JCC Launches New Sports Management Degree Program

Jefferson Community College announces the launch of a new associate of science degree in Sports Management.  Fall semester classes begin on August 29 and students may apply for admission to the sports management degree program, offered through the Business Division, immediately.

The Sports Management A.S. program is a transfer degree, designed to be the first two years of a four-year business or sports management education.  Graduates who continue with their sports management and/or business education may enter the exciting world of professional sports as team managers, personal agents, and executives in the spectrum of businesses that support professional and amateur sports including fitness centers, recreation centers and ice arenas, and sporting goods sales and marketing.

“Students will learn business and management principles and how to apply these principles within the sports industry,” said Edward J. Knapp, vice president for academic affairs at Jefferson. “This program provides a pathway for students to combine their passion for sports with a career opportunity in a professional, amateur or recreational sport industry.”

Students will benefit from a balanced curriculum of business, liberal arts and core sports management courses including the foundations of sports management, sport in society and leadership for sports professionals.  Sports management majors will also have an opportunity to gain direct event experience through Jefferson’s office of athletics.  Upon successful completion of the program, students will be prepared for transfer to a baccalaureate program in either business or sports management at many colleges and universities, including SUNY Cortland, SUNY Canton, SUNY Brockport and Cazenovia College. By taking their first two years of study at Jefferson, students can significantly reduce the overall cost of their education.

The Sports Management A.S. degree can be completed in four semesters of full-time study or over a longer period through part-time study.  All of the required classes are offered on campus and several are offered online. Students who wish to enroll in this program for the Fall 2011 semester are encouraged to contact the Admissions office, 315-786-2277, and the financial services office, 315-786-2355, as soon as possible to begin the application process.  Course registration for new students begins on May 24, 2011.

For more information regarding this program, please visit www.sunyjefferson.edu or contact Brian Murray, assistant professor of business, at bmurray@sunyjefferson.edu or 315-786-2502 or Jeffrey Wiley, director of athletics at jwiley@sunyjefferson.edu or 315-786-2248.