Sport Management - Geneva College, a Christian College in Pennsylvania (PA)
 Sport Management

Sport Management@Geneva

Why choose the Sport Management program at Geneva?

In the Sport Management degree program, students explore the theories and principles of management as applied to sport programs and facilities. Students study topics from both business and physical education with the goal of becoming a valuable part of the workforce in a variety of venues within the sport culture.

  • Nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).
  • Emphasis on Christian principles applied in the workplace.
  • Faculty have extensive industry experience and teach from a real-world perspective.
  • Applied learning through business simulations, case studies and hands-on projects.
Business Student
  • Global business exposure to Asia, Latin America and Europe under the department’s credit-awarding program.
  • Strong professional connections with employers in the multi-state area.
  • Business students at Geneva typically score above the 80th percentile nationwide in the ETS Major Field Tests (MFT).
I'm thankful for the professors and staff, particularly in Business and Sports Management, who clearly demonstrate an understanding of the field and care deeply about the success of their students. Each step I've taken in my career has been a result of opportunities provided through Geneva and I'm grateful to have spent four years there.  Ashley, graduate

What sport-related degree options are available at Geneva College?

B.S. in BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION (B.S.B.A.), with minors in:

  • SPORT MANAGEMENT
  • SPORT COACHING

What can I do when I graduate from the Sport Management program at Geneva?

Your undergraduate business degree in Sport Management can help you pursue career opportunities in:

  • Athletic Administration
  • Sport Operations
  • Marketing
  • Coaching
  • Facilities Management
  • Sales
  • Back Office Operations
  • Governance of Sport
  • Work for professional, semi-professional or minor leagues across the country, sport apparel companies, sport information, etc.
  • Find a position in high school or college-level coaching, sport/recreational facility management and sport event management

Academic Organizations

  • Accounting Club
  • Business Club
  • Future Business Leaders of America-Phi Beta Lambda (FBLA)
  • Society for Chapter Human Resource Managers (SHRM)
  • Delta Mu Delta, an international honors society - Theta Psi Chapter (DMD)
  • Christian Business Faculty Organization (CBFA)
  • Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP)
  • Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (VITA)

What are some classes I might take at Geneva?

  • Intro to Sport Management
  • Legal Issues in Sports
  • Facility Management & Design
  • Sport in American Culture
  • Internship in Sport Management
  • Governance and Sport Organization
  • Coaching Effectiveness
  • Sport Coaching Practicum
  • First Aid & Emergency Care
  • Athletic Training
  • Sport Coaching Seminar

Key Experienced and Accomplished Faculty

Jeff Santasiero
Assistant Professor
Gary Dunda
Assistant Professor, Head Men's Soccer Coach
Lori Wynn
Assistant Professor, Head Women's Basketball Coach
Julie Hines
Assistant Professor
Christen Adels
Department Chair, MBA Program Director
Denise Murphy-Gerber
Associate Professor
Daniel Raver
Associate Professor
Gary Vander Plaats
Associate Professor
Matt Fuss
Associate Professor
Curtis Songer
Associate Professor

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What internships have Geneva College sports management students participated in?

  • President's Athletic Conference (PAC)
  • Youngstown Phantoms Junior Ice Hockey Team
  • Pittsburgh Penguins
  • Geneva College Athletic Department
  • Pittsburgh Pirates

 

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Programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP)
96%

of Geneva graduates have jobs or are in graduate school one year after graduation.