The Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Administration at Belhaven University prepares students to be supervisors, managers and administrators in various capacities within athletics. This accredited degree program offers expertise in the administrative applications of coaching, sports management, sports administration, sports information, sports related business, facilities management, and sports marketing. The primary distinguishing factor that separates Belhaven's program from others is the focus on making sports administration a Christ-centered vocation based on the biblical worldview.
As part of the Belhaven University School of Business, the Sports Administration degree program has been recognized by Business Reform Magazine as one of the best Christian Business Schools in the country, particularly in the areas of job placement, biblically focused curriculum, and quality of faculty. The Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration is fully accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education (IACBE). Successful alumni have found careers in financial accounting, management, government, retail, and public administration at prestigious businesses around the country.
What will I study?
Sports Administration, Sports Ministry and Coaching Theory Courses
Sports Economics, Sports Law, and Governing Bodies in Sports
Facilities and Design, Governing Bodies in Sports and Site Observations
Sports Psychology, Sports Finance, and Sports Marketing
Strategic Management in Sports Administration
What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Sports Administration? (Multiple Degrees)
Athletic Director, Arena Manager, Assistant Athletic Director, Athletic Team Manager
Concession Management, Intramural Sport Director, Sports Facility Manager
Fitness Center Manager, Equipment Manager, Community Center Director
Recreational Sports Program Manager, Sporting Event Coordinator
Golf/Country Club Management, Fund Raiser, Sports Marketing
Promotion, Sales, Collegiate Athletics, Ticket Manager, Sports Information Director
Sports Governing Bodies Sport Camps, Recreation Management, Sports Officials
Why choose Sports Administration at Belhaven University?
New enhanced facilities, computers and technology
Sports Administration Academic Planning & Support (SAAPS) Center for educational needs
Internships and field work experience with local, regional, national and international sports organizations (Belhaven University Athletics Department, Jackson Futbol Club, Mississippi Impact Volleyball Club, Mississippi Golf Association, Knoxville Force, Jackson Showboats, Jackson 96ers, University of Memphis Basketball, Meridian Football Club, ESPN 105.9 Out of Bounds with Bo Bounds Radio Show, Mississippi Brilla, Chicago Fire Cadets, In His Steps Ministries, MHSAA, MAIS, Tupelo Christian Prep School, Sanderson Farms PGA Tournament Championships, and others)
Personalized instruction, one-on-one interactions with professors and academic planning sessions
Opportunity to do in-class case studies of real world sports applications; presentations and research in courses like Strategic Management in Sports Administration; mock interviews through the Annual School of Business Career Bootcamp
What kind of opportunities will I have in my major that will contribute toward my career?
Opportunity to join the Sigma Alpha Omicron, sports administration organization
Participate in the speaker series during the fall and spring semesters
Opportunity to volunteer at local sports organizations through event management
Internships in sports administration, sports ministry, and sports broadcasting
Community involvement, field trips, service projects, and international travel for site observations
Participate in an Annual Capstone Conference of Sports and Education, Religion and Ethics
Opportunities for domestic site observations and international sports travel starting in 2015 with a trip to London, England, during Spring Break, with scheduled international trips every other year
What are Belhaven University Sports Administration graduates doing now?
Graduate school in the Belhaven University Online Master of Sports Administration Program
Graduate assistants in college athletics
Teachers and coaches in public and private high school settings, both locally and across the United States
Athletic administrators and coaches in colleges and universities across the United States
Sports ministry organizations leaders, locally and internationally
Private sector and non-profit careers in business, education, and sport organizations