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Sports Management Degree at University of Iowa (UI)

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Sports Management Degree

The sports management program at University of Iowa 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 Iowa colleges that offer sports management degrees.

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Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Sports Management program at University of Iowa, 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
    • Iowa City, IA
      • Total Employment: 180
      • Average Annual Salary: $53,770

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
    • Iowa City, IA
      • Total Employment: 130
      • Average Hourly Rate: $14.82
      • Average Annual Salary: $30,830

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
    • Iowa City, IA
      • Total Employment: 150
      • Average Hourly Rate: $10.59
      • Average Annual Salary: $22,030

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 Iowa

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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Iowa Wesleyan College

Mount Pleasant, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

9 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
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Saint Ambrose University

Davenport, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

18 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (B)
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Kinesiology And Exercise Science (B)
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William Penn University

Oskaloosa, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

11 students completed this program

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

Clinton, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

55 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
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Loras College

Dubuque, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

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

Dubuque, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
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Upper Iowa University

Fayette, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
  • Sports Studies (B)
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Wartburg College

Waverly, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

21 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (B)
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Des Moines Area Community College

Ankeny, IA
Type: Community College

6 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Management (A)
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Grand View University

Des Moines, IA
Type: 4-Year Private College

8 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Sports Medicine (C,B)
  • Sports Management (C,B)