Sport Management

Degrees Granted
BS, Minor
Degree Level
Garden City

Turn a passion for sports into a thriving career with a degree from one of the nation’s top sport management programs.

Why Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management at Adelphi?

Our sport management program has recently revised its curriculum to address the needs of the evolving and dynamic sport industry. With nine new courses, including e-sports, licensing, data analytics, law and labor relations, agents and athlete representation, and event planning and management, Adelphi students are being trained to meet the hiring needs of the contemporary sport organization.

Why Major in Sport Management at Adelphi University in New York?

  • Gain unparalleled access to renowned industry-trained lecturers with more than 100 years of experience working at the highest levels of their profession, including the NFL, NHL, NBA and the MLBPA.
  • You’ll be exposed to guest speakers, as well as on-campus, sport-related jobs and internships—including top-level internships in the New York area—and life-changing job opportunities across the country.
  • Train in the industry’s latest trends and technology with our forward-thinking, dynamic curriculum.
  • Benefit from our location at the heart of the sport industry—New York—with more than 10 major professional teams and hundreds of other sport-related organizations nearby.

What Can You Do With a Degree in Sport Management?

Leverage your skills in the corporate arena as a media relations and communications expert, marketer, sales agent, event operations specialist or social media manager. Make an impact in sport-based youth development, recreation management or high school/collegiate athletic administration.

92%* * based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022
of our baccalaureate graduates say that Adelphi University increased their intellectual curiosity, ability and potential
based on Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2022

I have gained more insights and knowledge of the sports industry than I ever thought possible. Each class combines sound theory and invaluable industry experience in disciplines such as marketing, communications and promotions.

Aleksander Kadziolka Sport Management Major

Specialized Tracks

As a student in Adelphi University’s sport management program in New York, you will build a solid foundation in sports marketing, public and media relations, law and labor relations, licensing, event planning and management, market analysis, budget preparation and business management.

We also offer the opportunity to create a custom-built degree that matches your individual interests through one of two concentration areas:

  • Marketing/Management/Communications/Entrepreneurship
  • Youth Sport Programming and Recreational Sport Administration

Minor in Sport Management

Expand your potential career opportunities with a minor in sport management. You’ll learn from instructors with extensive field experience how to apply skills, practices and theories in the $600 billion global sport industry. You are required to take 18 credits in a faculty-approved plan of study designed to meet your goals.

Adelphi students network after a lecture with Jon Ledecky, majority owner of the New York Islanders.

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

All sport management students have the opportunity to gain valuable career skills through practicum experiences. Fewer than 20 miles from New York City, Adelphi will serve as your home base as you pursue practicum experiences at teams, league headquarters and nonprofits. We offer personalized guidance that connects you to the position best suited to your strengths, abilities and goals.

Sport management majors have secured practicums at a variety of organizations including:


Greg Bouris asked 200 high school athletes to lift their left foot off the floor. All gamely followed his instructions, leaning on teammates for balance in the Ruth S. Harley University Center’s main ballroom on January 6. Then Bouris, lecturer and director of Adelphi University’s undergraduate sport management program, quipped: “Now you’re all starting off the new year on the right foot!” The room erupted into adolescent groans, but his point was well received.

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

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