Sport Management

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!

"“I’m able to be outdoors with kids doing something I love.” – Shannon Delany (’11)

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.

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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

Fall Spring 
Introduction to Sport Management2Sport and Society2
Introduction to Business & Management2Introduction to Information Systems2
Computer Applications Seminar1Microsoft Excel1
Christian Life 11New Testament Survey2
Old Testament Survey2English Composition 23
English Composition 13Science Elective3
The Modern World3Math Elective3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking2
Fall Spring 
Leadership and Ethics in Sport3Financing Sport Operations3
Org of Sports & Administration of PE3Campus Sport Management Practicum1
Principles of Accounting 14Sport Management Elective2
Principles of Marketing3Microsoft Access1
Principles of Bible Study2Business Communication3
Christian Life 21Baptist Heritage3
Literature Elective3
Fall Spring 
Recreation Management Practicum1Principles of Management3
Sport Marketing and Public Relations3Athletic Administration Practicum1
Business Law 13Microeconomics3
Macroeconomics3Bible Doctrine 23
Christian Life 31American Studies Elective3
Bible Doctrine 13Open Elective3
Music Elective2
Fall Spring 
Sport Management Elective3Internship in Sport Management12
Bible Electives4Bible Elective2
Open Elective9Open Elective2