Bachelors - Sports Management

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Are you seeking a job that combines your love of sports with your desire to develop business knowledge and administrative skills? If you said yes, then Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program could help you take the first step toward reaching your career goals. Read on for more information about this online bachelor's degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program is designed to provide students with a strong foundation in sports and fitness operations while also focusing on general business and management practices. Topics covered in program coursework include sports organization structures, sport marketing strategies, current issues in sports, global business principles, and career prospects in this field. Elective courses offer study in sports facilities management, personal fitness, sports event planning and marketing, sports licensing, and promotional techniques. A capstone seminar in allows students to apply business and management concepts and methods learned throughout the program in problem-solving practices relevant to sports managers.

What Are the Prerequisites?

As an aspiring student of Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program, you should have strong communication skills, have an interest in sports, and possibly have an academic background in kinesiology or exercise science. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

As a student of the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program at Southern New Hampshire University, you will be required to complete 30 credits in sports management courses. Satisfactory completion of an internship in the sports management field is a required component of this degree program. In addition, you must complete a core curriculum of business and liberal arts coursework that includes composition, mathematics, history, accounting, and marketing.

Sports Management Course Requirements

Course NumberCourse Title
SPT 111Introduction to Sport Management
SPT 201Governance and Management of Sport Organization
SPT 208Sport Marketing
SPT 333Sport,Society, and Ethics
SPT 465Global Sport Business
SPT 461Seminar in Sport Management
Choose one of the following:
SPT 307Sport Law
SPT 401Sport Facilities Management
SPT 402Sport Revenue
Choose two of the following (not previously taken):
SPT 307Sport Law
SPT 310Sport Sponsorship
SPT 319Sport Sales and Promotion
SPT 320Media and Public Relations
SPT 321Fitness Management
SPT 323Golf Club Management
SPT 340Practicum in Sport Management
SPT 375The Economics of Professional Sports in the U.S.
SPT 401Sport Facilities Management
SPT 402Sport Revenue
SPT 415Event Management and Marketing
SPT 425Sport Licensing and Strategic Alliances

What Could I Do After Graduation?

Career Opportunities

As a graduate of Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program, you could pursue entry-level positions within organizations that offer recreational and athletic activities. You could seek work in health clubs, sports team offices, community centers, golf clubs, sports equipment companies, or in corporate fitness programs.

Positions you could pursue include:

  • Exercise Program Coordinator
  • Fitness Club Manager
  • Sports Equipment Manager
  • Product/Marketing Management

Advanced Degrees

After completing Southern New Hampshire University's Bachelor of Science in Sports Management program, you could choose to pursue a graduate degree in this area of study. In some cases, you might be required to possess a master's degree before advancing to management or supervisory positions.

Master's degrees that you could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Sports Management
  • Master of Science in Sports Administration
  • Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Sports Management