Sports Management Degree at George Mason University (Mason)

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Sports Management Degree

The sports management program at George Mason 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 Virginia 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. Mason offers a master's degree program in sports management.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male5
Female1

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
White4
Unknown2

Source: IPEDS Survey 2012-2015: Data obtained from the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Sports Management program at George Mason University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, coaches and scouts employment is expected to grow at a rate of 5.9% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 4
    • Average Annual Salary: $41540

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 & Projections ()

According to the BLS, fitness trainers and aerobics instructors employment is expected to grow at a rate of 8.4% from 2014 to 2024

Salary & Wages

  • Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metropolitan Division
    • Total Employment: 5
    • Average Hourly Rate: $22.18
    • Average Annual Salary: $46130

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 Virginia

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Shenandoah University

Winchester, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Eastern Mennonite University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)

James Madison University

Harrisonburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 110 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Virginia Commonwealth University

Richmond, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 43 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (M)

Virginia State University

Petersburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (M)

Hampton University

Hampton, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 21 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
  • Sports Studies (B)

Lynchburg College

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 15 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Liberty University

Lynchburg, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 180 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B,M)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B,M)

Roanoke College

Salem, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 14 students completed this program

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)

Averett University

Danville, VA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)
  • Physical Fitness Technician (B)
  • Health and Physical Education, Fitness (B)

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
68.87%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
71%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
16:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
50

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,093