Possible Careers

College athletics continues to develop as an industry that merges both business administration and higher education. Positions across NCAA Divisions continue to incorporate aspects of business administration while also requiring an understanding of how higher education institutions operate from an organizational standpoint. As a higher education athletic administration graduate, you are prepared to work within specific units of interest within a college athletic department.


Intercollegiate Athletic Leadership:

  • Athletics Administration
  • Internal Marketing
  • External Marketing
  • Fundraising and Development
  • Event Management
  • Business/Finance Administration
  • Compliance
  • Diversity and Inclusion Programming
  • Student-Athlete Development
  • Academic Support/Advising
  • Coaching



  • 350 member institutions
  • Division I schools field more than 6,000 athletic teams
  • Provides opportunities for more than 170,000 student-athletes to compete in NCAA sports each year.
  • 300 member institutions
  • Division II schools provide thousands of student-athletes the opportunity to compete at a high level of scholarship athletics while excelling in the classroom
  • Balance is at the heart of the Division II philosophy.
  • 450 member institutions
  • More than 180,000 student-athletes
  • The largest NCAA division both in number of participants and number of schools
  • Non-scholarship
  • The Division III experience offers participation in a competitive athletic environment that pushes student-athletes to excel on the field and build upon their potential by tackling new challenges across campus.


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