Adult Education Online

Sport Management

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Associate & Minor Available



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3 - 3 ½ years for a full-time student with no transfer credits.

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Study Sport Management at LBC

If you’re looking for an education in sport management that’s hands-on, practical and focused on giving you résumé-ready skills and experience, look no further. At Lancaster Bible College, our sport management degree allows students to be a part of the 400 billion dollar industry – before they even graduate.

While there are many colleges that offer sports management programs, there’s none quite like ours. With a program that is intentionally designed to give students field experience before graduating, our students leave equipped and ready to lead in their industry.

Furthermore, our students get the chance to integrate their faith into their profession through our unique program that places a strong emphasis on Bible classes, professional classes and coaching classes. In fact, our students graduate with a major in sport management and a minor in biblical studies.

So if you’re looking for a Christian college that will give you and education in the Bible and beyond, consider applying to LBC to study sports management.

This online bachelor’s degree is part of LBC’s undergraduate Adult Education program, which is designed for busy people as they balance working full time, family responsibilities, serving in ministry and more. Each course is taught in an 8-week subterm. Refer to the catalog link below for the engaging courses that are part of this bachelor’s degree program. Students can customize the sequence of their classes based on which courses are being offered and their prerequisites. This way, with the help of their LBC Student Success Coach, students can chart a class schedule that fits their stage in life for each 8-week subterm. To be considered a “full-time student,” students must take four 3-credit courses in a semester (16-week term).

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COSMA logoThe sport management degree program at LBC has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
View our COSMA student learning outcomes (pdf).

Course Length

8-week courses

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready! LBC has 6 enrollment points per year, meaning that you are only ever a few weeks away from the next course starting.

Can I Transfer Credits?

Yes! If you have completed courses in other regionally accredited colleges or in the military, you may be able to transfer in credits. Read the transfer policy.

Get Credit for Life Experience

You may be able to start our degree path at LBC | Capital with some college credits! Life experience credit is college credit a student can earn based on prior learning. Read more.

Other Program Selections

Associate of Science (AS) – 60 credits
Minor – 15 credits
See bottom of this page for more information

Would You Like More Information?

Reach out to request more information today, and one of our admissions counselors will connect with you soon to provide further details and answer your questions.

Program Plan for Bachelor's

Marketing (120 Credits)

Biblical Studies 18 Credits

General Education 37 Credits

Sport Management 39 Credits

Electives 26 Credits

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Schedule a Time to Chat

Want to learn more about this degree or the undergraduate adult education program? Consider scheduling an appointment to talk virtually or in person with an Admissions Counselor who will be glad to answer all your questions about earning an undergraduate degree.

Program Distinctives - What makes this program at LBC unique?
  • Fast & Flexible Schedule: The fast-paced schedule allows you to concentrate on one or two 8-week courses at a time.
  • Life Experience Credit: Earn college credits from our evaluation of your life experiences.
  • Accredited: Earn your degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.
  • Integrate your Christian faith and calling with your business skills and acumen.
Career Paths

The sport management bachelor’s degree prepares students for a wide range of technical and/or ministry contexts. Here is a sampling of careers and opportunities this degree affords:

  • College Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • League Manager
  • Staff for Professional Sports Team
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Administration
Program Goals – In this program, students will…
  • Plan, create and implement a comprehensive sport program for private and public sectors utilizing biblical principles of stewardship and discipleship.
  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of the fundamental principles of sport management.
  • Distinguish individual differences and describe all dimensions of diversity.
  • Apply critical, analytical, and creative thinking skills to solve problems through the integration of management theories.
  • Develop the communication skills necessary to disseminate information in a variety of oral, written and electronic formats.
  • Interpret regulations and legal aspects relative to the sport professions
How Do I Determine What Courses to Take

Each student’s path to degree completion is unique, depending on the courses you transfer into the program. The curriculum plan gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Biblical Studies requirements and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 Life Experience Credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The Life Experience Credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

Our Admissions Counselor are here to help guide you in planning your course of study.

Other Sport Management Programs Options

Associate's Degree Program Plan
General Education Core 18
Biblical Studies Core 18
Sport Management 24

View the Academic Catalog for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.

Minoring in the Program

Required Courses for a Minor (15 credits)

  • SPM 105 Intro to Sport Management (3)
  • SOC 412 Sociology of Sport (3)
  • SPM 140 Fundamentals of Coaching (3)
  • SOC 305 Sport Psychology (3)
  • The fifth class is any other SPM course offered by the department

Location Options: Online

View the Academic Catalog for details.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Bachelor’s Degree?

LBC’s Financial Aid Office can help you navigate the process.