Hiram College

Sport Management Major

Traditional Undergraduate

Unite Business with Sport, Leisure, and Recreation

Join the rapidly growing sport, leisure, and recreation industry. Organized sports now serve literally every age and demographic group. In the new sport management program, students prepare to enter the industry by investigating marketing, psychology, organizational behavior, ethical and legal perspectives, communication, facilities, and finance. They engage in experiential, real-world learning opportunities.

Who Are Hiram’s Sport Management Majors?

Hiram’s sport management students are passionate about the field of sport, eager to participate in scholarly activity, detail oriented, and aficionados of current sports events. They’re the future leaders of sport facilities, events, and policies; they see the potential for their impact on employees, consumers, and the industry.

About the Sport Management Degree Program

As a challenging interdisciplinary program, the sport management major equips students with skills in critical thinking, information analysis, ethical problem-solving, teamwork, and systems exploration. Students learn these skills through a foundation in the liberal arts and a heavy emphasis on experiential learning. They volunteer, intern, research, and participate in student clubs, applying the concepts they learn in coursework to real-world situations they care about.

The program focuses on diverse learning experiences that allow graduates to become valuable problem solvers and leaders. To help students achieve their career goals, the program includes tracks for fitness, administration, and communication.

Students can complement their sport management program with other majors and minors. Popular choices include the following:

A Career-Focused Sport Management Major

Graduates of the sport management program are prepared for success across the sport, leisure, and recreation industry, including the following career paths:

Fitness

  • Coach
  • Personal trainer
  • Entrepreneur
  • Basic training officer
  • AAU/YMCA positions
  • Sport agent

Administration

  • General manager
  • CFO
  • Director of player personnel
  • Director of facilities or arena operations
  • Scouting
  • Director of marketing
  • Athletic director
  • Campus recreation director

Communication

  • Broadcasting coordinator
  • Sports writer/editor
  • Director of communications
  • Publicity director
  • Sports information director

If you have any questions about sport management program, please reach out by completing the form below.

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Andrew White, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology

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