The WSSU Sport Management program develops graduates who thrive in a dynamic and competitive sport industry. If you have an outgoing personality, good organizational skills and excellent communication and computer skills, you may be a great candidate. Insightful, energetic, motivated, flexible, intelligent and a team player are a plus. You'll get hands-on-experience both within the department and at companies on and off campus, and you'll hear from professionals who are working in the sport industry.
- Sport Management
- Business Operations
- Stadium Operations
- Sport Media
NOTE for aspiring High School Coaches:
If you want to be a high school coach, you would need to major in a teaching degree so you are licensed to teach and coach within the school. It is true there are a few people who get coaching jobs from their personal experience in the sports industry, but the majority of coaches are also licensed to teach in other areas as well.
You CAN major in sport management and coach at the college/university or professional level.
Want to become a Sports Agent?
If you want to become a sports agent, you must be willing to pursue further studies. This degree will help you learn about the sport industry, including policies, legal issues, financial aspects and issues and trends. Most sports agents, however, do have law degrees. Students interested in such work may need to plan on a terminal degree.
- Sport Marketing and Promotion
- Sport Communication
- Media Writing
- Facility Management and Design
Internship: The internship is required to complete this degree.
- Expect Sport Management Conferences
- Gain hands-on management skills with various MEAC, CIAA, ACC, and Mid-Atlantic conferences
- Travel to major sports cities to meet top management to enhance student professional development
- Homecoming, Founder 's Day Convocation and Hoops for Heart
- Volunteer with various non-profit agencies
- Collect and donate to the homeless
- Special guests attend Sport Management Majors meetings to discuss a variety of topics in the sport business.
- Other students wanting to attend graduate school.
- SHAPE America: Society of Health and Physical Educators
- North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance, and Sport Management (NCAAHPERD-SM)
- National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE)
- North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
- Sport Marketing Association (SMA)
- Commission on Sport Management Accreditation
The Sport Management degree program at Winston-Salem State University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management program in the following degree is accredited by COSMA:
• Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
Currently I am a Universal Banker at First Trust Bank. My major has placed me in a position where I am now able to use my understanding of compliance, financial aid, and collegiate sports to assist others with financial services.