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Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 13-July-2020
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Course details


Lincoln University's Bachelor of Sport and Recreation Management degree, developed with the assistance of employers, recognises the need for graduates to possess applied skills in sport and recreation management, together with skills in critical thinking and demonstrated academic competency.

You will study core courses that provide a broad understanding of sport and recreation theory and practice, event planning and recreation policy.

You'll also take Lincoln's core University-wide courses to put your learning in the wider context of the land-based sectors, land use, communities and economies.

You can then choose electives to complement the degree.

Lincoln has established a track record for meeting the demands of many professional, industrial and employer agencies working in sport and recreation management.

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:

  • Pass at least 360 credits (24 courses)
  • Pass all compulsory courses
  • Complete no more than 165 credits (11 courses) at the 100 level
  • Complete at least 75 credits (5 courses) at the 300 level

Practical work:

A period of Practical Work is a requirement of this programme through the compulsory course RECN 393 - Practicum: Practical Experience in Sport and Recreation Management (Practicum: Practical Work Experience in Sport and Recreation Management) and full details will be available at the start of semester in the course outline.

A summary of the RECN393 requirements is provided:

  • 120 hours in total, within the course structure of REN393
  • Working in relevant industry settings associated with sport and recreation management
  • Practical work placements to be signed off by the examiner of RECN393.


There is a range of opportunities for our graduates in the sport and recreation sectors, for example, sport and recreation coordinators, event managers, sport development officers, recreation advisors, community sport organisers, park rangers, outdoor education leaders and sport management consultants.

Students can start in:
• Semester One (late February) or
• Semester Two (mid July)
There are also options for starting in summer semesters.

Entry criteria

One of the following:
• University Entrance through NCEA, or an approved equivalent qualifications
• International qualifications

If English is not your first language, you will need to demonstrate that your English is good enough to study successfully at university. Lincoln University recognises achievement through a limited number of recognised tests of English Language. Below are the minimum standards for entry to the programme:

  • IELTS academic score of 6.0 overall, with no individual component less than 5.5
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 60 (with at least 18 in writing)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 169, with no individual component less than 162
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 50 with no communicative skills score less than 42
  • Lincoln University English Language LU EL 65%.


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