Pursue your dream of a career in sport management with a B.S. in Sport Management from Vermont State. You’ll get hundreds of hours of the hands-on experience that employers want and personal attention from your professors in our small classes. With a strong balance between theoretical, applied, and experiential learning, our program develops well-rounded professionals who are thoroughly prepared to both thrive in the exciting industry of sport and in graduate school. Academic preparedness and practical experiences make up the core of our program. Our faculty are experienced professionals and consummate scholars who pride themselves in a student-centered approach to teaching.
At Vermont State, our friendly, tight-knit community will support you — and be the gateway to the bigger world where you’ll make your mark. You’ll graduate confident in your abilities and prepared to succeed in the diverse, exciting field of sport management jobs.
We understand that the cost and value of your education is important to you. That’s why we’re committed to being one of the most affordable colleges in Vermont and why more than 80% of our students receive aid. We're here to help you fit this program into your unique financial picture. Contact this program's Admissions Counselor any time to discuss what types of financial aid are right for you.
Combined with scholarships and aid, a Vermont State education is within reach for students from all financial backgrounds. Speak with our Admissions Counselor to estimate what your true out-of-pocket costs might be for this program.
Tuition and Fees
Tuition for Sport Management, B.S.
$9,984 Full Time Annual
$19,992 Full Time Annual
Total Mandatory Fees
Undergraduate (In-Person / In-Person Plus)
$1,416 Full Time Annual
Housing and Food
$7,830 Full Time Annual
Standard Food Plan
$5,068 Full Time Annual
For complete information on tuition and fees across all programs and locations, as well as indirect costs of attendance, visit the complete tuition and fees page.
Why Study Sport Management at Vermont State?
Career Success: The Sport Management program has a 95 percent job placement rate. Our graduates excel in many kinds of sport management degree jobs, including with professional sports, college and high school athletics, recreation departments and private clubs, athletic event and facility management, fundraising, and others.
Choose Your Path: You have a variety of options to consider in our program: Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Finance, Data Analytics, Sport Communication, Sport Broadcast Media, and the General Track. You’ll find your passion in the mix.
Well-Rounded Education: You’ll become an experienced thinker and doer, open to further learning opportunities to keep pace with the ongoing changes in the industry, which will position you for both sport management degree careers and graduate school.
Faculty Fans: The focus for Vermont State Sport Management professors is you, and their priority is helping you plan your future and succeed. They’ve got skin in the game — they’re available, engaged with students, and supportive.
What You’ll Learn
At Vermont State, it’s what you learn and how you learn it. Here’s how the Sport Management program emphasizes both:
Full-Scope Curriculum: Your courses will explore the diversity of the industry. Classes offer students a foundation in ethics, strategic management, leadership, marketing and communications, sports law, budgets and finance, and facility and fitness center management.
Skills Employers Demand: With our small class sizes, you’ll build the teamwork and communication skills you’ll need in any job you have, talents that employers expect.
Encouragement to Innovate: Vermont State courses and faculty support exploring, and sometimes pushing, the boundaries of learning. That will open you up to new ways to make an impact and solve problems.
As a Sport Management student, you’ll spend a lot of time in the professional world, using your skills and putting a purpose to your passion. That will give you an advantage in a job market where employers insist on new hires with previous hands-on experience.
You’ll have the opportunity to create a professional network through internships and practicums, which often lead to full-time employment after graduation. Our students have had internships within athletic departments at schools including Dartmouth and Middlebury colleges, Harvard University, and the U.S. Military Academy.
Sport Management Track
Gain a solid foundation in all the skills you need to lead — including human resources, communications, organizational dynamics, and business law.
Sport Marketing Track
Learn how to market products and businesses to your target audience as you develop promotional plans for print, social media, and other digital platforms and learn to use images, videos, podcasts, and infographics to drive your message.
Study quantitative analysis, database management, and best practices for visualizing and communicating data — all with a focus on real-world application.
Sport Communication Track
Learn how to write for the media, produce videos, design for the web, develop public relations campaigns, and become a captivating storyteller able to drive headlines, reach your audience, and report compelling stories with ease.
Sport Broadcast Media Track
Practice filmmaking and podcast production, conduct interviews, and create news and feature segments to prepare for a variety of careers in sports broadcasting and media.
Sport Finance Track
Discover the world of sports finance and explore microeconomic theory, the principles of budgeting, and market dynamics. Courses will deepen your knowledge of law and ethics, while internships and practicums offer hands-on learning.
Want to create your own degree plan tailored to your interests and goals? This track offers the flexibility to take courses from all Sport Management tracks.