Sports Management

AS Degree - Code #1396

Dr. Rhema Fuller, Program Coordinator

Email address: fullerrc@alfredstate.edu

The growing emphasis on athletics, coupled with the increasing amount of leisure time the public now enjoys, has made the world of sports one of the fastest growing segments of American business. Formation of new sports leagues, expansion of franchises to new markets, and legislative enactments opening the door for female athletes have all aided the evolution of new sports markets since the late 1980s. Increased television exposure for non-traditional sports such as soccer, volleyball, and weight training has dramatically increased career opportunities in the sports world.

The sports industry requires a great variety of people with an equal variety of talents. It needs athletes, sales people, publicists, trainers, business managers, scouts, statisticians, coaches, store managers, and health and fitness personnel. The goal of the sports management program is to provide students with a concentration of courses aimed at preparing them for a career in the management and administration of the sport and fitness industry.

A laptop computer is recommended but not required for students entering the Sports Management program. Laptop specifications can be found at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State sports management graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA, sport management BBA, or technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Students may transfer directly to our four-year sport management program, which results in a BBA degree, or to another college.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 67 percent are employed; 33 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Business Administration

Business Management

Sport Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Required:

Algebra, Geometry

Recommended:

Algebra 2/Trigonometry