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Numerous opportunities are available in community sports. Community sports programs are part of many nonprofit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Clubs of America and the YMCA or YWCA. City parks and recreation programs include youth and adult sports, and clubs and organizations focused on youth sports are prevalent. Sports tourism organizations are part of many communities and sports events such as Special Olympics and youth sports tournaments, including international and multisport events, and offer opportunities for employment. Many cities and nonprofit organizations offer adaptive or therapeutic sports programs such as Wounded Warriors and River Rampage. Though the focus of this program is not on professional sports management, there are opportunities with these organizations, such as event management and facility management.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Coaches and Scouts||24.8%||$28,360|
|Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors||29.41%||$31,720|
|Lifeguards, Ski Patrol, and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers||11.23%||$18,950|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).