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Sport Management
  • Student to faculty ratio: 12:1
  • Typical class size: 20-25
  • Fisher family:1

Sport Management

At the amateur level through to the pros, sports and athletics are big business. Fisher’s sport management program helps you find your place within this large and growing industry.

The sport management program provides business lessons specific to sport. Throughout the program, you will examine common principles in the sport industry such as management, marketing, finance, and law. You will then apply what you have learned to the various segments of the industry through internships and practicum.

You also will critically analyze the role of sports in societal issues such as drugs, violence, gambling, and discrimination based on race, ethnicity, and gender.

Program Overview

The sport management major is designed to provide you with a broad-based foundation of knowledge in the liberal arts and in business. Classes blending theory with practical examples and required field experiences provide the tools needed for successful careers in sport.

Program requirements include a 120-hour practical experience in your junior year and a 400-hour opportunity during your senior year.  Practicum allows you to learn more effectively by applying classroom theory to real work experience. These courses also provide continuous feedback on the academic training you receive throughout the program.

The curriculum stresses strong writing and oral communication skills, as well as the computer skills necessary to effectively communicate ideas in today’s work environment.

Life After Fisher

Your degree in sport management from Fisher offers you a distinct advantage in a very competitive industry. The program’s curriculum prepares you for careers in professional and intercollegiate athletics, as well as sport management-related positions with various business entities, recreational facilities, and nonprofits. You will be equipped to tackle jobs within a number of sectors, including:

  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Event management
  • Facilities management
  • Sporting goods
  • COSMA Accreditation Seal
    COSMA Accreditation

    The sport management degree program at St. John Fisher College has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The sport management program in the following degree is accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.

    Student Achievement Data [pdf]

The support system in the sport management program is second to none. Whether in the classroom or looking for advice about an internship or job, each of the professors was available to help in any way possible. ”


John Cochol
  • John Cochol '08
  • Director of Club Services, United Soccer League

What I love about the sport management program are the endless number of connections it has developed with professionals within the sport industry. These connections help give students a diversity of experiences, helping us further understand the many careers available within the industry. ”


Anthony Lee
  • Anthony Lee ’17
  • Sport Management Major