Sport Management

Physical Education Sport Management Emphasis

Education Degree/A.A.

Overview of Major:
The Sport Management major is designed to prepare students for a dynamic career in the rapidly changing sports industry.  Opportunities related to this major extend far beyond the scope of professional sports.  The program helps students develop critical and ethical awareness, and a better understanding of the commercial, economic, political, and social issues related to sport.

Graduates will be equipped with skills like management and leadership, sport marketing and finance, and specialized problem solving abilities that will help them have a positive impact on outcomes in their sport organizations.  By melding innovative courses with expert instruction, the Potomac State College Sport Management program trains and prepares students for one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.

Career Options: 

-        Sales including tickets, sponsorship, club suits, etc…

-        Sport marketing

-        Fan relations

-        Sponsorship

-        Intercollegiate & interscholastic athletics

-        Community recreation & sport centers

-        City parks & recreation departments

-        Sport goods & marketing companies

-        Sport communication

-        Facility operation & management

-        Event management

-        Compliance

-        Fundraising

(As with every profession, salaries vary by experience, geography, and position.)

    Coaches & Scouts- Median annual salary is $30,640

    Sports Agent- Median annual salary is $64,200

    Sports Marketing Manager- Median annual salary is $127,130

    Sources: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition;  Coaches and Scouts Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers and Athletes Marketing Managers    


Degree Program:

Physical Education

Degree Designation:

Associate of Arts

Doug Little