Kellogg Community College’s Associate in Applied Science in Sports Management degree program is designed for students to transfer to a four-year institution to continue toward a bachelor’s degree in the same or similar field of study or immediately enter into a career in fields including commercial recreation, physical education and/or the fitness industry.
The Sports Management degree path at KCC will take students through foundational aspects of the sports business, such as leadership and management, marketing, finance, history and entrepreneurship to prepare them for a world full of exciting events, fierce competition and impactful community effects.
For more information about KCC’s Sports Management Program, see:
- Our program maps outlining credential course requirements by semester
- KCC’s latest Academic Catalog
- Information about Sports Management careers
- Information about why you should study Sports Management at KCC
Associate of Applied Science: Sports Management
Click here to view Transfer Guides outlining opportunities for students looking to transfer their KCC credits to a four-year institution. Contact our academic advising team at 269-965-4124 or [email protected] to schedule an appointment to plot your personal transfer plan.
Sports Management Careers
Possible job fields for graduates with an education in Sports Management include marketing and promotion, facilities management and operations and coaches and scouts, among others.
- Marketing and promotion: Sport marketing professionals oversee the promotion of sports events and teams, including broadcasting, advertising, social media, digital platforms, ticket sales and community relations. They generally love sports and understand the history, attitudes and environment of players and fans. Top traits for careers in this area: analytical, creative, excellent communicator. The median annual wage for jobs in the marketing and promotions industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $63,000.
- Facilities management and operations: Facility managers provide safe, clean and comfortable learning, working and living environments for people on a day-to-day basis. They oversee health and safety, cleaning, security and building maintenance. Top traits for careers in this area: leadership, business-oriented, strategic. The median annual wage for jobs in the facilities management and operations industry, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $96,940 .
- Coaches and scouts: Coaches teach amateur and professional athletes the skills they need to succeed at their sport. Scouts look for new players, evaluate their skills and likelihood for success at the college, amateur or professional level. Top traits for careers in this area: Excellent communicator, dedicated, leader. The median annual wage for coaches and scouts, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, is $32,270.
Projected Job Outlook & Salary Info
For the latest employment and wage estimates for Sports Management careers in Michigan, visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics website at www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_mi.htm.
Why Study Sports Management at KCC?
The Sports Management Program at Kellogg Community College offers students a unique path to a Sports Management degree that goes well beyond standard classroom learning, offering excellent instruction, professional certifications, Michigan Transfer Agreement completion and high school dual-enrollment opportunities.
KCC’s Sports Management Program is facilitated by Faculty Program Coordinator Eierí Jordán Salivia. A Puerto Rican native and a former pro soccer player for the Romanian club Astra Ploiești, Salivia was executive director of the Kalamazoo Soccer Club and earned a master’s degree from the University of Minnesota before coming to KCC, where he’s been teaching Physical Education classes since 2018.
Students completing the Sports Management Program at KCC have the opportunity to complete the following certifications in addition to their degree:
- Medical First Responder (required course through EMT 110: Medical First Responder Training)
- Personal Trainer (required course through PEP 205: Personal Training)
- Sport Nutrition Specialist (required course through PEHL 200: Sports Nutrition)
Michigan Transfer Agreement
Graduates earning the Associate of Applied Science in Sports Management will have fulfilled all requirements of the Michigan Transfer Agreement, which guarantees the transfer of credits for select general education classes among colleges and universities in Michigan.
High School Dual Enrollment
KCC’s Sports Management Program welcomes dual-enrolled high school students. For students wanting hands-on experience, we highly recommend they meet with their high school athletic director for potential internship opportunities and other industry experience.