Sport Management
Associate Degree

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Why This Program

Prepare to compete in the dynamic world of business, marketing, public relations, and administrative leadership for sports teams, athletic programs, and other sport organizations. Northampton Community College’s 2-year Associate in Arts (A.A.) in Sport Management program will equip you to launch a fast-paced career or transfer to a four-year institution to further stand out in this aggressive field.

Complete the sport management degree on our Bethlehem, PA campus, where you’ll learn in hands-on settings and gain real-world practice. Choose the partially online option for greater flexibility as you study.

Program Details

Semesters: 4

Credits: 62-63

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Locations: Bethlehem

Program Overview:

Develop sports industry-specific expertise in marketing, sales and revenue generation, event and facility management, and business communication. The Sport Management associate degree empowers you to thrive as a manager, agent, and director in intercollegiate/interscholastic athletics, professional sports, and recreation/community-based organizations, as well as with corporate brands and governing bodies.

Program Information

In this high-demand field, you’ll be best equipped for success with a bachelor’s degree. Invest in NCC’s low-cost sport management major to save up to $25,000 per year, then transfer to a four-year institution to complete your studies. Review tuition and fees and financial aid opportunities.


We established transfer partnerships with sport management programs at: 

  • Temple University
  • East Stroudsburg University
  • DeSales University
  • Bloomsburg University
  • Pennsylvania State University
  • West Chester University
  • Kutztown University
  • York College

Stand out in your workplace or bachelor’s degree program with the substantial sport management experience you’ll gain at NCC! Our faculty and guest speakers are industry experts who are invested in your growth in the field, and you’ll practice your learning in a hands-on, 225-hour sport management internship.

Future Career Paths

Sport is an exciting, global, multi-billion-dollar industry. Dive into buzzer-beating career paths in everything from coaching, marketing, game day operations, and development to ticket sales, fundraising, analytics, and collegiate sport administration. While you complete your sport management degree at NCC, take advantage of our robust career services and opportunities to invest in your future. According to Glassdoor, sport management salary ranges from $53,000 to $161,000.

  • Athletic Director
  • Marketing Director
  • Sports Agent
  • Facilities Manager
  • Event Coordinator
  • Ticket Sales Representative

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