Students who have a love of sports may wish to take their passion for sports to the next level with degrees in sport management in which the business side of sports is emphasized. These types of degrees enable graduates to work with sports and recreation organizations for their success and the betterment of the communities where these organizations are located.
B.S. Integrative Studies: Athletic Coaching Concentration
The athletic coaching education program is comprised of three distinct levels of specialization designed to meet the needs of all students interested in pursuing an education in the mastery of coaching. The Bachelor of Science integrative studies degree is also available with a concentration in athletic coaching. These programs were developed for students who intend to coach in interscholastic programs, youth sport or community recreation programs. It is not a degree program in physical education, but rather a specialized curriculum designed to provide those interested in coaching with a fundamental, educationally sound basis from which to pursue their coaching goals. The program is open to all students; however, the athletic coaching verification was specifically designed for education majors who want to combine coaching expertise with a teaching degree. Many non-education majors have found the athletic coaching program minor and certification to be an excellent addition to their current major. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
B.S. Sport Management
The Bachelor of Science in sport management will prepare individuals for employment in athletic administration at the youth, scholastic, collegiate and professional levels as well as facility and personnel management for various types of sport and recreation facilities. Sport management career opportunities are available in accounting, finance, sales, marketing, human resources, law and other disciplines related to the sport industry. The Bachelor of Science in sport management degree program will provide students with a solid foundation in sport-related business fundamentals including economics, general management, marketing and human resource management. Sport management involves strategy and execution in the front office as well as event and facility management in addition to other preparation to support the foundation of successful sporting endeavors. This program is offered only at the Clarion campus.
Minor in Athletic Coaching
Students in the athletic coaching minor are provided with extensive opportunities to develop sound health habits and life-long skills in a variety of sports and other physical activities. The minor in athletic coaching minor requires 18 credits in health and physical education coursework. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.
Minor in Sports Management
If you have an interest in the learning about the world of sports and recreation, the 21-credit sports management minor can easily be added to any major from any college. The curriculum includes a broad base of core courses including Sport Management, Sports Facility and Event Management, Fundamentals of Sport in American Society, as well as accounting and economics. A three-credit internship provides you with real world experience to enhance your professional resume. This minor is offered only at the Clarion campus.