University Studies - BS, Sports Leadership Concentration

The sports leadership concentration curriculum leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in University Studies. It is designed to serve students who are in good academic standing with the University (2.0+ GPR) and are specifically seeking an interdisciplinary degree plan which provides preparation for further study in a wide-variety of sport-related fields or careers such as nonprofit sports groups, youth sports institutions, and community agencies focused on sports. Curriculum will be designed to train and prepare students to become leaders, not managers, in sport-related agencies and businesses. Students choose their minors. This concentration is housed in the Division of Sport Management within the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

 

This degree plan has been laid out showing students the number of hours they must take each semester in order to complete the degree in four years without attending summer school.  This is a suggested plan and does not have to be followed as laid out below.  Students should use this information in conjunction with advising documents available from their advisor or the department website when scheduling courses each semester to ensure they are meeting all prerequisites, taking courses for admission to professional phase in a timely manner and meeting all grade requirements.

First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103 or ENGL 104Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition or Composition and Rhetoric 3
SPMT 285Directed Studies 1
Life and Physical Sciences Elective 14
American History Elective 1,23
Social and Behavioral Science Elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
Select one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
Calculus  
Life and Physical Sciences Elective 14
American History Elective 1,23
Creative Arts Elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
Communication Elective 13
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
Introduction to Logic  
POLS 206American National Government 3
ALED 202Introduction to Leadership 3
Minor 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
SPMT 220Olympic Studies 33
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
ALED 301Personal Leadership Education 3
SPMT 334Sport Communication 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ALED 340Survey of Leadership Theory 3
SPMT 482Professional Writing Seminar 1
SPMT 483Practicum in Sport Management 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Fourth Year
Fall
SPMT 482Professional Writing Seminar 51
SPMT 485Directed Studies 43
Minor 3
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
SPMT 491Research 53
Minor 3
Minor 3
Elective 2,43
Elective 2,43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120

1

Must meet Core Curriculum requirements.

2

Some electives should meet the International and Cultural Diversity graduation requirement.

3

Meets language, philosophy and culture elective.

4

Select electives in consultation with advisor.

5

Select sections to meet the Core Curriculum writing requirement.