Sage to offer Sport and Recreation Management degree

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The Sage Colleges is pleased to announce a new Sport and Recreation Management Bachelor of Science degree program. The program consists of courses designed to integrate knowledge and skills from business, sport and recreation leading to careers in the increasingly competitive sport and recreation industry.

The program is up and running, and accepting students for the upcoming fall 2017 semester. It is based at Sage College of Albany.

“New programs bring excitement and promise to institutions and we are expecting our students to be energized and engaged as they begin their studies and see themselves as a professional in the sports’ industry,” said Eileen Vlacanich Brownell, Ph.D., Chairperson and Program Director at Sage’s School of Management.

About the Program

The program, part of Sage’s School of Management, is for students interested in pursuing entry-level management careers with professional and minor league sports teams, collegiate-level athletic departments, private and public fitness facilities, club-level athletic teams, town parks/departments and entrepreneurial opportunities such as a sport agent.

Learning in the program is interactive. In addition to coursework and skills-based preparation, students will connect with sports professionals through guest speakers and complete an internship. Current partnerships include: WTEN –TV Sports (ABC/Channel 10), Brockton Rox in Boston, Mass., Times Union Center, Miami Heat, Adirondack Thunder Hockey in Glens Falls, N.Y., and Tri-City ValleyCats in Troy, N.Y., among others.

Graduates may decide to pursue advanced-level coaching careers or work within private sport companies in a variety of roles. Interested students may also seek acceptance and matriculation into the School of Management’s MBA program when they apply.

Learn More/Apply

To learn more about Sage’s Sport and Recreation Management program, visit or contact Brownell at 518-292-1761 or

Apply online at