2023-2024 Catalog 
    Dec 04, 2023  
2023-2024 Catalog

Professional Studies AS - Sports Management Option


The option in Sports Management is designed for students seeking a career in the sports field and who have not yet decided on an area of concentration or expertise in that field. This option provides a platform for transfer to four year institutions for further study.

The Sports Management option provides a combination of business, liberal arts and sports management courses, which include contemporary and current information and communication skills necessary in today’s sports industry.

Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs)

  1. Identify the local, domestic and international aspects and trends in sports management.
  2. Incorporate relevant business practices, information technology and management skills and apply them to sports management.
  3. Apply the necessary communication skills required to be a successful Sports Administrator and Manager.
  4. Define, describe and explain basic sports management principles that can apply to the field of sport.


Athlete Representative Professional Sports Scout Sports Marketing Specialist
Director: Athletics, Corporate Fitness University Athletics Administrator Professional Team General Manager
Athletic Trainer Health Club Owner/Operator Collegiate Sport Marketer

Recommended Semester Sequence

First Semester

Subtotal: 15 Credits

Subtotal: 14 Credits

Third Semester

  • Natural Science Elective 4 Credit(s)
  • Social Science Elective 3 Credit(s)
  • Mathematics: One 4-cr Mathematics or [One 3 cr Math + One 1-cr INF] 4 Credit(s)
  • Humanities Electives 6 Credit(s)

Subtotal: 17 Credits

Fourth Semester

Subtotal: 14 Credits

General Education Requirements

Subtotal: 9 Credits

Humanities Electives *

Two general education courses selected from the following fields, with no more than one course in any one field: Arts (Art [ART], Music [MUS], Theatre Arts [THR], Cinema Studies [CIN]); History (HIS); Literature (LIT); Philosophy and Religion (PHR); World Languages and Cultures (LAN).

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Social Science Elective *

One general education course selected from the following fields: Economics (ECO); Geography (GEO); Political Science (POL); Psychology (PSY); Sociology (SOC) and Anthropology (ANT).

Subtotal: 3 Credits

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

  • Mathematics Elective - Recommended: MAT-150  3 Credit(s)
  • Technology - Recommended: INF-102  1 Credit(s)

Subtotal: 12 Credits

Subtotal: 30

Free Electives *

Subtotal: 6 Credits

Total Credit Hours: 60

Specific Program Notes

Students are encouraged to take their courses in semester sequence order.

Please note that required courses may have prerequisites. Click on each course to view details.

*General Education Elective(s) .

**Recommended Free Elective: IST-123