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Volunteer — and boost your sports career opportunities

William Woods Undergraduate

Interested in a job in the sports industry? One Forbes article says it well: “The sports industry is flourishing with opportunities in all areas including: sports marketing and sponsorship, sports media (traditional and social media), sports facilities,” the article continues, “However, although there are numerous opportunities to work in sports these days, the competition to […]

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June 14th, 2017

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Sport Management Course Spotlight: Social Science in Sport

William Woods Undergraduate

Understanding the social-scientific context of sports is beneficial to any sport management professional. That’s why all sport management undergrads at William Woods take PED 220 Social Science in Sport. Social Science is the scientific study of human society and social relationships — history, political science, anthropology, demographics, economics and more. According to the book Social Sciences […]

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April 26th, 2017

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Sport Management Career Spotlight: What is sport for development?

William Woods Undergraduate

According to one study, a whopping 94 percent of young people want to use their skills to benefit a cause. It’s no surprise then that social entrepreneurship and organizations driven with a social purpose are on the rise. So what do young people interested in a sports-related career do to make their own positive impact […]

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April 17th, 2017

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Why are athletic world records always set? Are we getting better? Or is technology?

William Woods Undergraduate

Many sport management professionals work with some of the greatest athletes in the world — people who are stronger and better at their sport than any other athlete before them. Others work to develop technologies and research that helps get athletics to a new level of endurance, strength, power or speed. During the Olympics in 2012 […]

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February 24th, 2017

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Sport Management Career Spotlight: Working with Aging Populations

William Woods Undergraduate

William Woods graduates with a bachelor’s in sports management often work in areas that benefit the young — whether in youth sports organizations, schools, or professional sports. But as Baby Boomers age, sports management professionals must question how sports and general fitness impacts older adults as well. In fact, this aging population is reportedly one of […]

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February 9th, 2017

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Bachelors of sports management students learn the value of accessibility in sport

William Woods Undergraduate

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 22 percent of adults in the U.S. have some type of disability. And the state of Missouri is among the highest, with 24 percent of its adults having some type of disability. The CDC also reports that adults with disabilities are 36.3 percent more likely […]

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February 2nd, 2017

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What is sports psychology?

William Woods Undergraduate

All sport management undergraduate students at William Woods take a course in Sports Psychology. But what is it? And how does it help someone interested in a career in sport management? Competition can both emotionally and mentally affect athletes of every level —professional or not. Many athletes say that the “mind game” is just as […]

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December 19th, 2016

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The ‘Fulton Flash’ and sports management

William Woods Undergraduate

In sport management students’ Introduction to Sports Management class, they learn foundations of athletics, including history and philosophy. It’s with this in mind that students at William Woods celebrate one alumna and incredible athlete: Helen Stephens, also known as the Fulton Flash. Stephens’ story is told in the State Historical Society of Missouri web archives […]

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November 28th, 2016

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Sport management students learn the connection between sports and fostering peace worldwide

William Woods Undergraduate

Bachelors of Sport Management students, fitness enthusiasts and health activists alike recognize the benefits of sports and physical activity in the lives of both children and adults. Aside from the physical, mental and social benefits athletics bring, such as reduced risk of numerous diseases, boosting your mood, and teaching valuable lessons such as cooperation, teamwork, […]

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August 12th, 2016

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Do you have what it takes for a career in sports sales?

William Woods Undergraduate

Earlier this year, David J. Halberstam, Director of Corporate Sales for the Miami Heat, Executive Vice President of Sports for Westwood One Radio, and Vice President of Sports Sales for CBS Sports Radio, released The Fundamentals of Sports Media and Sponsorship Sales: Developing New Accounts. For William Woods bachelors in sport management students interested in […]

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June 3rd, 2016

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