SPORTS and RECREATION ADMINISTRATION – School of Applied Sciences

SPORTS and RECREATION ADMINISTRATION – School of Applied Sciences


[MUSIC PLAYING] MACKENZIE TOLE: I played sports
in high school, literally everything– basketball,
softball, track, tennis, volleyball. My favorite was volleyball. And so I was like,
you know, it’d be really cool to
continue sports. I love it, and I’m not
going to play in college, so I want to do
something that I enjoy. ALAHAJE BAH: We have sports
administration degree. Sports is my life. I enjoy– that’s where I’m– I was happiest. So why not join a degree that’s
something I’m passionate about. DAVID WADDELL: Sport and
Recreation Administration is training and
developing students to become leaders in the
field of sport administration or in recreation. Our students will end up
getting jobs in administration with professional teams
or with college teams. But it qualifies them for
any of those positions in sport management. MACKENZIE TOLE:
It’s very hands-on. I want to be in classes that
I enjoy, that intrigue me. Like, for example, Ole
Miss offers an NCAA law. I just think that’s
so cool versus just your regular, basic
law classes that aren’t tailored toward sports. DAVID WADDELL: They
walk out knowing how to conduct a program, how to
conduct a personnel evaluation, how to manage people. And so they have that
hands-on experience, while also getting
the philosophical. ALAHAJE BAH: Sports
is my passion. And at the time, I was already
working for the football team. So I was already setting myself
up for a career within sports. Don’t be afraid of
break the barrier. Don’t be afraid of step
out your comfort zone, because you never
know later in life how that’s going to set you up. MACKENZIE TOLE:
And so law degree to become a sports
agent, I just– I love it. That– it makes me so
excited talking about it. I can’t wait to be doing that.

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