ERIC Number: ED362505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Alternative Career Paths in Physical Education: Sport Management. ERIC Digest.
Stier, William F., Jr.
Prior to the late 1960s, physical education professional preparation programs in the United States were principally concerned with preparing coaches of sport and teachers of physical education. However, in recent decades, the field has spawned a number of alternative career tracks of which none has proven to be more viable than sport management. The field has expanded to 193 institutions that prepare sport managers and administrators on the undergraduate and/or graduate levels in physical education, sport, business, computers, and communications. This digest addresses the history and growth of sport management as a distinct subdiscipline; the rationale for the proliferation of programs; controversies and problems facing sport management; the scope of sport management today; career and employment opportunities; and the future of sport management. (Contains 10 references.) (LL)
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests; Physical Education Majors; Sport Management