Des Moines Program

University of Iowa Sport and Recreation Management Program 

Classes start in August! 

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Beginning fall 2016, students have had the opportunity to earn a Sport and Recreation Management (SRM) degree from the University of Iowa without ever leaving Des Moines. Courses are taught in a number of formats including on-ground in Des Moines, online and hybrid offerings. Click here for an updated course offering schedule on the Des Moines campus. On campus support provided in Des Moines ranges from academic counseling to help with field experience placement (practicums and internships).

Transfer Students

If you are transferring from a Community College in the area, please take a closer look at our 2 + 2 agreements between the Iowa Sport and Recreation Management program and Iowa Community Colleges. If you would like more information or have questions, please reach out to Clint Huntrods ( | 319.430.7940) to discuss how your degree and courses will transfer.

Opportunities Abound in Central Iowa

This unique opportunity to earn a Bachelor's degree in Des Moines allows students to leverage the great sport and recreation opportunities in the Central Iowa area with a Big Ten academic experience. Many current alumni of the University of Iowa Sport and Recreation Management program work for Des Moines area sports organizations including the Iowa Cubs, Iowa Wild, Iowa Energy & the Iowa Games. The Des Moines program provides opportunities for engagement between our students and industry professionals on a regular basis. To learn more about why Des Moines is such a great place to live and learn in click here.

Learning Laboratory 

In addition to all of the great sport and recreation experience opportunities, students in the Des Moines Sport & Recreation program can gain meaningful and practical experience through the Activities Center on campus that is run as a student learning laboratory. Learn more here.

B.S. Degree in Sport and Recreation Management 

Students with a degree in Sport and Recreation Management can find a variety of career opportunities including community recreation, intercollegiate athletic departments, high school programs, the commercial fitness business sector as well as minor and major league sport teams. A listing of where recent alumni have gone following graduation can be found here


If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the University of Iowa Sport and Recreation Management program in Des Moines, please fill out the form at this link.