge.
  • Developing your experience and character, nurtured by both theoretical learning and application in the field.
  • Meeting industry experts, seeing first-hand how the industry is expanding and changing.
  • Including an 120-hour internship co-ordinated to match your own interests along with employers’ needs, helping you get a foot in the door.
  • Lincoln is the only university in New Zealand offering a major in Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
  • Plus there are Department of Conservation (DOC) scholarships available for those taking the major.

Career opportunities

Our graduates are in-demand across the sport and recreation industry. You’ll prepare yourself for a career as a Sports Development Officer, Marketing and Communications Officer, Community Sports or Engagement Advisor, Sports Facility Manager or Consultants, Secondary School Head of Sport, Parks and Recreation Planner, Park Ranger, Outdoor Recreation Leader, Event Manager, Sport Club Manager or Gym Manager.

Sport and Recreation is growing fast globally, diversifying into new strategies and disciplines that nurture the quality of our lives.

Programme information

Programme Structure

  • Compulsory courses
  • Elective courses
  • Refer to the lists below

This degree structure is indicative only.  A course advisor will help you to select your electives and plan your degree. You can check out our courses to see what electives might interest you.


Here are your next steps

Programme contacts

Catherine Elliot

Dr Catherine Elliot

Senior Lecturer

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