Sport Management

Sport Management

Program Overview

Awards/Outcomes Credits Location
 Sport Management - Diploma 48 cr. Rosemount
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Major Description

This program offers training and development directly related to positions in a variety of sport and recreation occupations. Coursework in Exercise and Sport Science, business and communication prepare graduates for careers in sport, recreation, and related facilities management. A practical experience in the field provides the opportunity for students to actively engage in application of sport management principles.

Program Prerequisites

Students must complete HLTW/HEAL1000 First Aid/CPR or have equivalent certification before internship or completion of program.


This program offers Credit for Prior Learning (CPL). Seek credit for life experience to accelerate your progress toward a degree, diploma, or certificate. Visit the Credit for Prior Learning page to learn more.

Sport Management Advisor & Instructors
Jonathan O'Hara
Jonathan O'Hara
Enrollment Advisor
Sara Woodward
Sara Woodward
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Program Costs*

Sport Management
  Sport Management
Diploma – 48 credits
Tuition $167.26/cr.
Fees $21.45/cr.
Grand Total $9,058.08

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That's right. Tuition will remain the same for the next two years, making your degree even more affordable. Learn more about the tuition freeze.

Scholarship Opportunities

Each year, Dakota County Technical College and the DCTC Foundation make more than $200,000 in scholarships available to our students. Students are encouraged to create an account and apply for scholarships online.

Work-Study & Student Worker Positions

Students looking for ways to help finance their college education can find part-time jobs on campus with various DCTC departments and programs. Deliver your completed Work-Study Application to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid and search for openings at College Central Network Services. For more information, you can review Work Study Procedure.

Financial Aid

Step 1: Apply now for financial aid. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
DCTC's Federal School Code: 010402

Step 2: After receiving an official award letter from DCTC, you may apply online for a Federal Stafford Student Loan. Visit the Loans page for more information.

Financial Aid Inforgraphic
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Sport Management

Work Environment

Sport management graduates become valuable employees in community centers, sports arenas/fields/courts, youth sport organizations, fitness centers, camps, parks and cruise ships.

Job Outlook

According to CAREERwise Education, Minnesota's career, education and job resource, employment in the sport management field is expected to grow roughly 15 percent in Minnesota by the year 2020.

Graduates secure employment as coaches, recreational supervisors, therapeutic recreation assistants or directors and activities coordinators.

Gainful Employment Reports

Career Information

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Transfer Options

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Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements are formal agreements between two or more colleges and universities to accept credits in transfer toward a specific academic program. DCTC has articulation agreements in place for this program with the following schools:

Transfer To Degree Major Offered  
Sorry, there are no Articulation Agreements in place for this program.
Don't worry though, courses in this program may still transfer to other colleges or universities. Visit Transferology for fast and accurate course and transfer equivalency information.

Transfer Resources

TransferologyDo you want to see how your courses transfer to programs at participating colleges and universities? Add the coursework you've taken and use Transferology to find out how it might transfer to any of the participating schools in the Transferology network. Get an account and create a plan now!


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Transferring to DCTC?

Whether you're a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces or an international student or transferring from high school or a four-year university, DCTC will help you through the process. Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

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News & Events

Sport Management

The Sport Management program at DCTC is active throughout the year and makes headlines in college publications. Read about student success, student field trips and the accomplishments of our instructors.

Sport Management News

Sport Management Events

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Clubs & Organizations

Sport Management

As a student in DCTC's Sport Management program, you have many opportunities to make connections in the design industry through your involvement in professional clubs and organizations.

Stay Connected on Campus

DCTC features active student clubs and organizations for Heath Care Technician students, providing networking and professional development opportunities right on campus.

Phi Theta Kappa International Honor Society (PTK)
Phi Theta Kappa is recognized as the official honor society for community colleges by the American Association of Community Colleges. PTK provides many leadership and civic engagement opportunities for students. To be eligible for membership, you must have completed a minimum of 12 hours of coursework at DCTC with a cumulative GPA of 3.5. Invitations to join the society are mailed to eligible students at the end of each term.

Multicultural Student Leadership Association
Did you know that more than 20 different cultures are represented in DCTC's student body? As members of the Multicultural Student Leadership Association, we believe in the importance of not only recognizing our differences, but also embracing and learning from them. MSLA gives students from all cultures the chance to learn, belong and grow by experiencing the rich world of people that visits our campus everyday.

For a complete list of extra curricular opportunities at DCTC, visit our Campus Life page.