2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Mar 20, 2018  
2017-18 Undergraduate Catalog

Sport Management [SPMG]

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The degree in sport management is focused on the business and governance of sport as it applies to sport organizations in both the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. The B.S. in sport management is designed to allow for validation with the appropriate academic accrediting body in North America, the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), a joint commission created by the North American Society for Sport Management and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. For more information, contact the Sport Management Department .

Admission Requirements

  1. Acceptance to the major is highly competitive and is dependent on space availability and the candidate's academic record, behavioral and professional background. Admission to the major is limited and application does not guarantee admission.
  2. Students wishing to major in sport management must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 to be considered. Meeting this minimum standard does not guarantee admission into the program.
  3. Students wishing to become majors by internally transferring from another major must submit a portfolio that includes:
    a) a change of major form
    b) a copy of their academic record
    c) a personal resume
    d) a personal statement explaining their interest in the major relative to their future academic and professional career interests.
  4. All student portfolios will be reviewed by a committee comprised of sport management faculty prior to any final decision on acceptance is made.
  5. Students may be required to complete an additional interview with department faculty.
  6. Students will be notified in writing of their acceptance, their conditional acceptance or their rejection. Students who are not accepted may reapply in a future semester.
  7. A declaration of interest in the SPMG major does not guarantee acceptance for a student.
  8. Applications are reviewed in the fall (application deadline is Oct. 1) and in the spring (application deadline is March 1) prior to course registration for the following semester.

Career Potential

  • Sports marketing
  • Media relations
  • Event/venue manager
  • Sport governing body
  • Sport sales
  • Collegiate sports

A. General Education and Liberal Arts: 37 credit hours

General Education Courses: 28 credit hours

C. SPMG Professional Electives: 9 credit hours minimum

E. Required LASR Courses: 12 credit hours

F. Other Required Management and Economics Foundation: 15 credit hours

G. Free Electives: Variable credits

3 credit hours if students choose a concentration (see Section H); 15 credit hours if no concentration is chosen.

H. Optional Concentrations in Sport Management: 12 credit hours

Courses used to satisfy completion of concentration cannot also be used to satisfy three credit hour SPM professional elective requirement (see section C).

1. Sport Facilities and Event Management Concentration [SPMG_SFEM]: 12 credit hours

2. Sport Media and Technology Concentration [SPMG_SMTC]: 12 credit hours

3. Sport Sales and Marketing Concentration [SPMG_SSMC]: 12 credit hours

4. International Sport Management Concentration [SPMG_ISMC]: 12 credit hours

5. Sport Videography Concentration [SPMG_SVC]: 12 credit hours

Total Credit Hours Required for Graduation: 120

Example of the bachelor's degree in Sport Management over four years

 General Education (GE); Foreign Language

Total credit hours for semester 16

First Year Spring

Total credit hours for semester 16

Total credit hours for semester 16

Second Year Spring

Total credit hours for semester 16

Third Year Fall

Total credit hours for semester 15

Third Year Spring

Total credit hours for semester 15

Fourth Year Fall

Total credit hours for semester 16

Total credit hours for semester 9-15

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