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Department of Kinesiology

Sport Administration Major

We Prepare Students for a Career in Sport

The Sport Administration Major specializes in preparing students for entry-level positions in the sport industry.  From sport classes to career mentoring, you'll have everything you need to break into the sport industry.

Sport Classes

You'll take a variety of sport-related classes to enhance your understanding of the sport industry.  For a bachelor of science degree in sport administration, students must complete 120 units of coursework. 

Career Mentoring

Sport Administration majors have access to an academic advisor and career mentor who is there to answer all of your questions and guide you step-by-step through our program so you can graduate on time and be ready for a career in sport. 

Sport Internship

You won't just learn about sport -- you'll gain hands-on sport industry experience.  Our students complete a 12-unit sport internship and are encouraged to gain as much volunteer sport experience as possible.  Who said learning couldn't be fun?  

In fact, our students have interned at numerous youth, high school, college, and professional sport organizations.  Here are just a few examples:

  • Media Relations
  • Public Relations
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Game and Event Management
  • Stadium Operations
  • Football & Basketball Operations
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Social Media
  • Sport Sponsorship
  • Student-Athlete Services
  • Ticket Sales & Operations
  • Video Productions
  • Communications
  • Many more!

Sport Admin Careers

Sport Career Options

With a degree in Sport Administration, you'll have access to a variety of careers:

  • Professional Sport Careers
  • College Sport Careers
  • High School Sport Careers
  • Youth Sport Careers
  • Olympic Sport Careers
  • Athletic Director
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Sport Fundraising
  • Sport Social Media, Events & Operations
  • Sport Ticket Sales and more!

Frequently Asked Questions

Incoming freshman and transfer students can simply select Sport Administration major as their major.  

Current Fresno State students must first: (1) receive a B or higher in KINES 45 - Introduction to Sport Administration, and (2) fill out a Change of Major form.  Note:  KINES 45 is only offered in the Fall semester.

Sport is one of the largest industries in the world so there are numerous career options to choose from.  In fact, in our Introduction to Sport Administration class (KINES 45), we'll go through over 100+ sport career options.

Many students aren't sure what career is right for them.  That's why we help you find a career you'll love in our Introduction to Sport Administration class (KINES 45).

Be Ready for Life After Graduation

The Sport Administration Major is designed to help you grow personally and professionally.  Throughout our program you'll learn about the sport industry, build essential life skills, and develop a career game plan that prepares you for a career in sport:

  • Find a career you'll love
  • Build a powerful resume
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Develop a network of sport contacts
  • Discover the best places to get a sports job

If you're ready to begin your sport journey then enroll in KINES 45 -- Introduction to Sport Administration (offered every Fall semester).

Questions?

If you have questions about the Fresno State undergraduate Sport Administration program, please email Dr. John McMillen at: johnmcmillen@csufresno.edu

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