Sport Management

General Education Requirements

Students must satisfy the university general education requirements

As part of meeting the university's general education requirements, the following courses prerequisite courses must be completed:

BUS AD 1000Introduction to Business3
COMM 1040Introduction to Public Speaking (MOTR COMM 110)3
ECON 1001Principles of Microeconomics (MOTR ECON 102)3
ENGL 1100First-Year Writing (MOTR ENGL 200)3
MATH 1030College Algebra (MOTR MATH 130)3
PSYCH 1003General Psychology (MOTR PSYC 100)3

There is no foreign language requirement for the degree.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses
MGMT 3600Management and Organizational Behavior3
MKTG 3700Basic Marketing3
PSYCH 3200Sports Psychology3
SPMGT 1113Introduction to Sport Management and Administration3
SPMGT 2200Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports3
SPMGT 4113Educational and Community Athletics3
SPMGT 4999Sport Management Internship6
Electives
Choose five of the following courses: 115
Interpersonal Skills in Helping Relationships
Special Topics in Communication
Economics of Sports, Gaming, and Gambling
Advanced Management and Organizational Behavior
Human Resource Management
Introduction to Digital Marketing Strategies
Sports Marketing
Personal Physical Fitness
Facilities Management
Sports Medicine
Sports Nutrition
Sports Media and Technology
Athletic Compliance
Sport Management Field Experience
Total Hours39

In accordance with the guidelines of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the outcomes provide a solid framework and highlight the value of the program content. Specifically, program learning outcomes include:

1. Possessing foundational knowledge in sport management and organization;

2. Possessing foundational knowledge in educational and community athletics;

3. Understanding legal and ethical issues associated with sport management;

4. Demonstrating skills in the applied aspects of sport management in business and/or athletic settings.

Students earning a B.S. in Sport Management degree will:

1. Apply an interdisciplinary foundation of management, sports, and marketing theories to a variety of sports management settings.

2. Develop a marketing toolbox that integrates theories with the fundamental aspects of sports, sports products, consumer and market research, sponsorship, promotion and media.

3. Examine and explore the legal environments of amateur, collegiate, and professional sports programs with respect to state and federal legislation, liability, risk management, contracts, and collective bargaining.

4. Examine and apply the principles of economics including the concepts of supply and demand, economic forecasting, and economic impact of sports programs and products.

5. Demonstrate the ability to manage sports facilities to apply key concepts of planning, design, and evaluation of a sports program or sports-related event.

6. Develop and refine leadership and communication skills necessary within a sports organization and team-oriented sports institutions.

7. Recognize and evaluate ethical decision-making, balancing economic priorities and social responsibilities of sports organizations.

8. Demonstrate socio-cultural commitment and responsibility in any given sports management environment.

First Year
FallHoursSpringHours
ENGL 11003BUS AD 10003
SPMGT 11133BIOL 1012
BIOL 1013
4
COMM 10403ECON 10013
MATH 10303EXPLORE - Math and Life/Natural Sciences3
EXPLORE- Math and Life/Natural Sciences3Elective2
 15 15
Second Year
FallHoursSpringHours
PSYCH 10033Program Elective 3
SPMGT 22003CORE - US History and Government3
CORE - Information Literacy3EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts3
EXPLORE - Math and Life/Natural Sciences3Elective or minor6
EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts3 
Elective or minor3 
 18 15
Third Year
FallHoursSpringHours
Program Elective3PSYCH 32003
EXPLORE - Humanities and Fine Arts3MKTG 37003
Elective or Minor9Program Elective3
 Elective or minor6
 15 15
Fourth Year
FallHoursSpringHours
MGMT 36003SPMGT 41133
SPMGT 49993SPMGT 49993
Program Elective6Elective or minor6
Elective or minor3 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120