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Sport Management

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"We've had great success hiring graduates from Alfred State. They come to us prepared and passionate about serving our community."
Rob Gilchrist, CEO, Hornell YMCA
Program Advantages: 

The sports industry requires a great variety of people with a wide range of talents and interests. It needs athletes, sales people, publicists, trainers, business managers, scouts, statisticians, coaches, store managers, and health and fitness personnel. The sport management program will 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.

The Sport Management, BBA program has achieved candidacy status through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Professional Outlook: 

Upon completion of the sport management program, students will be well prepared to assume professional employment in the following areas:

  • Account sales
  • Recreation and service industry
  • College athletic departments
  • Sport marketing firms
  • Sport event promotion firms
  • Professional sport organizations
  • Ticket sales
  • Olympic organizations
  • City sport corporations
2016-2017 Alfred State Catalog
Contact: 
Danielle Green
607-587-3421
Pioneer Quotes: 

"The sport management program at Alfred State has benefited me in more ways than I ever anticipated. I've gained a thorough education of the sport industry, met some amazing fellow students, and developed long lasting relationships with faculty that will serve as a great network. I feel that since completing the program I'm well prepared for today's competitive job market. The Alfred State sport management program has given me an advantage to be successful." -Mitchell Porter, '15

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"As an aspiring sports agent, the Alfred State sport management program has exceeded my expectations. Every course within the program is inter-related and has focused on the multi-faceted aspects of the sporting industry. Additionally, the hands-on learning experiences and opportunities provided were truly unique. From guest speakers to career fairs, there are a number of opportunities for anyone looking for a career in sports to acquire the necessary background to succeed! The professors are amazing, the courses are great, and all the resources are there-- you just have to do your part!" -Tatyana King, '16