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Career opportunities for sport management graduates are many, particularly if you are willing to relocate. Opportunities in sports may be found in a number of areas, including college/professional teams, sports facilities, health/fitness clubs, recreation centers, and league administrative offices. Students interested in careers in college or professional sports are strongly encouraged to consider graduate study in sport management.

Mission Statement

The Sport Management program at Shawnee State University is a non-certification concentration designed to prepare students for employment in corporate fitness centers, health clubs, college and professional sports organizations, federations and governing bodies, media, and many areas of recreation.

The student enrolled in the Sport Management concentration will focus on business skills such as financial management, marketing, and legal questions associated with the sport and exercise industry. The curriculum provides a foundation of sport management philosophy, principles and objectives. Required practicum experiences serve to complement classroom learning and provide valuable experience which will facilitate the job search process.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

  1. Explain the role of sport of society as a whole, and the role of sport in specific societal segments;
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of the concepts of management and leadership and describe the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers;
  3. Apply fundamental marketing concepts to the sport industry, understand the unique aspects of the sport product, sport consumer, and sport product markets;
  4. Explain legal concepts and applications within the sport industry, and evaluate the role of sport governing bodies, including their authority, organizational structure, and functions;
  5. Explain concepts of morality and theories of ethics as they apply to sport.
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