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ULM, Master of Science, sport, recreation, fitness

ULM announces new concentration

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MONROE, La., (KNOE 8 News) - The University of Louisiana in Monroe has announced a new Master of Science degree in sport, fitness and recreation management. 

The University's Department of Kinesiology has already launched the new online concentration, which combines the science of sport, fitness, and recreation with the practices of business management. It is designed to appeal to those who wish to work in the business side of sport, fitness and recreation, and not as an instructor or coach.

"Sport, fitness, and recreation have always been ‘big business' in America, but today, the growth of this industry is phenomenal," says Dr. Ken Alford, head of kinesiology at ULM. "There is a proliferation of professional sports, fitness centers, country clubs, and other businesses that target sport or recreation. All of these need professionals to effectively deliver the benefits of sport, fitness and recreation through safe and efficient management, and to develop the necessary facilities and services. This is an industry with a wealth of opportunity for employment right on our doorstep."

The careers available in the field of sport, fitness and recreation management are diverse. Opportunities include program or facility directors, marketing and promotions, corporate sales, sporting goods, community programs, athletic directors and business managers, and sport or recreation management. Combined with the worldwide growth and influence of sports on society, new opportunities continue to be created in a variety of settings.

Dr. Matt Lovett, assistant professor of kinesiology at ULM, was instrumental in the development of this new concentration.

The new concentration is currently available to all students.

For more information please contact Dr. Ken Alford at 318-342-1306 or alford@ulm.edu Students may also contact the ULM Graduate School at gradadmissions@ulm.edu or 318-342-1036

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