Winthrop University: College of Education - Sport Management

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College of Education

Sport Management


Endless Career Opportunities in Sport!

Sports Management Home Page PicIf you are a people person, like to be busy, are a leader, understand sport, like to volunteer, and work in an entertaining and fast-paced environment

You could be a facility manager, ticket sales manager, event coordinator, director of corporate sales, athletic director, compliance officer, director of community relations

 You could work within professional sports organizations, college/university athletic departments, local government, multi-purpose facilities, YMCA's, sport/recreation organizations, sport agencies

"With the sports industry being so competitive, it is important to graduate with the skills needed to be successful. The Sport Management program at Winthrop couples a great curriculum with knowledgeable faculty to prepare students for success. The time I spent at Winthrop gave me the learning experience I was looking for. Not only was I receiving a great education, I was also able to take advantage of getting involved with a Division I sports program. Also, with Winthrop's close proximity to Charlotte, the students have ample opportunities to gain valuable experience working in the industry while attending classes. The curriculum gives the students a great overview of the different paths they can pursue in the sports industry. Courses such as Sport Marketing, Sport Law, and Facilities/Event management truly prepared me for my career and opened my eyes to different areas of sport that I had never thought about. My time at Winthrop was invaluable and I recommend this program to anyone who is passionate about working in sports."

Ryan Petrus
Guest Relations Coordinator
Stadium Operations

Carolina Panthers
800 South Mint Street
Charlotte, NC 28202-1502

Last Updated: 4/9/20