Program Overview

Summer College Sport Management students in the Dome, 2019
Summer College Sport Management students in the Dome, 2019

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 examine the managerial process including the functions of management and the roles, skills, and attributes required of sports managers. Students are introduced to problems and challenges faced by sport managers.

The primary objective is to provide the student with a 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.

 The Sport Management program was very interesting because of the guest speakers and field trips. Speaking with accomplished members of the sport management community let me get a great look into what it takes to make it in this industry.   ~ Summer College Sport Management student, 2018

Program Objectives

Students will understand the career opportunities in the fields of:

  • Sport Management
  • Sports Marketing
  • Ticket Sales
  • College and Professional Sports
  • Media and Public Relations
  • Sports Media
  • International Sports

Sports Studies Track

Interested in learning more the sports industry? Summer College students can choose an additional sports studies program in a consecutive session and receive 10% off both sessions. Choose two additional sports studies programs and receive 15% off all three sessions (Scholarship and Financial Aid will apply to each program attended). Or build your own track and explore even more of what Syracuse University has to offer!

Session I: June 27 – July 10: Sport Management, Sport, Media & Society

Session II: July 11 – July 24: Berlin Sport Analytics Academy at SU

Session III: July 25 – August 7: Sociology of Sport, Berlin Sport Analytics Academy at SU

 View all programs by session date to build your own track!

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Program Dates & Details Eligibility Requirements Program Cost Program Requirements Typical Day Faculty Bios

Program Dates & Details

Session Dates

Session I: June 27 – July 10, 2020
Duration: 2 weeks


Credit: Noncredit
Grading System: Pass/Fail

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be a minimum of 15 years of age by the orientation and move-in date. For full Summer College admission requirements, view the Admissions Overview and Eligibility page.

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Program Cost

Program Costs:

  • Residential: $3,560
  • Commuter: $2,746

*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 in March.  Discounts and scholarships are also available.

Program Requirements

Student Expectations

This is an exploratory class. Since the class is not graded, and non-credit baring, the course is designed to introduce students to the various areas of sport management. Students are expected to complete nightly reading assignments in order to engage with guest speakers and actively participate in group projects. Students are expected to attend all 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*

Summer College students at the Chiefs game talking with a Syracuse University student intern
Summer College students at the Mets game talking with a Syracuse University student intern
    • 9:00am – 12:00pm Current Issues in College Sports & Class lecture and discussion
    • 1:00pm – 3:30pm Ticket Sales and Marketing; Guest Speaker

*Please note that since there are a number of out of class field trips and guest speakers there are very few “typical” days. For example, on the day the class goes to the baseball stadium, the afternoon portion of class is typically cancelled because of the time spent at the ball park watching the game and talking to team executives.

When class is over and on weekends, students can look forward to various Summer College trips and activities. Check out our Campus Activities page for more information!

Field Trips

Students will go on field trips to various sport complexes in Central New York. They may include: The Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, a Syracuse Mets game, and the Dome.

Final Academic Obligation

Students are permitted to leave after 4:30pm on Friday, July 10 upon the completion of the final class. If students have any questions regarding their final academic obligation, we encourage them to reach out to their instructor. Please refer to the Move-Out page for important information regarding the checkout process.

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.

Professor 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.