It is the mission of the sport management program to prepare students for entry-level positions in the business of sport, such as event facilities/arenas management, intercollegiate athletics management, sport organization management, sporting goods sales and management, broadcasting and sports promotions.
Student Learning Outcomes
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of sound business procedures and administrative problems related to sports.
- Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of rules and regulations, policies and procedures of various sports.
- Graduates will demonstrate skills in staff relations, personnel matters and public relations.
- Graduates will have practical experiences in event management, fund raising and facility management.
The Bachelor of Science degree program in Sport Management allows students to pursue a broad core program and three areas of specialization: Marketing and Promotion, Management and Administration, and Sport Communications. Courses in the core program are interdisciplinary with the Department of Human Performance and Sport Sciences, the School of Business and Economics, and the Department of Mass Communications. Sport Management prepares graduates for various entry-level positions, such as event facilities/arenas, intercollegiate athletics, sport organizations, sporting goods, broadcasting and promotion. A minimum grade of C or better is required in each major course, including concentration courses, with 65 semester hours required in the major core.
Admission to Sport Management
The following procedures have been developed to ensure selection and retention of qualified students in the program:
- Entering students must complete a minimum of 40 semester hours of Core Courses of General Education. These hours exclude non-credit developmental skill courses.
- Submit the Verification Form for Completion of the Program and Declaration of the Academic Major/Minor.
- Students must have a minimum cumulative academic average of 2.50.
- Program interview by the coordinator, faculty and sport management majors.
- Students must have a grade of C or better in the following Sport Management courses at the end of the sophomore year:
- SPM 1301 Introduction to Sport Management
- SPM 2301 Role of Sport
- SPM 2302 Ethics in Sport
- SPM 1103 Freshman Seminar
- Students must show proof of university or community service directly related to sport management or other fields, such as mass communications, business and economics, or computer science.
- Once the student completes the above requirements, the coordinator, faculty member and student will sign the Sport Management major’s Student Contract.