BA Programs in Sport

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A Bachelors of Arts, also called a BA, is an excellent way to prepare for a future career while expanding your knowledge base. This degree typically lasts for three to five years and is offered in a wide variety of subject areas—no wonder it’s one of the most popular degrees in the world.

So what is a BA in Sport? This course of study includes anything and everything related to athletics. Possible choices include degrees in coaching, sports business and finance, health and exercise, or even sports history. You will most likely study a wide variety of subjects related to athletics, including sport and culture, sports history, writing in sports, sports policy, teaching sports, and the business of professional sports. These courses are designed to help enhance your knowledge and understanding of the role that sports play within our society.

There are numerous advantages that come with earning a BA in Sport, including improved life skills such as critical thinking, leadership, and teamwork. Having a bachelor’s degree can prove advantageous when searching for a job after graduation, and these programs can help prepare you for a career in a field you enjoy.

It is important to do your research about the cost of tuition at your chosen institution before you decide to enroll. The price of a BA in Sport can vary depending on factors such as the country where you choose to attend and how long it takes you to finish your degree.

What types of jobs can you obtain with a BA in Sport? One popular choice is to pursue a career in coaching, physical education, or personal training, helping children and adults discover the benefits of physical fitness. Another possible path is sports management or business, helping guide professional athletes in their careers. And if you yourself are a professional athlete or plan to become one, this degree is an excellent course of study.

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BA Sports Studies

Bishop's University
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 Canada Sherbrooke

Sports Studies is an integrated program drawing on the expertise of faculty in Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Business and Health Sciences. The program provides an intensive study of sport and exercise in society. [+]

BAs in Sport. Sports Studies is an integrated program drawing on the expertise of faculty in Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Business and Health Sciences. The program provides an intensive study of sport and exercise in society. The program is designed to encourage students to adopt an interdisciplinary perspective that gathers together the individual, local, national and international dimensions of sport and exercise. Consequently, it exposes students to the social, biological, political, business and economic aspects of sport in sport in society. It also provides opportunities for practical experiences. Students interested in the science side of sport are encouraged to consider the Health Science Concentration of the Biology program. Program Highlights: Facilities include an athletic performance lab. This multidisciplinary program allows students to take courses from a broad spectrum ranging from Social Sciences to Natural Sciences to Business, thereby developing multiple perspectives on the importance of sport in society. Popular Courses: The Social Psychology of Sports Exercise Sports Writing Sport, Culture and Society Sport and Psychology: Performance Enhancement Introduction to Exercise Physiology Where can this lead me? Employment opportunities may occur in sports organizations at the community and corporate level, as well as in volunteer program to develop sports. The program will also prepare students for further studies in areas such as recreation, leisure and sports management. Courses & Programs Degree Options: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) Major in Sports Studies, with optional Concentrations in: Sports Studies Health and Sports Studies Business and Sports Studies Minor in Health and Sports Studies Program Concentrations The Sports Studies Major program can be specialized by the addi- tion of any one of three concentrations: i) Athletic Development, ii) Business and Society, or iii) Health. In addition to the 48 credits required for the Major, extra credits in the concentration area are required to earn this designation on the transcript. See the second table below for a complete list of the required courses for each of the concentrations. The Sports Studies Major, with any one con- centration, is a 60-credit (20 courses) program. Students deciding to add a concentration must ll out a “program change” form with the Chair of the Sports Studies Program at some point during their program. Note that students pursuing the Business and Society concen- tration are not eligible for the minor in Business Administration from the Williams School of Business. It is possible to add any combination of two of the concentra- tions. The length of the program will then increase to 81 cred- its (27 courses). For a double concentration, all of the courses in Blocks A, B, C and E of both concentrations must be completed. The courses which will count for Block D must be different than those used for any of the other blocks. If the desired double con- centration is Health combined with Business and Society, then Block D will only be 6 credits. Block D will be 12 credits for the other two possible double concentrations. Students completing the Athletic Development concentration of the Sports Studies Major may have completed the requirements for coaching certi cation (via Sports Québec and the NCCP) lev- els A, B, and C. (The Sports Studies Program Committee has ap- plied for this coaching certi cation for its program, and is present- ly anticipating approval in time for 2016 graduation). Electives Bachelor Degree programs at Bishop’s require 120 credits. Quebec students with a DEC receive 30 advanced credits, allow- ing completion of the degree in three years. Therefore a Sports Studies Major has 72 credits (42 for a Quebec student) of “free elective” courses. Students are encouraged to consider adding a minor from another discipline, or even a second major. Students with a concentration in Sports Studies will still have 60 (30 for Quebec students) free elective credits, enough to pursue addition- al major or minor specialities. All Sports Studies students must meet the “Arts and Science” requirement of the University by completing at least one (3 credit) course offered by the Division of Natural Sciences and Mathematics. The Sports Studies Optional courses which satisfy this re- quirement are: BCH 101, BIO 131, BIO 233, EXS 317 and EXS/ BIO 433. A free elective may also be used for this purpose. Admission process Create a GoBishops account Once logged in, click on “Apply” to access the online application form. Complete the application form and submit it electronically. An application of $75 CAD for students studying within Canada or an application fee of $100 CAD for students studying outside Canada (payable by credit card) is required at the time of online application for all degree/certificate programs. Students applying for an exchange program from approved partner institutions do not pay an application fee. Submit all required supporting documents to the Admissions Office. Bishop’s University – Admissions Office 2600 rue College Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1Z7 Canada E-mail: admissions@ubishops.ca* Track the status of your application through your GoBishops account. Admissions files are assessed on a rolling basis, as soon as all required documents are received. Exceptions: Applications to the School of Education are reviewed in partnership with the School of Education and most offers for our education programs will not be made until January or February of each year. Applications for our Music programs also need to be evaluated based on their audition. Decisions for this program will not be made until both elements are reviewed. [-]

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Sports and Recreation Management

Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong THEi
Campus Full time 2 - 4 years September 2017 Hong Kong Kowloon

The rapid development of the sports and recreation industry in Hong Kong has created a strong demand for related professionals. This programme aims to provide students with a rigorous and intellectual programme of study who wish to pursue or further advance their careers in the cognate areas of sports coaching, sports therapy, or recreation management. Through high-quality education and training which emphasise both theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as professional skills, and working experience from Work-Integrated Learning, graduates will be professionally and/or clinically competent in their disciplines. Students will specialise in one of the three specialisations: (1) sports coaching, (2) sports therapy, and (3) recreation management, in order to develop their professional competence. [+]

The rapid development of the sports and recreation industry in Hong Kong has created a strong demand for related professionals. This programme aims to provide students with a rigorous and intellectual programme of study who wish to pursue or further advance their careers in the cognate areas of sports coaching, sports therapy, or recreation management. Through high-quality education and training which emphasise both theoretical and practical knowledge, as well as professional skills, and working experience from Work-Integrated Learning, graduates will be professionally and/or clinically competent in their disciplines. Students will specialise in one of the three specialisations: (1) sports coaching, (2) sports therapy, and (3) recreation management, in order to develop their professional competence. Sports Coaching Specialisation This specialisation nurtures future sports coaches with an understanding of sport science for performance enhancement. This specialisation covers coaching individual and team sports, performance measurement and analyses, sports biomechanics, sports psychology, strength and conditioning for sports performance, and talent identification in sports. Sports Therapy Specialisation This specialisation is accredited by The Society of Sports Therapists (SST) from UK. Students in this specialisation are the student member of the SST. This specialisation trains Sports Therapists who can prevent and treat sports injuries. This specialisation covers recognition and evaluation of sports injuries, peripheral and vertebral manual therapy, on-field emergency management, strength and conditioning, and rehabilitation of sports injuries and for special populations. Recreation Management Specialisation THEi is the corporate member of the Hong Kong Recreation Management Association. This specialisation provides essential training in recreation management including sports media, communication and public relations, operation and management in clubhouse and spa, sports and globalisation, park, pool, and horticulture management, human resources and strategic management, and marketing management. Career Prospects Sports Coaching Specialisation Graduates from this specialisation can become sport coach, strength and conditioning coach, fitness coach, and sport scientist. Potential employers include National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute, Leisure and Cultural Services Department, fitness centres, and sports clubs. Sports Therapy Specialisation Graduates from this specialisation are eligible to register to the SST as Sports Therapists and become full members. Potential employers include sports therapy and rehabilitation clinics, National Sports Associations, Hong Kong Sports Institute, and sports clubs/teams. Recreation Management Specialisation Graduates from this specialisation can work at Leisure and Cultural Services Department, clubhouse, event management companies, sports marketing companies, theme parks, National Sports Associations, and Hong Kong Sports Institute. Professional Recognition The Sports Therapy specialisation of this programme is accredited by the Society of Sports Therapists, UK. Website : http://www.society-of-sports-therapists.org/ Note(s): VTC reserves the right to cancel any programme, revise programme name, content or change the offering campus(es) before class commencement if circumstances so warrant. Required Academic Qualifications Applicants with non-local qualifications Non-local qualifications refer to academic qualifications obtained in secondary or tertiary institutions outside Hong Kong and Mainland China, including GCSE , IGCSE , GCE examinations, International Baccalaureate ( IB ) or other overseas qualifications Applications with non-local qualifications, including language qualifications, will be assessed individually by the departments concerned. Language Requirements English Language Qualifications Degree Programmes Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL ) A score of 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based) / 79 (internet-based International English Language Testing System ( IELTS ) An overall score of 6.0 GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-level English Language Grade C GCE A-level / GCE AS-level English Language Grade E International Baccalaureate ( IB ) English Language Level 5 (Standard-Level English Language Syllabus B) / Level 4 (Higher-Level English Language Syllabus B) / Level 4 (Standard- / Higher-Level English Language Syllabus A) Higher Diploma Programmes Test of English as a Foreign Language ( TOEFL ) A score of 500 (paper-based) / 173 (computer-based) / 61 (internet-based) International English Language Testing System ( IELTS ) An overall score of 5.0 GCSE / IGCSE / GCE O-level English Language Grade D GCE A-level / GCE AS-level English Language Grade E International Baccalaureate ( IB ) English Language Level 4 (Standard-Level English Language Syllabus B) / Level 3 (Higher-Level English Language Syllabus B) / Level 3 (Standard- / Higher-Level English Language Syllabus A) Notes: For Degree programmes, the TOEFL or IELTS results submitted must be within a 2-year period from the date of the test or examination to the date of commencement of study. Chinese / Other Language(s) There is a second language requirement, either Chinese or other languages. The qualifications will be assessed individually by the departments concerned. Mature Applicant Applicants aged 25 or above on or before 1 September admission year and do not meet the entrance requirements for a Degree Programme may apply for admission as a mature applicant. Applicants aged 23 or above on or before 1 September admission year and do not meet the entrance requirements for a Higher Diploma Programme may apply for admission as a mature applicant. Applications from mature applicants will be considered on an individual basis. They must demonstrate sufficient motivation, knowledge, potential and ability to make it likely they would complete the programme successfully. Applicants will not have priority over other applicants, and only a limited number of places are offered to suitable mature applicants. Fees For Degree programmes, the tuition fee is around HKD75,000 per year while the tuition fee for Higher Diploma programmes is around HKD50,000 per year. Please note that the fees may vary according to inflation, curriculum structure, individual, environmental and other relevant factors. In addition, accommodation expenses* are amount to around HKD50,000 per year while other living expenses (including food, transportation and miscellaneous expenses) are amount to around HKD 60,000 per year. [-]

BA in Sports Economics

Link Campus University
Campus Full time October 2017 Italy Rome

The Bachelor and Master courses in Economics orientation ‘’Sport’’ is able to form professionals able to operate in the context of national and international sporting. [+]

BAs in Sport. CONTEXT Link Campus University, with its research center IDEMS, has been always interested in the dynamics of the field of sport, with 2% of GDP total EU employment and total income from continuing sports of 7.3 million units, is then a key component of the economy of a country. Operating in a global context, where the sport is not only a right of the person, but also a social and economic phenomenon of primary importance, the approach to the dynamics of sport requires professionalism increasingly prepared to handle the complexities of sector and to meet the needs of the market without changing the healthy values of sport. So, now the manager of sport must not only possess the necessary skills, but also learn about the specificity of a sector which maintains its peculiarities: a manager genetically designed on sports business and not just "borrowed" to the sport. CHARACTERISTICS OF THE COURSE The Bachelor and Master courses in Economics orientation ‘’Sport’’ is able to form professionals able to operate in the context of national and international sporting. Education integrates the study of the economy fundamentals with the acquisition of specific skills in sport Industry management, providing students with different interpretations (political, economic and strategic, legal, philosophical and sociological) necessary for an understanding of the sports business. The curriculum is enriched by meetings with professionals, participation in projects of organization and management of sporting events and business games theme. In the summer, students will have the opportunity to attend Summer School at the University of Cambridge. [-]

Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management

EU Business School
Campus Full time 3 years January 2017 Spain Barcelona Switzerland Montreux Geneva + 3 more

This is an interdisciplinary program designed to teach management skills and covering areas such as: sports marketing and management, sports advertising, media relations and sponsorship. [+]

The sports market is a multibillion dollar industry, experiencing rapid expansion in countries such as China, Russia, Brazil and the Middle East, opening many doors to those with a specialized skillset. This is an interdisciplinary program designed to teach management skills and covering areas such as: sports marketing and management, sports advertising, media relations and sponsorship. The industry offers diverse and dynamic opportunities to graduates, ranging from professional sports to managing events and corporate sponsorships.

Duration: Six semesters/three years (Summer Fast Track option available)

Locations: Barcelona, Geneva, Montreux

Teaching Language: English... [-]


BA Outdoor Education

University of Wales Trinity Saint David
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Carmarthen

The Outdoor Adventure Education programme is a blend of theoretical and practical modules designed specifically to meet the growing career opportunities within the outdoor sector. Additionally many of the skills developed are transferable to a wider range of careers beyond outdoor education, for example, the uniformed services, youth work, teaching and service industries. [+]

BAs in Sport. The Outdoor Adventure Education programme is a blend of theoretical and practical modules designed specifically to meet the growing career opportunities within the outdoor sector. Additionally many of the skills developed are transferable to a wider range of careers beyond outdoor education, for example, the uniformed services, youth work, teaching and service industries. Course Overview Throughout the programme the emphasis is on exploring the relationship between sound theory and good practice. The course is progressive in nature. Initially students are provided with foundation skills both within academic skills and practical activities. Subsequently this foundation together with on-going support enables students to engage positively with challenges of both a physical and intellectual nature. The outcome is that students develop as critically aware and reflective individuals able to deal proactively with the dynamic and challenging situations that are commonplace in abroad range of current and future working environments. Key Features The BA Outdoor Adventure Education is studied on the Carmarthen campus, which offers a friendly and very personal learning experience. All the lecturing staff are based on campus and are easily accessible for tutorials to support your studies. Lecturing staff are Fellows of the Higher Education Academy, are accredited by the Institute of Outdoor Learning and have Masters Degrees or Doctoral qualifications. Additionally all Outdoor Education staff have extensive practical experience and hold a broad range of governing body awards. The campus is only 15 miles east of the Brecon Beacons National Park and the fantastic mountain bike trails of Brechfa. More biking is just down the road at Afan Argoed. For water lovers we have a partnership with a local paddle sport centre with excellent access to recreational and competitive equipment and coaching. The nearby Gower peninsular and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park offer unrivalled opportunities for coasteering, surfing, sea kayaking and sea cliff climbing. On campus Outdoor Education students enjoy free access to the swimming pool, health suite and climbing wall. The Students’ Union provides an extensive array of sporting clubs and leisure activities. [-]

Ba Sports Management

EBC Hochschule - University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 3 years October 2017 Germany Hamburg Berlin Düsseldorf + 2 more

The International Sport represents fascination, power and entertainment. Nevertheless, a rather a multibillion dollar industry with an interesting and dynamic labor market. The siebensemestrige Bachelorstudiengang Sports Management * offers you the opportunity to build on a sound operational scientific basis to build as a specialist in this market your career. Specialize in the areas of business start-up, personnel management, event management or Sports Media. [+]

The International Sport represents fascination, power and entertainment. Nevertheless, a rather a multibillion dollar industry with an interesting and dynamic labor market. The siebensemestrige Bachelorstudiengang Sports Management* Gives you the opportunity to build on a sound operational scientific basis to build as a specialist in this market your career. Specialize in the areas of business start-up, personnel management, event management or Sports Media. * Degree in accreditation We care about your career - Practice-oriented, personalized care, internationally "We carry out real projects with real partners, so that students can show robust industry-specific projects directly to job entry in which they were involved during their studies. (...) A perfect strike in the application! " Course contents Sports Management BA * In Bachelorstudiengang Sports Management * place in the first three semesters the foundation on which to base your future professional development - you learn the most important content of business administration, economics and law. At the same time you'll acquire the technical foundations of sport management. They learn the different markets, organizations and structures of the sports industry know, get an overview of the events industry and learn the differences between performance, recreational activities, health and mass sports. In addition to lecture-accompanying case studies in small project groups are in soft skill seminars as Business English, project management and scientific work professionally qualifying skills on. In the fourth and sixth semester you develop your professional expertise in the fields of business administration and management of sport and put your individual focus - either in event management or Sports Media. In studying abroad in the fifth semester you gain valuable intercultural experience and apply your theoretical knowledge in practice in a first placement period at home or abroad. Another internship you complete either abroad or at home during the transfer semester. Successful completion of a bachelor's thesis you complete your studies from after the seventh semester of the Bachelor of Arts. Optional Football Focus Whether World Cup or Africa Cup of Nations, Bundesliga or Premier League, DFB or RFEF - the international football is one of the largest labor markets in Sports Management *. Therefore, the EBC University offers you an additional specialization in Football Management. The Optional Football Focus offers students the opportunity to acquire special knowledge in the football market outside the regular curriculum. To collect practical knowledge to study and position themselves so far ahead in the competition for entry into this attractive labor market. In a further optional offer they have the opportunity to acquire practical skills relevant as SAP and Data Analysis with SPSS or develop with the Studium Generale valuable knowledge and understanding of the overall context. Curriculum Graduation The program ends after accreditation from the internationally recognized Bachelor of Arts and 210 credit points and enables you to receive a master's program. Prospects for Sport Management graduates In addition to Europe probably the most representative region for Sport Manager - the football, there are just as sporting goods manufacturers and sports clothing brands and large venues, the same house next to music also sporting events, which offer extensive career opportunities. Mega events like world championships or Olympic generate the need for internationally educated sports managers. At the same time the leisure market in terms of mass sports and sports events developed dynamically. Gaze into your own country reveals the many companies that sponsor sporting events or athletes, organizations that look after the interests of entire sports or also-present everywhere in the cityscape gym chains, often with the ability to own independence. A safe basis for a long-term career prospects in companies, associations or for the leap into self-employment. Start your career there as in: Business Development Marketing marketing research organizational development event management Human Resources Product Management [-]

BA in Sporting Events Management (full-time) [Backstage Academy]

University of Bolton
Campus Full time 3 years August 2017 United Kingdom Wakefield

The University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Sporting Events Management at Backstage Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on the sports events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the convergence of the logistics of managing a professional sports business and facilitating a professional sporting... [+]

BAs in Sport. Sporting Events Management - BA (Hons) full-time [Backstage Academy] The University of Bolton’s BA (Hons) Sporting Events Management at Backstage Academy, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, is designed to give you the edge to succeed in a busy market place. It is a vocationally-orientated course and provides a unique focus on the sports events industry. The programme is the first of its kind dedicated to the convergence of the logistics of managing a professional sports business and facilitating a professional sporting event. During the programme of study you will develop the knowledge and skills to successfully gain employment in a variety of exciting and demanding roles across the sporting events industries. About the course The programme will be delivered at the site of a professional rugby league club, Wakefield Trinity Wildcats RLFC, which is involved in playing elite level rugby league in the European Super League. Their events regularly feature on Sky TV and BBC One. The Sporting Events Management degree course will aid you to gain the personal and professional skills needed to work successfully in the sports event industry worldwide. Studying the programme will also equip you to be able to respond to the needs of clients and customers and manage live sporting events. The course combines the best of practical experience, learning and personal development. You will receive a high level of academic and pastoral support. As well as traditional lectures, seminars, examinations and tutors your learning will be enhanced with visits from guest speakers and master class seminars will be provided by industry professionals. International case studies and workshops, including opportunities to work on live projects for clients form part of several practical modules and significant periods of work placement during the programme. These experiences are valued by employers. The University of Bolton and Backstage Academy have longstanding links with industry professionals and employers. Our courses are designed to address the current and future needs of employers nationally and globally, and to enhance your lifelong career prospects. In addition, our highly experienced programme staff are keen to make the time you spend with them as academically stimulating and rewarding as possible. Our programme staff enjoy a well deserved reputation for being approachable and interested in their students’ progress. As teaching often takes place in small groups you are assured individual support and guidance at every stage. This degree will provide an understanding of the progression routes into employment in the sports industry, whilst ensuring a broad range of practical and work based training. Access to industrial professionals is common place. It is a developing industry and opportunities are available to graduates with real life vocational experience underpinned by theoretical academic study. Special features Industry engagement and progression into careers within the industry – the course has been uniquely designed with the help of industry practitioners, thus ensuring graduates meet the growing needs of the professional sports industry. It offers excellent, individual tutor support together with an engaging range of varied assessment techniques and valuable practical opportunities and placements via Backstage Academy Crew. World-class facilities and opportunities to engage with industry professionals and productions. Many of the seminars and workshops are delivered by acknowledged industry experts who pass on their experience and best practices to learners. What you will learn The Sporting Events Management degree incorporates subject-specific modules based upon evolving technologies, emerging job roles and industry practices, and reflects modern academic developments in delivering learning in a creative and engaging environment. You will be supported at every stage of your learning and development. The distinctiveness of the course is maintained through an emphasis on a critical analysis of sports event management techniques and processes. Central themes developed throughout the course are based around customer engagement and satisfaction, a complete understanding of how a professional sports club runs and how all parts of the business are focussed on the live events or fixtures that showcase the sports. This will ensure your ability to engage in a range of processes from managing client expectations, creating original and engaging events, programmes and visual spectacles and transferring your work to the live stadium via collaborative and team working in an international context. What you will study Level 1 Academic and Professional Skills for the Sport Events Industries; The Sports Event Industry; Introduction to the Impact and Legacies of Sports Events; Sports Event Project Design; Fundamentals of Sports Performance for Events; Revenue and Finance for Sports Events. Level 2 Research Methods for Events Studies; Planning for Impacts and Legacy in Sports Events; Commercial and Financial Management for Sports Events; Planning for Sports Events; Industry Practice and Professional Development. Level 3 Sports Events Logistics; Sustainable Sports Events Management; Strategic Marketing Management for Sports Events; Work Related Project (SEM); Major Project (SEM). Throughout your programme you will be encouraged to reflect on the development of your academic and professional skills and make recommendations for self-improvement. Specifically this ability to appraise your performance and set targets will be developed and assessed in show and production management. Entry requirements This course is open to UK and EU students. Applications from International students cannot usually be accepted because the study location for this course does not have a Tier 4 licence. Therefore, if you require sponsorship under Tier 4 (i.e. a Tier 4 international student visa to study in the UK) then unfortunately we will be unable to consider your application for this course. 260 UCAS points from at least two, but preferably three A2-levels (or equivalent) in any subjects. You should also have five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including English and mathematics. If English is not your first language you will also normally need IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent). Applications from mature students with no formal qualifications may be considered where those individuals have considerable work experience. Applicants will be required to produce a portfolio, attend an interview and take a diagnostic assessment. [-]

BA in Sport Management

Cardinal Stritch University
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Milwaukee

The Sport Management major provides students with an applied business degree for the sport environment/industry. Majors acquire a strong foundation in management, finance, accounting, marketing, communications, ethics and legal aspects of business. [+]

The Sport Management major provides students with an applied business degree for the sport environment/industry. Majors acquire a strong foundation in management, finance, accounting, marketing, communications, ethics and legal aspects of business. Specific courses in sport management provide students with an understanding of the role of sport in society, the role of management in sport, and opportunities to apply their knowledge in sport‐related organizations. Students supplement classroom teaching with a variety of practical experiences through academic service learning and field experience by working in sport management settings. Students in sport management gain both knowledge and practical experience, which are necessary for their future success in a variety of sport management careers. Degree Requirements Program Credits: 42 Required Courses: SSM 106, 201, 210, 236, 242, 243, 303, 312, 320, 345, 405, 406, 444. Required Auxiliary Courses: AC 201 Courses SSM 106 - Introduction to Sport Management SSM 201 - Economics of Sport SSM 205 - Sport Management Practicum SSM 210 - Organization and Management in Sport SSM 218 - Critical Issues in Athletics SSM 236 - Basic Issues of Sport Law SSM 240 - Techniques and Theories of Coaching Youth Sport SSM 242 - Sport Facilities Management SSM 243 - International Sport Business SSM 245 - Sport Psychology SSM 303 - Sport Marketing SSM 312 - Sport Finance SSM 320 - Motivation and Leadership in Sport SSM 345 - Sport Media Relations SSM 350 - Sport Information Management SSM 405 - Field Experience: Sport Management SSM 406 - Sport Management Senior Seminar SSM 444 - Sport Management Fundraising [-]

BA in Sport Psychology

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time 3 years February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

Specialisation in Biokinetics, Sport Science or Sport Management honours, Coach, Specialisation in Psychology, Researcher, Exercise Scientist. [+]

BAs in Sport. Career Specialisation in Biokinetics, Sport Science or Sport Management honours, Coach, Specialisation in Psychology, Researcher, Exercise Scientist. Admission Requirements Minimum APS: 23 Mathematics OR 24 with Mathematical Literacy Language of teaching and learning- English: 5 (60%+) Mathematics : 3 (40%+) Mathematical Literacy: 4 (50%+) Additional Subject 1: 4 (50%+)* Additional Subject 2: 4 (50%+) Additional Subject 3: 4 (50%+) Additional Subject 4: 3 (40%+) *Recommended for additional recognised language. Admission for international applicants is subject to meeting the compliance requirements as stipulated by the Immigration Act No 13 of 2002, the regulations made there under the University’s policy. Meeting the Faculty’s minimum requirements for a particular programme does not necessarily guarantee admission to that programme due to space constraints. All applicants have to complete the NBT (National Benchmark Test) prior to admission. The result of the NBT will inform decisions taken on placement of the applicant. Life Orientation is not included when calculating APS. [-]

Sport Management

Lees McRae College
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Banner Elk

The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management is designed for students with a career interest in athletic administration, coaching, personal training, sports media and business. [+]

Sport Management The Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management is designed for students with a career interest in athletic administration, coaching, personal training, sports media and business. The primary goals of this program are to develop an in-depth knowledge of managerial planning, organization and administration, evaluated within the context of a sport organization, and develop competent leaders who desire to continue their study in a graduate program focusing on Sport Management. The Sport Management Program is built upon a strong foundation that consists of seven powerful Pillars of Learning: Leadership The management of people, facilities and organizations The design, development and marketing of sport programs and sporting events The financial management of sport and sport organizations Ethics, law, safety and compliance in sport Outstanding communication skills in speaking, writing and making presentations Successful personal career preparation and career development, while understanding the high level of skills, knowledge, commitment and hard work on a daily basis that is required for success in the field of sport due to the quantity and quality of competition Fast facts Experiential learning opportunities available through the Bobcat Athletic department and the Mountain Television Network. Lees-McRae has 17 athletic teams that students are able to get involved with and learn from. Our program is led by instructors who have had successful careers in collegiate and professional coaching as well as sport management. What You'll Study All of the courses in our Sport Management program are designed to fulfill the fundamental principles of all seven pillars of our Sport Management program. Therefore, every course will include components from each of the seven pillars within the course in order that our students will come to understand every aspect of each crucial pillar, and in addition, so that our students develop the inherent and ingrained ability to consider and allow for all seven pillars with every challenge and decision they are faced with throughout their careers. Some of the topics you will study are leadership in sport, sport finance, sport law, organization and administration of sport programs, sport facilities and venue management and contemporary issues of sport. Beyond the Classroom Our Sport Management students gain valuable and rewarding experiences outside of the classroom. These experiences include excellent internships with championship-winning professional sports teams, golf resorts, our Lees-McRae Athletic Department, area ski resorts, the YMCA and sports development organizations. After Graduation The sport industry has many opportunities for graduates who are interested in professional sports, college and high school sports, amateur athletics, community sport programming, sport in the corporate sector, and sport for development. As the sport industry continues to grow, new career opportunities are becoming available in areas such as business, recreation, facility, and event management. Sport professionals find themselves in a unique and rewarding industry that crosses paths with many other industries. [-]

BA (Hons) Sport and Exercise Management

University of Kent, School of Sport & Exercise Sciences
Campus Full time Part time 3 - 6 years September 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Studying Sport and Exercise Management in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, you develop an excellent understanding of the management expertise needed to be effective in the sport and exercise industry. The course provides an excellent grounding both in sport and exercise, and management skills. [+]

BAs in Sport. Overview Studying Sport and Exercise Management in the School of Sport and Exercise Sciences, you develop an excellent understanding of the management expertise needed to be effective in the sport and exercise industry. The course provides an excellent grounding both in sport and exercise, and management skills. In your third year, you have the opportunity to complete a placement module within the sports industry and also choose to focus on personal training, corrective exercise, and/or strength and conditioning. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences provides a first-rate experience for students in an innovative and fast-growing department. The School encourages a range of teaching methods for student learning, including traditional lectures and more student-centred approaches, such as problem-based learning scenarios. The School of Sport and Exercise Sciences benefits from excellent purpose-built facilities, housing state-of-the-art equipment; these include sports science laboratories, teaching and student clinics, and a rehabilitation gymnasium. The School is also part of the exciting £11 million Medway Park development, a regional centre of sporting excellence, which provides students with the opportunity to study sports management in real-life situations in a busy centre of excellence. Lecturers in the School are also involved in some of the latest sports research developments and work with prominent sports teams and bodies, such as the RFU, British Cycling, Real Madrid, EIS and UK Sport. Programme aims The programme aims to: provide a multi-disciplinary education prepare students for the challenges of an expanding and rapidly-changing sports industry while providing them with a wide choice of careers paths provide the skills needed to promote the health and performance of an individual or group using a multidisciplinary approach provide a critical knowledge and understanding of the sport sciences describe and comment upon aspects of current research provide a curriculum supported by scholarship, research and intellectual debate. Learning outcomes You gain knowledge and understanding of: anatomical and physiological principles the human response to exercise the theoretical basis of qualitative and quantitative research the nutrition required to perform at an optimum level how to evaluate physical capacity and exercise training programmes. the nature of skill and models relating to the acquisition and performance of motor skills exercise prescription for a range of population groups social processes which influence individual and group behaviour and participation/performance in sport. International students The University receives applications from over 140 different nationalities and consequently will consider applications from prospective students offering a wide range of international qualifications. Our International Development Office will be happy to advise prospective students on entry requirements. See our International Student website for further information about our country-specific requirements. Annual tuition fees EU/UK Full time: 9000 GBP Part time: 4500 GBP International Full time: 12450 GBP Part time: 6240 GBP [-]

BA (Hons) in Sports Studies

University of Stirling
Campus Full time 3 - 4 years August 2017 United Kingdom Stirling

Sports Studies is a multi-disciplinary subject area – grounded in theory but with a strong emphasis on applied contexts. The Honours degree is designed around three specific knowledge pathways: Sports Policy and Management; Physical Activity and Health; and Sport, Culture and Society, offering a breadth of knowledge content and study from which students can then choose to specialise. [+]

Top 15 in the UK for Sports Science The Times Good University Guide and The Complete University Guide, 2016. What role does sport play in society? Who plays sport and why? How is sport managed and delivered? How does psychology enhance elite sports performance? What are the physical and mental benefits of sport and physical activity? Why are some elite sports stars so well paid? How did sport develop? What’s the legacy of events like the Olympics and the Commonwealth Games? These are the type of questions that a degree in Sports Studies will help you answer. Sports Studies is a multi-disciplinary subject area – grounded in theory but with a strong emphasis on applied contexts. The Honours degree is designed around three specific knowledge pathways: Sports Policy and Management; Physical Activity and Health; and Sport, Culture and Society, offering a breadth of knowledge content and study from which students can then choose to specialise. This subject may be studied in combination with a number of other subjects What makes us different? Stirling is Scotland’s University for Sporting Excellence, the first choice for students to study sport. Excellence is at the heart of everything we do in sport, from our innovative research (the best in Scotland) improving the health of the nation, to preparing athletes for success on the world stage. Our scenic campus is home to a suite of sports facilities, across 310-acres, all open to students, including a 50m swimming pool, a golf course, a fitness centre, an eight-court sports hall; nine grass and artificial pitches and 10 tennis courts to name but a few. Participating in sport couldn’t be easier, with 1,500 members of the Sports Union, which has almost 50 different clubs where you can meet new people and enjoy your sport of choice. If performance sport is your focus, then our International Sports Scholarship Programme (ISSP) or national scholarship programme Winning Students could provide you with the funding and flexibility to compete at the highest level. Sports Studies offers a breadth of study and flexibility which enable you to shape your experience of sport at Stirling. Teaching is delivered by experts in their field and enhanced by cutting edge knowledge from our sports researchers and through integration with field professionals. We provide the opportunity for students to build their CVs and pick up management and professional skills helping prepare graduates for excellent careers within the growing sports sector. Entry requirements Academic requirements Four-year Honours degree SQA Higher: ABBB - one sitting. AABB - two sittings. GCE A-level: BBB IB Diploma: 32 points. BTEC (Level 3): DDM Three-year Honours degree SQA Adv. Higher: not available. GCE A-level: ABB IB Diploma: not available. Essential subjects: To include PE at A-level. Other qualifications HNC/HND: Year one minimum entry Scottish HNC/D - Bs in graded units English, Welsh and NI HNC/D - Merits and Distinctions. Advanced entry Year 2 entry may be possible with HND in certain Sport-related courses. For information on accepted courses please consult our Advanced Entry pages. BTEC Extended Diploma Students studying a BTEC Extended Diploma in a related field, such as Sport (Performance and Excellence), Sport(Development, Coaching and Fitness) or Sport (Outdoor Adventure) may be considered for advanced entry on a case by case basis. Please contact our admissions team for further details - admissions@stir.ac.uk. Access courses: Access courses and other UK/EU and international qualifications are also welcomed. Additional information General entrance requirements apply. Mathematics Standard Grade (2), National 5 (B), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or equivalent required. Preference will be given to those who have studied Physical Education Standard Grade (3), National 5 (C), Intermediate 2 (C), GCSE (C) or Higher/A-level (or equivalent). If examinations are taken over two sittings, or there are repeats or upgrades, the entrance requirements may be higher. English language requirements If English is not your first language you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your English language skills: IELTS: 6.0 with 5.5 minimum in each skill Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): Grade C Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): Grade C Pearson Test of English (Academic): 54 with 51 in each component IBT TOEFL: 80 with no subtest less than 17 If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this course, our partner INTO University of Stirling offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for entry to this degree. Scholarships & funding Sports Scholarships See details of our International Sports Scholarship Programme. Structure and content Sports Studies is delivered across eight semesters, with the opportunity to combine Sports Studies modules with options from across the University. Students are introduced to the core Sports Studies modules in Year 1 and also study four modules from options across the University. Core modules in sport cover aspects of sport in society; patterns of participation in sport and physical activity; the foundations of sport and exercise science; and sports business, finance and management. Year 2 considers issues and concepts in sport, reflecting on the historical development and the psychology of sport, again with the option to study further subjects outside of sport. In Year 3, as well as completing a Research Methods module, students can specialise in their preferred area, choosing from detailed modules across the three knowledge pathways of: Sports Policy and Management; Physical Activity and Health; and Sport, Culture and Society. A Work Experience module is also available in Year 3 or Year 4 for selected students. In Year 4 students undertake a Research Project as well as further study options. Delivery and assessment In addition to conventional lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops, Sports Studies uses a virtual learning environment and internet technology to support its teaching programme. Assessment is blended by a combination of coursework, group project work, group and individual presentations, online assessments and end of module examinations. Study abroad opportunities Students have the opportunity to study abroad through Stirling's well-established connection with several North American, Australian and European universities. Strengths The Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport offers a unique environment for students to develop their ambitions, with all courses delivered by our expert staff and shaped by the latest sports research. A major benefit of the School is its integrated nature, with both academic courses and a sports development service which manages a suite of world-class sports facilities. Through the three core Sports Studies pathways in Sports Policy and Management; Physical Activity and Health; and Sport, Culture and Society, students gain a breadth of knowledge which can be applied to a wide range of sport related careers. Sports Studies is a flexible course, with students able to select their modules and it is also available in a number of flexible options including as part of a combined Honours course with a range of subjects including accountancy, psychology and sociology. Within each module, experts and key players from the sport sector explore the world of sport with students. Stirling has forged strong partnerships with national governing bodies of sport, many of whom are based on campus. Sports Studies offers a number of career development opportunities including a Work Experience module in Year 3 or Year 4 for selected students and the Coach Development Programme, delivered in partnership with Active Stirling. A range of further volunteering programmes give students the opportunity to develop professional skills and gain event management experience. Academic strengths Research and teaching staff work side-by-side, sharing their knowledge with one another and imparting this knowledge to students through seminars and lectures. Sports staff are at the cutting edge of the sports sector, with leading thinkers in areas such as psychology, health and exercise, coaching, management, sport policy, finance and culture and society. With their support, students develop skills of scientific enquiry and critical evaluation, essential in the modern workplace. Career opportunities Careers in the sport sector account for around three percent of all jobs in Scotland according to a recent study by Cambridge Econometrics. This is set to increase even further with major sporting events, including the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games and the Ryder Cup 2014 providing a number of exciting opportunities for well qualified students. Our graduates are prepared for a wide variety of roles and many have gone on to work as sports coaches, teachers, consultants, managers and administrators. Employers who have benefitted from Stirling graduate expertise include local authorities, commercial and voluntary sport organisations and governing bodies of sport. [-]

Applied Sports Management and Development - BA (Hons) (Top-Up)

Newcastle College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Newcastle upon Tyne

You will gain the advanced skills, knowledge and experience required to meet the demands of the diverse sports arena and understand how current developments in the academic and vocational field can influence best practice in industry. [+]

BAs in Sport. Overview You will gain the advanced skills, knowledge and experience required to meet the demands of the diverse sports arena and understand how current developments in the academic and vocational field can influence best practice in industry. You will learn how to solve problems, put ideas into practice and make things work within the world of sports management and development. As part of your studies, you will complete an academic research dissertation on a subject of your interest allowing you to apply the research, academic and vocational skills and knowledge you have gained from the course. Entry Requirements You should have a level 5 qualification in a relevant subject such as a FdA Applied Sports Management and Development. If English is not your first language you will also need an IELTS score of 6.0 or higher. Course content Research Methods 3, Current developments and Best Practice, Applied Sports Development, Dissertation. Optional module: Applied Sports Nutrition, Applied Physiological Support, Applied Psychological Support, Hybrid Coaching Practitioner and Sport and Exercise Business Enterprise. Learning and assessment You will learn through a variety of methods, including lectures, seminars, practical sessions, workshops, guest speakers and visits, independent research and personal development. Assessment is carried out through case studies, presentations, research reports and a research dissertation. Career and progression opportunities The nature of this programme facilitates many diverse career opportunities within the sport, health and fitness industries. These range from: trainee management in the public and private sector, event organisers, sports development officers and also teachers and coaches. There is the opportunity to undertake further training, through a PGCE for those wishing to obtain Qualified Teacher Status or a Masters degree. These courses are delivered in partnership with Teesside University. [-]

Sports Coaching and School Sport

The Manchester College
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 United Kingdom Manchester

Designed to help entry, as well as progression, within a range of careers, it provides students with extensive skills and knowledge in key areas of sports coaching and school sport. It is ideal for those who wish to work with community sports clubs, schools, National Governing Bodies and operate sports coaching based businesses. [+]

What's the Sports Coaching and School Sport course about? If you have a real passion for sport, and want to gain and improve sports coaching skills, specifically within sports coaching and school sport, then this top up to a full honours degree is the programme for you. Designed to help entry, as well as progression, within a range of careers, it provides students with extensive skills and knowledge in key areas of sports coaching and school sport. It is ideal for those who wish to work with community sports clubs, schools, National Governing Bodies and operate sports coaching based businesses. The BA (Hons) in Sports Coaching and School Sport includes practical based work, analysis of contemporary issues in sport, sports performance analysis, sports psychology, fitness, nutrition and enterprise. The course contains a mix of academic and practical based tasks and is centred on codes of conduct, ethics and professional practice within sports coaching and school sports based contexts. The course is delivered predominately on a full time basis by industry specialist staff, who have a wide range of knowledge within sport, physical activity and coaching, and have actively been involved with professional football, rugby, power lifting, gymnastics, hockey and fitness. - Contemporary Issues in Sports Coaching and School Sport This module will examine contemporary topics within a sports coaching/ educational context. It will cover areas such as racism, gambling, cheating and corruption, sportsmanship and gamesmanship, the role of technology, embedding literacy and numeracy within school sport and the benefits of sport for the wider community. - Fitness and Nutrition for Young People This module will examine the key elements of fitness and nutrition, specifically within the younger population. It will focus upon areas such as appropriate exercise programming for younger athletes / active children, planning safe and effective group exercise sessions, group exercise behaviour strategies for younger people, benefits to the individual and society of improved nutrition in children, guideline daily amounts and dietary reference and values of macro and micro nutrients for children. - Applied Performance Analysis for Coaching This module will examine the role that modern technology can play within learning by providing analysis and technical feedback. It will address areas such as the analysis of the individual sports performer, stages of learning, skill acquisition, motor skills, observation, communication and feedback methods. - Research Project This module will enable the student to produce a research project within a sports coaching/ educational based context. It will include areas such as ethics and ethics clearance, writing a literature review, applying an appropriate research method/s, collecting and analysing data, discussing results and findings and refining presentation and referencing skills. - Psychology and Development within Sports Coaching This module will examine a range of factors involved with psychology within the younger population. It will examine areas such as the psychological benefits of sports participation, generating confidence and building self-esteem, building character, developing courage, motivation and the role of significant others (e.g. adult teachers, coaches, parents) within sports coaching/ school sport. - Enterprise for Sports Coaching This module will focus on areas associated with running a sports coaching business. It will cover areas such as the entrepreneurship process, recruitment and retention of staff, strategic marketing including the usage of social media, competitor organisations, customer service and quality management and creative strategy. The course is assessed through two tasks per module split into one full assessment. Tasks are based around industry scenarios and are practical based in many of the modules. Development of practical and academic skills (e.g. delivering sessions, essay writing, report writing, case studies and self-awareness /reflective evaluation of own skill sets) are built into assignments to enable students to develop and grow their skills in a wide range of areas. Examples of assessments include: - Applied coaching/delivery tasks - Analysing performance and enhancing technical sports skills - Contemporary sports coaching topic analysis - Developing the psychology of the sports performer - Research project - Oral presentations - Poster presentations [-]

Bachelor of Arts in International Sport Management

LUNEX University
Campus Full time 6 semesters April 2017 Luxembourg Differdange

The course INTERNATIONAL SPORT MANAGEMENT (B. A.) at LUNEX UNIVERSITY prepares students for precisely these challenges. Sports economics is expanded to include disciplines like marketing and law and media sciences. [+]

BAs in Sport. Sports professionals beyond the sideline Sports are professionalizing at an ever-increasing rate, conditions are changing, and sporting events and businesses are growing quickly. Well-trained sports managers are needed to meet the demands that come with pushing the industry further. Professionally managing success in sports The program in International Sports Management (B.A.) provides students with a substantial foundation in business management and economics that prepares them for successful careers in sports business. The degree program is aimed towards those who are interested in sports and the sports industry. Students who are already involved in organized sports or in sports-related businesses and companies have the opportunity to gain qualifications to meet future challenges. As a result of the increasing professionalization of sports clubs, confederations, and leagues, and the growing market for sporting events, sports-related products, and recreational activities, the demand for specialized workers in the field is high. Many new sub-fields have developed as a result of this change, including the media world revolving around sports, sports law, licensing and branding, and the ever-increasing domain of organising sporting events. Experts in organizational and strategic questions related to sports In order to live up to the demands of the field, graduates of the International Sports Management degree program possess extensive, experience-based knowledge that covers all relevant sub-areas of professional management in the sports domain. Their comprehensive knowledge of business management qualifies them for specialized and leadership positions in other branches and sectors. The International Sports Management program requires general qualification for university entrance or an equivalent qualification. JOB MARKET AND CAREER FIELD
 What do international sports managers do? The degree program in International Sports Management prepares you for the tasks professional sports managers face in a global context. As a graduate of the International Sports Management (B.A.) program, you work at the interface between sports and business. By approaching the demands and challenges of the field in a reflective manner, you can ensure the success of your institution. Access to a global job market As a graduate of the program you are the ideal expert for leading companies and sports organizations with clear strategies. You may take on managerial positions in clubs, confederations, and businesses and are crucial in contributing to sustainable development within such organizations. Extensive competencies with a wide range of applications You have a comprehensive knowledge of business management and economics and have specialized knowledge in finance, sports law, marketing, and media in sports, gained through hands-on experience. You can identify changes in the market, develop successful business strategies, and form rational arguments. The degree program prepares you to address developments in the sports market and to tackle tasks you will encounter in the field in national and international markets. The Bachelor’s degree qualifies you to continue with Master’s studies, which concentrate on deepening knowledge in fields such as law, media, management, marketing, and finance. Continuing on with doctoral studies is also possible. Employment opportunities for graduates include: Organized sports (clubs and confederations) Sports products and equipment Media agencies and businesses Event management Market research Sports politics Private sector Consulting BENEFITS OF THE PROGRAM: Preparation for managerial positions in international sports Acquisition of leadership skills Development of a global, interdisciplinary view of the world of professional sports Combination of key qualifications for career and academia Training in analytical and strategic skills Experiential learning in the domains of organized and professional sports, the sports industry and research [-]