Feb 29, 2024  
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 
NIACC Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Management, A.A.S.

Did you know that “sports” is a $200 billion dollar industry in the U.S. alone? Those dollars spell opportunity for students with a love of sports and ability to organize and manage. In the exciting Sport Management program, which combines a solid business foundation with experiential learning, you’ll be able to start your career running.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Athletic Director
  • Municipal Parks and Recreational Sport Leadership
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Facility Management
  • Sport Event Management
  • Tourism Director
  • Community/Voluntary Agency Sport Programming

Upon successful completion of the Sport Management curriculum with a grade point average of 2.00 (C) or higher, the student is awarded an Associate in Applied Science Degree. Students who know they wish to pursue a four-year degree and want to meet general education requirements of transfer institutions should pursue the A.A. Degree. This will necessitate a slightly different curriculum.

Business Internships

  1. Talk to the Business Internship Coordinator or your Counselor to decide when in your college career you should participate in an internship.
  2. Enroll in and pass Workplace Professionalism (BUS 162 ).
    • Workplace Professionalism is a 3 s.h. course that is a prerequisite to Business Internships ~ it can be taken at any time prior to a Business Internship.
  3. Upon passing Workplace Professionalism, the student is eligible for a Business Internship (BUS 225 ).
    • Students may register for a Business Internship only when they have located, secured and have had the internship site approved with the Business Internship Coordinator.
    • Business Internship credit ranges from 1 s.h. to 5 s.h. ~ this must be determined prior to registering for the course.

All students are highly encouraged to participate in a Business Internship before graduating.

Required Courses/Suggested Schedule

First Year

Second Year

Third Term

Total: 15 s.h.

Fourth Term

Total: 15 s.h.

Total Program Hours: 60 s.h.

+If you anticipate achieving a two-year degree, enroll in a Business Elective your first year and BUS - 162 Workplace Professionalism  your second year, preferably the Fourth Term.