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Careers in Sport Administration

What can you do with a degree in Sport Administration?

This is a question we often hear from prospective students and their parents. Graduates with a Sport Administration degree find a variety of career opportunities. Examples of the broad areas our graduates find themselves in after graduation include: professional, intercollegiate or interscholastic athletics, community and youth sport, and non-profit sport organizations. Sport Administration is an ideal choice for students who want to engage and transform the world by applying skills in management, marketing, finance, and sport governance on behalf of all kinds of sport organizations. As Michael Ozanian noted, “Sport is not simply another big business. It is one of the fastest growing industries in the US, and it is intertwined with virtually every aspect of the economy – from the media and apparel to food and advertising… sports is everywhere”.

Nashville is a booming sports market and the Belmont Sport Administration program works closely with these organizations on projects, research, and internships. Student in the program experience a practical and applied approach to this exciting career field.

The Sport Administration major includes core classes in sport finance, marketing, legal aspects, sociology, leadership and administration.  Students also complete one or more internships while in the program, where they gain valuable professional real-world experience. Electives in the program  include options such as sports production, media advertising and sales, sport public relations, and organizational communication to name a few.  In addition, our majors are encouraged to become involved in the Nashville sport market through numerous opportunities with Belmont Athletics and other major sporting events where they gain experience in professional development and leadership.  We truly believe our faculty, curriculum and connection to the Nashville sports market provide a world-class experience in sport administration education.