Why You Should Major in Sports Management


Andrew Coates , Centurion Staff

The sports management program at Bucks County Community College is a popular gateway into the realm of the many different career paths in the sports industry.
Sports are one thing that many people have knowledge about, and in fact 57 percent of kids in high school are involved in organized sports according to a CDC study.
Bucks is proud to offer a program for those wanting to be involved in the colossal sports industry in some way. This program is perfect for those students who have a love for sports but are not sure what they are wanting to do as a career path.
Bucks has arranged the program in a way that the student gets a taste of different facets of sports careers over the duration of their time at Bucks while also providing an education in general courses.
“57 percent of kids in high school are involved in organized sports, according to a CDC study.”
These students majoring in Sports Management will get a taste of the business side of sports through classes like Sports Marketing (SPMT201) and Facility Management and Event Planning (SPMT202).
They will also get their fill of classes like Sports and Society (SPMT204) and History and Philosophy of Sports Management (SPMT203), while taking classes like Sociology (SOCI110) and Principle of Economics-Macro (ECON111).
Bucks also offers an educational club called the Kinesiology/Sports Studies club which meets at Newtown campus. This club allows students to network and learn more about the industry they are interested in.
Connor Volb, a Sophomore in Sports Management, describes his experience with the major as a positive one.
“Unfortunately, like many other students, I didn’t get to have the full experience due to COVID, but other than that I have learned many new things within the sports industry.”
“The professors within this major are great and easy to work with if you are struggling with anything specific.” Volb added.
When asked what opportunities the major has offered him, Volb described the internship he acquired while being at Bucks.
“I am interning at WBCB Sports. It is a radio station that covers and airs high school sports games in Bucks county and Montgomery County.”
“It is giving me a great opportunity to experience the communication side of sports. WBCB Sports is owned by the play by play announcer and voice of the Eagles, Merrill Reese, which is good for me considering he knows many other connections in the industry.”
When asked what the most unique thing about the major was, Volb said was it was the versatility.
“There are multiple fields in the sports in the sports management industry. The most popular is the business side, but there is also coaching, and communications.”
If you are interested in more information in the sports management major at Bucks visit the page on this major here: https://www.bucks.edu/catalog/majors/kinesiology/sports-mgmt or talk with your advisor about options that work for you.