Sports Management

SJC’s group major in Sports Management offers a broad foundation in sport and fitness management. The program prepares students for various positions in sports and fitness organizations, collegiate and high school athletic departments, and sports retailing and marketing. Administered in the Department of Physical Education, SJC’s Sports Management degree is a joint effort with the Department of Business Administration.

DEPARTMENT

AVAILABLE DEGREES

BS in Sports Management (4 year)

Group Major

Why Sports Management?

  • 1If you are passionate about athletics, studying Sports Management will allow you to make your passion into a career. According to The Princeton Review, "Sports Management lets you participate in the exciting world of sports from a business standpoint."
  • 2According to Forbes, the average Sports Management graduate has a salary of $100,000 by the time he or she reaches age 30.
  • 3Having a degree in Sports Management does not limit you to sports-related careers. Because Sports Management students study business, Sports Management students have countless career paths at their disposal after graduation. 

Careers in Sports Management

  • Agent
  • Coach
  • Marketing Executive
  • Public Relations
  • Sports Manager

Alumni Graduate Schools

  • Liberty University
  • Northwestern University
  • University of Indianapolis
  • Illinois State University 
  • Indiana State University

Why Study Sports Management at Saint Joseph's College?

Variety

Our Sports Management group major is a joint effort between our Department of Physical Education and Department of Business Administration. After graduation, students will be prepared to work for sports and fitness organizations, athletic departments, and sports-related marketing corporations. By combining foundational Business Administration and Physical Education classes with industry-specific courses, SJC enables Sports Management students to become successful in a thriving field.

Hands-on Experience

In order to ensure that our Sports Management students receive “real life” experience, the Sports Management curriculum includes SPM 425: Field Experience in Sports Management. During SPM 425, students are given the opportunity to participate in field experiences and investigate career paths that interest them. Recently, our Sports Management students have explored careers in sports law, sports marketing, and sports psychology. Students have also explored specific occupations, including positions as athletic directors, merchandising and licensing liaisons, sports agents, sports historians, sports information directors, sports reporters, and talent scouts, just to name a few.

Dedication to Excellence

The SJC Sports Management curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong foundational education. After graduation, SJC’s Sports Management majors are prepared to either enter the workforce or further their education with graduate studies.

Faculty and Class Size

Because the degree is a joint effort between the Department of Physical Education and the Department of Business Administration, Sports Management students have the privilege of working with professors from two disciplines. Both the Department of Physical Education and the Department of Business Administration consist of professors who have earned doctoral degrees and have extensive professional experience in their fields of expertise.

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  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.