Sport Management

working in the fitness center
Type of Degree: Major, Minor

If you want to be around sports, this is the major for you. Whether you want manage a golf course, write press releases for a pro basketball team, or work directly with athletes, majoring in sport management gives you options in the industry of sport.

This interdisciplinary major offers you a variety of career directions. You’ll choose a specialization in fitness, public relations, or business and tailor your classes and experiences to give you an edge in that area. There is a high priority placed on internships, and your professors will help you find the right one that fits your needs.

Opportunities

Health and Wellness Center

The Saurwein Health and Wellness Center offers students the opportunity to gain experience in different areas of sport management through event programming, facility management, and personal training. Heidelberg students help coordinate intramural competitions and run fitness programs on campus.

Local Partnership

Our partnership with the local YMCA offers students fitness courses led by YMCA instructors in Saurwein such as HipHop Abs, Muscle Blast, and Open Yoga. Only a two minute drive down the road, students have free access to the YMCA facilities with their student ID.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 

Careers

  • Athletic Director
  • Coach
  • Professional Sports Manager
  • Public Relations Director
  • Campus Recreation Director

Outcomes

Megan JohnsMegan Johns ‘15

Megan is working a full-time internship with the Detroit Tigers in the Public Affairs department. Most of her work is with the MLB's Commissioner's Community Initiative in which the Tigers donate anywhere from 10,000 to 30,000 tickets every month to local nonprofit organization (churches, hospitals, veterans’ organizations, etc.). She works closely with the community affairs department and the Detroit Tigers Foundation, helping with major events at the ballpark - such as the Dreams Come True program which gives Tigers fans with life threatening illnesses the opportunity for a personalized experience with the team.

I chose this major because of my passion for the industry and the endless amount of opportunities available. My professors are so supportive, from classes to internships and job placement. Heidelberg has helped me grow academically, professionally and personally throughout my time here, and I’ve loved every second of it.

Courses

Below is a sampling of courses offered in sport management. For more information, see the major requirements.

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Intro to Sport Management History of Sport and Fitness Facility and Event Management Exercise Physiology
Recreational Activities Human Physiology Coaching Techniques Organizational Communication
Acute Care of Injury and Illness Public Relations Sport and Society Sport Management Capstone

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at admission@heidelberg.edu or 419-448-2330.

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