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Updated on - October 7th 2019 by Rachit Agrawal

Overview

Sports as an industry is quite appealing to the youth. Making a lucrative career in the field of sports is not a piece of cake but at the same time; it will also not leave you disappointed. Sports is the kind of a field that requires you to have a lot of experience and talent of course. It’s a common misconception that envisages that sports as a career option is only meant for people who have a knack for fitness or those who have playing oriented talent. But in reality, it is not so. Hence, it’s important to do away with the misconception by elaborating widely on Sports as a field of study and a career option. Sport is a highly broad concept. The studies involved in sports are in a greater number. Sports as a field of study is manifold. This field of study is widely known as Sports Studies.

Categories of Study

Sports Studies are generally segmented into two types of studies. These are the two main categories of the same. They are popularly known as:

  • Sports Science
  • Sports Management

Then, a student interested in the same field can also consider opting for sports journalism. Sports journalism in India is not yet a thriving and lucrative field for the new graduates wanting to make a lucrative career. However, in the western nations, sports journalism has immense scope in terms of exposure, experience, and employment. It is thriving and fast-paced.

Sports refer to the act of playing a sport that involves a physical effort by a person. Whereas, sports studies refer to studying the business side of sports. In other words, this means, looking at sports through the lens of history, economics, business, management, socio-culture aspects, gender, race, ethnicity, etc. apart from the physical act of playing sports. These courses involve fitness and training that gives us an idea of how the sports industry functions in today’s world.

The types of studies that are stated under the umbrella of sports studies are mentioned below:

  • Sports journalism
  • Sports Sciences
  • Sports Management
  • Sports communication
  • Sports Business
  • Sports coaching
  • Sports law
  • Sports psychology

The above-mentioned fields are the popular fields that can be considered in order to have a degree in sports studies. But getting a bachelor degree in Sports Studies is usually an ideal way to get started. A bachelor degree will help you understand different aspects related to Sports and apply them practically. These aspects include on-field ones as well as the ones which surround sports. One is exposed to the skill set that one can consider equipping him/herself with in order to become a key player. Apart from this, one also learns about the professionalism which is evident in the sports industry and further learning about the functioning of the same.

Types of Degrees

A bachelor degree in Sports Studies is quite underrated when it comes to learning things that are considered essential and highly important. A student pursuing the same gets a chance to equip himself/herself with an enhanced skill-set. These involve practical, psychological, financial and organization skills which are deemed to be mandatory to function effectively in any area of work.

India doesn’t offer a lucrative educational platform for students aspiring to make a career in sports. Be it management, communication, journalism, fitness or business. Hence, the scope of Sports Studies in India is quite limited. Contrary to this, Australia, Canada, the U.S. and the U.K. are the most popular international destinations offering the finest and qualitative courses in Sports Studies. The courses are pursued in the face of exceptional teaching and research methods. These courses offer highly lucrative job opportunities after their completion. The field of study has a wider scope in these countries. The popular courses which are pursued on a major scale in these four places are listed under:

  • Bachelor in Sports Management in the U.S.
  • Bachelor in Sports Management in the U.K.
  • Bachelor in  Sports Sciences in Australia
  • Bachelor in  Sports Sciences in Canada

The primary undergraduate programs are listed below:

  • Diploma of Sports Management
  • Bachelor of Sports Management
  • Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Sciences

Curriculum

A bachelor program of Sports Management ideally includes the following subjects of study:

  • First Aid
  • Injury Prevention
  • Health Science
  • Exercise Science
  • Individual Sports
  • Group Sports
  • Sports Management

Apart from this, the coursework may include:

  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Legal issues concerning sports and exercise
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Entertainment
  • Sports Financial Applications

The graduate entry/ postgraduate study programs are mentioned below:

  • Master of Sports Management
  • Master of Project Management
  • Master of Sports Science
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice
  • Master of Physiotherapy
  • Master of Science in Rehabilitation
  • Master of Sports Science

The coursework for postgraduate programs may include:

  • Ethical issues in sports
  • Public Relations in sports
  • Marketing in sports
  • Facility management
  • Sports events planning
  • Sports law
  • Digital media in sports
  • Clinical nutrition
  • Orthopaedics
  • Biomechanics
  • Anatomy of human motion
  • Sports science and rehabilitation

Top Colleges Level wise

 

  • Farmingdale State College

 

  • Troy University 
  • Texas A&M University at College Station
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Minnesota at Crookston
  • Louisiana State University
  • St. Thomas University
  • Florida State University
  • University of Illinois
  • Indiana University 
  • CUNY Brooklyn College
  • University of Georgia

 

 

Course Details Level Wise

Degree/level

Duration

Bachelor’s in Sports management or science

4 years

Master’s in sports management or science

1-2 years

PhD/further specialisation

1-4 years

 

Top Universities level wise

College Name

Location 

Fees per annum (estimated)

Indiana University 

USA

$35,000

University of Georgia

Georgia, USA

$35,000

Florida State University

Florida, USA

$25,000

University of Illinois

Chicago, USA

$40,000

Troy University 

USA

$20,000

CUNY Brooklyn College

New York, USA

$20,000

Farmingdale State College

USA

$20,000

Texas A&M College

Texas, USA

$35,000

University of Connecticut

Connecticut, USA

$40,000

 

 Requirements & Eligibility Level wise

To study Sports Science or management in a top university, the student needs to fulfil some criteria. They should meet all the requirements so as to continue education from their desired college.  Some of the important criteria are- 

 

Academic Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management or Science
  • Interested students must have completed class 12th with either the CBSE (All-India SSC) or CISCE (ISC) board
  • For CBSE board: CGPA of 9.6 with grade A1 in any subjects relevant to the course applied for
  • For CISCE board: Overall grade of at least 90%, with grades of at least 95% in three subjects (including any relevant to the course applied for) and 85% in the other two subjects.

         2. Master’s Degree 

  • Student must have passed a Bachelor of Sports Management/science with a minimum of 50% marks.

Exams

  • English proficiency test score such as IELTS or TOEFL depending on the university.

Work Experience

  • Well most of universities don’t ask for Work experience. But it totally depends on the admission process of the university as master’s degree sometime needs work experience.

Others

  • Letter of recommendation
  • State of Purposes


Admission Procedure Level wise

Taking admission to a top university or college can be a tiresome task. It is advised to the students that they should consult an advisor to get admission. Deadlines are one of the most important aspect to take admission as missing these dates can leads to cancellation of the application of the students. 

Entrance exams 

  • Appear for English proficiency exams such as IELTS or TOEFL to get admission. The student should also seek exams required other that this as according to the need of University.
  • Exams like SAT, ACT and other entrance exams as per the university and country.

How To apply 

  • Identifying country, universities and the course of your interest
  • Request universities for Application forms
  • Taking various required tests
  • Arranging and preparing Essays and recommendation letters
  • Completing and sending application forms along with required documents.

 

Course and Syllabus Details

 

Subjects 

Topics

Why it is Covered?

Humanities of Sports

Birth of modern sports, Professionalization, international sports and sports ethics

This topics helps in building the ethical value of sports among the students.

Sports Management 

Finance, marketing, organization, governance, strategy, business, planning and event management all in the context of sports.

These gives an idea about the management issues related to the organization and maintenance of a sports event.

Sport Law

Legal aspect of the modern sports, legal aspect of the sportsperson and methods of dispute resolution

These gives an idea towards all the important laws in sports and how to interact with any situation in sports.

 

Average Fees Level Wise 

The Average tuition fees for the course is around 30-40 lakh for most of the colleges in USA, UK and Canada. Apart from the tuition fees there are many other types of charges such as accommodation, stationary and many other.

College Name

Location 

Fees per annum (estimated)

Indiana University 

USA

$35,000

University of Georgia

Georgia, USA

$35,000

Florida State University

Florida, USA

$25,000

University of Illinois

Chicago, USA

$40,000

Troy University 

USA

$20,000

CUNY Brooklyn College

New York, USA

$20,000

Farmingdale State College

USA

$20,000

Texas A&M College

Texas, USA

$35,000

University of Connecticut

Connecticut, USA

$40,000

 

Career Scope

There is a plethora of job options in Sports Studies. A bachelor degree provides job opportunities in various occupations. Popular ones that students after completion of the bachelor program go for are:

Retail sportsperson in sports

Recreation director

Sports broadcaster

A bachelor degree enables the student to equip with the broader principles of finance, marketing, law, ethics, management etc. Hence, one can also consider the following career options mentioned below:

Event manager

Golf course manager

Cruise ship recreation director

Athletic director

Sports-related apparel merchandising

Sports-related equipment merchandising

There also comes the science and rehabilitation aspect to sports studies which involves the following popular career options:

Fitness coordinators

Exercise testing specialists

Cardiac rehabilitation specialists

A career in sports management means pursuing the kind of work which would revolve around managing sports teams, sports organizations or sports recreational centres. A master’s degree in sports management equips one with necessary skills that can be effectively applied to any of the below-mentioned professions:

Athletic director

Sports marketing specialist

Facility manager

Health club owner

Event coordinator

Camp director

Fitness centre manager

As previously mentioned, the sports degree vary as per individual interests. The master’s degree may also depend upon the same. But a bachelor’s degree in sports studies, be it management, fitness, communication or science, provides the basic and necessary skill-set which can be effectively applied to the relevant professions.

Job and Salary Scope

Position

Average annual salary

Athletic Trainer

$42,000

Coach for college sports team 

$47,000

Sports information director

$60,000

Athletic Director

$80,000

Professional sports manager

$200,000

Professional sports agent 

$1,000,000