Long Beach State University: Offering Students an Extraordinary Career in Sports Management
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To provide a sound foundation in the business of sport, resulting in meaningful employment

Founded in 1949, Long Beach State University, nationally known as “The Beach,” is a hub of diversity, both culturally and intellectually. It has the third largest campus in California State University system (CSU). The 322-acre campus with 80 buildings and 63 academic programs is designed to encourage students’ involvement and success. The campus is harmonized with master planned architecture, landscape and environmental sculpture for unparalleled access to success.

Long Beach State University is situated in the City of Long Beach, one of the most diverse regions of the United States. The college is committed to maintain pathways for diverse local students and to foster local access to higher education. It has more than 2,100 expert faculty members within the university’s eight colleges, which offer 85 baccalaureate degrees, 64 master’s degrees, and four doctoral degrees.

High-quality Courses offered in Sports Management

The Department of Kinesiology offers programs of study for students wishing to prepare for professional careers in physical education teaching or related disciplines like; Athletic Training Education Program, Exercise Science, Fitness, Sport Psychology, and Leadership.

The college offers Undergraduate Degree Programs and Graduate Degree Programs in the field of physical education.  They offer Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Athletic science, moreover Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training degree through the Athletic Training Program (AT Program). AT Program is nationally accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

Two degree programs are available to the student; Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology and Master of Science degree in Kinesiology with various subject options. The college allows to students to earn a Master’s degree in eighteen months.

President of the College

Jane Close Conoley, Ph.D., is the first woman to be appointed as the president of the Long Beach State University and the seventh president overall in the 65-year history of the campus. Conoley served as dean of the Gevirtz Graduate School of Education at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) prior to coming to Long Beach State. She has also served as the interim Chancellor of UC Riverside, as the dean and professor of educational psychology at Texas A&M University, and associate dean for research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s Teachers College.

She is the author/editor of 21 books and more than 100 chapters, refereed journal articles and technical reports. Her areas of interest are interventions with children with disabilities; especially serious emotional disturbance and aggressive children and youth, and family intervention.  Her most recent work investigates the application of the science of positive psychology to educational settings.

Achievements in Sports World

Long Beach State University has won six Big West Commissioner’s Cups in the last 10 years, given to the top athletics program in the Big West. Former LBSU Athletes in the last ten years have played professionally in the MLB (Baseball), NBA (Men’s Basketball), AVP (Beach Volleyball/Women’s Volleyball/Men’s Volleyball), PGA (Men’s Golf), NWSL (Women’s Soccer) and WTA (Women’s Tennis). Long Beach State has had a representative at the Summer Olympics in every Olympiad since the school’s founding, from 1952 on. The Long Beach State 49ers is the athletic teams that represent California State University, Long Beach. The 49ers compete in 19 sports teams and compete in NCAA Division I

Career Development Centre

The Career Development Center (CDC) can help during every step of the career-decision making process, whether it is learning about majors and career options or finding the right internship or career position. The CDC staff provides assistance regarding career exploration and development tailored to any student’s specific professional needs. It’s a tremendous resource for job outlook, salary, and employment trend information, and is equipped to provide every student professional career advice. The CDC assist students in exploring academic and career alternatives, provides a full range of innovative programs and preparing for professional and graduate school programs, learning job search skills, strategies, and locating internships, part-time employment, and career opportunities.

Financial Assistance to Students

Long Beach State offers a variety of financial aid options to help assist students in pursuing their academic goals. Seventy one percentages of undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid and the college has been ranked fifth on the west coast and eleventh nationally as having students graduating with the least amount of student debt.

“Words of trust”

“Great program to get started within the sports industry. Great location, great experiential based learning, and very understanding and flexible with full-time work schedules.”

  • Ryan Berry, Graduate in Sport Management

“My passion and love in sports is what drew me to Long Beach State’s Sport Management Program.  Having the privilege to learn from and work alongside some of the most influential business professionals within the sports industry was an opportunity of a lifetime. The program provided me plenty of opportunities to gain practical experience and insight working in such a competitive industry prepping me to successfully integrate myself in the business of sport.”

  • Bryan Ponce, Graduate in Sport Management

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