Sports Management Degree

Course Number Course Title CL LAB CR
Fall Semester
  DCOM 105C Digital Communications 3 0 3
  ENGL 101C English Composition 4 0 4
  MATH 120C Quantitative Reasoning or higher level math course^ 4 0 4
# SPTS 101C Introduction to Sports Management 3 0 3
  SOCI xxxC Social Science Elective+ 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  ACCT 101C Accounting I 3 0 3
  ECON 101C Macroeconomics or
  ECON 102C Microeconomics 3 0 3
  MATH 251C Statistics 4 0 4
  BUS 170C Principles of Marketing or
# SPTS 170C Sports and Recreation Marketing 3 0 3
# SPTS 180C Public Relations and Advertising
for the Sports Industry
3 0 3
Fall Semester
# ACCT 102C Accounting II 3 0 3
# SPTS 210C Sports and Fitness Facilities Management 3 0 3
# SPTS 220C Sports Communication 3 0 3
# SPTS 290C Sports Management Internship or 0 9 3
  XX xxxC Humanities/Fine Arts/Foreign Language Elective 3 0 3
Spring Semester
  BUS 225C Business Law I or
# SPTS 225C Sports and Recreation Law 3 0 3
  BUS 270C Principles of Management 3 0 3
# SPTS 250C Sports and Society 4 0 4
  XX xxxC Science Elective* ^ 3-4 0 3-4

# Indicates major field courses.
^Advising is important to explain to students which course(s) will transfer to a 4-year institution.
+ Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C).
* BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C and PHYS 100C do not meet this requirement.

CL - Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
LAB - Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
CR - Number of credit hours for the course

Curriculum for students entering program in 2019-20.

The degree of Associate in Science in Sports Management will be awarded upon successful completion of the program.

The sporting industry is a growing industry with many job opportunities working in many areas such as media, event planning, retail management, amateur and professional sport organizations. You will take courses specializing in sports management with seasoned faculty who have years of professional experience.

Sports management is an exciting field because it offers a wide variety of career options and paths.  Some of the areas include media, retail sports, sports travel, facility and event management.  Whether a person’s dream job is coaching or promoting sporting events, understanding the business, legal and marketing aspects of sports management is an invaluable tool.

The economic impact of the sports industry is expected to rise from $60.5 billion in 2014 to $73.5 billion by 2019 in North America.*  According to the New Hampshire Job Outlook, job growth for recreation workers job growth will be 7.5% from 2016-2026.**   Many career opportunities exist in sports related fields, but such jobs require appropriate preparation.  The thorough curriculum and relevant internship experiences offered by the Sports Management Program prepares NHTI students for immediate employment in the field, or for further studies on the baccalaureate or graduate levels.

Transfer articulation agreements are in place with several four-year colleges, allowing our graduates to transfer to those institutions after completing their associate degree studies at NHTI.Graduates have opportunities in the such career areas as:

  • Professional sports
  • Sports and fitness club management
  • Corporate sports marketing and promotions
  • Sports media
  • Facility and event management
  • Sports retail management
  • Sporting goods manufacturing and sales
  • Parks and recreation departments
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Amateur sport organizations
  • Sports travel and tourism

The A.S. in Business Administration with a Concentration in Sports Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). The most recent report to ACBSP on student learning and academic achievement in NHTI business programs is available here.

* EMSI, Not Just a Game: The Impact of Sports on U.S. Economy,, visited 08/01/18.

** New Hampshire Employment Security, Job Outlook and Locator by Industry and Occupation, base year 2016 to projected year 2026;, p.109; visited 08/01/18.

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Transfer Information

Specific Admission Requirements

  1. College preparatory course (or equivalent) in English and/or communications; good verbal abilities and writing skills are major considerations for acceptance into the program.

Note: Applicants should be aware that all associate degree programs at NHTI require successful completion of at least one semester of college level mathematics. Therefore, the college strongly recommends that all applicants successfully complete high school Algebra I with a grade of “C” or higher prior to admission. Those students whose placement testing does not demonstrate readiness for college level mathematics may require more than two years to complete their degree.

Internship Opportunities

One of the major factors contributing to career success in the sports field is experience. Recognizing this fact, our Program includes an internship option for students. Numerous internship opportunities exist, not only in Concord and New Hampshire, but in other parts of the country for qualified and interested students. The faculty works with students to help them find internships in sports settings that interest them. During the internship, the student works as a regular employee for the sponsoring organization (most positions are non-paid, although some offer a small stipend), and reports directly to a supervisor within the organization. The goal of the internship is to provide a mutually beneficial "employment" experience for the intern and the sponsoring organization.Below are some examples of internship opportunities offered to our students:

  • Concord Chamber of Commerce
  • Concord Sports Center
  • ESC-Brine Sports
  • Everett Ice Arena
  • Fun Intelligent Training
  • Gold’s Gym
  • Manchester Monarchs
  • Meadowbrook Music Pavilion
  • NH Fisher Cats
  • NH Motor Speedway
  • Plymouth State Athletic Department
  • Verizon Wireless Arena
  • Whittemore Center
  • Winnipesaukee Muskrats
  • WLXL Radio
  • ...and many more!

Internship Considerations

NHTI has developed excellent practicum opportunities for our students to foster hands-on learning while simultaneously receiving credit. Nonetheless, the college's first priority must be to ensure that patients/clients/children/families are not placed in jeopardy by students during learning experiences. Therefore, students in internship, externship, practicum, service learning, and clinical experiences must demonstrate sufficient emotional stability to withstand the stresses, uncertainties and changing circumstances that characterize patient/client/child/family responsibilities. Furthermore, the student is expected to have the emotional stability required to exercise sound judgment, accept direction and guidance from a supervisor or faculty member, and establish rapport and maintain sensitive interpersonal relationships and confidentiality with employees, customers, and/or patients/clients/children and their families.

Additional Information

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Aaron Conn
Sport, Recreation and Tourism Studies Department Chair

(603) 271-6484 x4143

Paul Hogan
Sports Management
Program Advisor

(603) 271-6484 x4209

31 College Drive
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 230-4011

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