Online Sports Management Degree - Careers

A Range of Career Options

As a Sport Management graduate, you will have a variety of career options. Many with degrees in the field of sports management find careers in the areas of marketing, sales and administration. After earning your Sport Management degree online, you may find career opportunities in the sports and recreation sector as a:

  • Marketing assistant

  • Sales manager

  • Media relations assistant

  • Special events coordinator

  • Promotions manager

  • Guest relations specialist

  • Tournament director

  • Sports information director

  • Athletic director

  • Facilities manager

Graduates of SNHU’s sports management programs have enjoyed success at a range of sports-related organizations, including:

  • Boston Bruins

  • Boston Celtics

  • United States Olympic Committee

  • Manchester Monarchs

  • New Hampshire Fisher Cats

  • Reebok

  • America East Conference

  • Northeast-10 Conference

  • Eastern College Athletic Conference

  • YMCAs

  • Boys & Girls Clubs

  • Gunstock Ski Area

  • New Hampshire Golf Association

Sport Management Career Outlook

Job opportunities in athletic management, marketing, sales, public relations, and other positions are expected to grow, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. For example, it is projected that the employment of public relations specialists will increase 15 percent by 2020.

Strengthen Your Skills in Sport Management

Your course work and field experience will expand your expertise in:

  • Employing written and oral communication to educate and persuade audiences.

  • Using critical and creative thinking to handle sport management issues individually and in a team.

  • Utilizing marketing techniques and creating marketing plans.

  • Identifying key legal issues and responsibilities in the sports world.

  • Understanding human behavior and sociocultural issues in a sports context.

  • Managing a variety of sports facilities.

  • Utilizing traditional and new methods for generating sports revenue.

  • Putting sport management practices into action in real-world settings.

Career Resources

Your Sport Management degree can lay the foundation for a range of sports management careers. Consult the following resources for guidance in pursuing sports management careers that match your interests and skills.

SNHU's Career Development Center – Sport Management Career Options
Career options for students earning degrees in sport management. 
College Board: Sports and Fitness Administration
Access information on sports management careers and courses of study.

Professional Associations

North American Society for Sport Management
NASSM is actively involved in supporting and assisting professionals working in the fields of sport, leisure and recreation.

Sport Marketing Association
SMA strives to develop beneficial relationships between sport marketing professionals and academicians through expansion of the field's body of knowledge and multiple forums for professional interaction.

Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association
The trade association of leading industry sports and fitness brands, SGMA enhances industry vitality and fosters sports and fitness participation through research, thought leadership, product promotion and public policy.

International Association of Venue Managers
IAVM is committed to the professional operation of amphitheaters, arenas, auditoriums, convention centers/exhibit halls, performing arts venues, race tracks, stadiums and university complexes.

International Health, Racquet and Sports Club Association
IHRSA is the fitness industry’s only global trade association.

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