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What Can You Do With A Sport Management Degree?

Postsecondary Instructor1

If you’re interested in the big picture of sports, health, fitness, conditioning and so on, then you may want to consider a position as a fitness-related college professor – where employment is expected to grow 15 percent by 2026.

Fitness Management2

Or you could pursue a career in sports fitness – whether it’s as a trainer or in management. Though some certification is often required, job prospects are looking good with the need for qualified fitness trainers and instructors projected to grow 10 percent by 2026, higher than the average of all other occupations.

Coach or Scout3

You could also pursue a coaching position in the field or sport you love.  By 2026, the growth rate for coaches and scouts, as a field, is expected grow 13 percent. This is faster than the average of other occupations combined.

Careers

  • Health Club Manager
  • Sports Information Director
  • Coach
  • Athlete
  • Administrator
  • Fitness Director
  • Sports Director
  • Director of Athletics
  • Group Fitness Instructor

"$76,000" Median Annual Pay for Postsecondary Instructors1

1Postsecondary Instructors  
2Fitness Trainers
3Coaches and Scouts