Pre-Sport Administration

Pre Sports Administration Degree

UC Clermont’s associates degree in pre-sport administration is designed to provide students with a solid base of practical skills, fundamental business knowledge and real-world experience. The program uses the world of sports as backdrop for developing necessary critical thinking and technical skills suitable for any industry.

Our pre-sport administration associate’s degree is an extraordinary value, costing much less than other colleges and universities without compromising educational benefits. Students will learn core business skills in s supportive and flexible environment from experienced faculty and with classes offered on campus and online.

Credits earned in Clermont College's Pre-Sport Administration program are fully transferable to the University of Cincinnati's Sports Administration baccalaureate program should students decide to extend their educational training in the field.

Pre-Sport Administration

What is Pre-Sport Administration?

The associate degree program in pre-sport administration provides students with the first two years of study toward their bachelor’s degree in sport administration.

Sport administration focuses on the business side of the sport industry.

Sport is an approximately $500 billion industry. Given the economic magnitude and pervasive nature of sport in society, the need has never been greater for educated/trained sport managers. However, competition is fierce for entry-level positions. Those with the best education have the best opportunity to obtain a position and be successful.

UC’s program was developed to meet the standards of the Sport Management Program Review Council. It provides graduates with a strong technical foundation and the sport business skills necessary to successfully enter the field of sport management. Sport administration students will have an opportunity to earn a career-oriented degree with employment opportunities in a growing industry.

The most important factor to success is a love of sports. You will need critical thinking and creative problem solving skills. It is essential that you have a high level of interpersonal skills for building and maintaining positive relationships with a diverse array of constituents. You also need excellent communication skills and the ability to lead and motivate others as well as the ability to see the “big picture.”

Career Possibilities

There are approximately five million people working in sport-related occupations. Graduates are prepared for a variety of positions in professional sports, college athletics, and high school athletic administration. Career opportunities exist within sport associations, sporting events, and the management of sport venues. Other opportunities include the field of health and fitness, recreation, and within the sporting goods industry.

Major Maps

You should check with your academic advisor every semester before you register for classes. Two years is really a short time to squeeze in all of your degree requirements. We cannot offer every course every semester. If you miss taking a prerequisite for a required course, or don’t take a particular course the only semester it is offered during the year, you can jeopardize your ability to complete your degree on time.

UC Advantages and Special Opportunities

The Clermont campus is on 92 wooded acres located in Batavia, Ohio, in the heart of Clermont County. We are relatively small and our faculty to student ratio is low. You will find our small class size and personal interaction with your instructors create the ideal learning environment. Parking is convenient and at no additional charge. Plus, our tuition is the lowest of the UC colleges.

Our faculty includes professionals with significant experience in the business world. Active advisory committees help assure the relevance of lectures and teaching exercises. The diversity of the student population—in age, work experience, and background—heighten the value of classroom discussions.

The sport administration student group, “Society of Sport Leaders”, provides students with the opportunity to get involved and associate with fellow students interested in sport. (Although the group is based on UC’s Clifton campus, we encourage Clermont students to participate.)

Admission Requirements

UC Clermont College is an open admissions campus. If you have your high school diploma, GED, or its equivalent, we will admit you. We accept applications all year long and you may start any semester. Financial aid takes 6-8 weeks to process. We recommend that you apply at least 10 weeks prior to your desired attendance.

As a first year student, you will need to take the placement test. This test does not affect your admission; however, the results are essential for your proper placement in classes. You must complete the placement test before you may register for English or mathematics courses. All placement tests are given free of charge.

Transferring to UC Requirements

You must be in good academic standing at the college or university you last attended. We accept transfer applications all year long and you may start any semester, provided your transcripts arrive in time to be evaluated before the start of the semester you wish to attend.

If you have not taken college-level mathematics or English, you will need to take the placement test.

Changing Majors within UC Requirements

Other UC students may transfer into Clermont College by completing the application for change in college and program form available from most UC admissions offices including ours, (513) 732-5319. You are urged to see your advisor before transferring into a different major to minimize any impact on your degree progress.

International Student Requirements

You must demonstrate English proficiency. You must also meet admissions deadlines and visa requirements, and provide documentation of sufficient funds before we can complete your admission. Please call the International Admissions Office (513) 556-2069 for details, or email with questions.

Learn more about becoming an international student at UC Clermont.

Graduation Requirements

You must complete an application for degree and receive a pre-certification from your academic advisor the semester before you expect to graduate. You should see your advisor or Student Success and Retention Services (513) 732-5319 for specific information well in advance of your final semester.

Application Deadlines

For specific deadline information, visit the Admissions webpage.


The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

Quick Facts

Associate of Arts Degree in Pre-Sport Administration

Full-Time Program Duration

2 Years


UC Clermont & UC East


Clermont College
4200 Clermont College Drive
Batavia, OH 45103
Phone: (513) 732-5319
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