Sport administration is a growing field offering a variety of career opportunities. The explosive growth of athletics has created a serious need for individuals to manage and direct school, college, professional, and organizational programs. Graduates find positions managing fitness centers and sports facilities. Other opportunities are available in marketing sports programs, in sales for sporting goods manufacturers, or as athletic directors. Opportunities are also available in professional sports at the team level as well as at league headquarters. Marketing firms representing individual athletes or sponsoring major sports events present other career possibilities. Many sport administration majors attend graduate school to specialize in specific areas. Employment opportunities vary according to geographic location. The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to sport administration majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Advertising Director/Professional Sports Aerobics Instructor Athletic TrainerBusiness Manager for Sports TeamClubhouse ManagerCoachEquipment ManagerManufacturer’s RepresentativeMarketing Director Payroll Administrator Personal Trainer Personnel Relations DirectorPhysical Education InstructorPhysical TherapistPlayer Contract ManagerProfessional Sports AgentSchool Athletics DirectorSpecial-Risk Insurance Agent for Sports, Athletics, and RecreationSporting Goods Salesperson Sports and Fitness Nutritionist Sports Attorney Therapeutic Recreation SpecialistTraveling Secretary Video Coordinator
Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry (OCC 202)Careers for Sports Nuts & Other Athletic Types (OCC PT 64)Careers in Focus: Coaches & Fitness Professionals (OCC 199.45)Careers in Focus: Sports (OCC 200.5)College Majors Handbook (MAJ 6) Occupational Outlook Handbook (JS JO 20)Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers (OCC 201)
BSU Dept of Physical EducationGreat Links to Explore (BSU Career Center)America’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.orgOnline Sports Career Center: http://www.onlinesports.com/pages/CareerCenter.htmlSports Careers: http://www.sportscareers.com
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