Learn about complex issues in the sport industry and turn your passion for sports into a career in sport management. 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.
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:
While studying abroad at the University of Cork, it was great to visit world famous sports stadiums, including Aviva Stadium (pictured), home of the Republic of Ireland Soccer team and Rugby team.
All students in the BS in sport management must complete two 120-hour internships. 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.
Recent internship sites include:
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.
My internships were with a club softball program and in athletic administration at Newton-North High School. 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
Careers and Steps to Graduate Programs
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. The BS in sport management prepares students to enter a variety of careers and provides a pathway for individuals interested in graduate studies.
Graduate School Acceptances:
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.Rachel Gagnon '16, sport management