Department of Kinesiology
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.
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.
- K32 + any KAC
- K147 (now K180T)
- RA 150
- RA 152
- RA 154
- 17 units total
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.
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
- Many more!
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.
Be Prepared for Your Career
The Sport Administration Major is designed to help you grow personally and professionally. We'll help you:
- 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).
If you have questions about the Fresno State undergraduate Sport Administration program, please email Dr. John McMillen at: firstname.lastname@example.org