What can I do with a Major in.... Sports
Careers in Sports Management range from Director of Marketing
and Promotions through Assistant General Manager, School Athletic
Director and VP of Operations.
It is a tough field to get into. The key is to be motivated,
persistent and PREPARED!
Before you begin to look at the different types of opportunities
available to Sports Management majors, you must look at yourself
and ask yourself a few basic questions:
What am I good at?
Understand your major strengths, skills and
What do I like to do?
Examine your interests. What kind of life style do I want
to lead? Examine your values...is money what you're after, job
security, challenging work?
If you are having trouble answering these questions, you are not
alone. Make an appointment with an advisor in the Career Center. We want to help you!
Once you know yourself, you are ready to decide where and
how you want to apply this knowledge. A bachelor's degree in Sports
Management and the appropriate skills and/or experience can lead
entry - mid level positions with:
Major and minor league teams
High school and/or college teams
Corporate fitness centers
Organizations that sponsor sporting events
Sporting goods companies
Experience in the field or an advanced
degree could lead to careers in:
Prevention & rehabilitation
Strength & fitness coaching
Some typical job titles associated with
Sports Management are:
Associate general manager
Field maintenance director
Director of stadium operations
Assistant director of operations
Director of ticket operations
Club house manager
Umpire room manager
Public relations director
Other careers for those interested in
Sports agents and representatives
For information on graduate schools, consult Peterson's.
To help you decide which area to pursue you must do
in-depth research into each area of
specialization and/or industry you have an interest in.
Places to begin:
Talk to people in the field, talk to your professors,
write to and/or join one of the following
National Sports-Casters and Sportswriters Association, PO Drawer
559 Salisburg, NC 28144
Association for Fitness in Business 956 Hope Street, Stamford,
American Association for Fitness Directors in Business and
Industry 400 6th Avenue S.W. Washington, DC 20201
National Athletic Trainers Association, 2952 Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247 (214) 637 - 6282 www.nata.org
Athletic Footwear Association 200 Castlewood Drive N. Palm Beach
For additional lists of Associations consult the Encyclopedia of