Sports Management

AS Degree - Code #1396

Dr. Rhema Fuller, Program Coordinator

Email address: fullerrc@alfredstate.edu

The growing emphasis on athletics, coupled with the increasing amount of leisure time the public now enjoys, has made the world of sports one of the fastest growing segments of American business. Formation of new sports leagues, expansion of franchises to new markets, and legislative enactments opening the door for female athletes have all aided the evolution of new sports markets since the late 1980s. Increased television exposure for non-traditional sports such as soccer, volleyball, and weight training has dramatically increased career opportunities in the sports world.

The sports industry requires a great variety of people with an equal variety of talents. It needs athletes, sales people, publicists, trainers, business managers, scouts, statisticians, coaches, store managers, and health and fitness personnel. The goal of the sports management program is to provide students with a concentration of courses aimed at preparing them for a career in the management and administration of the sport and fitness industry.

A laptop computer is recommended but not required for students entering the Sports Management program. Laptop specifications can be found at www.alfredstate.edu/required-laptops.

PROGRAM STUDENT LEARNING OUTCOMES

Achieve an understanding of the depth of the field of sport management.

Achieve an understanding of the basic principles of facility management.

Achieve an understanding of the significant issues that are confronting contemporary sport management.

Achieve an understanding of the factors that make sport marketing unique.

Achieve an understanding of the issues involved in risk management.

Info management (computer & research skills appropriate to degree level and type).

Written and oral communication (appropriate to degree level and type).

Critical thinking (problem solving, reasoning skills appropriate to degree level and type).

Apply mathematical reasoning to obtain accurate results in solving problems.

DIRECT ENTRY INTO BACCALAUREATE DEGREE PROGRAM

Alfred State sports management graduates may enter directly into either the business administration BBA, sport management BBA, or technology management BBA degree program.

TRANSFER OPPORTUNITIES

Students may transfer directly to our four-year sport management program, which results in a BBA degree, or to another college.

OCCUPATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

Account sales

Recreation service industry

College athletic departments

Sport marketing firms

Sport event promotion firms

Professional sport organizations

Ticket sales

Olympic organizations

City sport corporations

EMPLOYMENT STATISTICS

Employment and transfer rate of 100 percent – 67 percent are employed; 33 percent transferred to continue their education.

RELATED PROGRAMS

Business Administration

Business Management

Sport Management

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS/RECOMMENDATIONS

Sports Management - AS Degree

TYPICAL FOUR-SEMESTER PROGRAM

First

ACCT

1124

Financial Accounting

4

SPMG

1123

Intro to Sports Management**

3

CISY

xxx3

Intro to Computers/Info Mgmt. Elective

3

COMP

1503

Freshman Composition

3

MATH

xxx3

Math Elective (Gen Ed/Lib. Arts approved)

3

16

Second

BUAD

2033

Business Communications

3

MKTG

2073

Principles of Marketing

3

SPMG

2003

Sport in Society*

3

LITR

xxx3

Literature Elective

3

XXXX

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

HPED

xxx1

Physical Education Elective

1

16

Third

BUAD

3043

Business Law I

3

BUAD

3153

Fundamentals of Management

3

SPMG

3001

Field Experience I

1

SPMG

3013

Sport Communication**

3

SPCH

1083

Effective Speaking

3

XXXX

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

16

Fourth

ECON

xxx3

Micro or Macroeconomics

3

SPMG

4001

Field Experience II

1

SPGM

4123

Sport Facility Mgmt. and Features*

3

PLSC

1053

International Relations

3

XXXX

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

XXXX

xxx3

General Education Elective

3

16

* offered in spring semester only

** offered in fall semester only

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

64 semester hours with a 2.0 cumulative index