Potential Careers

Athletic Director

Coaching (sport)

Strength & Conditioning coach

Sports Management/Sporting industry

Sport Facility Manager

Sporting Goods Research

Sport marketing

Sports communication/journalism

Sports Law

Explore these fields and more in the Vault Industry Guides below!

Vault Industry guide for sports jobs   Vault Industry guide to coaching and sports training jobs


KNES Upper Level Option Courses

KNES333 Physical Activity for Students with Special Needs

KNES 355 Sport Management

KNES389I Sport Economics

KNES 398A Sport, Commerce, and Culture in the Global Marketplace

KNES 402 Biomechanics of Sport

KNES 440 Psychology of Athletic Performance

KNES 442 Psychology of Exercise and Health

KNES 451 Children and Sport

KNES 455 Scientific Bases of Athletic Conditioning

KNES 484 Sporting Hollywood

KNES 457 Managing Youth Programs

KNES 483 Sport Marketing and Media

KNES 485 Sport and Globalization

Suggested Elective Courses

  • BMGT110: Introduction to the Business Value Chain
  • BMGT289E: Entrepreneurial Thinking for Non-Business Majors: How Not to Miss Great Opportunities Your Life Throws at You
  • BMGT289I: Why Good Managers Make Bad Decisions
  • COMM230: Argumentation and Debate
  • ECON200: Principles of Microeconomics
  • EDHD411: Child Growth and Development
  • EDHD402: Social Development
  • HESI318R: Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Challenge Course Theory
  • HESI318T: Applied Contextual Leadership; Foundations and Applications of Adventure Leadership Instruction 
  • IDEA258A: Special Topics in Innovation: Becoming a Design Thinker - Mindsets and Tools for Innovation
  • INST201: Introduction to Information Science
  • JOUR150: Introduction to Mass Communication
  • JOUR175: Media Literacy
  • KNES246: Transformational Leader in Sport: The Art and Science of Coaching
  • PSYC100: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOCY431: Principles of Organizations
  • SOCY457: Sociology of Law

Relevant Links

The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) https://www.acsm.org/

NCAA Market (jobs, internships, GAs): https://ncaamarket.ncaa.org/jobseekers/index.cfm

National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) https://www.nsca.com/

Women's Sports Foundation: https://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/

Work in Sports: https://www.workinsports.com/

Sports Industry Networking & Career Conference: https://www.sincconference.com/