The Ohio University Center of Sports Administration is proud to present the first annual OHIO Sports Business Academy July 18-25, 2010. This week-long Academy focuses on establishing a basis for which the future leaders in sports can begin their journey into the ever-changing world of sports. The OHIO Sports Business Academy will provide a full academic course worth of material in one week of work through classroom settings and practical experiences.
Academy participants will have the opportunity to learn from some of the top professors and sport executives within the sports industry, participate in practical experiences through a collegiate summer baseball league team based out of Athens, Ohio (Southern Ohio Copperheads), embark on field trips to professional facilities in Ohio, and participate in evening activities.
This 2010 OHIO Sports Business Academy will feature:
* Jim Kahler ('81), former Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for the Cleveland Cavaliers (NBA) and Rockers (WNBA)
* Bob DiBiasio, Vice President of Public Relations for the Cleveland Indians (MLB)
* Amy Huchthausen, Director of Academic & Membership Affairs at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
* Tricia Turley, Associate Athletics Director for Compliance and Student Services at Ohio University
* Professors from Ohio University, the oldest sports administration program in the country
* Cincinnati Reds field trip
Since the Academy covers a full academic course in one week, it is imperative that students arrive at Ohio University ready to study and work hard. The Academy provides a college-level environment in which the professors and counselors will expect each participant to work hard, while having fun learning about the sports business world.
Along with the OHIO Sports Business Academy’s academic and experiential benefits, the Academy provides the opportunity to earn college credit. Participants are eligible, for an additional fee, to earn three (3) credit hours (in a quarter system). These credits will fulfill the first sport management requirement within the Ohio University Sport Management degree track (SASM 201). The credits are also transferrable as elective credits to most higher education institutions. Please contact the institution of your choice for clarification on college credit transfer requirements.
The OHIO Sports Business Academy is for students who are entering their junior or senior year in high school or entering their freshman year of college. The Academy recommends applicants have a grade point average of 3.0 (4.0 scale) and demonstrate outstanding extracurricular involvement. Applying students should also have a strong interest in the sports business industry and a passion for hard work.