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Bachelor of Science in Business, Sport Management Concentration

Sport Management: The Business of the Game

Turn your love of sports into a fulfilling career that can provide countless management opportunities—from running athletic facilities to managing sports teams. The recreation and sports industry has been thriving and expanding in recent years, providing many ways for you to pursue your passion and establish your career.

The sport management concentration at Pensacola Christian College combines physical education and business classes to give you a complete picture of your future. Gain valuable skills in coaching, fitness and nutrition, ethics, and sports marketing that will put you ahead as a Christian professional in the sports field.

Your education will extend far beyond the classroom as you connect with business professionals, participate in individual and team sports, and get hands-on training through practicums. You’ll receive a well-rounded education that will open up many opportunities within the vast sports industry.

Faith-Based Sport Management

The sport management concentration will give you the integrity, work ethic, and heart for people to make you stand out in an increasingly secular field. Your classes will reinforce valuable business skills while emphasizing hard work, dedication, and biblical leadership. Whether you are called to a Christian ministry or a secular business, you’ll be prepared to lead and influence those around you for Christ.

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Sport Management Concentration Learning Outcomes

As a sport management concentration graduate, you will be able to

  • make ethical and moral choices based on a biblical worldview.
  • communicate effectively in written and oral presentations.
  • use current technology and computer applications effectively in your chosen profession.
  • relate knowledge to practical experiences.
  • be prepared to pursue advanced study in your chosen field.
  • manage the components of sports, recreational, and fitness programs.
  • implement evangelism into sports and recreation.

Program Highlights

Camp Programs and Management

In this class (PM 302), you’ll get a complete picture of what it takes to manage a day, sport, and overnight camp ministries. Learn to make informed decisions on staffing, training, finances, and so much more. You’ll finish with a broad view of what goes into running a successful camp as well as how to overcome daily challenges with Christian principles like hard work and biblical ethics.

Sport Management Practicum

You’ll get 80 hours of in-field experience (PM 310) observing how a sporting facility is managed and run. You’ll see firsthand what your daily responsibilities might look like while gaining professional experience completing them. You can also build relationships and make valuable connections with industry professionals.

Your Sport Management Future

What can you do with a sport management concentration?

Your training from PCC will prepare you to succeed in the sports industry with confidence and professionalism, whether you’re led to coach a sports team, serve in a Christian camp ministry, or manage a sporting facility. You could also sharpen your skills further by pursuing higher education with a master’s in sport management. Whatever you choose, you’ll have the knowledge and confidence to succeed.

Here are a few of the countless career opportunities available to you.

  • Athletic Director
  • Camp Owner/Director
  • Church Sports Coordinator
  • Coach
  • Fitness Facility Manager
  • Recreational Director
  • Sports Administrator

Here are a few of the grad schools our sport management alumni have attended.

  • Carson-Newman University
  • Liberty University
  • Maranatha Baptist University
  • University of South Alabama

Here are a few of the many places that our sport management alumni have worked.

  • Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, Sandy Springs, GA
  • Fricker Resource Center
  • Elite Hoops Basketball
  • Morningside Academy, Port St. Lucie, FL
  • Pensacola Christian College
  • Salisbury University
  • Shine Gymnastics

Faculty Highlight

Mr. Jared Sellars

Mr. Jared Sellars

B.S., Pensacola Christian College
M.S.S., U.S. Sports Academy
Doctoral study: U.S. Sports Academy

“This field of study allows sports enthusiasts to use their passion to build a career and ultimately serve the Lord through sports and recreation. The class content, internships, and faculty support fully equip sports professionals with a well-rounded education that prepares them for the area that God has called them. My heart is for students to use sport and recreation as a platform for ministry. I truly love being in the classroom and working with students who desire to serve the Lord and have a passion for the field of sport and recreation.

I hope that students take advantage of the many opportunities in sport management that will prove to be personally satisfying and fulfill their life’s calling. Sport management is growing rapidly, and great jobs are in high demand, so be ready to put in the work and don’t quit.”

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Alumni Spotlight

Jonathan Elardo
Jonathan Elardo ’17

Athletic Director at Morningside Academy, Port St. Lucie, FL

“I grew up playing every sport possible. If it had a ball and a scoreboard, I wanted to play it. When I went to college, I knew I wanted to grow my passion into a career, so sport management was the best way to continue to pursue my goals and aspirations.

I would encourage those interested in PCC to really examine their field of study and see what it has to offer. PCC has teachers and other coaches that play an intricate part in the program and will care for and guide you through the program. They will do whatever you need to be successful after your time there. You are learning from professionals who have done what they are teaching. PCC prepared me by giving me practical instruction on how to administrate athletics and impact others for the cause of Christ.”

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Sport Management Concentration Course Schedule

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About the Sport Management Concentration

The purpose of the sport management concentration is to prepare students for future ministry in fields involving sports, recreation, and fitness. It is especially recommended for those interested in becoming camp administrators or athletic directors.

Students in this concentration must participate in several semesters of intercollegiate or intramural sports or an approved alternative.

Sport management students can apply for scholarships to receive financial aid.

Roger and Eloise Anderson Scholarship
Up to $3,000 scholarship awarded to a continuing sophomore with a business major, mechanical or pre-medicine concentration, or pre-law emphasis who has a financial need, to be applied in the 3rd, 5th, and 7th semesters of consecutive attendance.

Bank of America Scholarship
$500 scholarships each awarded to continuing sophomores, juniors, or seniors with a business major who have a financial need, to be applied over one semester.

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Business Career Support

With Career Services and Career Link, students can start making connections with employers while on campus during Career Fair events. These services provide tools and resources designed to empower you for your sport management career.

Need help? Career Services staff are ready to assist you in researching employment opportunities, exploring job qualifications, and providing mock interviews and résumé support.