Sport Management - BS

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management is designed to prepare students for careers as administrators and managers in athletic, health, and country club industries, as well as entry-level management positions in college and professional athletic organizations. Through this program, students are prepared for diverse roles in the areas of sport marketing and promotions, facility management and planning, activity programming, and event management. The curriculum stays in tune with the sport industry to ensure graduating students are competitive in the field. Students complete their degree plan with a culminating experience that consists of four (4) options; (1) internship, (2) capstone project, (3) foreign program project, and (4) undergraduate research project. The internship, following coursework, provides students with on-the-job experience and networking opportunities. The capstone project is a multifaceted assignment that serves as a culminating academic and intellectual experience for students. The foreign program project is a unique blend of academic programming which provides students with global experience. The undergraduate research option provides an opportunity for students to develop and investigate their own research project under the guidance of SPMT faculty. The degree plan allows freedom for students to obtain a minor from a list of approved minors (i.e., business, journalism, speech communications, etc.). 

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallSemester Credit Hours
ENGL 104
Composition and Rhetoric 1
or Introduction to Rhetoric and Composition
3
SPMT 260 Overview of Practices in Sport 1 2
SPMT 270 Sport Marketing 1 2
SPMT 304
Sport Psychology Management and Practice 1
or Sociology of Sport
3
Select one of the following: 3
Mathematics for Business and Social Sciences  
Engineering Mathematics II  
Finite Mathematics  
Calculus II  
 Semester Credit Hours13
Spring
SPMT 262 Human Capital Management in Sport 1 3
SPMT 272 Sport Marketing Issues 1 2
Select one of the following: 1 3
Public Speaking  
Communication for Technical Professions  
Argumentation and Debate  
Select one of the following: 3
Business Calculus  
Engineering Mathematics I  
Calculus I  
Life and Physical Sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours14
Second Year
Fall
SPMT 265 Sport Communication 1 4
STAT 201 Elementary Statistical Inference 3
American History 3
Language, Philosophy and Culture 3
Life and Physical Sciences 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Spring
POLS 206 American National Government 3
SPMT 295 Introduction to the Culminating Experience 1 1
American History 3
Creative Arts 3
Life and Physical Sciences 3
Directed elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
Third Year
Fall
POLS 207 State and Local Government 3
SPMT 360 Organizational Issues in Sport 1 3
SPMT 362 Sport Leadership 1 3
SPMT 364 Financial Management in Sport 1 3
SPMT 366 Sport Facility and Event Management 1 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
SPMT 370 Fan Behavior in Sport 1 3
SPMT 372 Sales Strategies in Sport Organizations 1 3
SPMT 374 Strategic Sport Marketing 1 3
Culminating experience 2 3
Directed elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours15
Fourth Year
Fall
SPMT 460 Sport Business Planning 1 3
SPMT 470 Application of Marketing Strategies in Sport 1 3
Culimating expeirence 2 3
Directed electives 1,3 6
 Semester Credit Hours15
Spring
SPMT 462 Leadership Application in Sport 1 3
SPMT 472 Data Analysis and Problem Solving in Sport 1 3
Culminating experience 2 7
Directed elective 1,3 3
 Semester Credit Hours16
 Total Semester Credit Hours120