WHAT IS SPORT MANAGEMENT?
This major is part of the Business Exploration Group
The Department of Educational Leadership, Sport Management major, prepares students to enter careers in the sport industry, including intercollegiate athletics, facility management, professional sports, the sporting goods industry, private/ public sport clubs, resorts, youth sport management, and event management.
Sport Management is a business full of big budget decisions and complex negotiations. If you major in Sport Management, you might go on to organize the National Championship Game, work for Major League Baseball, or build a training program for a university. On the other hand, you might devote yourself to running your city’s youth basketball association. Whatever direction you take, you’ll need to draw on your knowledge of health, fitness, business, and law. Sports Management majors learn how to use legal and business principles to run athletic programs, sports teams, fitness facilities, and health clubs.
HOW TO DECLARE:
APPLICATION. Students apply to the Sport Management major in the spring of their sophomore year (traditionally, the 4th semester at UConn). Click here to view application details.
HELPFUL INTRO COURSES:
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EDLR 3335 - Sport Law (Major Requirement)
EDLR 3547 - Introduction to Sport-Based Youth Development (Major Requirement)
POSSIBLE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES: