Sports Management Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Information

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Introduction to the Sports Management Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Program

Provides the first two years of a baccalaureate degree for students seeking careers in exercise science or athletic training. Career settings includes health and fitness centers, educational institutions, cardiac rehabilitation units and other clinical settings, and amateur and professional sports organizations.

Students should consult with an advisor at the college or university they plan to attend for the specific courses recommended by that institution. We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State College History, Languages, and Social Sciences Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

Beyond Graduation . . .

This program is the first two years of a four-year degree for students seeking careers in the sports industry. Career Settings include youth recreation programs, health, and fitness centers, athletic departments of educational institutions, and amateur and professional sports organizations.

Occupations

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teacher, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Athlete and Sports Competitor

Compete in athletic events.

 

Coach and Scout

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes’ strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes’ technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

 

Athletic Trainer

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

 

Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.



Employment Trends

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Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Recreation & Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
2015 Cur. Openings
75
2023 Prj. Openings
83
Est. Annual Openings
2.1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$61,215.76
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Recreation & Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary
2015 Cur. Openings
603
2023 Prj. Openings
699
Est. Annual Openings
20.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$77,984.92
Occupation
Gaming Surveillance Officers and Gaming Investigators
2015 Cur. Openings
161
2023 Prj. Openings
173
Est. Annual Openings
3.9
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$30,472.31


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