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Sports Management SMAN.S.CRT

One-year Technical Certificate - 33 Credit Hours

Division: Business and Public Services
Department: Management
Effective as of Fall 2021

What is the program about?

This certificate is designed to prepare students for careers in the field of sport and recreation management. Sports Management provides a solid foundation in sport related business. This certificate contains an embedded Coaching short-term certificate. Course work includes sports management, coaching, and leadership along with management, marketing, communication, business law, finance, and accounting. Students are prepared to enter a sports management profession.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply, through coursework and activities, their understanding of skills specific to sports management including leadership, coaching, public relations, and facilities management.
  • Throughout the coursework and required applied activities, students will develop strong written and oral communication skills required to be successful in the field of Sports Management.
  • Demonstrate, through quizzes and written work, an understanding of a variety of foundational small business disciplines and an understanding of business terminology.

Career Opportunities

Students will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and relationships that lead to employment in one of Ohio's over 1,600 fitness centers and recreational sports centers. Students will have the foundational industry knowledge and business contacts necessary to pursue internships and careers.


There are no special licensures or certificates required for this program.


Course Title Credits
ACC 1100 Small Business Accounting 3
COM 2286 Public Relations Principles 3
ENG 1131 Business Writing 3
LAW 1101 Business Law 3
ENT 2140 Small Business Finance 3
MAN 1107 Foundations of Business 3
MAN 1114 Introduction to Sports Management 3
MAN 2144 Negotiation Techniques 3
MAN 2414 Foundations of Coaching 3
MAN 2415 Foundations of Leadership 3
MRK 2220 Small Business Marketing 3
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This information is for planning purposes only. Sinclair College will make every effort to offer curriculum listed above but reserves the right to change, add and cancel curriculum offerings for unforeseen circumstances.