Average Class Sizes:6

Degrees Offered: Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management

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Office of Admission 800-331-7896
Email: admit@marietta.edu

To inquire about this program, contact:
Professor Spencer Izor

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Sports Management

Sports Management

Degree: Bachelor of Arts in Sports Management

Sport management as an academic discipline has seen its inception and rapid development occur in the last 40 years. During that time curricula have shifted from a basis in physical education to specific focuses rooted in business, economics and communications. As the sport industry has evolved into a global market-place, so too must the academic courses of the field to properly prepare students for the world of work. These opportunities range from community groups through all grades of school systems, into colleges and universities and reach professional sports. Recreation is now a serious business and requires management. Like wise, the increasing interest in health/wellness and the increased media surrounding professional sports is providing career and entrepreneurial opportunities for qualified graduates.

Sample Courses:

  • Business & Economics Department Core
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Facility/Event Management
  • Economics of Sports
  • Sport Law


The Dyson Baudo Recreation Center (DBRC) contains:

  • an indoor track that encircles four multipurpose courts
  • a crew training facility
  • a fitness cente
  • two racquetball courts
  • a wheelchair-accessible weight room
  • a multipurpose room
  • a two-story climbing wall

click to expandPlaces a Degree Can Take You

A degree in sport management will prepare graduates for jobs in seven main career fields:

  • Professional sport management
  • Event and facility Management Marketing
  • Fitness Management
  • Sporting Goods Management and Sales
  • Sports Media
  • Athletic Administration
  • Community recreation, voluntary organizations e.g.YMCA, Boys and Girls Clubs of America

click to expandInternships

  • Marietta and Parkersburg Country Club
  • Marietta and Parkersburg YMCA
  • Marietta Public Schools
  • Marietta Parks and Recreation
  • Marietta Aquatic Center
  • Columbus Crew
  • Columbus Clippers
  • Nationwide Arena
  • Wild Things – Frontier League Baseball
  • Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia Flyers - Minor League Baseball
  • Akron Racers – professional softball
  • Daytona Speedway

click to expandSuccessful Alumni

Follow the bios below to find out more about our successful alumni.

Sam Crawford '11

Michael Daugherty '09

Benjamin Fields '15

Lauren Franko '13