About the program
Organization and management are essential to any successful enterprise. Every business is a team and every team needs a coach. Our Sport Management majors are leaders ready and able to fill a variety of roles within the businesses of sports, ensuring success with a fundamental understanding of administration, marketing, facilities management, budgeting, and personnel.
Sporting event management and recreational entertainment has become a vast industry in recent decades, and navigating the nuanced career options in this field requires a specific set of skills and experience in an interdisciplinary field. Majors in Sports Management gain fundamental knowledge in business administration and contemporary issues pertaining to the management of the sport industry.
Perfect for business-minded athletic fans and entrepreneurs, students in Sport Management gain practical, hands-on experience through internships with municipal parks and recreation departments, amateur and semi-professional sports teams, special event promoters, and television broadcast entities. Because of Roanoke College's history of hosting more than fifty NCAA championships, Sport Management majors are afforded a unique opportunity to observe and participate in the coordination of a fully functioning, national sporting event.
By encouraging interaction with industry professionals and engaging in a challenging curriculum, students are prepared to pursue careers as publicists, managers, agents or to hold other positions in the sports industry.
Sport Management Major
Dr. Elizabeth Holbrook and two of her students set out this fall to find ways to improve healthy habits for residents in Roanoke's West End community. Their suggestions could be incorporated into a city revitalization plan for the area.