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Sport Management

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several students at a hockey rink
several students standing around a table with an Alfred State banner
three students cooking hot dogs, their shirts say 'home run derby'
students playing baseball
group of students and professors with Adidas director of Marketing, Jeremy Darlow
"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.

COSMA logo Commission on Sport Management AccreditationThe 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

Sport management program in the news

Alfred State sport management students have completed internships with organizations such as:

Boston Bruins logo New Jersey Devils logo Washington Redskins logoBuffalo Niagara Sports Commission logoUS Open logoHurricane Junior Golf Tour logoThe YMCA logo


Buffalo Bisons logoCooperstown Dreams Park logoBinghamton University bearcats logoAmerican Junior Golf Association logoLive Nation logo


2017-18 Alfred State Catalog
Danielle Green
Pioneer Quotes: 

Mitchell Porter"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

Tatyana King"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

Madison Szpaicher"Coming into Alfred State I didn't have any idea of what career path I wanted to take. The sport management and athletic department drew me in from both the academic and athletic standpoint.

The opportunities and success I've had in the classroom and in the volleyball court over these last four years - I don't think I could've experienced anywhere else. Just this past semester I spent a semester abroad in Canberra, Australia. Graduating from Alfred State with a bachelors in sport management, an associates in accounting and a minor in global studies, I hope to work as an event manager for a sports team outside of the United States.

Alfred State is now a second home to me, whether it's a simple hello to a professor, an athlete, or another student, I'm always excited and ready to come back 'home' when a new semester starts." - Madison Szpaicher, '17

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