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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 sports management degree allows students to be a part of the 400 billion dollar industry – before they even graduate.
Our Sport Management degree offers students 3 different areas to specialize in:
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 in sports administration, coaching or sport ministry. Starting freshman year, students begin working in their field, first by helping to pull off athletic events on campus, 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.
Additionally, our students are nearly entirely responsible for Shadey’s Rugged Run, our annual 5K charitable mud run that raises an average of $25,000 each year and draws a group of over 500 runners – and that’s not even counting the spectators. As you can tell, we’re firm believers in giving our students the chance to get as much hands-on experience as possible.
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 two majors: sport management and 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.
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, CO, USA. The sport management program in the following area is accredited by COSMA:Bachelor of Science in 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. Listen to him explain why studied at LBC and why a biblical education matters.
Amanda Zuschmidt, M.Ed.
Assistant Professor, Shadey's Rugged Run Race Director
“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
Vickie Byler, Ed.D.
Professor, Interim Chair of Health & Physical Education
“Each day, we write another page in our story. Some pages are full of excitement and accomplishment, while other pages are full of failure and heartache. I pray to be attentive to the Lord’s leading as I travel this journey.” — Dr. BylerRead Bio
Ed.D., United States Sports Academy, Sports Management
M.S.S., United States Sports Academy, Sports Management
B.S., The King’s College, Physical Education
Thomas Randolph, M.S.
“A first-class teacher is one who embraces the profession with passion, confidence and ingenuity.” — Mr. RandolphRead Bio
M.S., Baptist Bible College, Health & Physical Education
B.A., Valley Forge Christian College, Education
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.