College of Education and Human Development

Curricula in Sport Management

The following curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers as administrators and managers in athletic, health and country clubs, as well as entry-level management positions in college and professional athletic organizations. Through this program, students are prepared for a diversity of roles in the areas of sport marketing and promotions, facility management and planning, activity programming and events management. Students may elect a track to complete an internship or may select the non-internship track. The internship, following course work, provides students with on-the-job experience and networking opportunities. Students in the internship track will have also completed a Business minor. The non-internship track allows students to study sport management from a specific perspective with the goal of continued educational experiences in graduate or professional school, obtaining a post-baccalaureate internship or securing an entry-level position in a sport organization. Students in the non-internship track must complete 2 minors/cognates from a list of approved minors/cognates (i.e., Business, Journalism, Speech Communications, etc.). There are common course requirements for both tracks.

FRESHMAN YEAR

First Semester (Th-Pr) Cr Second Semester (Th-Pr) Cr
ENGL 104 Comp. and Rhetoric (3-0) 3 ECON 202 Principles of Economics (3-0) 3
KINE 217 Foundations of Sport Mgmt. (3-0) 3 ENGL 210 Sci. and Tech. Writing (3-0) 3
MATH 141 Business Math. I (3-0) 3 MATH 142 Business Math. II (3-0) 3
KINE 199 Req. Physical Activity (0-2) 1 KINE 198 Health and Fitness Activity (0-2) 1
History course1   3 History course1 (3-0) 3
Visual and performing arts elective1 3 Humanities elective1 3
16 16

SOPHOMORE YEAR

First Semester (Th-Pr) Cr Second Semester (Th-Pr) Cr
COMM 203 Public Speaking (3-0) 3 POLS 207 State and Local Govt. (3-0) 3
KINE 240 Comp. Tech. in Health and Kine. (2-2) 3 PSYC 304 Psyc. of Sports and Phy. Activity (3-0) 3
POLS 206 American Natl. Govt. (3-0) 3 Directed elective/minor1 (3-0) 3
Directed elective/minor1 3 Natural science elective 3
Natural science elective 4 Elective 4
16 16

The following are common junior- and senior-level courses required for both tracks.

Course (Th-Pr) Cr
KINE 319 Sociology of Sport (3-0) 3
KINE 333 Sport Management (3-0) 3
KINE 421 Legal Aspects of Sport (3-0) 3
KINE 422 Financing Sport Operations (3-0) 3
KINE 423 Marketing Aspects of Sports (3-0) 3
KINE 482 Seminar (1-0) 1
STAT 303 Statistical Methods (3-0) 3
Sport management electives1   6

The internship track must also complete the following courses.

Course (Th-Pr) Cr
ACCT 209 Survey of Accounting Principles (3-0) 3
FINC 309 Survey of Finance Principles (3-0) 3
KINE 402 Pre-Internship Field Expericence (1-0) 1
KINE 484 Internship in Kinesiology   12
MGMT 209 Business, Government and Society (3-0) 3
MGMT 309 Survey of Management (3-0) 3
MKTG 309 Introduction to Marketing (3-0) 3
Directed elective1 3

The non-internship track must also complete the following courses.

Course (Th-Pr) Cr
KINE 482 Seminar (1-0) 1
Minor/cognate1   9-15
Minor/cognate1   9-15
NOTE:
  1. To be chosen in consultation with your academic advisor.