Program:  Sports Management
Award:  Career Studies Certificate


The Sports Management certificate explores the growing field of sports management focusing on sport management principles and practices. Students are exposed to business skills, oral and written communications, and critical thinking gaining an understanding of the management of the sports industry and sports facilities.

What will I learn?

Upon successful completion of the Sports Management Career Studies Certificate, students will demonstrate basic knowledge and understanding of fundamental principles requisite for professional success in the sport management profession. These include, but are not limited to, management theories, law, marketing, communication, accounting practices, finance, and sport governance.

What is the job outlook for graduates from this program?

As of the first quarter of 2022, total employment in the Hampton Roads Workforce Region for occupations linked to Sport and Fitness Administration/Management was 1,288.  There is projected annual demand/need for 1,546 new entrants occupations linked to Sport and Fitness Administration/Management (Source:  Jobs EQ Education Report, September 2022).

How much can I earn with this degree?

Below are the 2021 wages for careers, within the Hampton Roads Workforce Region, that are related to this field.

  Entry Level Mean Experienced
Coaches and Scouts $25,800 $49,500 $61,400
Entertainment and Recreation Managers $39,200 $70,000 $85,500

(Source:  Jobs EQ Occupation Report Wages, September 2022)