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SUNY Canton Adds Sports Management Degree

Friday, August 13th, 2010

SUNY CantonSUNY Canton has received state approval to offer a new Sports Management bachelor’s degree beginning this fall. Internships with professional sports organizations and college athletic departments are among the exciting possibilities for students in the program.

Several students who were anticipating the program’s approval have already enrolled to begin courses in the upcoming fall semester. The New York State Education Department and the State University of New York recently approved the Bachelor’s of Business Administration in Sports Management program, an addition to the College’s School of Business and Liberal Arts.

“As the only college within a three-hour radius to offer this type of degree, we anticipate a lot of eager students looking to enroll in the program,” SUNY Canton President Joseph L. Kennedy said. “We’re excited to be the place where employers will turn to find people who have the skills and talents needed to become successful members of any organizational management infrastructure.”

Among the professional sports organizations the college has established potential internship opportunities with are the Chicago Blackhawks (NHL), Syracuse Crunch (AHL), Binghamton Mets (AA Baseball), New Orleans Zurich Classic (PGA golf), Manchester Monarchs (AHL) and others. There are also numerous possibilities with collegiate and secondary education athletic programs.

The Bureau for Labor Statistics expects a 12 percent increase in employment for all educational administrators, including athletic directors. The Bureau also anticipates a 10-20 percent growth in sport-related and administrative managers’ positions over the next 10 years.

Students enrolled in the program will gain a sound background in administration and management. Topics that will be explored within the major include leadership for sports professionals, sports finance, legal issues of sport, event management, operations and facilities management, public relations, customer service, communications and marketing.

“We’ll provide students with an education using direct experience to enhance learning and skill development throughout the program,” according to Program Director and author of the program Diane Para, Ph.D. “Students will be able to bring the knowledge gained in the classroom to real work settings both on and off campus which will provide a more meaningful learning experience. This is one of the more exciting aspects of the program and we hope to take full advantage of all the applied learning opportunities out there.”

Para adds the bachelor’s degree will also be an excellent feeder program for high achieving students who wish to continue pursuing advanced degree programs, such as a master’s in sport management, an MBA, or a sports law degree.

For more information view our Sports Management Program Description.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.


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SUNY Canton Creates Law Enforcement Academy Internships

Wednesday, January 14th, 2009

New and unique advanced educational option will spur grads’ careers

Several students in the SUNY Canton Law Enforcement Leadership (LEL) program got a jump start on their careers while fulfilling their senior-level internship at the David Sullivan/St. Lawrence County Law Enforcement Academy.

Several interns underwent a background check and passed both the oral and written application process that allowed them to begin their pre-employment training on Monday. They are learning alongside academy cadets sponsored by area police agencies and have the opportunity to become full-fledged police officers before the end of the semester.

LEARNING LIFESAVING – Cheryl Crayford, a Law Enforcement Leadership student from Heuvelton, practices CPR during a David Sullivan/St. Lawrence County Police Academy exercise. Crayford is one of several students completing their internship at the academy as part of a first-time partnership.

LEARNING LIFESAVING – Cheryl Crayford, a Law Enforcement Leadership student from Heuvelton, practices CPR during a David Sullivan/St. Lawrence County Police Academy exercise. Crayford is one of several students completing their internship at the academy as part of a first-time partnership.

“Our students are very fortunate to have this opportunity,” said LEL Curriculum Coordinator Susan Buckley. “It is the only partnership of its kind in the state and one of only a few in the nation that will allows students to begin their law enforcement training while earning senior internship credits in our bachelor’s degree program.”

In addition to the Academy’s rigorous mental and physical training, the senior-level LEL students will be required to meet several requirements that are typical of most of the college’s internships and capstone projects.

Buckley said that Assistant Professor of Criminal Justice Tom G. Dempsey came up with the idea for the newly formed partnership between the Academy and LEL program.

“We are very fortunate to have the Academy here at SUNY Canton,” Dempsey said. “Our interns now have another valuable professional development option that will help these students secure future careers within their chosen fields.”

The academy is broken up into two phases, according to Academy Director and University Police Deputy Chief Steven L. Livernois. During the first phase, all of the students focus on intensive in-class topics and hands-on training sessions and phase two is specifically for sworn police officers. “There is a very good chance that area police agencies will be looking to recruit the interns during their first phase of training,” Livernois said. “If they are recruited, they can complete the training and become police officers at the same time as they graduate with a four-year degree.”

The interns and Academy cadets will study emergency vehicle operations, standard field sobriety testing, first-responder training, hazardous materials response, and investigation techniques during the course of semester. They will also participate in daily physical fitness programs and study self defense tactics in preparation for their future careers.

SUNY Canton offers a wide variety of career-driven bachelor’s, associate, and certificate programs, as well as three master’s degrees in conjunction with SUNYIT, Utica. Most of SUNY Canton’s new four-year programs are designed so students can take them on-campus, online, or both. SUNY Canton OnLine features more than 100 courses online each semester. The college’s athletic teams belong to the NAIA’s Sunrise Conference, enabling students to compete in their respective sports for four years.

Media inquiries should be directed to Gregory Kie, Media Relations Coordinator, or call 315/386-7528.

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