Graduates with this degree will be employed in professional sport organizations, semi-professional sport organizations, collegiate athletics, sport marketing agencies, sport broadcasting venues, facility management in both sport and recreation, community recreation agencies, commercial recreation agencies, theme parks, military recreation as well as hotels, resorts and other hospitality and entertainment venues.

Whether you are using your Handshake account or attending a career fair, the Hart School is working to put you in the room with representatives from companies that want to hire JMU graduates. Your opportunity can also come from employers that visit the school to recruit or alumni that engage with you in the classroom and during student organization meetings.

76%

of the Hart School Class of Dec ‘21, May and August ‘22 bachelor degree recipients were employed, continuing education or were engaged in other career-related endeavors at time of graduation.

Job titles of graduates of the program include:
  • Athletic Contract Manager
  • Athletic Development Officer
  • Athletic Director
  • Athletic Technician
  • Campus Recreation Professional
  • Community Center Director
  • Corporate Fitness Leader
  • Director of Stadium Operations
  • Director of Ticket Operations
  • Event Coordinator
  • Facility Manager
  • Fitness/Health Club Manager
  • Marketing Director
  • Outdoor Trip Leader
  • Professional Sports Scout
  • Park Ranger
  • Resort Activities Director 
  • Sports Agent
  • Sports Camp Director 
  • Sports Event Coordinator 
  • Sports Information Specialist 
  • Sportscaster
  • Youth Programs Director
Past Internship and Career Placements include:
  • Amateur Sport Organizations (AAU, Little League)
  • Broadcasting (ESPN)
  • Professional Sport Franchises (Washington Redskins, Fredrick Keys)
  • Campus Recreation Programs (UREC)
  • Intercollegiate Athletic Programs (JMU Athletics)
  • Interscholastic Sports (High School Athletics Director)
  • Nonprofit Sport and Recreation Organizations (YMCA, Special Olympics)
  • Parks and Recreations Departments (Harrisonburg Parks and Rec)
  • Sport Agencies (IMG, Octagon)
  • Sports Commissions (Greater Washington Sports Alliance)
  • Sport Conferences (ACC, CAA)
  • Sport Governing Bodies (NCAA, IOC, USA Swimming)

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