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 1 minor from a list of approved minors (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.

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
Select from one of the following: 3-4
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II for Biological Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Topics in Contemporary Mathematics II  
Calculus  
POLS 206 American National Government 3
American history elective 2,3 3
Life and physical sciences elective 2 3-4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
Select one of the following: 1 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 217 Foundations of Sport Management 1 3
American history elective 2,3 3
Life and physical sciences elective 2 3-4
 Semester Credit Hours16
Second Year
Fall
SPMT 225 Practical Skills for Sport Professionals 1 3
ECON 202 Principles of Economics 1 3
KINE 120
The Science of Basic Health and Fitness
or Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness
1-3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 2 3
General elective 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
KINE 240/HLTH 240
Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology 1
or Business Information Systems Concepts
3
Creative arts elective 2,3 3
Minor 1,4 3
Minor 1,4 3
Directed elective 1,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Third Year
Fall
SPMT 304 Sport Psychology Management and Practice 1 3
SPMT 333 Sport Management 1 3
STAT 302
Statistical Methods 1
or Statistical Methods
3
Sport managment elective 1 3
Minor 1,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
SPMT 319/SOCI 319 Sociology of Sport 1 3
SPMT 422 Financing Sport Operations 1 3
Sport management elective 1 3
Directed elective 1,5 3
Minor 1,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
SPMT 482 Professional Writing Seminar 1,6 1
Minor 1,4 3
Minor 1,4 3
Directed elective 1,5 1
Directed elective 1,5 3
Directed elective 1,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Spring
SPMT 421 Legal Aspects of Sport 1 3
SPMT 423 Marketing Aspects of Sport 1,6 3
SPMT 481 Seminar 1 1
Sport management elective 1 3
Directed elective 1,5 3
 Semester Credit Hours13
 Total Semester Credit Hours120