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The Allied Sports Major is a major offered at Cleveland State University that combines different disciplines within the sports industry and allows students to decide on their own specialization in combining a variety of classes to fit that particular specialization. These specializations involve both theory and practice and students get the opportunity of learning the theories as well as engaging in the practical aspects of the specialization. The two specialty areas are Exercise/Fitness Specialist and Sports Manager. Both areas include both the theory and practical courses.


Individuals in Allied Sports are employed in sport settings, clubs, gyms, and recreation facilities, home health care services, outpatient care centers, facilities serving the developmentally delayed population, physicians offices and private practice.

The demand for sports professionals is expected to be high. The combination of growth and expanded services in the occupation plus an expected increase in retirements over the coming years will create excellent job opportunities for sport professionals. Opportunities will be particularly favorable for those that have a diverse skill set in sports management.

For more information, visit CSU's Allied Sports Professions department's website


  • Athletic Event Coordinator
  • Exercise Specialist
  • Fitness Center Director
  • Fitness Center Manager
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Health Club Manager
  • Manager of Sports Promotion
  • Project Coordinator
  • Sports Camp Manager
  • Sport Researcher


  • Problem solving
  • Strong communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Motor skills
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Decision making
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good work ethic
  • Ability to record, organize and store information


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