A career in sports and physical fitness is a unique occupation. It is a profession by which a student can earn a substantial amount of money and at the same time stay fit. Apart from being a profession, sports has the potential to build character- concepts such as self discipline, teamwork, sacrifice and fair play can be learned and enhanced through athletic competition.
SCOPE OF SPORTS MANAGEMENT IN INDIA
After completing your education, you can look at the following professional opportunities to make a break into the sports business.
Sports agents look after the athlete’s professional career and act as a bridge between the player and the outside world. They handle the athlete’s legal contracts, finances, and even endorsement deals. For example: In a case where a company wants to contact a sports person to endorse their product and inspire fans to use that specific product, they contact the agent and discuss the appointment, monetary aspects, and fix the shooting dates accordingly.
Sports Information Directors
Sports Informational Directors work closely with a sports team and various media outlets to bolster public relations through positive media coverage. To this end, they organize press conferences to allow the media access, document and publicize their accomplishments in various media channels and write press releases for them.
Sports Marketing Manager
Marketing is an important part of any business and equally so for the world of sports, as it helps in promoting and sponsoring sports events. Besides this, sports marketing also helps in building brand loyalty, wherein fans positive association with the team help in supporting the specific team and the event. They don’t work directly with the athletes rather they are associated with particular sports companies the team is associated with.
With a degree in Sports Management, you can become a lecturer too, and teach at colleges and universities. You can impart your own knowledge to students about the principles and practices of sports management, it’s ethics and legal aspects, besides many other things.
Sports Event Manager
A degree in Sports Management also allows you to be a part of the event planning team. The responsibilities of sports event managers include identifying the target audience and the brands to associate with. They also plan the event venue and overlook its proper maintenance, staff, logistics, and technical details to ensure smooth conduct of the match or event.
Course: BBA SPORTS MANAGEMENT
This course is designed to provide the students with the organization and communication tools which are required to manage sports events, teams, federations and sports clubs. On completion of this course, students will become effective leaders and managers in the sports industry.
National Academy of Sports Management, Mumbai
International Institute of Sports Management IISM, Mumbai
George College – Kolkata
Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, New Delhi
Selection process: Selection/Admission will be based on the combined weighted average of percentage scored in the Entrance Test, Physical Fitness and Sports proficiency where the weights are:
Bombay Physical Culture Associations College Of Physical Education, Mumbai, Maharashtra
Note: Preference will be given to the candidates having a background of participation in Games and Sports at Inter collegiate/lnter University / State / National Level
Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh
Netaji Subhas National Institute Of Sports : Patiala
Sports Achievements: Participation in Olympic Games/Senior World Championship/ Commonwealth Games/Asian Games/Senior Asian Championship is required
Entrance Test: The selection of candidates for admission will be carried out through written test, practical tests, Interview and medical fitness examination.
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