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Sport Management

Sport Management

The world of sports is an exciting and unique field. Because of its fast-pace and household names, it’s often glamorized by Hollywood in movies and TV shows.

Many students come into our programming thinking they want the fame and fortune of being a sports agent (popularized by movies likeJerry McGuire). However, you’ll find that our range of courses will open your eyes to careers in sport you never knew existed.

What will I study as a sport management major?

At JCSU, our courses in sport management emphasize “real world” knowledge that you can apply to your first job.

Courses such as sport finance and sport public relations prepare you to enter the business side of the industry. In addition, with a fundamental understanding of budgeting and event promotion, you’ll be able to support any sport organization you go into.

You classes will give you a behind-the-scenes view of sport in the areas of:

  • Sport finance
  • Sport marketing
  • Sport law
  • Professional team administration
  • Collegiate team administration

As a sport management major, you’ll be able to explore the inner workings of sport with an on-campus internship. You’ll work with different members of JCSU’s sport staff to help you narrow down your career path.

Minors Available

Physical Education


Sport Management


Exercise and Sport Science


Sport Coaching


Sports Medicine


Fitness and Wellness Management


Esports and Gaming Management


Community Health


School Health


Health Communication


Maternal Health


Where will I study sport management?

We believe that experience is an important part of your education. That’s why our sport management program places our students in on-campus and on-campus internships. On-campus you’ll shadow JCSU’s sport information director, our athletic trainers and our athletic director to get a behind-the-scenes look at sport administration.

We also emphasize the off-campus internship experience that the city of Charlotte has to offer. Our relationships with these local sport organizations will help you take your education out of the classroom and into the working world of sports.

On campus, your sport management courses will take advantage of our smart classroom technology. Through online videos and presentations, you’ll discover trends in the industry and understand the decision-making process in various sporting organizations.

What will I learn outside the sport management program?

JCSU is a private liberal arts university. What this means to you is that your education will broadly cover all areas of study. The diversity of your classes will help you look at “the big picture” in any career you choose.

  • Classes incomputer scienceandcommunicationartswill give you a definite advantage in the job market and workplace.
  • Taking severalEnglishandforeign language classeswill help you interact with a global community that is getting smaller each day.
  • By takingmathandscience classes, you’ll have a better understanding of the world around you.
  • Healthandphysical educationcourses give you the knowledge to cope with everyday stress and lead a better, longer life.

Having a college education will give you the tools to succeed in life. Having a liberal arts education will give you the opportunity to take your success further.

    Why study at JCSU?

    With the city of Charlotte in our backyard, JCSU is in the perfect location for students in our sport management program to find excellent internship and job opportunities.

    Charlotte boasts NFL and NBA teams, as well as professional teams in baseball, soccer and hockey. Every year, Charlotte has been host tothe, the Duke Mayo Football Classicand thePGA TOUR Wells Fargo Championship. As a major in our program, the possibilities for a career in the Charlotte sport arena are endless.

    We prepare you for success beyond the classroom.

    Our sport management faculty members are deeply involved with our students, and they want to ensure that you find a rewarding career after graduation.

    To prepare you for the job hunt, our professors work with you to perfect your resume and ensure you’re prepared for interviews. Professional development workshops in the program cover additional workplace topics, such as attire and email etiquette.

    Research opportunities you won’t find anywhere else.

    Our students have conducted research and have been published in scholarly peer-reviewed journals. As a major in our program, the opportunity to conduct your own research on a topic that interests you will be an accomplishment that shines on your resume or application to graduate school.

    Topics of research our students have engaged in include:

    • “Sources of Stress Among African-American College Students”
    • “Arousal and Anxiety Among African-American College Students and Student-Athletes”
    • "The Perception of Success Among College Student-Athletes"
    Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.
    According to a recent survey
    100% of students enrolled in Department of Health and Human Performance majors believe that our faculty members were working to prepare them for success during their time at JCSU and beyond.
    Well-Prepared
    In addition, 95% of students felt well-prepared for opportunities outside the classroom, including graduate school, internships and careers.
    We will know You
    Our faculty members are sincerely interested in our students’ goals and dreams for the future. We know each student by name and are always willing to support and strengthen their education at JCSU.
    Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.
    According to a recent survey
    100% of students enrolled in Department of Health and Human Performance majors believe that our faculty members were working to prepare them for success during their time at JCSU and beyond.
    Well-Prepared
    In addition, 95% of students felt well-prepared for opportunities outside the classroom, including graduate school, internships and careers.
    We will know You
    Our faculty members are sincerely interested in our students’ goals and dreams for the future. We know each student by name and are always willing to support and strengthen their education at JCSU.
    Personalized attention gives you the tools to succeed.
    According to a recent survey
    100% of students enrolled in Department of Health and Human Performance majors believe that our faculty members were working to prepare them for success during their time at JCSU and beyond.
    Well-Prepared
    In addition, 95% of students felt well-prepared for opportunities outside the classroom, including graduate school, internships and careers.
    We will know You
    Our faculty members are sincerely interested in our students’ goals and dreams for the future. We know each student by name and are always willing to support and strengthen their education at JCSU.

    Get involved in on-campus activities and organizations.

    As a major in our program, you’ll have the opportunity to socialize with your classmates in organizations like the:

    Health and Human Performance Majors Club - a department organization for individuals majoring and minoring in various fields of health and human performance.

     - a national professional fraternity for students who are pursuing careers in the fields of health and human performance. This organization serves as our department honor society.

    Your path to a successful career begins the minute you step on campus.

    Internships:

    As a sport management major, you’ll have the opportunity to intern at sport powerhouses that include: