Please Note: This information is provided as a service to the general public and this particular major may not necessarily be offered by Marietta College. For a list of degrees and majors offered by Marietta College please visit www.marietta.edu/Academics/

Area

Employer

Area:

Sport Management

Sub-Area:
    For in-depth information see What Can I Do With This Major, Sport Management
  • Administration of Amateur Athletics
    • Olympic
    • Intercollegiate
    • High School
    • Youth
  • Administration of Professional Teams and Leagues
    • Player Personnel
    • Business Operations
  • Public Relations
  • Sales
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Ticketing and Seat Management
  • Facilities Management
  • Event Coordination
  • Program Coordination
  • Fund Raising
  • Sponsorship Sales
  • Sport Information
  • Athlete Representation
Employers:
  • Professional teams and leagues, e.g. NFL, MLB
  • Professional athletes
  • Professional player associations and unions
  • Sport associations, e.g. PGA Tour
  • Conference offices, e.g. SEC, ACC
  • Governing bodies
  • Colleges and universities
  • Arenas
  • Auditoriums
  • Stadiums
  • Golf courses
  • Tracks
  • High schools
  • Youth sport programs
  • Sport related franchises
  • Training centers
  • Sport camps
  • Health and fitness clubs
  • Recreational facilities
  • Local sport and tourism corporations
  • Sport marketing firms
  • Sport management firms

Area:

Sporting Goods / Sport Merchandising

Sub-Area:
  • Product Development
  • Product Distribution
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Brand/Product Representation
  • Store Management
  • Internet Sales
Employers:
  • Sport equipment and supply industry, e.g. Wilson, Spalding, Adidas
  • Exercise equipment manufacturers
  • Sport and recreation retailers
  • Online sport retailers
  • Sporting Goods Manufacturer's Association

Area:

Sport Media

Sub-Area:
  • Journalism
  • Broadcasting
  • Photojournalism
  • Sport Information
  • Advertising Sales
Employers:
  • Newspapers
  • Television stations
  • Radio stations
  • Magazines
  • Special interest sport publications
  • Sport-related internet sites

Area:

Exercise Science

Sub-Area:
    For in-depth information, see What Can I Do With This Major, Exercise Science
  • Research
  • Teaching
  • Assessment and Evaluation
  • Program Development
  • Athletic Training
  • Personal Training
  • Rehabilitation
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Health Club Management
  • Group Fitness Instruction
  • Sport Medicine
  • Physical Therapy
Employers:
  • Colleges and universities
  • Public and private schools
  • Sport medicine centers
  • Hospitals and rehabilitation clinics
  • Health clubs and fitness centers
  • Professional teams
  • Corporate health centers
  • Professional fitness organizations such as:
    • American College of Sports Medicine
    • National Strength and Conditioning Association
  • Olympic training centers
  • Competitive youth training centers
  • Nutritional supplement manufacturers

Area:

Physical Education

Sub-Area:
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Adaptive Physical Education
  • Recreational Sport Administration
Employers:
  • Public and private schools, K-12
  • Colleges and universities

Area:

Coaching

Sub-Area:
  • Professional
  • College
  • High School
  • Private
  • Youth Sport
Employers:
  • Professional sport teams
  • Colleges and universities
  • High schools and middle schools
  • Recreational organizations or leagues, e.g. YMCA
  • Country clubs
  • Racket clubs
  • Gyms
  • Tracks
  • Ice rinks
  • Golf and tennis resorts
  • City parks and recreation departments
  • Youth sport organizations, e.g. Little League Baseball
  • Sport related franchises
  • Sport camps

Area:

Officiating

Sub-Area:
  • Refereeing
  • Umpiring
  • Line Judging
Employers:
  • Professional sport leagues
  • College and university athletic associations
  • Amateur athletic associations, e.g. United States Tennis Association
  • High school athletic associations
  • Recreational leagues

Area:

Sport Psychology

Sub-Area:
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Consultation
  • Performance Enhancement
Employers:
  • Colleges and universities
  • Olympic training centers
  • Competitive youth sport centers
  • Recreation organizations and leagues
  • Professional sport teams
  • Professional and competitive athletes
  • Hospitals

Area:

Exercise and Health Psychology

Sub-Area:
  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Health Promotion
  • Primary Care
  • Inpatient Medical
  • Specialized Health Care
Employers:
  • Colleges and universities
  • Hospitals
  • Health clubs and fitness centers
  • Olympic training centers
  • Rehabilitation clinics
  • Public health agencies

General Information and Strategies

  • There are many different ways to work within the sport industry. Identify a particular area of interest and then gain the best combination of educational preparation, experience, and skills because requirements will vary by field.
  • Be willing to work with sport teams and organizations in any capacity, realizing that most people start in low-level positions. Careers in sport and athletics are extremely competitive. Get as much experience as possible while in school, even if unpaid.
  • Join professional associations. Read their publications and attend their meetings, seminars, and conventions to learn more about the field, as well as to make important contacts.
  • Get involved with campus sport teams, intramurals, or recreational programs and facilities. Seek leadership roles, manage equipment and facilities, or plan events.
  • Look for jobs in the minor leagues as a way to enter the sport industry.
  • Earn a graduate or professional degree for increased opportunities.
  • Maintain excellent personal fitness and athletic proficiency. Develop a good command of sports.
  • Learn to relate well to a variety of people from different backgrounds and personalities.
  • Consider entering the field of athletics through skills and experience in another area such as accounting, sales, or information systems.