Sport Management (A.A.S.)

Study sport management at JCC

The Sport Management A.A.S. degree at Jamestown Community College prepares you to enter the workforce immediately after graduation and pursue careers in recreation, youth sport, athletic administration, and fitness promotion.

While at JCC, you’ll take sport-related courses and electives based on your career goals. In addition to core courses in general education and sport management, you can focus on sport media, health science, fitness, coaching, personal training, nutrition, and athletic injuries. You’ll also complete an internship in a local educational, recreational, or health setting to gain real-world experience.

2020 median pay for entertainment and sports occupations: $47,080/year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Where to study at JCC

Sport management skills

After you complete the program, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a basic understanding of and appreciation for the role sport plays in our society and how that role is influenced by cultural traditions, social values, and psychosocial experiences.
  • Demonstrate basic knowledge of the concepts related to ethical leadership with regard to the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers.
  • Demonstrate a basic ability to function within a "real world" sport, recreation, or fitness setting (i.e. experiential activities).

Semester 1

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

INT 1555: Inquire

2

ENG 1510: English Composition I

3

PSY 1510: General Psychology

3
JCC:Scientific Reasoning: Social Sciences

CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or

CMM 1610: Public Speaking

3

Math Elective

Recommended:

MAT 1500: Problem Solving with Math or

MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics

3

SPT 1300: Introduction to Sport Management

3
  • Engage with the Learning Center for needed assistance.
  • Begin to explore networking/internship opportunities.

Semester 2

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

SOC 1510: Intro to Sociology

3
JCC:Global Perspectives

ENG 1530: English Composition II

3
JCC:Oral Communication

BUS 1410: Accounting Fundamentals or

BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting

3-4

SPT 1550: Sport Promotion and Marketing

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 1350: Sport Media

3
  • Identify career objective and direction to pursue.
  • Begin applying for internships.

Semester 3

  SUNY
  JCC
Course
Credits
Requirements Met

SPT 1320: Sport in Society

3

Natural Sciences Elective

Recommended:

BIO 1510: Health Science

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

SPT 2520: Ethical Leadership in Sport & Fitness

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness/Wellness

3

SPT 2010: Sport Management Internship

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 1870: Sport Psychology

3

SPT 1310: Foundations of Coaching and Teaching or

BUS 2580: Management and Organizational Behavior

3

PHE 1480: Personal Trainer Cert or

CMM 2100: Communication at Work

3

Program Core Elective

Recommended:

PHE 1500: Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries or

SPT 2330: Youth Sport Administration

3

Elective

Recommended:

PHE 2880: Sport Nutrition or

PHE 1300: Athletes and Academic Achievement

0-1
  • Begin preparing for graduation and/or transfer.
  • Begin applying for jobs.