Sport Management - BS, Internship Track

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management Internship Track 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 electing this track are required to complete a twelve (12) credit internship. The internship, following coursework, provides students with on-the-job experience and networking opportunities. Students in this track will be required to complete a business minor.

Students who meet the University and college entrance requirements enter the Sport Management major as lower-level (EDSM) majors. Students are encouraged to complete the freshman, sophomore, and junior sequences of courses as listed under Curriculum in Sport Management.  Enrollment of Sport Management students in senior-level courses is limited to those who have been admitted to upper-level (also referred to as upper division).

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 103
Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition 1
or Composition and Rhetoric
3
SPMT 217 Foundations of Sport Management 3
American history 2,3 3
Creative arts 2,3 3
Life and physical sciences 2,3 3-4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
ECON 202
Principles of Economics 1
or Principles of Economics
3
KINE 120
The Science of Basic Health and Fitness
or Introduction to the Science of Health and Fitness
1-3
Select one of the following: 3
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
American history 2,3 3
Life and physical sciences 2,3 3-4
 Semester Credit Hours15
Second Year
Fall
SPMT 225 Practical Skills for Sport Professionals 1 3
POLS 206 American National Government 3
Select one of the following: 3
Business Calculus  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
Select one of the following: 1 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Minor elective 1, 4 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
HLTH 240/KINE 240
Computer Technology in Health and Kinesiology 1,5
or Business Information Systems Concepts
3
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
Language, philosophy and culture 2,3 3
Directed elective 1,6 3
Minor elective 1,4 3
Sport management elective 1,7 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Third Year
Fall
SPMT 304 Sport Psychology Management and Practice 1 3
SPMT 319/SOCI 319 Sociology of Sport 1 3
Directed elective 1,6 3
Minor elective 1,4 3
Sport management elective 1,7 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
STAT 201 Elementary Statistical Inference 1 3
Directed elective 1,6 3
Free elective 2,8 3
Minor elective 1,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours90
Plan of Study Grid
Fourth Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
SPMT 333 Sport Management 1 3
SPMT 402 Sport Management Pre-Internship Seminar 1 1
SPMT 421 Legal Aspects of Sport 1 3
SPMT 422 Financing Sport Operations 1 3
SPMT 423 Marketing Aspects of Sport 1,9 3
SPMT 482 Professional Writing Seminar 1,9 1
SPMT 481 Seminar 1 1
Minor elective 1,4 3
 Semester Credit Hours18
Spring
SPMT 484 Internship in Sport Management 12
 Semester Credit Hours12
 Total Semester Credit Hours30