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Sports Management Degree Programs

Sports management is a broad career field that allows the sports fan or sport person to enter on a new level. A degree in sports management prepares the student for a variety of positions in the world of Sports. Sports managers work for the National Football League, minor leagues, hockey leagues, NASCAR, and other sports organizations. Bureau of Labor Statistics show that careers in this field are expected to increase by 32.9 % between 2002 and 2012.


California University of Pennsylvania Global Online
Coursework in the athletic administration specialization is conducted entirely online. The master of science in education with a specialization in athletic administration focuses on training educators to become athletic directors or sport managers. This specialization provides educators with leadership skills through practical application and broad knowledge of social, political, and economic forces at work in society that affect sports and athletics. Course content is research based and aligns directly with the professional standards set forth by the Sport Management Program Review Council.
  • Bachelor of Science Sport Management: Fitness & Wellness:- This undergraduate degree offering is 100% online and allows students to transfer general education credits into the program or take the program in a fully web-based course format. There is no need to come to California's campus as the program is designed for busy people, including working health and fitness professionals, military personnel, etc. The program will prepare students to work in fitness and wellness settings including gyms, fitness clubs, spas, corporate fitness, strength coaching, high school and collegiate athletics, and many other fitness / health/ wellness settings.
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  • MS Exercise Science & Health Promotion - Performance Enhancement & Injury Prevention:-The Exercise Science & Health Promotion degree is offered 100% on-line only through Cal U Global Online. The MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion is designed for working professionals and recent bachelor’s degree graduates in the health and fitness industry, including certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, health and physical education teachers, chiropractors, personal trainers, business owners, wellness counselors, military personnel, and other health / fitness careers. The University has worked closely with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to develop outstanding course content.
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  • MS Exercise Science & Health Promotion - Sport Psychology:- The MS in Exercise Science and Health Promotion program with four distinct tracks: 1.) Wellness and Fitness, 2.) Performance Enhancement and Injury Prevention, 3.) Rehabilitation Science, and 4.) Sport Psychology is offered by California University of Pennsylvania. The University has worked closely with the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) to develop outstanding course content.
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  • MS Sport Management Studies - Sport Management:- The Master of Science in Sport Management Studies program will be delivered completely online. The curriculum has been uniquely structured to cover the basic foundations of the sport industry. the Master of Science in Sport Management Studies online program was created and implemented within the California University of Pennsylvania Department of Health Science and Sport Studies in collaboration with the CalU Global Online Network.
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  • Graduate Certificate in Sports Counseling:- The Graduate Certificate in Sports Counseling is 100% fully delivered online and designed for practicing counselors, counselors in training, educators and/or other helping professionals’ needs for an advanced or specialty area of training and development with the athlete population. This program will provide counselor training competencies in three core areas of study: (1) Foundations of Sports Counseling; (2) Contextual Dimensions of Sports Counseling; and (3) Knowledge and Skills for the Practice of Sports Counseling. Request more information
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Post University Online
Post University's online sport management program includes a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that provides students with the skills and experiences they'll need to succeed. The degree fuses sport management courses, business courses, and encourages cooperative education experiences (optional for our online students). Additionally, students will take an interesting assortment of courses in liberal arts, organizational leadership, and personal development - all of which provide the breadth and depth of knowledge needed to become a leader in the field of Sport Management.
  • BS in Business Administration: Sport Management:- Do you have a passion for sport that you would like to turn into a career? The sport industry in the U.S. and worldwide is expansive and holds many opportunities for those interested in the administration, management, marketing of Sport organizations.

    Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program includes a comprehensive and rigorous curriculum that fuses sport management courses and traditional business courses designed to prepare graduates for careers in management, administrative, and marketing careers in sport and sport-related companies, you can earn this Sport Management degree entirely online, with no commuting or interruptions in your current career.

    You will study in highly interactive, small classes in 8-week accelerated modules with faculty who will actively engage you in a high quality and relevant curriculum that prepares you to enter a rewarding career in business with a focus on sport management.
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Ashford University

Earn the degree you've always wanted at Ashford University. Achieve your goals with the resources you need, including an innovative online classroom and a supportive environment. Your education at Ashford University is a shared experience that unites you with students and faculty around the world. Ashford University is defining the modern college experience.

  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management
    Apply your love of sports and fitness to the world of business while expanding your knowledge and experience with your Bachelor of Arts in Sports and Recreation Management degree earned online from Ashford University. Build your management and leadership skills while deepening your knowledge of the many business aspects of sports, fitness, and recreation. Upon graduation, you will be well acquainted with the industry and be highly trained in various theories of management. Additionally, you will be prepared for potential managerial positions in the sports and recreation industry, including: professional sports, fitness clubs, athletics equipment merchandising, recreation programs, and more.
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Grand Canyon University
Grand Canyon University’s Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an Emphasis in Sport Management program prepares students to compete for entry-level positions in business as well as Sport Management through coursework that addresses the areas of business as well as sport management, sport marketing, sport law, and sport finance. Sport Internships are strongly recommended; students may contact the college for information on possible internships. Request more information


Southern New Hampshire University

You'll get an education geared for the real world. SNHU students preview their careers through internships with hundreds of organizations. You'll work closely with dedicated, knowledgeable faculty. The SNHU faculty is made up of experienced professionals who are committed to doing more, learning more and caring more than they have to. Southern New Hampshire University is a not-for-profit, regionally accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., (NEASC) through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education, with an 80-year history of educating successful professionals. SNHU has a total enrollment of more than 13,000 students in more than 150 undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs, available online, at our main campus in Manchester, N.H., and at our regional centers in New Hampshire and Maine.SNHU?s M.B.A. and Online Programs Named 'Best of Business' by New Hampshire Business Review Readers

SNHU, at No. 12, was the only university to make Fast Company's 2012 list of the World's 50 Most Innovative Companies, which also included such companies as Apple, Google, HBO and LinkedIn.

  • International MBA in Sport Management
    Develop critical international business, analytical and technical skills as well as a working knowledge of the latest principles, trends and marketing strategies impacting the $414-billion sports industry with an International Sport Management MBA from Southern New Hampshire University. From business development to brand building to event planning, the International Sport Management MBA program tackles key components of the business side of sports to give you a competitive advantage in the job market. Because of the breadth of courses offered in this focused International MBA online program, you will graduate with a broad set of skills you can apply right away, no matter what your career path. The Sport Management concentration consists of three specially selected courses designed to add an additional layer of expertise in this specialized field.

    SNHU's International MBA online programs are accredited by seven governing agencies, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and the European Council for Business Education.
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  • International MBA in Athletic Administration
    Expand your career opportunities while you pursue your passion for athletic administration with this unique International MBA online program. SNHU's International Athletic Administration MBA combines best practices in athletic administration and sport management with a solid foundation in business and an understanding of how to succeed in an increasingly global marketplace. Taught by experienced, well-connected and well-respected faculty, the International Athletic Administration MBA program provides a thorough, well-rounded education that you can apply in a number of careers. Revenues from the global sports industry are expected to surpass $145 billion by 2015, according to a recent PwC network study.

    SNHU's International MBA online programs are accredited by seven governing agencies, including the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs and the European Council for Business Education.
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  • MBA in Sport Management
    The knowledge you gain in the Sport Management online MBA at SNHU can give you a leg up on the competition in the world of sport business. This online sport management master?s degree combines a strong foundation in business with the unique perspectives that the $414 billion sports industry needs for success.

    With our Sport Management online MBA, you will gain a combination of skills that provides a unique competitive advantage: knowledge of the latest trends in sport business and enhanced marketing, analytic and financial skills. These sports management master's online courses give you a solid business management and sports background, positioning you for a high-level career in any of the specialized fields in the industry:

    • Professional sports teams
    • Event and facility management
    • Parks and recreation
    • Intercollegiate and scholastic sports
    • Equipment manufacturing
    • Sports agencies

    Advantages of the Sport Management online MBA:
    • Curriculum developed by expert faculty, including a former VP of Reebok
    • One of the most affordable online sport management master?s degrees around, offered by a respected, private, nonprofit university.
    • ''Best of Business'' Awards: Best MBA Degree, Best Online Degree Programs.
    • No GMAT or GRE required for admission.
    • Alumni who work in leadership positions for the Boston Celtics, Reebok, Red Bull, The Kraft Group, ESPN, The Jimmy Fund and many more. Take online or hybrid courses - choose how you want to learn.
    • Gain a real-world understanding of sport management from instructors with extensive industry experience.
    • Interact directly with faculty and fellow students through online discussions, group projects and case studies.
    • Earn your sports management master?s degree online in as few as 18 months, with two courses per 11-week term.
    • In-class or online course work leads to the same SNHU diploma.
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  • Master's in Sport Management Online:- Turn your passion for sports into an exciting profession by earning a Master's in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University. The master's of sports management program is designed to give you the training you'll need to break into this competitive, fulfilling industry by blending experiential learning opportunities with a strong foundation in business administration. As one of the most established programs in the country, with a history that dates back more than 25 years, our Master's in Sports Management program provides you with a lot of opportunities to make connections with collegiate and professional sports management executives. The SNHU Master's in Sports Management programs is also one of only two such accredited programs in New England.

    Because our Master's in Sports Management program has been around for more than a quarter of a century, you will have access to a strong network of alumni working for sports organizations around the country - from pro franchises to sports apparel giants to amateur athletic organizations. Also, because many of our professors are former industry executives with excellent industry contacts, Southern New Hampshire University is able to offer invaluable internship opportunities that can allow you to gain that all-important hands-on experience companies are looking for in potential employees.

    The Southern New Hampshire University Master's in Sports Management program is conveniently offered online and at our five campus locations - both part time and full time. You can start at the beginning of any of the four term-starts throughout the year and you are not required to take the GRE or GMAT to be admitted to the program. If you attend full time, you can earn your degree in just 18 months. Classes generally range from about 20-25 students and are highly participatory.

    Founded in 1932, Southern New Hampshire University is based in Manchester, NH, with satellite campuses in Portsmouth, Salem and Nashua, NH, and Brunswick, Maine. Our online business programs, offered since 1996, have won several awards, including Best of Business and Best Buy.
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  • Online MS in Sport Management: Athletic Administration Certificate:- Apply your passion for sports into a full-time career with a MS in Sport Management and an Athletic Administration Graduate Certificate. Our Athletic Administration program will help you enter the field, no matter what your background, or enhance your resume with additional skills that you can use to advance in your profession. Whether you hope to break into professional sports administration, or see yourself running the athletics program at a school or community organization, this 36-credit hour master's degree program combines theoretical training in athletic administration with application in a real-world setting through a required internship.

    Founded more than 25 years ago, Southern New Hampshire University's Sport Management degree is one of the most established and prestigious programs in the U.S. and one of just two accredited sport management programs in New England.

    This specialized certificate combined with the master's in Sport Management program provides a strong foundation on which to break into or grow your career in athletic administration. Through internships, you will be able to apply what you learn in a real-world work environment of your choosing. This will not only give you demonstrated experience that you can put on your resume, it will also allow you to better understand how topics that you explore in the classroom take place in the real world.

    According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of education administrators - a category into which athletic administration falls -- is expected to grow by about 10 percent between 2010 and 2020. The flexibility of this degree enables you to apply it toward sports-related careers in areas such as marketing, sales and public relations, to help you get your foot in the door.

    Graduates of this sport management program have worked for a variety of organizations including the Boston Celtics, Red Bull, the U.S. Olympic Committee and Reebok.

    Athletic Administration Certificate Courses
    • Sport and Society
    • Principles of Athletic Administration
    • Sport Marketing and Media
    • Advanced Topics in Athletic Administration
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Liberty University Online
ioneering distance education since 1985, Liberty University is now the nation's largest private, nonprofit online university. As part of the world?s largest Christian university, Liberty University Online offers a unique approach to online education.

More than 80,000 students around the world enjoy the same quality education as Liberty's residential students with the added flexibility of online classes. Offering more than 160 distance learning degrees from the certificate to the doctoral level, Liberty Online is training students as Champions for Christ through online education.

More than 160 degree programs with Lowest tuition rates among top online universities.

Under the umbrella of the Center for Academic Support and Advising Services (CASAS), the Office of Disability Academic Support was created to coordinate academic support services for Liberty University students who have documented disabilities.

Liberty University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, bachelor, masters, specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Liberty University. Request more information




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