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
  Humanities Elective*
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

BUS-101Introduction to Business

3

BUS-203Sports Marketing

3

WEX-126Sports Administration

3

WEX-124Issues and Trends in Sport

3

-or

WEX-128Sports Fundamentals

3

WEX-127Sports Facilities & Events Management

3

WEX-101Dynamics of Health and Fitness

2

Free Electives**

Total Credit Hours:3-6

Total Credit Hours: 15-18

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