Azusa Pacific University, Viterbo University and the University of Georgia are some of the institutions that offer sports management classes. Most colleges in the United States offer the program at the bachelors or masters level, with only a few offering a doctoral degree in sport management.
Located along Alosta Avenue in Azusa, California, the Azusa Pacific University offers a master in science degree program in physical education. The program gives emphasis in sport management and integrated leadership to prepare candidates for entry into the sports management field. Studies cover topics such as event management, sociology of sport and legal issues in athletics. Coursework takes 24 months, but candidates may opt to enhance leadership skills by going through an 18-month internship program.
Viterbo University is a Wisconsin-based institution located along Viterbo Drive in La Crosse. The university offers a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a major in sport management and leadership through its Dahl School of Business. Candidates have several options from which to pursue programs in the liberal arts tradition, such as history, psychology and sociology of sport. The University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia has bachelors, masters and doctorate programs in sport management and policy. Through its Department of Kinesiology, the institution offers studies in physical education, exercise science and sport management.