Professional Studies AS – Sports Management Option

Code: AS.PS.SPORT.MGMT

The option in Sports Management is designed for students seeking a career in the sports field and who have not yet decided on an area of concentration or expertise in that field.

This AS.PS. two year option provides a platform for transfer to four year institutions for further study.

The Sports Management option provides a combination of business, liberal arts and sports management courses, which include contemporary and current information and communication skills necessary in today's sports industry.

Program Learning Outcomes


  • Graduates will be able to identify the local, domestic and international aspects and trends in sports management.
  • Graduates will be able to incorporate relevant business practices, information technology and management skills and apply them to sports management.
  • Graduates will acquire the necessary communication skills required to be a successful Sports Administrator and Manager.
  • Demonstrate the ability to define, describe and explain basic sports management principles that can apply to the field of sport.
  • Demonstrate sport and business knowledge which position students for 3rd year admission into a senior institution.

    Career Pathways

    Athlete Representative  Professional Sports Scout Sports Marketing Specialist 
    Director: Athletics, Corporate Fitness
    University Athletics Administrator  Professional Team General Manager 
    Athletic Trainer
    Health Club Owner/Operator  Collegiate Sport Marketer 

    Recommended Semester Sequence

    First Semester




      Humanities Elective*
    3
    IST-123Success 101

    3

    WRT-101English Composition I

    3

    WEX-126Sports Administration

    3

    BUS-101Introduction to Business

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Second Semester

      Math Elective
    3
      Social Science Elective* 3
    WRT-201English Composition II

    3

    WEX-124Issues and Trends in Sport

    3

    -or

    WEX-128Sports Fundamentals

    3

    COM-100Speech Communication

    3

    Total Credit Hours:15

    Third Semester

      Natural Science Elective* 4
      Gen Ed Elective
     3
      Humanities Electives* 6
      Social Science Elective* 3
    WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

    2

    Total Credit Hours:18

    Fourth Semester

      Natural Science Elective* 4
      Humanities Electives* 6
    BUS-203Sports Marketing

    3

    WEX-127Sports Facilities & Events Management

    3

    Total Credit Hours:16

    General Education Requirements

    Communication

    COM-100Speech Communication

    3

    -or

    COM-102Public Speaking

    3

    WRT-101English Composition I

    3

    WRT-201English Composition II

    3

    Total Credit Hours:9

    Humanities Electives*

    Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

    Total Credit Hours:6

    Social Science Elective*

    One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

    Total Credit Hours:3

    Mathematics and Natural Sciences

      Mathematics* 3-4
      Natural Science Electives* 8
    Total Credit Hours:11-12

    Additional General Education Elective

    If needed to reach the Foundation minimum of 30-32 credits, take one course from the BCC General Education course list. If an additional course is not needed for that purpose, then the student may take a 3-credit free elective or no additional credit in this category.

    Total Credit Hours:0-3

    Total Credit Hours: 30-32

    Program Support Requirements

      Three general education courses (9 cr.) selected from the following fields, with no more than two courses in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN)
    9
      One general education course (3 cr.) to be selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT)
    3

    Total Credit Hours: 12

    Program Requirements

    Total Credit Hours: 15-18

    Free Electives**

    Total Credit Hours: 3-6

    Total Credit Hours: 64-66

    Specific Program Notes

    *General Education Elective(s).

    *Recommended Humanities Electives:  PHR-102, HIS-102, LIT-202, World Languages & Cultures

    **Recommended Free Elective: IST-123 Success 101,  IST-123 required for students who placed into EBS-011, EBS-012; MAT-011, MAT-012, MAT-040, MAT-048

    *Recommended Mathematics Electives:  MAT-130, MAT-150, CIS-158, INF-101

    *Recommended Social Science Elective: PSY-101, SOC-120

    *Recommended Natural Science Electives: BIO-107, BIO-108, CHM-100, CHM-102