People are drawn to sport management for many different reasons; the competition, the strategy, the excitement, personal achievement, or maybe just the money. Regardless of motivation there is one common element binding these people together – a love of ‘the game.’ Whether you’re an athlete, coach, fitness enthusiast, official, organizer, or fan, pursuing a career in sports means doing something you’ll love the rest of your life.
The Sport Management Program
If you want to combine your passion for sports with the knowledge base that examines the many facets within the industry, then the Sport Management major at William Penn University may be just the ticket (pun intended). Our carefully crafted academic program combines specific coursework in the sport and recreation fields with the business fundamentals necessary to become a successful professional. The comprehensive curriculum combined with hands-on experience gained through field experiences and internships gives our students the academic knowledge and practical training required for success in the sport and recreation industry.
Sport is a Top-10 global industry with revenues estimated to be in excess of $200 billion annually. Entry level positions can be found in nearly every community, and as skills, knowledge, and experience is gained, doors will open for jobs around the world. Here are some careers you will be qualified for as a graduate of the program:
Integral components of the curriculum include field experience and internship opportunities which allow students to begin career exploration while building a professional contact network. William Penn Sports Management students have recently completed internships at the following locations/organizations:
The Penn Activity Center was opened in 2008 on the west side of campus. The facility has a variety of recreational space and equipment, including two basketball courts, artificial turf, and an indoor track. The PAC’s second and third floors have classrooms, biology labs, faculty offices, and the PAC Cafe.
Sport Management prepares students for a career in a growing industry that has more than 3500 different career tracks and countless opportunities available . . . and Penn graduates will be ready to fill them
EXSC/KINS/SMGT Electives 17 Credits
Six hours from the following
*Minor in Business Management is required as well