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Sport Management, Associate in Arts

Overview

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.

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.

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

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.
  • Be able to identify a career option within the field of Sport Management.

Courses

First Year

CMTH102Introduction to Communication

3 credits

ENGL101English I

3 credits

SPRT101Introduction to Sport Management

3 credits

CISCComputer Elective

3 credits

Physical Education Elective

1 credit

MATHMathematics Elective (QL)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:16

Second Semester

BUSA205Management Fundamentals

3 credits

ENGL151REnglish II

3 credits

Arts and Humanities Elective (AH)

3 credits

 

Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time Elective (SIT)

3 credits

OR

Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior Elective (SSHB)

3 credits

 

Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15

Third Semester

BUSA131Principles of Marketing

3 credits

PSYC103Introduction to Psychology

3 credits

SPRT152GSports In Society

3 credits

Mathematics (QL) or Science (SCI) Elective

3/4 credits

 

Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time Elective (SIT)

3 credits

OR

Social Science: Scientific Study of Human Behavior Elective (SSHB)

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:15-16

Fourth Semester

SPRT162Facility Management and Event Planning

3 credits

Physical Education Elective

1 credit

Social Science: Societies and Institutions over Time Elective (SIT)

3 credits

Science Elective (SCI)

4 credits

Elective

3 credits

Total Credit Hours:14

Total Credit Hours: 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 SPRT152G satisfies the Writing Intensive program-related requirement. In addition, students must take one General Education course in a Writing Intensive (WI) section.