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Sport Management

The world of sport is fast-paced, extremely competitive and an ever-changing landscape of opportunity for students.  Skills that are utilized in the industry include marketing, public relations, administrative leadership, analyzing complex problems and much more. In such an aggressive career field, students are encouraged to complete four semesters at NCC and subsequently transfer to a four-year institution to complete a bachelor’s degree program.

The associate's degree program curriculum combines theories, practices and hands-on experience that cover all aspects of sport, providing students with the foundation needed to succeed in the industry.

Degree Programs

Semesters: 4
Credits: 62-63
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Campus: Bethlehem|PartiallyOnline
Program Type: Associate in Arts

Students earning an associate degree in Sport Management will gain solid business knowledge and industry-specific skills designed to help prepare for a career in sport, including areas of intercollegiate/interscholastic athletics, professional sport, recreation/community-based organizations, corporate brands, and governing bodies. The curriculum drives students to develop and enhance critical industry skills, including marketing, sales and revenue generation, event and facility management and business communication.


Career Opportunities

A global multi-billion dollar a year industry, sport has become of the leading businesses for opportunity spanning across multiple sectors. Areas range from game day operations, collegiate sport administration, ticket sales, coaching, marketing, analytics, development and fundraising and much more. Specifically, some potential career paths include:

Future Career Paths

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

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Transfer Opportunities 

The sport industry is highly competitive and students in our program are encouraged to complete their degree at NCC and subsequentially transfer to a four-year institution to continue their education in sport management bachelor’s degree program. As such, NCC has established partnerships with the following institutions: 

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