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Sport Management

Sport Management

Program Description

The Graduate Sport Management Program within the Department of Human Performance and Health Education is designed to prepare students to blend general management skills with the specific demands of managing sport organizations and teams. Sport management majors acquire a strong foundation in management, financial management, communication, ethics, marketing and promotion, and legal aspects of sport. Specific courses in the sport management curriculum provide students with an understanding of the role of sports in society, the role of management in sports, and the opportunity to apply their knowledge in sports-related internships. Towards this end, all courses are be designed to meet and/or exceed national standards set forth by the North American Society for Sport Management accrediting body, and instruction will focus on both theoretical and applied knowledge.

Admission Requirements

  1. Go to Graduate Admissions and follow the procedures for a general application.
  2. Submit the following required application materials directly to the Sport Management program:
    1. A letter of intent to include education, experience and career goals.
    2. A current resume
    3. Two letters of reference pdf
      1. For "Degree Sought", please enter "M.A."
      2. For "Name of the graduate program to which you are applying", please enter "Sport Management".

    Mail required items directly to the Sport Management program:
    Dr. James Lewis, Graduate Coordinator
    Department of Human Performance and Health Education
    Western Michigan University
    1903 West Michigan Avenue
    Kalamazoo, MI 49008-5426
  3. Submit the following to WMU's Office of Admissions:
    1. A sealed official transcript from each institution attended

Admission Decisions

Once your application is complete, it will be reviewed and you will be notified by letter of the decision for admission. The graduate Sport Management program has rolling admissions (no established admissions deadlines).

If you have any specific questions, please contact the Sport Management Graduate Coordinator, Dr. James Lewis at (269) 387-2669.





If you have any questions, please contact James Lewis: