Sport Management

Business & Technology
Degree awarded: Associate in Arts

Program Narrative
For every professional player or coach you see on the court, the sports industry employs thousands more people behind the scenes. You could be one. Our new, highly competitive Sport Management program will prepare you to be a first-round draft choice for many professional positions in the sports industry or to launch a business of your own.

You can earn an associate's degree from Northampton after four semesters of full-time study and enter the workforce at the entry level. To be a competitive job candidate, however, a bachelor's degree in the field is recommended.

The Sport Management transfer program combines Northampton's two years of study with two additional years at DeSales University. The bachelor's degree will prepare you for employment in these areas: Intercollegiate Athletics, Professional Sport, Facility Management, Campus Recreation Programs, Community Based Sport, Sport Information, Sport Marketing and Promotion, Sport Law, Fund Raising and Development, Sales, Public Relations, Sport Journalism, Club Management, Corporate Fitness, Physical Fitness, Athletic Training/Sports Medicine, Aquatics Management, Consulting, and Entrepreneurship.

Program Features
Our curriculum includes a strong background in general academic skills and all the specialty courses you will need to transfer into a four-year program. Courses include marketing, event planning, management fundamentals and more. Our agreement with nearby DeSales University assures you a smooth transfer into their Sport Administration program.

Our advisors are ready to coach you in how to get the most out of your NCC experience. You will work closely with professors who want to see you succeed, both academically and in the sports world. Courses in this program are offered primarily during the day.

Contact the Admissions Office at 610-861-5500 for further information.

Program Outcomes
Graduates of the program will:

  • Be prepared to transfer into a Sport Management program at a four-year college or university.
  • Be able to apply the principles and functions of management to a sport management related venue.
  • Be able to use sport marketing knowledge to construct and implement a comprehensive plan for a collegiate event as a member of a planning group.
  • Be able to use both current and historical data in order to make a connection between sport and societal issues.
  • Identify a career option within the field of Sport Management.

Sport Management,
Associate in Arts Degree

Course Code Course Title
Credits
First Year
CMTH 102 Speech Communication
3
ENGL 101C English I
3
SPRT 101 Introduction to Sport Management
3
CISC___ Computer Elective
3
------------ Physical Education Elective
1
------------ Mathematics Elective (QL)
3
16
Second Semester
BUSA 205 Management Fundamentals
3
ENGL 151R English II (Report Writing)
3
------------ Arts & Humanities Elective (AH)
3
------------ Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) or
Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior Elective (SSHB)
3
------------ Elective
3
15
Third Semester
BUSA 131 Principles of Marketing
3
PSYC 103 Introduction to Psychology
3
SPRT 152G Sports in Society
3
------------ Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI) Elective
3/4
------------ Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) or
Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior Elective (SSHB)
3
15/16
Fourth Semester
SPRT 162 Facility Management and Event Planning
3
------------ Physical Education Elective
1
------------ Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT)
3
------------ Science Elective (SCI)
4
------------ Elective
3
14
Total Credits
60/61
  • For their Arts and Humanities (AH) and Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time (SIT) or Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior (SSHB) Electives, students must select courses from the list of approved courses in each of those categories.
  • The Mathematics Elective (QL) and at least one of the Science (SCI) Electives must be selected from the list of approved general education courses in each of those categories.
  • One course should be designated as Diversity and Global Awareness (D).
  • Completion of SPRT 152G satisfies the Writing Intensive program-related requirement. In addition, students must take one General Education course in a Writing Intensive (WI) section.

Career Potential: Management Position in Sport

NCC students have transferred to: East Stroudsburg University, DeSales University, Bloomsburg University, Pennsylvania State University, West Chester University, Kutztown University, Temple University, York College

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