Nov 29, 2023
The Sport Management program prepares students for entry-level careers as potential leaders and administrators in the sports industry. Possible positions may be found in collegiate athletics, municipal parks and recreation departments, community sports programs, professional sports leagues, amateur sports organizations, and commercial sports industries such as fitness and activity centers, sports camps, and other private sports organizations. Professional fieldwork is a capstone experience for students in this major.
This major fulfills the A and L areas of the REAL Curriculum. Students will be able to describe and analyze how culture influences sport, and how sport influences society. Through coursework and a field experience, students will develop a professional identity through the application of knowledge of the sport management field to real-world settings. Students need majors and/or minors to fulfill the R and E areas to complete the REAL Curriculum requirements.
REAL Foundational Requirements
Foundational Writing (3 credits)
Foundational Math (3 credits)
REAL Cornerstone Requirements
Writing Intensive (WI) Courses (6 credits)
Writing Intensive courses are denoted below with a (WI). Two writing intensive courses are required to graduate, with at least one at the 300- or 400-level. The Sport Management major includes 3 credits of writing intensive courses.
General Education Requirements
General Education courses will be denoted below with a (GE). Students are required to take at least 30 credit hours of general education designated courses within their degree requirements. The Sport Management major includes 24 general education credits.
Major Requirements (60-66 credits)
Required Courses (30-36 credits)
Choose one interdisciplinary concentration:
Sport Administration (15 credits)
Choose 15 credit hours from the following courses:
Coaching Management (15 credits)
Select from the following courses (please note that some courses will have prerequisites):
Choose 12 credits from the following:
Required Outside Coursework (21 credits)
Additional Degree Requirements
A 2.0 cumulative and in major grade point average is required for admission and graduation for this major. (All ESHE, and HLTH courses are used for the calculation of the major grade point average.)
Open Credit Hours (54-60 credits)
These credits can be used to fulfill additional courses, majors, minors, and/or REAL Curriculum requirements.
Total Credits Needed for Degree 120