PMC Establishes Sports Management Program

Pine Manor College announces the establishment of a new interdisciplinary concentration in Sports Management for students seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree, beginning in September 2000. Students majoring in business administration can choose a concentration in Sports Management, while others can pursue this course of study as a minor.

"The Sports Management Program will help our graduates enter one of today's newest career fields," explains Nia Lane Chester, Dean of the College. The Sports Management program offers courses in Sports Management, Sports Marketing, Economics of Sport, Sports Law, as well as Sociology of Sport and Sports Psychology. In this program, students will prepare for a variety of sports-related career fields, including health and fitness, print or broadcast sports media, athletic facility management, sports information or sales, youth sports and recreation, and sporting goods and apparel. "The job market in the sports industry is booming," says PMC Athletics Director Bill Boffi, "and sports management is becoming enormously popular as a field of study."

Internships being developed for the program will augment the more than 1,000 internships available at PMC, which was one of the first institutions to require every student to complete at least one internship.