Why choose sport management at North Central College?
Most observers don’t realize that a career in athletic administration can require an extremely broad knowledge base. Our sport management major will provide you with both the broad-based curriculum and the practical experience you’ll need to succeed. In fact, that combination is what sets North Central sport management graduates apart from the competition.
You can also:
- Learn from faculty and coaches with firsthand experience in athletic administration.
- Listen to experts in the field talk about everything from sport entrepreneurship in a traditional retail store, to starting a business with no brick and mortar storefront in the digital age, to running the best youth sports club in the country, to hearing about risk management and managing liability, to learning about changes in the NCAA from D1 conference representatives, to sports agents, to running a personal training or health club.
- Join the Sport Management Association, an organization for students aiming to network and increase their marketability.
- Intern, job shadow, and gain professional experiences in a variety of settings, including professional sporting events like the Super Bowl, NCAA-sponsored collegiate and conference championships, and IHSA state championships; hospitality and fan services with the Chicago Bears, sales with Chicago Fire or Kane County Cougars, sport and event management with Game Day USA or US Specialty Sport Association, tourism and marketing with Premier Sport Tourism; golf courses & country clubs like Cress Creek or Cog Hill, sports and training facilities like the Bulls-Sox Academy, health & fitness clubs like Title Boxing Club; or working with many college and high school athletic events, IMs and administration.