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    Lackawanna College

    Academics

    Sport Management

    Score points with future employers

    With a balance of foundational business courses and sport-focused courses, there is no limit to where this degree can take students in the sport industry.

    Many of our sport management graduates continue to a four-year institution, and our associates degree prepares them for a bachelor’s degree in business, management, physical therapy, physical education, sport marketing, and more! Opportunities to complete purposeful and valuable internships while studying at Lackawanna give our students an advantage after graduation.

    Fast Facts

    This degree is well-suited for students whose career goals range from wanting to coach to becoming a sports journalist, from event management to athletic training, and even from physical therapy to being a sports agent.

    The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a growth of approximately 32,000 jobs in areas like physical therapy assistants, physical science technicians, and sporting event managers through 2024. Salaries for new employees in these fields range from $25,000 to $55,000.

    Objectives

    • Prepare for a career in sport management by practicing fundamental management theories and techniques.
    • Analyze sport promotion, advertising, and marketing though textbook study, field trips, guest speakers, and team projects.
    • Recognize the historical, cultural, and sociological factors underlying the evolution of organized sports in the United States and other parts of the world.
    • Apply general sport management principles and techniques in real-world settings through simulations and projects related to event planning, promotion, staffing, scheduling, and hosting.

    View the curriculum guide (for students beginning in Fall 2016) – PDF