Learn about complex issues in the sport industry and turn your passion for sports into a career in Sport Management. Explore the dynamic relationships between sports, business, culture, and society. Examine different sports organizations at the high school, college, and professional level, and uncover legal and business issues facing the sports world. An integral part of the Health and Fitness Studies department, the Sport Management Degree at Regis provides a broad-based exposure to the discipline of sport management, and encourages students to apply foundational knowledge, develop critical thinking skills, and participate in hands-on learning experiences.
The learning modalities include course lectures, assignments, and experiential education activities, supplemented by facility visits and guest speakers. Students gain practical experience in event planning, facility evaluation, marketing and promotion, and developing an athletic administration manual. Students are also encouraged to gain experience outside of the classroom as they progress through the program, and must complete two internships during their senior year of study. Regis is located just 12 miles west of Boston, which known as one of “the best sports cities in America,” and is an ideal location for internships and job opportunities in the field of sport management.
Students in a wide variety of majors may choose to add a minor in sport management. The minor includes two introductory courses and four upper level courses in sport management. Sport management majors are also encouraged to add a minor in a related area of interest such as global business management, communication, or athletic coaching.
The following sport management degree program(s) has been granted Candidacy Status by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), located in Fort Collins, CO, USA:
At the completion of the Sport Management program, students will:
When it comes to internships and career options, don't think small. Sport management has so many opportunities that anyone who enjoys sports can find something they love.Marissa Magarian '16, Sport Management major
All students in the BS in Sport Management must complete two internships during their senior year of study. Internship experiences in areas such as athletic administration, minor and major league sport, sport marketing, and sports information are just a few of the options available. Internship sites include the Boston Cannons of Major League Lacrosse, Global Premier Soccer of Waltham, Laxpolooza Lacrosse Tournaments, and the Boston Blades of the Canadian Women's Hockey League. In addition, many students have completed internships in athletic administration at the following schools: Cambridge School of Weston, The Rivers School, Newton North High School, Wellesley College, and UMass Lowell. Students may choose to complete their internships at previously established sites, or develop a relationship in a new setting. Establishing a quality internship that fits the student’s goals and provides them with hands-on experience is a key factor in preparing them to enter their career or to pursue future graduate studies.
Majoring in sport management at Regis College helped me in my current role as tournament assistant at Global Premier Soccer, where I run multiple soccer tournaments throughout the year. It also prepared me to enroll in graduate school."
Careers and Steps to Graduate Programs
The BS in Sport Management prepares students to enter a variety of careers and provides a pathway for individuals interested in graduate studies. Alumni of the Regis' sport management degree are employed in the following sport management areas: business development for Squad Locker; food and beverage director for Fisher’s Island Country Club; marketing for the Kraft Group; media relations at Augusta National Golf Club; ticket sales account representative for the Sacramento Kings; tournament and camps assistant for Global Premier Soccer; and the head men’s volleyball coach at Bentley University. Students have chosen to pursue graduate studies in sport communication, sport management, as well as master of business administration (MBA) programs.