Professional Studies AS – Sports Management Option

Code: AS.PS.SPORTS.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 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

  • Identify the local, domestic and international aspects and trends in sports management.
  • Incorporate relevant business practices, information technology and management skills and apply them to sports management.
  • Apply the necessary communication skills required to be a successful Sports Administrator and Manager.
  • Define, describe and explain basic sports management principles that can apply to the field of sport.

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


Free Elective
3
  Social Science Elective
3
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

WEX-126Sports Administration

3

WRT-101English Composition I

3

Total Credit Hours:15

Second Semester

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

WEX-124Issues and Trends in Sport

3

WEX-128Sports Fundamentals

3

WRT-201English Composition II

3

COM-100Speech Communication

3

Total Credit Hours:14

Third Semester

  Natural Science Elective 4
  Social Science Elective 3
  Mathematics: One 4-cr Mathematics or [One 3 cr Math + One 1-cr INF] 4
  Humanities Electives 6
Total Credit Hours:17

Fourth Semester

  Natural Science Elective 4
  Humanities Elective 3
  WEX Elective   1
  Free Elective  3
WEX-127Sports Facilities & Events Management

3

Total Credit Hours:14

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 Elective - Recommended: MAT-150 3
  Natural Science Electives - Recommended: BIO-109 and BIO-209 8
  Technology - Recommended: INF-102  1

 

Total Credit Hours:12

Total Credit Hours: 30

Program Requirements

  WEX Elective 1
  Humanities Elective  3
  Social Science Elective   3
BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

WEX-126Sports Administration

3

WEX-124Issues and Trends in Sport

3

WEX-127Sports Facilities & Events Management

3

WEX-128Sports Fundamentals

3

Free Electives*

Total Credit Hours:6

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s).

**Recommended Free Elective: IST-123