Sports Management Program – York College
Today is a feature on a sports management program — York College of Pennsylvania. We ask some questions about their program but what is interesting is that they sent us two videos they are using to help connect and to recruit students to their campus. A very wise use of social media for today’s college students. I have inserted both videos for your review. Here is their sports management program
Degrees offered: Bachelor of Science
Location: York, Pennsylvania
Length of the Program: 4 Years
Cost: $14,460 per year for tuition & fees
Internship?: Yes Are they Required?: Yes
List a Few Internship Sites You Work With: We have had students all over the country such as Madison Square garden, New Jersey Nets, Comcast, Roger Dean Stadium, Tempe Diablo Stadium, NHL, USOC, Aberdeen Ironbirds, Frederick Keys, Towson University, Octagon, Special Olympics, The Barclays (golf tournament), IJGT, AJGA, Diadora, Memphis Redbirds, West Tennessee Diamond Jaxx, Detroit Shock, Orlando Magic, Washington Capitals, New York Mets etc…
Tell us About Your Program: The mission of the Sport Management program encompasses the following: to provide an environment rich in academics and in the field experiences oriented toward developing broad-based leadership skills in the many areas of the sport industry, not limited to but including, ticket sales, management, sport media, and entrepreneurship. The courses are taught by faculty members that integrate practical application as part of the course requirements. When students graduate they feel they have a baseline of experience and leadership ability to be successful in the industry.
What Makes the Program Unique?: The Sport Management program at York College of Pennsylvania is unique because of its comprehensive and interdisciplinary design. The program recognizes the varied career opportunities in the field of sport and prepares students by requiring them to take courses reflective of the breadth of the sport management field. In addition, the program requires a nine-credit work experience and the completion of an elective sequence (which most are minors) in an additional academic discipline. The courses are very practical in nature. We call what we are doing “Pracademics.”This is done by integrating businesses into the classroom and having the students do real world projects for these businesses. The faculty is ahead of the curve on a number of fronts (ie. offering a required ticket sales course, integrating social media into courses). There is an extensive internship database that is housed both online and in print, there is a large alumni database which contact us frequently looking to hire our students. Students have presented at International, National & regional conferences.
Total Students In Program: 220
Number of Instructors: 3 Full time, 3 part time
Anything Else you’d Like to Add? This is a very comprehensive program where we require both the faculty member & the student to be engaged and actually do something!
The tagline for the program is York College of Pennsylvania, Building Tomorrow’s Sports Professionals…Today
The Twitter account for the program is http://twitter.com/YCPSportMGMT
All information submitted for this blog is by the school.