2 Weeks / Noncredit

Sport Management

Orientation and move-in is on Saturday, July 29.  Last day of classes is Friday, August 11.

This exciting summer program for high school students examines the scope of the sports industry and introduces students to the wide range of career opportunities in the field of sport management. Students examine the managerial process, including the functions of management, and the roles, skills, and attributes required of sports managers. Students are introduced to problems/issues faced by sport managers by analyzing and discussing actual case studies in sport management.

The primary objective is to provide the student with a basic understanding of the duties and functions of a sport manager as they apply to amateur and professional sports. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to identify, analyze, and understand issues affecting sport managers.

Click here for an example of last year’s syllabus! (Minor changes to this program should be anticipated.)

*Students must be 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date.

Program Costs:

*Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees in March.

  • Residential: $2,593
  • Commuter: $1,731

About the Sport Management Program at SU

The David B. Falk Center for Sport Management offers students unprecedented opportunities in a collaborative, interdisciplinary framework that incorporates faculty and nationally acclaimed industry practitioners from across several disciplines, including: sport business, communications, law, marketing, management, technology and facilities, and event planning.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management at Syracuse University provides a diverse and rigorous curriculum that combines industry-specific courses with professional electives and a strong, broad-based experiential learning component. Students are encouraged to take theory and knowledge from their coursework and apply it to real-world learning experiences through fieldwork, practicums, and internships that are supervised by professionals.

Learn more by visiting: http://falk.syr.edu/SportManagement/Default.aspx

Instructor Bio

John Wolohan – Professor

Attorney John Wolohan is a professor of Sports Law in the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and the College of Law at Syracuse University.

Professor Wolohan is one of the lead editors of the book “Law for Recreation and Sport Managers” by Cotten and Wolohan, as well as being the author of the “Sports Law Report” a monthly article that appears in Athletic Business. Professor Wolohan has also published numerous articles and book chapters in the areas of athlete’s rights, intellectual property and antitrust issues in sport in such Journals as the Marquette Sports Law Journal, Seton Hall Journal of Sports Law, Villanova Sports & Entertainment Law Journal, University of Missouri- Kansas City Law Review, Educational Law Reporter, International Sports Law Journal, Journal of the Legal Aspects of Sport and the Journal of Sport Management.

In addition, Professor Wolohan has made numerous presentations in the area of sports law to such organizations as the American Bar Association, Asser Sports Law Institute, Athletic Business, Australian & New Zealand Sports Law Association, European Association for Sport Management, International Sports Lawyers Association, North American Society of Sport Management, Sport and Recreation Law Association, US Indoor Sports Association and the United States Sport Congress.