Sports Management Degree at Georgia State University

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Sports Management Degree

The sports management program at Georgia State 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 Georgia 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. Georgia State University offers a master's degree program in sports management.

Students by Gender (2015)

 Graduates
Male29
Female21

Students by Race (2015)

 Graduates
Asian1
Black22
White19
Multiple Races3
Non Resident Alien3
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

Upon completion of the Sports Management program at Georgia State University, 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 & 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

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Annual Salary: $42750

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

  • Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA
    • Total Employment: 2
    • Average Hourly Rate: $20.63
    • Average Annual Salary: $42910

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 Georgia

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,...)

Clayton State University

Morrow, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Gwinnett Technical College

Lawrenceville, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (C)

Reinhardt University

Waleska, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Shorter University

Rome, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (A,B)

University of Georgia

Athens, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Emmanuel College

Franklin Springs, GA
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School Details

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

Programs

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

Toccoa Falls College

Toccoa Falls, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Columbus Technical College

Columbus, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Community College

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (A)
  • Physical Fitness Technician (A)

Covenant College

Lookout Mountain, GA
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College

Programs

  • Sport and Fitness Administration, Management (B)

Andrew College

Cuthbert, GA
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School Details

  • Type: Career College
  • 10 students completed this program

Programs

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

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
56.65%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
94%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
21:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$7,112