Sport Management

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Sport Management is a contemporary health- and fitness-related program that provides fundamental knowledge and skills applicable to work in organizations across the sports industry. The major takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining core discipline classes with coursework in accounting, business, marketing, management, communications, ethics and psychology. As a result, students graduate prepared for careers that demand proficiency in many complementary skills.

Through a curriculum that is as much hands-on learning as it is academic theory, you'll gain the skills and experience in demand within seven main industries:

  1. Professional sports
  2. Event and facility management
  3. Sporting goods and products licensing
  4. Collegiate or high school athletic administration
  5. Community and municipal organizations, such as a city parks/recreation department, YMCA, and Boys Clubs/Girls Clubs.
  6. Sports communication
  7. Private or membership-based sport clubs, such as golf courses, aquatics facilities and ski resorts

According to national and regional data, graduates will enter expanding fields. The New York State Department of Labor predicts 10.8% growth in the occupations associated with our Sport Management degree. Our program also prepares students for advanced work in sport management graduate programs across the country.

Contact Us

Department of Health & Fitness
200 Chase Physical Ed. Bldg.

607-436-3595

health&fitness@oneonta.edu

Spotlight
Kylie McFall
Students
I’ve switched my major four times. I came in as dietetics, then switched to psychology, then business economics. And then the new sport management program was created. So I changed to that, and I’ve really enjoyed it. I grew up in a sports family. Sports has been everything to me, and when I realized this new major had come along, I was like, “Wow, I really want to try that!” And I really like it a lot. A lot of student athletes have switched into this major, actually, and we all really enjoy it because it’s more of what we specifically want to do.