46 hour sport management core + 6 hours of business electives + 18 hour sport-related track
2.5 cumulative GPA required
The major in Sport Management prepares students for entry-level positions within a variety of sport and recreation settings. Graduates will find employment opportunities in collegiate and professional sport organizations, recreation centers and non-profit agencies, sport media and marketing agencies, Municipal Park and recreation departments, sport manufacturers, teams, fitness clubs, theme parks and consulting firms. Examples of potential professional sport management positions include, but are not limited to, university recreational sport positions, sport media positions, corporate and commercial fitness management, United States Olympic Organization positions, sport entertainment, retail sport positions with companies such as Dick’s Sporting Goods, Nike, and Adidas, and coaching positions within the NCAA, MLB, and NFL. Graduates with a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree will be well prepared for graduate study in sport management and related fields. There are currently four distinct academic tracks for students to choose from: a) intercollegiate athletics, b) recreational sports, c) sport communication, and d) sport and business studies. This major is also designed to prepare student to continue their education at the graduate level.