Going beyond the game
Sports aren't just exciting and enjoyable; as players and coaches we learn to be disciplined, observe the value of hard work, and learn grace in defeat. We know how important competition can be to our lives. Perhaps it should be more than just a hobby for us?
Thousands of opportunities are available in sports. High school, college, semi-professional, major league, and recreational sports all offer a Sport Management major career options. Learn about facility and event management, sport media and sport product manufacturing/sales - then translate your education into a meaningful career that honors Christ!
A career of competition
Shannon Delany (’11, Sport Management) is summer camp and after-school program director for the Greater Lowell (MA) Family YMCA, a job she landed just two months after completing her college studies. “I got my dream job,” Delany said.
“I’m able to be outdoors with kids doing something I love. This was definitely what I wanted and a lot more. I’m really happy with where God has put me.”
Delany received a positive recommendation from the Merrimack Valley (NH) YMCA after making a solid impression during a summer internship there. “I learned a lot at Maranatha about setting up budgets and schedules, all of which has proven to be very helpful,” Delany said.
Our faculty knows sports
Coach Keith Salscheider played college basketball at Liberty University, St. Cloud State University (Minnesota) and San Diego Christian College (California). His professional basketball career included four years in the Continental Basketball Association (CBA). He averaged 17 points and shot 45 percent from 3-point range for the Great Falls (Montana) Explorers in 2007-08. He has coached and taught at Maranatha since 2012.
Read more about our Business faculty.
Your potential career
- Team administration
- Communications/media contact
- Facility manager
- Events manager
- Financial and business manager
- Marketing director
- Travel/tourism contact
- Activities director
Your potential schedule
|Introduction to Sport Management||2||Sport and Society||2|
|Introduction to Business & Management||3||Microsoft Excel||1|
|Computer Applications Seminar||1||Old or New Testament Survey||3|
|Old or New Testament Survey||3||English Composition 2||3|
|English Composition 1||3||Science Elective||3|
|The Modern World||3||Math Elective||3|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking||2|
|Leadership and Ethics in Sport||3||Financing Sport Operations||3|
|Org of Sports & Administration of PE||3||Campus Sport Management Practicum||1|
|Principles of Accounting 1||4||Sport Management Elective||2|
|BUMG 211, 231, or BUMK 251||3||Microsoft Access||1|
|Christian Life and Leadership||3||BUMG 211, 231, or BUMK 251||3|
|Recreation Management Practicum||1||Sport Marketing and Public Relations||3|
|BUMG 211, 231, or BUMK 251||3||Athletic Administration Practicum||1|
|Business Law 1||3||Microeconomics||3|
|Macroeconomics||3||Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3|
|Bible Doctrine 1 or 2||3||American Studies Elective||3|
|Music Elective||2||Open Elective||3|
|Sport Management Elective||3||Internship in Sport Management||12|
|Bible Electives||3||Bible Electives||3|
|Open Elective||10||Open Elective||2|