Sport Management - BS, Non-internship Track

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management 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 the option that requires completion of an internship or may select the non-internship option. The internship, following coursework, provides students with on-the-job experience and networking opportunities. Students in the internship option will have also completed a business minor. The non-internship option 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 option 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.

This degree plan shows 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
Select from one of the following: 3-4
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
Calculus  
POLS 206American National Government 3
Life and physical sciences elective 14
American history elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following: 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Select one of the following: 3-4
Mathematical Concepts—Calculus  
Business Calculus  
Calculus I for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Analytic Geometry and Calculus  
SPMT 217Foundations of Sport Management 3
Life and physical sciences elective 14
American history elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
SPMT 220Olympic Studies 33
SPMT 225Practical Skills for Sport Professionals 3
ECON 202Principles of Economics 3
Minor 43
KINE 120The Science of Basic Health and Fitness 1
POLS 207State and Local Government 3
 Term Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 240/HLTH 240 or ISYS 209Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology or Business Information Systems Concepts 3
Minor 43
Minor 43
Minor 43
Creative arts elective 1,23
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
SPMT 304Sport Psychology Management and Practice 3
SPMT 333Sport Management 3
STAT 302 or STAT 303Statistical Methods or Statistical Methods 3
Sport Managment Elective 53
Minor 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
SPMT 319/SOCI 319Sociology of Sport 3
SPMT 422Financing Sport Operations 3
Sport Management Elective 53
Minor 43
Minor 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
SPMT 482Professional Writing Seminar 61
Directed Elective 51
Minor 43
Minor 43
Minor 43
Minor 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
SPMT 421Legal Aspects of Sport 3
SPMT 423Marketing Aspects of Sport 63
SPMT 481Seminar 1
SPMT 450Professional Practice in Sport Management 3
Minor 43
 Term Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours: 120
1

 Must meet Core Curriculum requirements.

2

Course selection should meet the International and Cultural Diversity Graduation requirement.

3

Meets the Language, Philosophy and Culture core curriculum requirement.

4

Students select 2 minors/cognates which range between 24 and 36 credit hours.  Directed Electives range from 4-16 credit hours.  See your academic advisor for a list of acceptable minors and directed electives.

5

To be chosen in consultation with academic advisor.

6

Courses meets University writing requirement.