Health, Recreation & Fitness :: Associate of Arts - <br />Physical Education: Sport Management

Health, Recreation & Fitness

Associate of Arts -
Physical Education: Sport Management

Focused Area Advisor: Stephanie Govea, 208.732.6251 or

Major Advisor: Scott Rogers, 208.732.6488 or


Students completing an Associate of Arts degree in Physical Education: Sports Management are prepared to transfer to a Bachelor degree program offered at Idaho's four-year colleges. The Sports Management degree provides excellent preparation for professional and graduate schools. Most positions sought by students in the scientific and medical professions will require some type of advanced degree.


The program offers an Associate of Arts (AA) degree, which requires a minimum of four semesters.


The Sport Management concentration is designed for students who are interested in sport management, sports marketing, sports facilities, and related areas. Careers in sport management can be found in sales, marketing, communications, promotions, ethics, law, management, journalism, private and public recreation and sport, event and facilities management, or other careers.


Career opportunities in sport management have grown dramatically in the past decade. Some sport management titles include program directors in community sport programs, marketing and promotions director, academic services for student-athletics, corporate sales director, director of ticketing and finance, sporting goods sales representative, intramural director of campus recreation, facilities coordinator, athletic director, compliance director, athletic business manager, and fitness manager.

  • Job responsibilities vary with the type of organization, area of the sport industry, and level of management. All involve business aspects of sport, and normally include 40 - 60 hour work weeks, including night and weekend hours of employment. Helpful transferable skills include communication, time management/organization, decision making, public speaking, writing, research skills, computer skills, and problem solving.
  • Entry-level jobs offer a variety of starting salaries and offer excellent opportunities for rapid advancement. Some graduates may follow up the sport management degree by going to graduate school for a master's and/or doctorate or by attending law school to become sport agents. Depending upon the type of organization, area of sport industry, level of position, and level of degree, salary ranges are from $18,000 to $80,000 or more.

Physical Education: Sports Management Semester Plan