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Sport Management

Welcome

The Department of Sport Management is a vital and active participant in the intellectual growth, career preparation and physical, mental and spiritual well-being of Kutztown University students. The Department of Sport Management offers areas of study leading to careers in athletic coaching, athletic administration, sport-related business, and the fitness industry. Additionally, the department offers a selection of courses designed to assist a student in exploring a variety of lifelong recreational activities and developing knowledge and skills contributing to sensible health and lifestyle decisions. Department faculty members are student-oriented professionals who use a variety of active and experiential learning strategies and methods to promote student learning and success.

 

Sport Management Opportunities

 The types and variety of jobs in the Sport Industry is extensive. Students can work in Promotions, Sales, Event Operations and Management, Marketing, Facility Management, Finance and Sport Law. Working in the Sport Industry is about what you can add to the bottom line because SPORT is a business! The Industry is highly competitive particularly with respect to getting a job with a sport team. It is an industry that needs talented, ambitious, creative people. Students from Kutztown University have been hired at the Reading Phillies, Philadelphia Eagles, Iron Pigs, Center Ice, Kelly's Sports and various other sport businesses. If you are willing to work hard, get an education, apply early and network the sport business industry is for you.

 

 Sport Statistics

  • Employees: 163 million plus -mostly in entry level and middle management positions
  • Valuation $410 billion in the United States; 120 trillion worldwide
  • Children in youth sports: 44 million
  • In developing nations, sport is the fastest-growing economic sector
  • Sport teams are hiring people who have social media expertise, especially those who "tweet."
  • (Source from National Business Education Association Journal)

     

    Additional Information

    Advisory Council 2011
    Sport Management Advisory Board 2011

    The Sports Management Advisory Council (right) met in August 2011. The council is made up of internal and external representatives. The group is working on questions of curriculum, student outcomes and coordination of the development of internships. The council is led by department chair, Dr. Lorri Engstrom.