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2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Pre-Recreation/Sport Management, A.A. (Western Michigan University)

Academic Program Code:  637

The Pre-Sport Management program is designed to prepare students to complete an Associates Degree and transfer to complete a 4-year degree in Sport or Recreation Management at Western Michigan University. This program prepares students to pursue leadership/administrative roles in public, non-profit, commercial, and recreational sport organizations or for roles in sport organizations on the interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional and recreational levels.

General Transfer Notes & Michigan Transfer Agreement

The coursework needed to complete this program is listed below.  The courses transfer and satisfy requirements at Western Michigan University (WMU)

Students should contact WMU to obtain additional detailed information about transfer requirements. WMU ultimately makes the decisions about how each course will be used to meet the bachelor’s degree requirements. Students should also review the specific admission requirements for Western Michigan University and this WMU program.

GRCC advisors and faculty are available to help students navigate transfer resources and create an individualized transfer plan, including selection of elective courses, which meets all GRCC and Western Michigan University requirements.

Graduates of this program will earn an Associate of Arts degree from GRCC and may be eligible to earn the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) credential.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list. Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below. Use transfer resources available and advising to select coursework based on Western Michigan University requirements.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas.  Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities General Education requirement.

Social Sciences

Select one (1) Social Sciences General Education Electives from a subject other than EXS.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Select two (2) Natural Sciences General Education courses from two (2) different subject areas; one (1) must be a lab.


General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Program Elective Courses

Select a minimum of nine (9) credits from the list below. You may be able to select more than the minimum number of credits required for this section depending on the Western Michigan University Concentration you wish to pursue.

Open Elective Courses

The remaining number of courses needed to complete the program will depend on the number of credit hours still needed to reach the 60 credits required for graduation. Course selections should be made based on degree, major, minor, or academic interest at WMU.

Total Credit Hours


In What Order Should I Take Classes?

Please select courses from the Priority I list.  Select courses based on the number of credits you are taking in the semester, for example, if you are a part time student you do not have to take all of the courses listed.  If you are unable to schedule Priority I courses, move to and select from the list of Priority II, Priority III, and Priority IV courses.

Priority I Priority II

EN 101 - English Composition I  

MA 215 - Statistics  

General Education-Natural Science

General Education Course

EXS 201 - Introduction to Sport Management  

EN 102 - English Composition II  


COM 131 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking  


COM 135 - Interpersonal Communication  

General Education-Natural Sciences

General Education Course

BA 103 - Introduction to Business 

Program Elective Course

Priority III Priority IV

​​​​​​​BA 145 - Computer Applications in Business I  

EXS 189 - Healthy Living  

Program Elective Course

Program Elective Course

General Education Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

Open Elective Course

NOTE: This priority schedule assumes the student is prepared to take the courses listed. If prerequisites are required, additional semesters may be required to complete this degree.

Meet with an Academic Program Advisor and consult my Academic Progress for specific degree requirements.