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Interim Chair: Emily Dane-Staples
Email: edane-staples@sjfc.edu
Phone: (585) 899-3803

Sport Management

What is Sport Management?

The rapidly growing sport industry and field of sport management is very broad, with jobs available in marketing, sales, and event management, as well as in segments of the business, from professional and intercollegiate athletics, to recreational facilities, and non-profit organizations.

Sport management programs provide business lessons specific to sport, offering a distinct advantage in a very competitive industry. Classes blending theory with practical examples and required field experiences provide the tools needed for successful careers in sport.

Why Study Sport Management?

Based on its blending of liberal arts and professional education, our Sport Management program produces graduates with the leadership, team-building, critical-thinking, and ethical decision-making skills needed to shape the future of the sport industry.

The program has been approved by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) Program Review Council. Only one-quarter of all programs in North America have been approved by this group, demonstrating the quality of the Fisher experience.

As a top minor league sports market in the country, Rochester, has a range of practical opportunities for students right down the road from campus. In addition, Fisher is the summer home of the Buffalo Bills Training Camp, and in the summer of 2012, the Yankees AAA team played 37 games at Rochester's Frontier Field. With such varied and plentiful opportunities, you'll have experiences not afforded to other Sport Management programs.

If you have any questions or would like to request more information please contact any member of our department faculty or fill out our online Sport Management Question Form.

Life as a Sport Management Major

Still unsure if the Sport Management program at Fisher is right for you? Check out the videos below showing how the major has impacted two current students.

Special thanks to Dr. Todd Sodano and his Introduction to Video Production class for creating these videos.

Sport Studies Department Mission

The Sport Studies Department seeks to develop in students the knowledge, skills and experience that will enable them to obtain a position in the sport management field. We indirectly serve the sport management industry and our stakeholders (academic community, practitioners, and alumni) by maintaining a program with high standards and expectations for faculty and students. Students are served directly by a broad-based curriculum that is grounded in the liberal arts and encourages critical analysis of the role of sport as business and the cultural and social significance of sport. Graduates of the program will be equipped to pursue advanced degrees and be effective change agents within the sport industry.

Department Goals

  1. Cultivate a foundation of content specific knowledge in the numerous fields within the sport industry (e.g. marketing, law, sponsorship), and the ability to generate and acquire the appropriate resources to be an informed practitioner.
  2. Provide an environment to practice and develop effective communication strategies and professionalism relevant to business practices.
  3. Within classroom and industry settings, provide applied learning opportunities through assignment and experiences that connect theory to practice.
  4. Provide a framework within which students will have opportunities to develop professional perspectives and network with industry practitioners.
  5. Instill in students the practice of critical thinking while considering ethical, social, and legal implications.

Sport Management Gallery

Check out all the great things our students and alumni are up to in our Sport Management Alumni photo gallery!

Sport Management Alumni

Sport Management News

 

Department Recognizes Jamie Hammond and Senior Award Winners

Department Recognizes Jamie Hammond and Senior Award Winners

05/15/2014

St. John Fisher College’s Sport Management Department culminated its 2013-2014 school year by recognizing four members of the senior class for their successes and awarding its Sport Manager of the Year award to Jamie Hammond, General Manager of Total Sports Experience. Read More

 

Alumni Profile

Kristi Bradley '09

Kristi Bradley

I came into Fisher as a Sport Management minor and quickly discovered the benefits of making it my second major. The faculty all have a great deal of real-world experience that shines through in the classroom and the networking opportunities are endless. Classes are hands-on and projects make you stretch beyond what you thought you were capable of. With real-world situations and assignments, resume-building is easy and your attributes as an employee are fostered right in the classroom.

As the major matures, the number of alumni contacts the department has grows exponentially, making for easier access to some of the best internships in the country. I wouldn't be where I am now if it wasn't for the endless opportunities presented to me by the department. Through classroom projects, alumni meet & greets, roundtable discussions, and luncheons, I was able to make contacts outside of Fisher that helped propel me into my position at the American Junior Golf Association.

I also took advantage of resources right on campus. One-on-one time with professors helped me realize where I wanted to take my career, connections with fellow majors provided me with contacts all over the country, and time at the Career Center strengthened my resume to show off my skills in the best possible way.

I credit many of my strengths to the time I spent at Fisher. From the first day learning about the proper handshake to the final capstone presentation, my time as a Sport Management major helped me grow as both an individual and as a professional.

Kristi Bradley is the Media Relations Coordinator for the American Junior Golf Association.

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