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Sports Management Degree at Davenport University (DU)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002249
  • Phone: (616) 698-7111

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Sports Management Degree

The sports management program at Davenport University prepares students for a career in academic and professional sporting groups, fitness, and health-focused positions with athletes, and retail management for sporting goods. The program focuses on applying business, coaching, and physical education, administration and management of athletic programs and teams. Program courses include: program planning and development, business and financial management principles, sales, marketing, and recruitment, scheduling and management, public relations, legal aspects of sports, and applicable health and safety standards. Get more details below including other Michigan colleges that offer sports management degrees.

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Students Enrolled in the Sports Management Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. Davenport University offers a bachelor's degree program in sports management.

Students by Gender (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Male5
Female1

Students by Race (2010-2011)

 Graduates
Asian1
White4
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Sports Management program at DU, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Coaches and Scouts

  • Description:

    Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes' strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes' technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, coaches and scouts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 29.4% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
      • Total Employment: 760
      • Average Annual Salary: $28,310

Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors

  • Description:

    Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, fitness trainers and aerobics instructors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 24.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
      • Total Employment: 870
      • Average Hourly Rate: $11.36
      • Average Annual Salary: $23,630

Recreation Workers

  • Description:

    Conduct recreation activities with groups in public, private, or volunteer agencies or recreation facilities. Organize and promote activities, such as arts and crafts, sports, games, music, dramatics, social recreation, camping, and hobbies, taking into account the needs and interests of individual members.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, recreation workers employment is expected to grow at a rate of 19.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Grand Rapids-Wyoming, MI
      • Total Employment: 1,270
      • Average Hourly Rate: $11.19
      • Average Annual Salary: $23,280

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Sports Management Programs in Michigan

Sports Management programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Aquinas College

Grand Rapids, MI
Type: 4-Year Private College

14 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
Cornerstone University

Grand Rapids, MI
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
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Western Michigan University

Kalamazoo, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (M)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (M)
  • Sports Studies (M)
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Olivet College

Olivet, MI
Type: 4-Year Private College

20 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
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Central Michigan University

Mount Pleasant, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

35 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (M)
  • Sports Management (M)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (M)
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Spring Arbor University

Spring Arbor, MI
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness (B)
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Northwood University - Michigan

Midland, MI
Type: 4-Year Private College

59 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (A,B)
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University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

79 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
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Siena Heights University

Adrian, MI
Type: 4-Year Private College

13 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
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Eastern Michigan University

Ypsilanti, MI
Type: 4-Year Public College

23 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (M)
  • Sports Management (M)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (M)