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The BS program in community sports management focuses on preparing individuals with an interest in managing sport programs and activities for children, youth, adults and seniors in nonprofit, municipal and for-profit organizations. The program emphasizes the many roles community sport plays within the community including as a mechanism to improve overall quality of life, youth development, sport tourism and community development. Both program delivery and managerial functions are targeted. Specific areas of opportunity include work with youth sports, adaptive sports, sports tourism, sport events and adult recreational sports.
This degree program offers the following concentration:
The BS program in community sports management focuses on preparing individuals for employment within nonprofit, municipal and for-profit organizations that specialize in youth development through sports as well as health and well-being of adults and seniors through sports.
The program emphasizes the many roles community sport plays within the community including as a mechanism to improve overall quality of life, youth development, sport tourism and community development. Both program delivery and managerial functions are targeted. Specific areas of opportunity include work with youth sports, adaptive sports, sports tourism, sport events and adult recreational sports.
Community Sports Management,
Watts College of Public Service and Community Solutions
A major map outlines the degree’s requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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WUE eligible program
Undergraduate students from western states who enroll in this program are eligible for a discounted tuition rate.
ASU has many financial aid options. Almost everyone, regardless of income, can qualify for some form of financial aid. In fact, more than 70 percent of all ASU students receive some form of financial assistance every year.
Numerous career opportunities exist within community sports. Sport programs for youth and adults are offered by city parks and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations such as the Boys and Girls Club or the YMCA and local nonprofit and for profit sport clubs. In addition, many communities have sport tourism organizations and sport programs offered through adaptive or therapeutic sports programs such as Special Olympics, Wounded Warriors Project and Ability 360.
Possible positions for graduates of this major include sport supervisors, programmers and managers in local park and recreation departments, nonprofit organizations (e.g., YMCA, Boys and Girls Club), as well as community relations and programming positions with professional and local sport organizations.
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||12.9%||$32,270|
|First-Line Supervisors of Personal Service Workers||14.6%||$37,450|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other||13.2%||$41,570|
|Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors||10.1%||$39,210|
|Fitness and Wellness Coordinators||10.6%||$81,630|
|Public Relations and Fundraising Managers||10.4%||$111,280|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).