Sports Management
Area of Study

Sports Management

Sports Management at Northeastern Junior College introduces students to the sports industry giving students a strong foundation to transfer to a 4 year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management.
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Sports Management Emphasis

Associate of Arts
Workforce Ready
hands on learning experiences
Transfer to a 4 year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management

The program is closely related to a degree in business, giving students a strong foundation to transfer to a 4 year college or university to pursue a bachelor’s degree in Sports Management.

Students gain practical experiences in planning, organizing, leading and evaluating events as they related to sporting events held at Northeastern Junior College.

Students in this program will have hands on learning experiences with Northeastern Athletic events and earn valuable skills to use in other athletic settings. 

Students interested in this field of study are encouraged to apply for a Game Management position to gain valuable hands on experience. Some work study positions are available in this area.

More about the Program

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of coaches and scouts is projected to grow 9 percent from 2022 to 2032, much faster than the average for all occupations.

About 38,400 openings for coaches and scouts are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.


The growing interest in college sports, professional sports, and sports recreation instruction will increase demand for coaches and scouts. To remain competitive, colleges often seek the best athletes for their sports teams. Successful teams help colleges enhance their reputation, recruit future students, and raise donations from alumni. Therefore, colleges will rely on scouts to recruit the best high school athletes.

Growth in the demand for sports instruction is expected to rise, as concerns about lack of physical activity continue to be a focus for the public.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for coaches and scouts was $44,890 in May 2022. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $24,910, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $93,590.

In May 2022, the median annual wages for coaches and scouts in the top industries in which they worked were as follows:

Colleges, universities, and professional schools; state, local, and private$51,110
Arts, entertainment, and recreation46,600
Elementary and secondary schools; state, local, and private44,880

Part-time work is common for coaches and scouts. Their work schedules vary and may involve irregular hours, including evenings, weekends, and holidays. Full-time coaches may work more than 40 hours a week for several months during the sports season. High school coaches may work part time and have other jobs aside from coaching.

  1. Critically evaluate the legal, social, and ethical issues that may arise in a business environment.
  2. Identify and evaluate diverse stakeholder perspectives.
  3. Present a position based upon the analysis of context as it relates to an issue.
  4. Take a comprehensive approach to drawing conclusions based on assumptions, context, data, and evidence.
  5. Demonstrate mastery of how contexts effects subject matter by incorporating relevant content as support for a written argument.


Marci Henry
Director - Athletics/Health, Human Performance and Sport/Event Center
Bank of Colorado Event Center
Marci Henry

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