Husson announces changes to sport-management program

Posted May 30, 2013, at 8:55 a.m.
Last modified May 30, 2013, at 9:11 a.m.

BANGOR — In autumn 2013, Husson University will convert the B.S. in business administration with a concentration in sport management to a B.S. in sport management with the addition of a coaching minor.

Converting the program will add new classes, including sport finance, sport marketing, governance and policy in sport, and recreational program and event management, and six additional credits of an advanced sport management internship. “The curriculum expansion will provided greater opportunities for employment in the recreation and youth sports field for our students”, said Richard Fabri, sport management program coordinator.

“Through our nine credit internship requirement and the experiential learning opportunities within our classes, students will be prepared to meet the demands of the sport industry,” he said.

Husson University has also entered into an undergraduate curriculum agreement with the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association, which provides continued education and certification opportunities to interscholastic athletic administrators. Husson University will incorporate the academic requirements for the NIAAA’s certified athletic administrator and the registered athletic administrator.

“The NIAAA is thrilled to be partnering with Husson University in providing some of our educational materials to the university to integrate into its undergraduate curriculum for students with an interest in secondary sports administration,” said Bruce Whitehead, CMAA, NIAAA executive director.

“Being the only undergraduate program to embed the NIAAA’s curriculum into our classes provides a truly unique opportunity for our students.” said Fabri.

Complementing the established B.S. degree in sport management is a coaching minor, designed to comply with the Maine Principals Association coaches’ eligibility policy. The program combines theoretical and experiential learning opportunities through class work and a three-credit internship requirement.

Students interested in enrolling in these programs at Husson should contact the admissions office at 800-4HUSSON or admit@husson.edu.

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