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Sports Management

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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening and online courses
Start: Fall, Spring, or Summer; Full- or Part-Time

Sports/Athletic Maintenance — Certificate (21 credits)
Golf Course Management/Maintenance — Certificate (21 credits)
Ice Arena Management — Certificate (21 credits)

About the Program


The Sports Management Program is designed to prepare individuals to move into workplace positions and upgrade proficiency of individuals who are currently employed in sports management positions. This program focuses on the skills, knowledge and credentials to support advancement of individuals within an organization and the sports management occupational field. Coursework helps participants develop a strong blend of field experience and leadership skills. Students wishing to transfer to a four-year degree program should consult with a counselor, the program coordinator, and the college they intend to transfer to. They may choose to also complete the AA degree including the Sports Management certificate credits in the elective area.

Potential Job Titles


General and Operations Managers (with bachelor’s degree)
Fitness Trainers/Aerobics Instructors
Greenskeepers/Groundskeepers

Salary Data


  • General and Operations Managers (with bachelor’s degree)
    Average Wage: $58.28/hour
    Top Earners: $80.00/hour
  • Fitness Trainers/Aerobics Instructors
    Average Wage: $15.71/hour
    Top Earners: $25.29/hour
  • Greenskeepers/Groundskeepers
    Average Wage: $14.03/hour
    Top Earners: $20.19/hour
(seven county metro area - www.iseek.org)

Learning Outcomes


Sports/Athletic Maintenance - Certificate 21 Credits

  • Students will gain a working knowledge and understanding of the different organizational units and operating departments within the realm of event and facility management.
  • Describe the sports management industry and key factors impacting the industry.
  • Understand the playability and safe use of facilities.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.
  • Perform expanded functions in a sports/entertainment facility.

Ice Arena Management - Certificate 21 Credits

  • Students will gain a working knowledge and understanding of the different organizational units and operating departments within the realm of event and facility management.
  • Describe the sports management industry and key factors impacting the industry.
  • Understand the playability and safe use of facilities.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.
  • Perform expanded functions in a sports/entertainment facility.

Golf Course Management/Maintenance - Certificate 21 Credits

  • Students will gain a working knowledge and understanding of the different organizational units and operating departments within the realm of event and facility management.
  • Describe the sports management industry and key factors impacting the industry.
  • Understand the playability and safe use of facilities.
  • Perform as a member of a team in a work environment.
  • Perform expanded functions in a sports/entertainment facility.

Program Prerequisites


  1. Students may need to show proof of certification in First Aid and Safety for internship or employment. By completing HLTH 1010, students would satisfy this requirement.

Gainful Employment Program Information


Contact Information


Admissions Office 651.773.1700 admissions@century.edu Room 2350 West
Counseling & Advising Office 651.779.3285 Ask Century Room 2410 West
Financial Aid Office 651.779.3305 finaid@century.edu Room 2320 West

Program Contact Information


Rick Nelson 651.779.3415 ricky.nelson@century.edu Room 2532 West
Kathy Gates 651.779.3327 kathy.gates@century.edu Room 2534 West