Sport Management BA

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Sport Management BA

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      Bachelor

    • Duration:

      3 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time/Part Time

    • Tuition Fees EU/EEA:

      £ 9,250 Per Year

      These fees apply to students from the EU/EEA

    • Tuition Fees International :

      £ 15,700

      These fees apply to students from outside the EU/EEA

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    Course Summary

    A Sports Management BA from Kent School of Sport and Exercise Science is a fantastic way to turn a keen interest in the sporting world into a lucrative career path.

    You’ll learn more than just the principles of business and management, you’ll learn what it takes to market, motivate and guide athletes of all kinds and levels of ability to transcend their limitations in terms of performance on the field at when it comes to contract negotiation.

    This can also be taken as a 4 year MSport degree.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This course is delivered over 3 years at full time.

    Year 1:

    In the first year of this BA program you’ll learn all about the sports industry management as well as the fine points of exercise psychology. You can also select from a range of specialty modules to build the right expertise for your ideal career path.

    Modules

    • Fundamentals of Management Accounting
    • Introduction to Data Analysis and Statistics for Business
    • Introduction to Fitness Testing
    • Introduction to Human Physiology
    • Introduction to Professional Skills
    • Introduction to Sport & Exercise Nutrition
    • Introduction to Sport & Exercise Psychology
    • Introduction to Sports Industries
    • Management Principles
    • Marketing Principles

    Year 2:

    Year 2 will look at marketing, promotion and leadership in the sports industry. You can also pick up vital specialty skills such as strength conditioning, corrective exercise or personal training.

    Modules:

    • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    • Exercise for Special Populations
    • Fitness Training Methods
    • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting
    • Fundamentals of Management Accounting
    • Human Resources Management in Sport
    • Managing People and Teams
    • Marketing Principles
    • Principles of Sports Marketing
    • Research Design and Planning
    • Sport & Exercise Leadership
    • Sport & Exercise Psychology
    • Sport and Exercise Promotion

    Year 3:

    In your last year you’ll be able to put the finishing touches on your field(s) of specialisation, making yourself ready to dive into an exciting career.

    Modules:

    • Applied Nutrition for Sports Performance
    • Applied Sport & Exercise Psychology
    • Creating Your Own Enterprise
    • Enterprise and Entrepreneurship
    • European Business
    • Exercise Prescription, Referral & Rehabilitation
    • Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour
    • Individual Research Study

    Learning & Teaching

    The School of Sport and Exercise Science ensures that students have access to the very latest thinking in a rapidly moving field. Not only will you gain an intellectual understanding of the best principles of sport management, you’ll gain practical, real-world experience with many of the sports clubs and teams across both Kent campuses.

    Career Possiblities

    Graduates of Kent’s Sports Management BA have found exciting roles with national and regional sports bodies, positions in both private and public health, fitness and leisure facilities, and fulfilling roles as personal trainers. Others have gone on to receive their teaching degrees or to enter a Master’s program at Kent or another university.

    Entry Credit

    Entry Requirements for UK and EU-nationals

    This BA program typically requires applicants to have achieved 3 A Levels of BBB or better, or one of a number of equivalent academic certifications.

    Entry Requirements for overseas (non-EU) students                         

    International students must be fluent in written and spoken English. This can be demonstrated by a good IELTS score or with one of several equivalent exams. See the specific requirements here.

    International students must also have earned an educational certification that is the equivalent of that required for UK and EU students. The requirements can be found here.

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