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Department of Kinesiology

Sport Administration intern at bulldog ticket office

Welcome to the Sport Administration Option!

Sport Administration is designed for students who have a mind for business and a love for sports. This program specializes in preparing students for entry-level positions in the sport industry, which is one of the largest and most competitive industries in the workforce. 

Through this program, students will learn a combination of skills related to sport and undergo a strategic career analysis, evaluate their marketability within the sport industry, learn how to differentiate themselves from the competition, network with leading sport personnel and organizations, and develop a career plan and resume -- all while gaining essential hands-on sport industry experience.

Sport Career Options

  • 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!

Sport Classes

Students in our program take a variety of sport-related classes to enhance their understanding of the sport industry, including Introduction to Sport, Sport Law and Entertainment & Facility management to name a few. For a bachelor of science degree, students must complete 120 units of coursework within the sport administration option. 

Download the course list and road map


Sport Internships

Sport industry experience is essential.  That's why our students complete a 12-unit internship their last semester and are encouraged to gain as much volunteer sport experience as possible. Who said learning couldn't also be fun?

Our students have interned at numerous youth, high school, college, and professional sport organizations in the following areas (just to name a few):

  • Media Relations
  • Public Relations
  • NCAA Compliance
  • Development and Fundraising
  • Game and Event Management
  • Stadium Operations
  • Football Operations
  • Marketing and Promotions
  • Social Media
  • Sport Sponsorship
  • Student-Athlete Services and Academic Advising
  • Ticket Operations and Sales
  • Video Productions
  • Athletic Director, and more!

 

Questions?

If you have questions about the Sport Administration Option, we have the answers.  Just contact:

John McMillen, Ph.D. J.D. 
Sport Administratin Program Director
johnmcmillen@csufresno.edu
559.278.1123
North Gym 158