Sport Management & Leadership Studies

Sport Management Major / Coaching and Athletic Administration Minor / Fitness Administration Minor / Leadership Minor

The Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies is a vital and active participant in the intellectual growth, career preparation, and physical, mental, and spiritual well-being of Kutztown University students. The Department of Sport Management and Leadership Studies offers areas of study leading to careers in professional and collegiate sports, athletic coaching, the fitness industry and sport related industries. Additionally, the department offers a selection of courses designed to assist a student in exploring a variety of lifelong recreational activities and developing knowledge and skills contributing to sensible health and lifestyle decisions. Department faculty members are student-oriented professionals who use a variety of active and experiential learning strategies and methods to promote student learning and success.

The Sport Management degree program at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. The sport management program in the following degree are accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.

Our program was recognized in January 2019 by Value Colleges and ranked No. 4 in their listing of the Top 25 Best Value Sports Management Degrees for 2019. The Value Colleges Top 25 Best Value Bachelor's in Sports Management ranking features only colleges and universities that have a proven track record of grads going on to rewarding careers in sports management. Beyond a good return on investment for students, they have gained a good reputation, and obviously, they are less expensive than other programs. In short, they have proven their value through the Value Colleges methodology:

  • Reputation (from U.S. News & World Report)
  • ROI (from College Scorecard)
  • Cost (from IPEDS reporting)

The types and variety of jobs in the sport industry are extensive. Students can work in promotions, sales, event management and facility management. The industry is highly competitive, particularly with respect to getting a job with a sport team. It is an industry that needs talented, ambitious, creative people. Students from Kutztown University have been hired at the Reading Fightin's, the Philadelphia Eagles, the Dallas Cowboys, the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs, Pocono Raceway, Center Ice, Kelly's Sports, and various other sport businesses. If you are willing to work hard, get an education and network, the sport industry is for you!