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  • Sports Management

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

    • Sports/Athletic Management — Certificate (21 credits)
    • Golf Course Management — 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.

The Sport/Athletic Management Certificate is designed to prepare individuals for employment as sport/athletic field managers.

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.

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Potential Job Titles

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  • General and Operations Manager *
  • Fitness Trainer/Aerobics Instructor
  • Greenskeeper/Groundskeeper

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree

Salary Data

General and Operations Manager*
Average Wage: $58.28/hour
Top Earners: $80.00/hour

Fitness Trainer/Aerobics Instructor
Average Wage: $15.71/hour
Top Earners: $25.29/hour

Greenskeeper/Groundskeeper
Average Wage: $14.03/hour
Top Earners: $20.19/hour

* with bachelor’s and/or master’s degree.
Information gathered pertains to seven county metro area - careerwise.mnscu.edu

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.

Prerequisites

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.