What to Study To Pursue a Career in Sports Technology
Whether it’s in sports education, sports technology, training, coaching or administration, professional certifications and degrees are becoming increasingly necessary for a lucrative career in any sports-related industry. As a result of this, there are over 300 physical education and sport science programs on offer at colleges and universities across the USA together with more than 250 sport management programs. These sport-related qualifications include academic degree programs at universities, community colleges, 4-year colleges, speciality-sports universities and training institutes as well as a variety of certifications through non-academic organizations. I loved earning a bachelor of arts degree from Whittier College and lean on those student experiences as THE Sports Techie community blog curator.
If you are interested in pursuing a career in sports technology you might find yourself having to do some in-depth research in order to find a course that is most suitable to the outcome you require. You also need to prepare yourself for the possibility of having to complete more than one relevant course to obtain the necessary qualifications as a working knowledge of both technology and sport will serve you best in a career in your chosen field.
Sports-related programs and departments carry many names, making it important to look around carefully before making any decisions. Some examples include: Department of Health, Physical Education and Recreation within a College of Education; Department of Exercise Science within a College of Applied Science and Technology and Department of Exercise and Sport Science in a university’s College of Health.
There are a number of possible 4-year undergraduate degree credentials that include the Bachelor of Sports Science (BSS) which specializes in sports coaching and management while a Bachelor of Science can offer majors in athletic training, exercise physiology and exercise science. Within all these degrees you will find a variety of specialization options ranging from therapeutic recreation to fitness studies. With regards to sports technology, you can choose your major and minors accordingly as to ensure that your degree is tailored to your specifics interests and career goals. Bachelor degrees carry a lot of weight in terms of employment opportunity and earning potential, making them well worth the time, effort and financial investment and student-loan debt incurred.
At a community college level, 2-year associate degrees such as the Associate of Applied Science, Associate of Arts and Associate of Science are available across a host of fields which include sports science, physical education and physical fitness. Some universities have associate’s-to-bachelor’s articulation with community colleges which allow graduate students to transfer their credits towards a bachelor’s degree.
A sports-related qualification will provide you with a superb foundation on which to build a career in sports technology. After obtaining a background in sports you can further your studies at a college or university by obtaining a relevant qualification such as electrical engineering. By combining the two qualifications you will be perfectly equipped for a career in your chosen field of sports technology and will be able to provide prospective employers with an outstanding set of academic credentials.
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I did the two-year AA route towards my four-year BA. Back when I went to Redmond high school, sports technology was not an industry teachers covered. It is truly amazing that students can now major in Sports Technology. I have stayed in contact via social media with some of these teachers and my Political Science professors at Whittier College. I believe they would be encouraged to know I choose sports technology as a career path and for sticking with it.
This state is home to many international and local students that attend Georgia, Georgia Tech and many of the other local universities and colleges. The engineering department at Georgia Tech is one of the tops in the world. Should Amazon make this city their east coast HQ, a bunch of coveted tech jobs there will soon be available including at fast-growing Amazon Sports. Regardless, Atlanta is hot with sports technology-related jobs at the pro teams, Turner and retail.
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