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Sport Management (A.S.)

Get a degree in sport management

Turn your passion for sports into a career with a degree in Sport Management from Jamestown Community College. Sport industry jobs cover many interests, depending on how you want to shape your education. You can prepare to enter careers in coaching, fitness, and facility management. You can also pursue marketing, business, public relations, law, and broadcasting related to sports and athletics.

The Sport Management (A.S.) degree prepares you to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. You may also complement your degree with certification in personal training. At JCC, you’ll take both core courses and elective courses that will let you tailor your degree to your specific interests in the sport industry. You may also complete an internship with a sports or athletics organization. Some of our students have interned with the local Jamestown Jammers baseball team and Jamestown Jackals basketball team, the JCC athletic department and fitness center, Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, and Northwest Arena in Jamestown.

The $78 billion North American sport industry and six million jobs in sport related careers are expected to continue to grow.

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Job Growth

Job Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the following jobs are expected to grow in number through 2026:

  • Coach/scout (by 13%)
  • Sport marketing manager (10%)
  • Recreation manager (9%)
  • Sport agent/manager (7%)

Income Potential

Income Potential

Up to $100,000+ for experienced professionals employed by pro and college organizations

Internships

Internships

3-credit internship during your final semester

  • JCC NJCAA athletics and Total Fitness center
  • Jamestown Jammers NYPL
  • Jamestown Jackals NABL
  • Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame

Related Majors

More about the job market

As a sport management graduate, you can pursue careers in a wide variety of fields based on your interests. You can work for professional and minor league franchises, college and high school athletic departments, fitness centers, sports facilities, and recreational organizations.

Examples of Businesses Examples of Roles
  • Professional and minor league franchises
  • College and high school athletic departments
  • Fitness centers
  • Sport facilities
  • Recreational organizations
  • Youth sport organizations
  • Athletic coach
  • Athletic director
  • Broadcast reporter
  • Business manager
  • Facility manager
  • Fitness coordinator
  • Marketing and promotions manager
  • NCAA senior women’s administrator
  • Sport agent
  • Sport information director

Courses

Semester 1

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3 Humanities College Composition

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3 Math Mathematical Reasoning

PSY 1510: Introduction to Psychology

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

SPT 1300: Introduction to Sport Management

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 1350: Sport Media

3

INT 1520: Student Success Seminar or

INT 1555: Inquire

1-2 Critical and Integrative Reasoning
  • Engage with the Learning Center for needed assistance.
  • Begin to explore networking/internship opportunities.

Semester 2

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3 Basic Communication Oral Communication

SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology

3 Social Sciences Cultural Understanding Global Perspectives

BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting

4

PHE 1870: Sport Psychology

3

Elective

Recommended:

HIS 1530: US History Before 1865 or

HIS 1540: US History Since 1865

3 American History Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences
  • Identify career objective and direction (coaching, business, kinesiology, etc.).
  • Begin applying for internship.

Semester 3

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

CMM 1510: Intro to Communication or

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3 Arts Humanities

ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles or

ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles

3 Social Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

SPT 1550: Sport Promotion and Marketing

3

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3 Natural Sciences Scientific Reasoning: Natural Sciences

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 1310: Foundations of Coaching/Teaching or

SPT 1330: Rec. and Fitness Program Planning

3
  • Begin internship.
  • Work with internship advisor and supervisor to identify skills, competencies, and career interests.

Semester 4

  •   SUNY
  •   JCC
Course Credits Requirements Met

SPT 1320: Sport in Society

3 Social Sciences Values and Ethics

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting or

BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior

3-4

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1480: Personal Trainer Certification or

PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness/Wellness

3

Elective

Recommended:

ASL 1510: Introductory Sign Language I or

SPA 1510: Introductory Spanish I

3 Foreign Languages
  • Make accommodations for graduation and/or transfer.