Sports Management, Humanities and Social Sciences Area of Concentration, Associate of Arts

This area of concentration provides students with the opportunity to examine the dynamic field of sports in relation to business, society, leadership, human development, and management.  The degree is appropriate for students interested in careers within the fields of athletic and recreation administration, the fitness industry, college and professional sports, business, and retail marketing.  Students completing the program will gain knowledge in general business practices, program management, and decision making.

Program objectives

Upon successful completion of this degree, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate skills and knowledge in the area of sports management they have chosen to pursue;
  2. critically analyze how race, gender, ethnicity, socioeconomics, access, and culture affect a population's ability to engage and compete in sports;
  3. identify and analyze the requirements for business success in the Sports Management field including planning, policy development, program development, public relations, legal aspects, and business management principles (basic financial management, marketing basics, insurance and liability);
  4. identify and discuss contemporary risk management issues and legal requirements that confront owners/executives, managers, and operations level personnel in Sports Management fields including fitness facilities, college and professional sports; students will analyze legal terminology/research, principles of risk management, liability concepts, liability scenarios, and litigation;
  5. demonstrate the ability to analyze and evaluate the social impact of sports on a society including gender, race, age, and current topics including media's role in sporting events and legal/illegal activities (supplement/drug use, gambling);
  6. communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, and demonstrate basic knowledge of information technology as applied to the Sports Management industry;
  7. demonstrate professional behavior and ethics;
  8. complete the Sports Management program and the requirements for the Associate of Arts degree;
  9. complete an internship within the field of sports management; and
  10. seek to transfer to the college of their choice to complete their four-year degree.

Semester Sequence

This is a suggested full-time schedule for a student who has completed any developmental course work and has no transfer credits. Refer to the College catalog for specific requirements in selecting General Education Courses.

Semester 1 (Fall)

Semester 2 (Spring)

Semester 3 (Fall)

Semester 4 (Spring)

Important Information

Short Description

This area of concentration provides students with the opportunity to examine the dynamic field of sports in relation to business, society, leadership, human development, and management.  This degree is appropriate for students interested in careers within the fields of athletic and recreation administration, the fitness industry, college and professional sports, business, and retail marketing. 

Type of Credential

Associate of Arts (A.A.) in Humanities and Social Sciences
Area of Concentration - Sports Management

Program Code

A 559

Contacts and Additional Information

Program Coordinator:

CCBC Catonsville, Craig Newton
443-840-4785 or cnewton2@ccbcmd.edu

Additional Information:

Opportunities for Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) - Several General Education classes have PLA opportunities. See CLEP and DSST.

 

Courses Needed for this Area of Concentration*

General Education Requirements and Electives - 35 Credits

General Education Requirements:
General Education Electives:

Choose one Physical Science course from the list of approved General Education Courses.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences, 3 Credit(s).

Concentration Requirements and Electives - 25 credits

Concentration Requirements:
Program Electives:

Select 12 credits from the following list of electives:

Number of Credits Required for Degree: 60*

Notes

*Credit students who are new to college (no successfully completed transferable college credits from other institutions) are required to take ACDV 101 - Academic Development: Transitioning to College. This 1-credit course is designed to be taken in the first semester at CCBC. Students must provide an official transcript(s) from an accredited institution to document successful completion of college coursework for the ACDV 101 requirement to be waived.