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Recreation and Sports Facility
Management - BBA

Students Study on a Ropes Course

Delhi is one of the few colleges to offer a bachelor's degree in Recreation and Sports Facility Management. It 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 the student's career interest, whether that be more of a sports nature or that of a recreation enthusiast.  


Admission Requirements

Freshman 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 Student Admissions Requirements:
  • 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.

Career Options

  • 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


What have students worked on?

  • Intercollegiate Athletic Team Manager
  • Interscholastic Athletic Coach
  • Camp Counselor
  • Recreation Programming for Kids Night Out, 5K race, and others
  • Construction and installation of low-ropes course elements for Margaretville Central School
  • Fitness Center Supervision
  • Intramural and Intercollegiate Athletic Game Operations
  • Environmental restoration projects
  • Design and construction of a trail system for the proposed Catskill Water Discovery Center
  • Design and development of outdoor programming for the Delaware County ARC including: snowshoeing, maple sugaring, wilderness survival skills, aquatic ecology, hiking, and orienteering
  • Development and implementation of a community maple sugaring day at the Outdoor Education Center

What will I study?

In close consultation with your advisor, you will be offered the opportunity to tailor your program of study to suit your career aspirations. Whether this aspiration is coaching, working in the front office of a professional team, or in facility management, the Recreation and Sports Management program will allow you the flexibility to engage in a broad range of coursework related to each of these endeavors. Coursework covers a wide range of subjects, from coaching and leadership skills, to park and recreation facility management, to outdoor education and team building, and more.

Why Recreation and Sports Management at Delhi?

  • Hands-on experience in real-life situations with community and regional partners
  • Talented faculty who are experts in their field
  • On-campus facilities such as the SUNY Delhi Outdoor Education Center, Athletic Fields, and Fitness Center
  • Field projects as class work that assist the community
  • Small class sizes (usually limited to 12-24 students) allow for more teacher/student interaction and a better learning environment
  • Many opportunities to work with others and create environmental awareness
  • New experiences: Through the use of hands-on learning as well as field trips, guest lecturers, and club outings, students are exposed to a variety of new experiences on many levels.


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Last Updated: 10/8/16