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Sports Tourism and Recreation Management

Sports Tourism and Recreation Management - Associate in Applied Science Degree

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The Associate in Applied Science degree program in Sports Tourism and Recreation Management is the only associate degree program in Sports Tourism in the SC Technical College System.  Graduates of this program will be prepared for employment in the emerging profession of Sports Tourism and Recreation Management or for transfer to senior institutions in pursuit of bachelor degrees in areas such as facility management, tourism management, destination marketing, and event management.

For more information, contact:
Theresa Strong - (843) 349-7559

Career Outlook

Employment in the Sports Tourism and Recreation Management field will grow as public participation in sports continues to increase as a form of entertainment, recreation, and physical conditioning. Job growth will also be driven by the growing number of "baby boomers" approaching retirement who are expected to become more active participants in sports and experienced-based tourism.

For more information about careers, visit O*Net Online for an overview of South Carolina and National earnings statistics, and Horry-Georgetown Technical College's Office of Career Services for more employment, career, and professional development resources.

Program Information

Specific Admission Requirements for Program
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Urine Drug Screening

Curriculum Sequence

First Semester - Fall    
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3
ENG 155 Communications I* 3
SPT 101 Sports Tourism 3
SPT 102 Customer Service in Sports Tourism 3
  TOTAL 12
Second Semester - Spring    
MAT 155 Contemporary Mathematics* 3
MGT 101 Introduction to Management 3
SPT 103 Sports Event Planning Marketing 3
SPT 105 Sports Tourism Facilities Operations 3
AHS 114 Basic First Aid 1
SPT 270 SCWE in Sports Tourism I "Internship" 3
  TOTAL 16
Third Semester - Summer    
ACC 145 Accounting in Sports Tourism 3
LEG 140 Sports Tourism Law 3
SPT 272 SCWE in Sports Tourism II "Internship" 3
Fourth Semester - Fall    
ENG 160 Technical Communications* 3
PHI 110 Ethics 3
PSY 103 Human Relations 3
PSY 201 General Psychology  
SPT 273 SCWE in Sports Tourism III "Internship" 3
  TOTAL 12
Fifth Semester - Spring    
SPC 205 Public Speaking 3
SPT 107 Leadership in Sports Tourism 3
SPT 108 The Business of Sports Tourism 3
MGT 150 Fundamentals of Supervision 3
  TOTAL 12



*Students wishing to transfer should select the following: ENG 101 in place of ENG 155; ENG 102 in place of ENG 160; PSY 201 in place of PSY 103; MAT 110 or MAT 120 in place of MAT 155.