The B.S. Degree in Sport Management provides essential preparation for careers in high school and collegiate athletics, professional athletics, parks and recreation management, business management, event management, sports marketing, and facility management. Sport management is a growing profession that is attractive to anyone who wishes to work in the sport industry.
The Sport Management program offers students the opportunity to pursue a degree in the growing field of Sport Management. Students can pursue three concentrations: Sport Management and Administration, Sports Marketing and Promotion, or Sport Communication. Critical thinking, ethical values, oral and written communication, networking skills, and leadership skills are emphasized. Students are encouraged to volunteer and seek opportunities on-campus in the community to help build their resumes and to gain valuable work experience. Students will be required to complete a practicum and internship before graduation.
The primary objectives of the program are for graduates to be able to:
- Apply fundamental principles from the core knowledge base of Sport Management
- Effectively communicate in both written and oral form.
- Recognize ethical dilemmas in sport management and professional environments and demonstrate social responsibility.
- Apply critical thinking skills to sport business decisions.
- To obtain practical experience in the field.
- To prepare students to be productive sport industry professionals.
Plan of Study
Bachelor of Science in Sports Management
Management and Administration
- Community Athletic Director
- Sport Program Director
- Assistant Community Relations Director
- Inside Sales Representative
- Assistant Operations Manager
- Youth and Senior Activity Coordinator
- Event Coordinator
- Facilities Manager
- Sports Information Assistant
- Media Relations Assistant
- Sport Agent
- Athlete Development Specialist
- Marketing Coordinator
- Database Analyst
- Gameday Coordinator
- Ticket Office Coordinator
The average entry level salary ranges from $35,000 to $42,000, depending geographical location, type of job, experience and education level. According to the Department of Labor, the median salary for athletes and sport competitors is, $51,370 per year, $34,840 for coaches and scouts, and $28,550 for officials, referees and other sport officials.
Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/entertainment-and-sports/home.htm
- American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
- American Marketing Association
- eMarketing Association
- European Association for Sports Management
- International Sports Management, Inc.
- National Sporting Goods Association
- North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
- Outdoor Industry Association
- Sport Information Resource Centre
- Sport Marketing Association
- Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
- College Athletic Business Management Association
- College Sports Information Directors of America
Additional Fees not Included in Tuition
Possible depending upon proctors
Internship Required? Yes or No, if so what semester and are there any fees associated
Yes, Junior or Senior years and No fees. Requires Practicum with no additional fees in Junior or Senior year
Laboratory fees associated with the course(s)? Yes or No
Are Online Subscription's required for course(s)? Yes or No
Membership fees associated with academic program? Yes or No
Narendra Sharma, Ph.D.
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