Transfer Plan with University of Iowa

​​​​Through an agreement with the University of Iowa, students from DMACC can transfer seamlessly and earn their B.S. degree in Sports & Recreation Management.

The University of Iowa’s program has internships in Des Moines with sports teams, facilities, park/recreation departments, and wellness institutes as well as the flexibility to take some classes in Iowa City or Des Moines.

We will work with you from the beginning of your program until you graduate from the University of Iowa. The academic staff at both institutions will help you in planning the appropriate course sequence and to explore your career interests in fitness and health promotion through volunteer and/or field experiences, student clubs and other networking opportunities.

Students can take DMACC classes at both Ankeny and Boone Campuses.  Classes start Fall, Spring and Summer Terms.

For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Spry-Knutson
Program Chair, Fitness & Sports Management
Des Moines Area Community College
1125 Hancock Drive
Boone, IA 50036-5399

Dan Matheson, J.D.
Assoc. Professor of Instruction & Director
Sport and Recreation Management (B.S./M.A.), College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Assoc. Professor of Instruction for Sports Law, College of Law
Chair, Presidential Committee on Athletics
University of Iowa
Office: 312 Field House/319-335-9485


​Associate in Arts (AA) degree with Sports & Recreation Management emphasis

Term 1

PEH 162 - Intro to Physical Education3
ENG 105 - Composition I
Prerequisite: Satisfactory writing skills
PEA 144 - Physical Fitness & Condition2
SDV 108 - The College Experience1
​Core Humanities Course​3
Core Communications Course​3

Term 2

ENG 106 - Composition II
Prerequisite: Grade of C- or better in ENG 105
PEH 102 - Health3
MAT 157 - Statistics
Prerequisite: Minimum ALEKS score of 30% or MAT 064 with a C- or better
PEH 255 - Principles-Sports Management3
​Core Humanities Course​3

Term 3

BIO 112 - General Biology I
Prerequisite: H.S. Biology or H.S. Chemistry or equivalent
PSY 121 - Developmental Psychology
SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology
SPC 101 - Fund of Oral Communication
Distributed Core Course

Term 4

CHM 122 - Intro to General Chemistry
Prerequisite: 1 year H.S. algebra​ or MAT 063
ECN 130 - Principles of Microeconomics3
PEH 141 - First Aid2
PEH 920 - Field Experience2
POL 121- International Relations ​3
​Core Humanities Course​3