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Sports Management Career Opportunities

How can I put this major to work?

  • Activities Coordinator
  • Activities Director
  • Business Manager
  • Coach
  • Community Relations Director
  • Compliance Director
  • Consultant
  • Corporate Sales Director
  • Customer Relations Manager
  • Designers
  • Development Coordinator
  • Director, Campus Recreation / Facility / Intramurale-Commerce Director
  • Event Manager / Coordinator / Planner
  • Fitness Center Manager / Owner

  • Fitness Trainer
  • Insurance
  • Agent
  • Manager of Operations
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Marketing Manager / Assistant
  • Marketing / Promotions Director
  • Non-profit Sports Administrator
  • Player Agent / Representative
  • Program Director
  • Public Relations Manager / Director
  • Purchasing Agent / Buyer
  • Recreation Manager
  • Recreation Specialist

  • Sales Rep
  • Sales Supervisor / Director
  • Self-employed
  • Sponsorship Director
  • Sports Advertising Executive
  • Sports Broadcaster
  • Sports Director
  • Sports Information Manager
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Sports Writer
  • Ticket Sales Director
  • Tournament Director
  • Trainer

Who Hires Sports Management Graduates?

  • Advertising / Public Relations Agencies
  • Armed Forces
  • Athletic Associations
  • Camps
  • Colleges & Universities
  • Community Centers
  • Consulting Firms
  • Corporations
  • Cruise Ships
  • Department Stores
  • Health Care Institutions
  • Hotels
  • Insurance Companies
  • Government Agencies: State & City
  • Sports Commissions
  • Media Outlets: TV, Newspaper, Radio, Online
  • National Sports Organizations / Governing
  • Bodies: Councils on Physical Fitness & Sports, State Games, Women’s Sports Foundation
  • Non-profit Organizations: YMCA/YWCA, Special Olympics, 

  • Boys’ & Girls’ Clubs
  • Parks & Recreation Centers
  • Professional Leagues: NFL, MLB, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLS, AFL, WPSL/NPF.
  • Minor: AAA, AA, A baseball,
  • NFL-Europe, AF 2, NBDL
  • Professional Player Associations & Unions: NFL, MLB, NHL, NBA, alumni
  • Retail & Other Service Agencies
  • Self-employed
  • Sports & Leisure Industry: Resorts, Health & Fitness Clubs
  • Sports Associations: PGA, LPGA, Senior PGA, Nike Tour, US Tennis, NASCAR
  • Sports Equipment & Supply Industries
  • Sports Management Groups: Golf Courses, Company Special Events
  • Sports Marketing Agencies: IMG, Octagon
  • Stadiums & Arenas
  • The Olympic Movement: IOC, USOC,
  • Nat’l sports governing bodies

What are a few organizations that have employed Fontbonne graduates?

  • Center of Clayton
  • Gravity Fitness & Spa
  • Scottrade Center

  • St. Louis Sports Commission
  • University of Evansville

How can Fontbonne help with my career development?

Fontbonne University commits to building a culture of purpose where career exploration and planning is intentional and begins day one. With a strong focus on discovering purpose and developing core competencies, we prepare our graduates to become global citizens who think critically, act ethically, and serve responsibly.

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