Sport Management & Leadership Studies
The Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies 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 and Leadership Studies offers areas of study leading to careers in professional sports, college sports, athletic coaching, 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.
In September 2015, the Department received accreditation from the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Our accreditation is for seven years (September 2022) and we are one of only 45 programs to achieve accreditation.
Sport Management Opportunities
The types and variety of jobs in the sport industry is extensive. Students can work in promotions, sales, event management, and facility management. 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 Fightin's, Philadelphia Eagles, Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Pocono Raceway, 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 industry is for you!