Students who have a love of sports may wish to take their passion for sports to the next level with degrees in sport management in which the business side of sports is emphasized. These types of degrees enable graduates to work with sports and recreation organizations for their success and the betterment of the communities where these organizations are located.
B.S. Sport Management
The Bachelor of Science in sport management will prepare individuals for employment in athletic administration at the youth, scholastic, collegiate and professional levels as well as facility and personnel management for various types of sport and recreation facilities. Sport management career opportunities are available in accounting, finance, sales, marketing, human resources, law and other disciplines related to the sport industry. The Bachelor of Science in sport management degree program will provide students with a solid foundation in sport-related business fundamentals including economics, general management, marketing and human resource management. Sport management involves strategy and execution in the front office as well as event and facility management in addition to other preparation to support the foundation of successful sporting endeavors. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
Minor in Sport Marketing
The 18-credit minor in sport marketing is designed to provide an opportunity for our students to develop a deeper understanding of basic marketing principles as they pertain to working in the ever expanding world of sports. The minor is intended as an additional option for both B.S. marketing and B.S. sport management majors as well as anyone interested in this subject. Traditional B.S. marketing students will be able to further their understanding of the specific techniques that apply to working with sport, and our sport management majors will be able to take additional courses that will help prepare them for future endeavors specializing in marketing sport. This is a minor that can be earned by students in any major. The skills learned when earning this minor will equip the student with a basic understanding of the basic principles associated with marketing sports and will supplement their preparation for entry level positions in this and related disciplines. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
Minor in Sports Management
If you have an interest in the learning about the world of sports and recreation, the 21-credit sports management minor can easily be added to any major from any college. The curriculum includes a broad base of core courses including Sport Management, Sports Facility and Event Management, Fundamentals of Sport in American Society, as well as accounting and economics. A three-credit internship provides you with real world experience to enhance your professional resume. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.