The sport management concentration provides the student with the academic preparation and practical training required for success in the sport industry. Specifically, it prepares students for careers in professional sports, college athletics, amateur sports, youth sports or corporate positions with a sport-related component. Job functions in the sport industry include facility management, sport promotion and marketing, sport media, customer or community relations, sport sponsorship, licensing, sport information and sport law, etc.
Once the student completes all the program requirements, he or she will receive a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in sport/recreation management and a minor in business.
Graduates from in the sport management program will find employment in a variety of settings in the sport industry, sport facilities, intercollegiate athletic departments, sports clubs, interscholastic athletic programs, professional sports teams and leagues, sporting goods manufacturers and retail stores, amateur sports/athletic associations, sport marketing/PR firms, sport radio/TV/magazines, etc.
The curriculum for the sport management concentration consists of five parts: university general education courses, required cognates, required HPHE (major) courses, required general business courses, and related electives. For class listings, program guides and other resources, visit the advising page for the sport management major.
An internship is required for all the students in the program. It is recommended that the student to complete the internship requirement in their senior year.
For additional information regarding the Recreation/Sport Management Program and its two concentrations, please contact Dr. Jim Lewis.