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WLC Launches New Master's Degree

WLC Launches New Master's Degree

March 28, 2023 by Office of Marketing and Communication Academics
WLC Launches New Master's Degree

WLC to Offer a Master of Science in Sport and Recreation Management

MILWAUKEE, WI - Wisconsin Lutheran College (WLC) is pleased to announce that it has been approved by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to launch a new Master of Science degree in Sport and Recreation Management. The HLC’s Institutional Actions Council took approval action on the new degree program at its February 28, 2023, meeting. The HLC is the college’s regional accrediting body.

Jeremiah Hoffmann headshotThe college also announces that Jeremiah Hoffmann (pictured) will serve as Program Director for the new degree offering. Hoffmann brings a wealth of coaching, instruction, advising, and professional experience to the role. He most recently served as the Women's Golf Coach at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and as the Athletic Director on their Fond du Lac campus. Hoffmann earned a Master of Sports Administration degree from Ohio University, and he is well-versed in the areas of sports management, budgeting, event management, facility management, sports leadership, and sports governance.

“I am very excited to be joining the WLC community and getting to work on the Sport and Recreation Management master’s program,” stated Hoffmann. “It is exhilarating to be a part of the development of a new program, where I'll have the opportunity to watch it grow and develop!”

WLC’s Sport and Recreation Management master's degree, with emphases in Sports Management and Sports Coaching, is designed to meet the continued education desires of students in the college’s undergraduate Sports Management major and individuals in southeastern Wisconsin who desire a graduate-level Sport and Recreation Management degree from a renowned Christian college. The program will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the sports industry, including sports marketing, event planning, and facility management. Students will also learn about the social and cultural impact of sports, as well as the ethical and legal considerations that are essential in the sports industry. The program will combine theoretical coursework with practical applications to prepare students for leadership roles in the sports industry.

"We are thrilled to offer an extension of our respected and popular Sports Management degree at the master's degree level," said Dr. David Brightsman, Dean of the College of Professional Studies at WLC. "It is an exciting opportunity for our students and for our community. Milwaukee is a vibrant city for both sports and recreation, allowing this program to leverage some of Milwaukee’s finest assets. We believe that this program will prepare our graduates to make a meaningful impact in the Milwaukee sports industry and beyond."

The Sport and Recreation Management degree at Wisconsin Lutheran College will be led by experienced faculty members who are experts in their respective fields. The program will be delivered in an online format with campus residencies, allowing students to balance their academic studies with their professional lives and other commitments. The program also serves as a natural extension of the college’s existing Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management degree.

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Wisconsin Lutheran College

About WLC

Wisconsin Lutheran College is an independent, nationally ranked Christian college in Milwaukee that serves 1,100 undergraduate and graduate students through its on-campus and online programming. Founded in 1973, WLC is committed to providing a rigorous education and a relational experience in a faith-based community that prepares students for lives of Christian servant leadership.