The Associate in Applied Science degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in, for example, sports and fitness marketing and sales, sport retail management, and recreation program planning, administration, and marketing. For those currently employed in the sports management industry, the program affords the opportunity for professional growth and career advancement. The A.A.S. degree includes a significant portion of general education courses to facilitate future four-year degree completion, if desired. The general education courses are Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) approved courses that transfer to participating four-year Illinois institutions.