Progress on the academic front - Sports, Society, & Technology

dtm1997

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Sports, Science, & Technology is no longer a certificate, but an official minor.

http://hts.gatech.edu/sports

When overlaying this minor with majors such as Business Administration, STAC, or an Engineering discipline from GT, it really becomes a pretty powerful credential to apply your field of study to the Sports industry in some form.

This can be a pretty powerful tool in recruiting. While this program is not meant to be a hiding place for athletes, you can leverage the sports-related minor to get in to fields like sports broadcasting or journalism, sports management (i.e. - managing a team, its operations, its finances, etc.), or maybe designing sports-related products & services.

Pretty exciting stuff, which I'm sure many students, athletes or otherwise, will seek to take advantage of.
 

cyptomcat

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If we can get our football alums to be high school coaches through this, it would be a huge step. That's what some of them want to do, and it could only help in future recruiting.
 

dtm1997

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If we can get our football alums to be high school coaches through this, it would be a huge step. That's what some of them want to do, and it could only help in future recruiting.
Another great example of how to apply the minor. Great point!

I had a chance to meet with some staff of this program last January and the keyword was "apply".

It's a great opportunity to get an amazing GT education in your chosen major and overlap it with the multi-billion dollar Sports industry.
 
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