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Sports Management

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College: College of Education & Behavioral Science

Department: Health, Education and Sport Sciences


The B.S. degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare future professionals the needed knowledge, skills and experiences interested in careers in intercollegiate and professional athletics organizations, sport facility management (arenas/stadiums), campus and community recreation programs, sports information/public relations, sport marketing and management agencies, sport news media, and sport merchandise. This is a fast-paced, challenging, highly regarded, behind-the-scenes, managerial, professional field that requires students to have the academic background, management experience, communication abilities, and leadership qualities to be successful.

Career Opportunities & Salary

  • Intercollegiate athletics (marketing, development, event operations, compliance, finance, media relations, and sales): $28,000-38,000
  • Professional sport: Entry $30,000-40,000
  • Sport facility management: $26,000-32,000
  • Sports agencies: $26,000-32,000
  • Campus recreation directors: $26,000-32,000
  • Community-based sport (e.g. YMCA, parks & recreation programs): $26,000-32,000
  • Sports information/media relations (e.g college, professional, Olympic, conference, NCAA and other national governing agencies): $28,000-38,000
  • Sport marketing (e.g market research, promotion, fundraising and sales): $35,000-45,000
  • Event management: $26,000-32,000
  • Sport journalism/web management: $26,000-32,000
  • Degree Plans
  • Sports Management/Administration Alumni
  • Student Achievement Tables


A-State Sport Management program has received program candidacy status (program forms and documentation approved by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation prior to accreditation). Accreditation site visit to come.