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Flagler College and University of Florida develop Sport Management bridge program

May 23, 2017 2:27 PM
Flagler-UF Sport Management Bridge Program signing
Flagler College President Dr. William T. Abare Jr. and Dr. Michael B. Reid, Dean and Professor, College of Health & Human Performance at the University of Florida, sign agreements for a new Sport Management Bridge Program. Others pictured, from left to right: Incoming Flagler President Dr. Joseph Joyner, Flagler Chancellor Dr. William Proctor, Associate Vice President of Academic Affairs Dr. Yvan Kelly, Flagler Trustee David Drysdale, Flagler Sport Management Chair Dr. Calvin Hunter, and Dr. Michael Sagas, Department Chair of Department of Tourism, Recreation & Sport Management, UF. By Michelle Mallard

Flagler College and the University of Florida have announced a new bridge program for undergraduate students at Flagler who may be interested in pursuing a graduate degree at UF in the area of Sport Management.

The Flagler College Sport Management Department bridge program with UF's College of Health and Human Performance will allow students at Flagler to take up to three online graduate-level courses at UF while still enrolled at Flagler.

“This bridge program is a wonderful opportunity for students at Flagler, and a significant milestone for the college,” said Flagler President William T. Abare Jr. “A partnership with a premier institution like the University of Florida speaks volumes about Flagler’s upward trajectory.”

The bridge program will be an opportunity for students interested in a Master of Science in Sport Management degree at UF to get a jump start on the program. Courses available at UF will include Evaluation Procedures in Health and Human Performance, Management and Leadership in Sport, Sport Psychology, Performance Enhancement, Training High Performance Athletes and more.

“We’re excited about the opportunity to partner with Flagler on this innovative new bridge program,” said Dr. Michael Reid, dean of the College of Health & Human Performance at UF. “Sport Management students will simultaneously study under top-flight faculty at both Flagler and the University of Florida, a unique experience that is sure to enrich learning.”

The Sport Management major at Flagler is intended for those who desire to play a leadership role in administrative positions within the ever-growing world of sports, including professional sport at the major and minor league levels, college athletics, sport marketing and sales, event management, community and campus recreation marketing, sales, legal issues and management functions.

The Master of Science in Sport Management degree at UF reflects the latest advances in the field of sport, presenting an equally theoretical and practical approach to skills and knowledge critical to success in the industry. Through its broad but rigorous curriculum, the program helps students develop leadership abilities and administrative proficiency with an eye towards sport management.