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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
RELATED CAREER TITLES
- 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
RELATED MAJOR SKILLS
- Problem solving
- Strong communication skills
- Motor skills
- Deductive reasoning
- Decision making
- Ability to work under pressure
- Good work ethic
- Ability to record, organize and store information
CAREER PLANNING LINKS
- Sports Business Journal: This publication covers all aspects of professional, collegiate and amateur sports including marketing/sponsorship, facilities, media, careers and more.
- Sports Careers: Industry overviews, job descriptions, salary information and a subscription-based job database.
- National Collegiate Athletic Association: The NCAA is an organization through which the nation's colleges and universities govern their athletics programs. Covers sports, media and events, legislation and governance, and academics and athletes.
- Sports Link Central: Comprehensive directory of sports industry websites, professional associations, networking events, and publications.
- About.com Career Planning Guide for the Sports Industry: Provides occupational information, association and organization listings, publications and job search resources.
- National Sports Marketing Network: Serves as the organizing body for networking opportunities within sports marketing.
- Sports Lawyers Association: A non-profit, international, professional organization whose common goal is the understanding, advancement and ethical practice of sports law.
- Sporting Goods Manufacturers Association: The association of the sports product industry dedicated to growing the business of sports and fitness worldwide.
- College Sports Information Directors of America: CoSIDA is designed to support professionals working in college media relations.
- The National Association for Sport and Physical Education: NASPE seeks to enhance knowledge and professional practice in sport and physical activity through scientific study and dissemination of research-based and experiential knowledge to members and the public.