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Sport Management

As a sport manager, you will have the opportunity to work with athletes and sport organizations as you manage the business aspects of sport and lead athletes to success.

Program Information

The Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management Program will prepare you for a career leading and facilitating athletic programs. Our dedicated professors will help you build your leadership and management skills in sport through both instruction and experience. You will graduate ready to help athletes and athletic programs grow and thrive. Join us, and make the world move!

  • Competitive Edge:
    • Hands-on events and paid internship opportunities allow students to gain competitive experiences to land their dream job upon graduation. 
    • Experiences and internships have included:
  • Sport management skills include:
    • Analysis 
    • Ethics and legal processes 
    • Financial management 
    • Innovation 
    • Leadership
    • Marketing
    • Risk management

Idaho State University Admissions Process

For Undergraduate Students:
  1. Create an account with Idaho State University 

  2. Materials needed include:  

    • Transcripts or GED

    • Official ACT or SAT scores

    • $50 application fee

      (waived for graduates of Idaho high schools)

For Transfer Students:

Must have a 2.0 or better cumulative GPA in fourteen (14) or more credit hours to apply.

  1. Fill out the application 
  2. $50 application fee (waived for graduates of Idaho high schools)
  3. Submit final official transcript(s) from each college attended. If currently attending, in-progress transcripts are accepted, but a final official transcript must be sent upon completion of coursework.

ISU Course Catalog

*Meets SHAPE America Content Standards in Physical Education

Career Opportunities 

A degree in sport management can lead to a variety of careers including:

  • Business operations manager
  • Coach
  • Facility manager
  • Health/fitness club manager
  • Local and national sport governing bodies
  • Personal relations director
  • Player personnel
  • Sales representative
  • Scout
  • Sports agent/recruiter
  • Sports broadcaster and media relations
  • Sport marketer
  • Ticket and sponsorship director

Job Placement and Salaries 

Because sport management skills are highly desirable in today’s job market, the job outlook includes: 

  • Average salary (according to the government’s Occupational Outlook Handbook) is $38,970 - 96,000
  • Alumni jobs include: 
    • Athletic Director
    • Campus Recreation Director
    • Community Recreation Administrator
    • Fitness/sport trainer
    • High school and collegiate coaches
    • Marketing and Media Collegiate Athletic Director
    • Sport Equipment and Facility Manager