Sport Management Major Requirements

The field of sport management encompasses vast avenues of career directions in the industry of sport. Careers as directors, facility managers, promoters, information directors, fitness directors, marketers, and administrators have been developing in the area of sport management. Demand for trained individuals can lead to employment with professional sports organizations, colleges, universities, private clubs, city recreation departments, retail sales, government programs, and YMCA.

Major in Sport Management

Required:

•  ESS 211: History of Sport and Fitness
•  ESS 203: Coaching Techniques or 2 hours from ESS 204-210: Teaching of Sports
•  ESS 230: Introduction to Sport Management
•  ESS 302: Administration and Organization of Physical Education
•  ESS 303: Facility and Event Management
•  ESS 315: Legal Aspects of Sport
•  ESS 316: Sport and Society
•  ESS 490: Senior Capstone Experience
•  ACC 201: Financial Accounting
•  BAE 101: Introduction to Business Administration
•  ECO 251: Principles of Microeconomics

CONCENTRATIONS

All Sport Management majors must complete one of the following concentrations in addition to the above core.

Fitness Concentration

•  ATR 171: Acute Care of Injury & Illness
•  ATR 213: Anatomy for Orthopedic Assessment
•  ATR 389: Principles of Strength & Conditioning
•  BIO 121:  Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology I
•  BIO 122:  Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology II
•  ESS 102: Foundations in Exercise Science
•  ESS 306: Nutrition
•  HSC 477: Kinesiology and Biomechanics of Exercise
•  HSC 487: Exercise Physiology
•  6 hours from ESS 212, 307, 311, 312

Communication Concentration

•  MED 156: Media and Culture
•  MED 205: Media Writing
​•  COM 245:Interpersonal Communication

Select 5 of the following courses:

•  COM 204: Group Communication and Leadership
•  COM 209: Visual Communication
•  COM 311: Organizational Communications
•  COM 350: Persuasion
•  Any Media Focus Course
•  MED 304: Public Relations
•  MED 357: Media Management

Business Concentration

•  ACC 202: Managerial Accounting
•  MGT 300: Principles of Management
•  MGT 340: Human Resources Management
•  MKT 302: Marketing
•  ECO 252: Principles of Macroeconomics
•  FIN 301: Corporate Finance
•  MTH 119: Statistics I
•  MTH 219: Statistics II


Minor in Sport Management

Required:

•  HHP 211: History of Sport and Fitness
•  HHP 203 or 2 hrs. from HHP 204-210
•  HHP 230: Introduction to Sport Management
•  HHP 302: Administration and Organization of Physical Education
•  HHP 303: Facility and Event Management
•  HHP 315: Legal Aspects of Sport
•  HHP 316: Sport and Society
•  BAE 101: Introduction to Business Administration
•  1 hour from HHP 204-210


This does not replace official academic requirements in the university catalog. Enrolled students will work their faculty advisor to ensure they meet all the requirements of their major. 

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