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Get a degree in sport management

Turn your passion for sports into a career with a degree in Sport Management from Jamestown Community College. Sport industry jobs cover many interests, depending on how you want to shape your education. You can prepare to enter careers in coaching, fitness, and facility management. You can also pursue marketing, business, public relations, law, and broadcasting related to sports and athletics.

The Sport Management (A.S.) degree prepares you to transfer to a bachelor’s degree program. You may also complement your degree with certification in personal training. At JCC, you’ll take both core courses and elective courses that will let you tailor your degree to your specific interests in the sport industry. You may also complete an internship with a sports or athletics organization. Some of our students have interned with the local Jamestown Jammers baseball team and Jamestown Jackals basketball team, the JCC athletic department and fitness center, Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame, and Northwest Arena in Jamestown.

The $78 billion North American sport industry and six million jobs in sport related careers are expected to continue to grow.

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Job Growth

Job Growth

The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that the following jobs are expected to grow in number through 2026:

  • Coach/scout (by 13%)
  • Sport marketing manager (10%)
  • Recreation manager (9%)
  • Sport agent/manager (7%)

Income Potential

Income Potential

Up to $100,000+ for experienced professionals employed by pro and college organizations

Internships

Internships

3-credit internship during your final semester

  • JCC NJCAA athletics and Total Fitness center
  • Jamestown Jammers NYPL
  • Jamestown Jackals NABL
  • Chautauqua Sports Hall of Fame

Related Majors

More about the job market

As a sport management graduate, you can pursue careers in a wide variety of fields based on your interests. You can work for professional and minor league franchises, college and high school athletic departments, fitness centers, sports facilities, and recreational organizations.

Examples of Businesses Examples of Roles
  • Professional and minor league franchises
  • College and high school athletic departments
  • Fitness centers
  • Sport facilities
  • Recreational organizations
  • Youth sport organizations
  • Athletic coach
  • Athletic director
  • Broadcast reporter
  • Business manager
  • Facility manager
  • Fitness coordinator
  • Marketing and promotions manager
  • NCAA senior women’s administrator
  • Sport agent
  • Sport information director

Courses

Minimum program credit hours: 60

Some courses need to be completed on the Jamestown Campus.

Program Codes
Degree Option
Associate in Science Degree
Hegis Code
5099
Curriculum Code
2688
General Requirements
24 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
9 SUNY LAS JCC
ENG 1530: English Composition II3 BCOM H CENG
ENG 1540: Writing About Literature3 HUMA H CWRT, VEDP
CMM 1510: Introduction to Communication or CMM 1610: Public Speaking3 ARTS, HUMA H
9
ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles or ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles3 SOSC S SR
PSY 1510: General Psychology3 SOSC S SR
SOC 1510: Introduction to Sociology3 SOSC S SR, VEDP
6
MAT 1540: Elementary Statistics3 MATH N CMAT
Mathematics and Sciences Electives

3 credits may need to be SUNY General Education-category specific

3 NSCI N SR
Core Requirements
27 credit hours Degree Requirements Met
16 SUNY LAS JCC
BUS 1510: Principles of Financial Accounting4
PHE 1870: Sport Psychology3
SPT 1300: Introduction to Sport Management3
SPT 1320: Sport in Society3 SOSC S
SPT 1550: Sport Promotion & Marketing3
11 SUNY LAS JCC

Choose from the following list.

BUS 1520: Principles of Managerial Accounting4
BUS 2530: Business Law I3
BUS 2550: Marketing3
BUS 2580: Management & Organizational Behavior3
CSC 1560: Microcomputer Applications I4
ECO 2610: Macroeconomic Principles or ECO 2620: Microeconomic Principles3 SOSC S SR
PHE 1480: Personal Trainer Certification3
PHE 1500: Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
PHE 1590: Principles of Fitness & Wellness3
PHE 1880: Sport Nutrition2
SPT 1310: Foundations of Coaching & Teaching3
SPT 1330: Recreation and Fitness Program Planning3
SPT 1350: Sport Media3
SPT 2330: Youth Sport Administration3
SPT 2520: Ethical Leadership - Sport & Fitness3 H
SPT 2530: Sport History Through Film3 H
Electives
9 credit hours Degree Requirements Met

Up to 6 credits may need to be Liberal Arts and Sciences specific and may also need to be SUNY General Education specific with 3 credits being category specific in American History, Western Civilizations, Other World Civilizations, or Foreign Language.

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