Five Seton Hill University students are learning key skills in sports management while having the opportunity to see professionals in action at the Mylan Golf Classic, which is being held at Southpointe Golf Club in Canonsburg, Pa. August 29-September 4.

Sports management students Kelsey Criner, senior, of Jeannette, Pa., Brad Daugherty, sophomore, of Greensburg, Pa., John Nehrig, senior, of Greensburg, Pa., and Bryan Woodfork, junior, of Pittsburgh, Pa., are gaining valuable experience assisting in photography, merchandising and social media and tournament operations. Carolyn Woods, of Greensburg, Pa., is developing her events management skills by serving as an intern with the Mylan Golf Classic, which is part of the Nationwide Tour.

According to Robert Zullo, Ph.D., associate professor and director of the Sports Management Program, “We are pleased to partner with the Mylan Golf Classic. Our students gain hands-on experience and the tournament gains much-needed local assistance. Seeing how examples are put into practice will be extremely valuable as we prepare college students for careers in the sports industry.”

“The collaboration is a win-win for both parties. We are excited to work with Seton Hill University Sports Management Program,” said Melissa Myler, operations manager, Mylan Golf Classic.

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Management at Seton Hill University incorporates a liberal arts curriculum with core business and sports management courses. Curriculum for the major adheres to the national guidelines of the Sports Management Association. Students enrolled in the Sports Management Program will complete 66 credits in the major. Of these credits, 24 credits are core management courses, 36 credits are interdisciplinary courses on the foundation of sports management, and six credits in a minimum of 240 hours in an internship. The Sports Management Program at Seton Hill University works with such regional entities, such as the United Way, Pittsburgh Pirates, IMG College in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Panthers Athletic Department, Duquesne Athletics and VisitPittsburgh. The field of sports management is growing rapidly and a professional has the opportunity to engage in a rewarding career. Graduates of sports management programs can apply their education in professional sales and marketing. Sports management professionals may work with corporations in developing promotions, sponsorships, and marketing activities; focus on sports law and administration; coordinate and manage sports events and conferences; serve as sales representatives or regional managers for the sporting goods industry; enter the sports broadcasting and media relations fields.