School of Education and Leadership

Sports Management Certificate

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Why Choose Sports Management?

Interested in a sports-related career? Enroll in Wright State’s sports management program, which offers a solid educational base in the fundamentals of sports management.

You can join a growing and exciting field dealing with the business aspects of sports and recreation. Your career options range from public relations specialist to marketing director, and from facilities manager to compliance coordinator. However, just as with sports itself, competition is stiff for the best sports management positions, and demand is highest for well-trained professionals.  

Want to pursue a master's degree focused on this topic? Consider the Master of Arts in Physical Education: Sport Management program.

Contact Information

Carol Patitu, Ph.D., Program Director
937-775-4148
carol.patitu@wright.edu

Careers and Real-World Experience

A considerable number of careers are available in Ohio through universities and professional sports teams. Explore the Careers and Real-World Experience Resources section for a list of staff directories and home pages you can contact for internships and other career opportunities. National organizations are also listed. 

Academics and Curriculum

View the sports management certificate program information and requirements in the Academic Catalog.

Course Descriptions

Admission

Admission Process

1

Apply to Graduate School using the non-degree/certificate application.

2

Submit to the Graduate School:

One official transcript that shows the completion of a degree.

Careers and Real-World Experience Resources

A considerable number of careers are available in Ohio through universities and professional sports teams. Visit staff directories and home pages you can contact for internships and other career opportunities. National organizations are also listed.

Ohio Athletic Department Staff Directories 

      College Conferences Headquarters 

      Professional Sports Teams

          Websites for internships/careers 

          Collegiate Careers/Internships 

          • Academic/student support services 
          • Associate and assistant commissioner 
          • Associate and assistant director of athletics 
          • Athletics development/fundraising 
          • Business manager 
          • Compliance 
          • Conference commissioner 
          • Director of athletics 
          • Facility/event operations 
          • Learning specialist 
          • Licensing 
          • Marketing/promotions 
          • Sports information 
          • Ticketing 

          Campus recreation, intramurals, and club sports are all potential career/internship possibilities at a college/university.

          Private/Public Sector 

          A sports management degree doesn’t limit your options to only collegiate or professional sports. Any area that has some type of athletics is a possibility. 

          • K-12 athletic director 
          • Youth leagues—baseball, basketball, football, soccer 
          • Club/select teams—baseball, basketball, football, soccer 
          • YMCA recreation 
          • Special Olympics 
          • Summer sports camps 

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