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If you’re looking for an education in sport management or a sports administration degree 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 this $400 billion industry – before they even graduate.
Our Sport Management degree offers students three different areas of specialization:
While many colleges offer sport management programs, none are 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 in sports administration, coaching or sport ministry. Plus, biblical integration is key to every course.
Starting in their freshman year, students begin working in their field, first by helping to plan and execute athletic events, followed by an apprenticeship under a skilled professional in their sophomore year, then internships and practicum in their junior and senior years. In total, our students leave with a minimum of 440 hours of relevant sport management experience. LBC | Capital firmly believes in giving our students opportunities for as much hands-on experience as possible.
Furthermore, our students 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 two majors: Sport Management and Biblical Studies.
So if you’re looking for a Christian college that will give you an education in the Bible and beyond, consider applying to LBC to study Sport Management.
The Sport Management degree program at Lancaster Bible College has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colo. The sport management program in the following area is accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science, Sport Management & Biblical Studies.
“…let us run with endurance the race set out for us.” – Hebrews 12:1b
A 2012 graduate of Lancaster Bible College, Taylor Dooley has used his degree to go far. Today, he works at Under Armour and helps to design and develop the world-recognized shoes worn by professional athletes and aspiring athletes alike. Hear him explain why he studied at LBC and why a biblical education matters.
Amanda Zuschmidt, MEd
“A good leader takes a little more than her share of the blame, a little less than her share of the credit.” — Mrs. ZuschmidtRead Bio
MEd, Sport Management, Millersville University, Millersville, PA
BS, Bible/ Health & Physical Education, Lancaster Bible College, Lancaster, PA
Vickie Byler, EdD
Professor, Chair of Health & Physical Education
“If we truly believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made, we will look to God for our validation and not be pulled off course by the changing standards of the world.” — Dr. BylerRead Bio
EdD, Sports Management, United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL
MSS, Sports Management, United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL
BS, Physical Education, The King’s College, New York City, NY
Tom Randolph, EdD
“A first-class teacher is one who embraces the profession with passion, confidence and ingenuity.” — Mr. RandolphRead Bio
EdD, Sport Management, United States Sports Academy, Daphne, AL
MS, Health & Physical Education, Baptist Bible College,
BA, Education, Valley Forge Christian College, Valley Forge, PA
Zach Freeman, MS
Director of Advancement Operations
and Adjunct Faculty in HPE
MS, Intercollegiate Athletic Administration, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA
BA, Journalism, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA
Required Core Courses
Sport Management Specialization Professional Core
Coaching Specialization Professional Core
Sport Ministry Specialization Professional Core
This course provides the student with an understanding of the uses of sport communication at the professional, parachurch and church levels. The course covers the role of communications in management, news release writing, working with and utilizing the various forms of media, the expanding use of the internet in communications and sports, crisis management, pitching stories, interviews and ethics. Emphasis is placed on development communication, telecommunication, audio-visual communication, mass communication, sports information, public relations and community relations.
This course is designed to give an overview of the administration of a physical education and school athletic program. Topics covered include staff recruitment and supervision, budgeting, equipment purchase, maintenance, scheduling of athletic events, officials, facilities, public relations, sport management and sport promotions.
This major prepares you for careers in professional sports, college athletics, amateur sports, youth sports, a sports-related position with corporation or sports ministry. You will leave with a variety of practical “hands-on” experience and professional skills to organize, administrate and facilitate sports programs at corporate, agency, professional and amateur levels. You will also be able to receive national certifications in coaching, first aid and CPR.
Field Service/Internships. Students receive field service experience each year they are enrolled at LBC. These field service opportunities are key to the students’ educational experience as it is where they put into practice what they have learned in the classroom. Internships may include working with professional sports organizations, college and high school athletic departments, recreational departments, churches and sport ministry organizations performing functions including facility management, sport promotion and marketing, sport media, customer or community relations, sport sponsorship, licensing, sport information and coaching.