Millersville University recently announced the addition of a new Bachelor of Science degree in sport administration after the popularity of the multidisciplinary studies program in sport business. Multidisciplinary programs, such as this one, allow students to take courses from more than one academic discipline which can help tailor their experiences to their career. The University’s location in a sport-industry dense region makes the program an excellent choice for students interested in the career field.
Dr. Daniel Keefer, professor and chairperson of the Department of Wellness and Sport Sciences, shared why Millersville developed the new degree. “We developed a multidisciplinary studies program in sport business four years ago. It became very popular,” Keefer shares, “With this in mind, we wanted to create a full program that provided students multiple options that cater to career goals.”
The undergraduate sport administration degree provides a variety of courses that will prepare students for a wide-range of sport-related careers like sport coach, sport general manager, sport agent, sport account manager, sport event planner and a variety of other positions. The program is also interdisciplinary, offering courses from wellness and sport sciences, marketing, management, communication and finance departments. Students have the option to minor or double major with this degree through programs offered by marketing and management departments, as well as options in sport business or sport coaching. There will also be opportunities for students to engage in extracurricular experiences such as global learning courses, study abroad options, writing classes, diversity courses and a required internship.
Qualified students will have an opportunity to join a Master of Education for sport management as an undergraduate, making it possible to finish their bachelor and master’s degrees in just five years while saving over $7,000 in tuition.
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