Sport Management

The sport management major has special characteristics that will make you a valuable addition to prospective employers:

  • Knowledge of athletes, sports officials, game rules, facility operations, and legal considerations.
  • Advanced leadership, organizing, and problem solving skills.
  • Strong decision making, motivation, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Talent in public speaking.
  • Understanding of management theory, public relations, marketing, and sports leadership.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Capability of planning and coordinating special events.
Possible Career Paths

Although this major will prepare you for the following careers, advanced training/education may be required. Research careers/job titles that interest you to become aware of the requirements for this field:

Advertising Director
Athletic Conference Director
Athletic Trainer
Community Center Manager
Corporate Fitness Center Management
Corporate Sales
Equipment Manager
Events Manager
Facility Manager
Fitness Center Manager
Front Office Manager
Municipal Recreation Manager
Operations Manager
Personnel Director
Prison Recreation Specialist
Public Relations Specialist
Recreation Center Director
Resort Sports Manager
School Sports Director
Spa Director
Sports Camp Director
Sports Official
Sports Photographer
Sports Psychologist
Sports Sociologist
Sports Writer
Team Manager

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