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Sports and Fitness Administration Career Outlook

The Sports and Fitness Administration Program prepares individuals to apply business, financial and physical education principles to the organization, administration and management of athletic programs, athletic teams, fitness/rehabilitation facilities, health clubs, sports recreation services and other related services. It includes instruction in program planning and development; business and financial management principles; sales, marketing and recruitment; event promotion, scheduling and management; facilities management; and psychological and social issues surrounding professions related to the program.

To find out more about your major including potential areas and employers, required skills, job outlook and median pay, please access the Occupational Outlook Handbook or the O*Net website.

Career Outlook

Explore the subsections below to learn more about the potential skills a student with a sports and fitness administration major can develop, as well as the potential positions and areas a student may enter and the type of employers that hire students with this degree. Please note that these are not exhaustive lists and should be used as a starting point.


As a sports and fitness administration major, students may develop or advance skills including analytical thinking, problem resolution, communication, collaboration, instructing, monitoring, service orientation, evidence-based research and scientific writing.


Graduates with a degree in sports fitness and administration can work as recreation managers, health and wellness directors, athletic directors, personal trainers, sports performance coaches, strength and conditioning coaches and sports facility owners/managers.


Graduates with a degree in sports and fitness administration can work within the following areas: amateur athletics, coaching/recruiting, compliance, sports information, facility management, equipment management, ticket sales, public relations, sponsorship sales, fundraising/development, event management, player development, stadium operations, sports merchandising, product representation, travel/event planning and journalism.


Graduates with a degree in sports and fitness administration can work for colleges and universities, sports teams, state/sport governing bodies, Olympic committees, Special Olympics, sports camps, convention/visitor bureaus, parks and recreation facilities/departments, players' associations, sports marketing firms, retail stores, equipment suppliers, fitness centers/health spas, TV/radio stations and newspapers/magazines.



In addition to other employment opportunity websites, the Center for SUCCESS uses Handshake to share internships and jobs with students. Please explore the positions provided in the automated feed below or click "View All" to explore positions in Handshake using your major as a filter.

Although we attempt to screen all employers and positions, the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University assume no liability for the accuracy of information shared in this feed or through Handshake. The views and opinions shared by employers through Handshake do not necessarily reflect the views and opinions of the Center for SUCCESS and Saint Xavier University.

Please Note: This feed may include positions not directly related to your major, as employers have the option to assign all majors to posted roles. If you have any questions about a particular employer or position, please contact centerforsuccessFREESXU.

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