Sport and Recreation Management

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

Course content

Summary of Regulations

All of the following:
• Pass at least 360 credits (24 courses);
• All compulsory courses;
• No more than 165 credits (11 courses ) at the 100 level;
• At least 75 credits (5 courses) at the 300 level;
• Practicum.

Compulsory courses

  • LINC 101 Land, People and Economies
  • LINC 102E Research and Analytical Skills 
  • RECN 110 Concepts in Sport and Recreation 
  • RECN 111 Professional Studies in Sport and Recreation Management 
  • SOCI 116 Society, Culture and Environment
  • SOCI 117 Introduction to New Zealand Government and Public Policy

plus one of 

  • COMM 110 The Global Business Environment
  • MKTG 102 Societal Marketing, Macro-Marketing, and Ethics


  • LINC 201 Sustainable Futures
  • PSYC 202 Motivation and Participation
  • RECN 213 Event Planning
  • RECN 215 Recreation, Sport and Adventure in Outdoor Environments
  • RECN 216 Principles of Physical Activity, Exercise and Health
  • SOCI 204 Research Methods
  • RECN 338 Sport and Society
  • RECN 343 Sport and Recreation Management
  • RECN 393 Practicum: Practical Experience in Sport and Recreation Management
  • SOCI 315 Policy and Practice

plus one of 

  • RECN 341 Recreation and Tourism in Protected Natural Areas
  • RECN 342 
  • RECN 343 Sport and Recreation Management

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.

Entry Requirements: Undergraduate

To enrol at Lincoln University you must be at least 16 years of age by 1st of January of the year in which you commence your study.

To gain entrance to a bachelor's degree or undergraduate diploma at Lincoln you must be eligible through one of the following categories.

  • University Entrance through NCEA;
  • International qualifications;
  • Special admission.

International students should have a completed qualification which is recognised as being equivalent to the New Zealand common entrance standard.

English Language Requirement

Tuition for every course offered by Lincoln University is conducted in the English Language.  Within some courses, part of the tuition may be taught in Te Reo Māori.  Lincoln University requires all applicants to have an English language competency sufficient for academic purposes. Therefore all students whose first language is other than English need to satisfy Lincoln University’s English language requirements.

Approved English language tests with the required levels for Undergraduate degrees are shown below:

  • Lincoln University: English for Academic Purposes: 65%;
  • IELTS (Academic): 6.0 no individual band less than 5.5;
  • TOEFL: 79 iBT, 550 paper, 213 Computer, Essay Rating (TWE) 4.5.


Lincoln University Gap Year Scholarship

Scholarships are available to students who demonstrate academic merit and who have had a break of at least six months after completing secondary school. Value: Up to $4,500 towards tuition fees. Tenure: One year.

Lincoln University Inclusive Education Undergraduate Award

One scholarship is available annually to a student who has a disability, injury or illness. Value: $3,000. Tenure: One year.

Lincoln University Global Challenges Scholarship

Successful applicants will participate in the Global Challenge programme which will be provided by Lincoln University. This will comprise a series of planned activities throughout the academic year as well as individual and group projects. For School Leavers or students who have had a gap year and for new to Lincoln students only.

Study Abroad Programme

For international students our Study Abroad programme allows you to come to Lincoln for a semester or a year, and transfer the credit back to your degree at home. As New Zealand’s specialist land-based university, with a dedicated mission to help Feed the World, Protect the Future, and Live Well on our planet, we have tailored a range of specific courses for study abroad students who are interested in the Global Challenges the world faces.


Depending on your academic background, you can choose from any of the courses in our faculties.  Although we have three themes of courses around our Global Challenge programmes, you can also choose your own adventure by looking at all our courses. 


You can study abroad with us for either one semester or a full academic year. Most courses are taught over one semester.

Visas and insurance

As a Study Abroad student, you will need to obtain a student visa prior to departure from your home country. You must also have medical and travel insurance for the duration of your study. 

How to apply

You can apply for our Study Abroad programme via direct enrolment through your current university, a certified provider, on our website or complete the application form for international students.

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