Program Overview

This program will be administered online for Summer College 2020. Students will NOT report to campus for this program. 

This exciting summer pre-college 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 will explore the managerial process including the functions of management and the roles, skills, and attributes required of sports managers. They will also be introduced to problems and challenges faced by sport managers.

Speakers from all over the country (and world) will be talking to and interacting with the class. Those already confirmed include the head of MLB International, the CEO of Point3, and a leading sports lawyer in Europe.

Program Objectives

  • Provide the student with the basic understanding of the duties and functions of a sport manager as it applies to amateur and professional sports.
  • Upon completion of the course, students should be able to identify, analyze, and understand issues affecting sport managers.

Learn more about Sport Management:

Program Dates, Times & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program & Technology Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bios & Office Hours

Program Dates, Times & Details

Session Dates

3-Week Session I: June 29 – July 17, 2020
Duration: 3 weeks
Live (Synchronous) Session Times: MTWThF, 1:00pm – 2:30pm EST


Credit: Noncredit
Grading System: Pass/Fail

Program Capacity

Limited to 40 students.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be of rising high school sophomore, junior, or senior status – or a 2020 high school graduate. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.

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Program Cost

Program Costs:

  • Online ONLY: $2,500

*Please visit our Program Costs page for more detailed information. Program rates are subject to change and will be approved by the board of trustees.  Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program & Technology Requirements

Required Technology

  • Reliable internet access
  • Minimally, a laptop with webcam and audio. (Best would be a monitor connected to laptop or desktop)

Required Textbook

Principles and Practice of Sport Management
6th Edition
ISBN-13: 978-1284142136
ISBN-10: 1284142132

Student Expectations

This is an academically rigorous, college-level program. Students are expected to complete nightly homework assignments and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all synchronous classes every day, arrive on time, and meet all academic obligations. Free time will vary as each program is unique, as is the subsequent workload.

Typical Day

Tentative Schedule

Students must attend live synchronous online sessions Monday – Friday from 1:00pm-2:30pm EST. Speakers from all over the country (and world) will be talking to the class. In addition to the live lectures, interviews will be conducted for the asynchronous content.

Students will have three assignments. First, the students will work together on a student/group presentation. Second, there will be an exam. Third, the students will need to submit a career research paper (where they see themselves working after college). Team building exercises will help create a community among the students so they feel like they know each other and are not taking the class on their own.

When class is over, and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College virtual activities to meet and connect with other students across the world. Check out our Virtual Events and Activities page for more information!

Faculty Bio

John Wolohan – Professor

Attorney John Wolohan is a professor of Sports Law at the David B. Falk College of Sport and Human Dynamics and the College of Law at Syracuse University. Wolohan has been teaching and working in the fields of sports law, gaming law, and sports media rights for over 25 years. In addition to making numerous national and international presentations, he co-authored the book Law for Recreation and Sport Managers.

Office Hours

Professor Wolohan will offer virtual office hours by appointment.