Sport Leadership and Management

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
Select one of the following:6
College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
Select one of the following:3
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Select one of the following:3
College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Mathematics in Society
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following, one must come from the Natural and Physical Sciences category8
Natural and Physical Sciences (ND:LABSC)
Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
General Chemistry II
Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
University Physics II
Additional Sciences (ND:SCI)
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Technology Solutions for Society
Select one of the following:2
Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
Select one of the following:3
Principles of Information Security
Introduction to Computer Information Systems 2
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Social Implications of Computer Technology 2
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
American Sign Language I
American Sign Language II
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
Bible as Literature
Women and Literature
World Literature I
World Literature II
American Literature I
American Literature II
Civilization, Thought, and Literary Heritage
Ethics and Philosophy of Science
1st Year Spanish I
1st Year Spanish II
2nd Year Spanish I
2nd Year Spanish II
Introduction to Theatre Arts
Art and Music
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to the Visual Arts
Introduction to Digital Media
Art History I
Art History II
History of Craft
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Popular/Rock Music
Social Science
Select 6 credits from the following:6
Understanding Media and Social Change
Human Communication
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Human Geography
United States to 1877
United States to Present
World Civilizations to 1500
World Civilizations since 1500
Environmental History
Native American Studies
American National Government
State and Local Government
Introduction to Psychology 1
Introduction to Sociology
Introduction to Anthropology
Additional Humanities or Social Science
Select one additional course from Humanities or Social Science or select from the following:2
Two-Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Photography I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Theatre Practicum
Total Credits39



Course satisfies the Digital Literacy graduation requirement.

 Major Requirements

Required Courses
HPER 109Exercise Techniques and Program Design3
HPER 127Introduction to Kinesiology3
HPER 207Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2
HPER 210First Aid & CPR1
HPER 225Leadership in Sport3
HPER 240Principles of Nutrition3
HPER 335Legal Aspects of Sport3
HPER 350Sport Ethics2
HPER 425Sport Psychology3
HPER 438Organization and Administration for Kinesiology3
HPER 487Field Experience2
Total Credits28

Students Choose from One of the Following Concentrations:

Sport Leadership Concentration

HPER 215Motor Behavior3
HPER 258Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
HPER 259Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
Choose 2 courses from 301-3054
Philosophy and Application of Football Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Basketball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Volleyball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Baseball and Softball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Track and Field Coaching
HPER 307Philosophy and Application of Coaching2
HPER 309Sport Nutrition Concepts3
HPER 384Fitness Assessment and Prescription3
HPER 415Sport Governance and Policy3
HPER 445Foundations in Coaching Methodology3
HPER 455Sport Finance3
Total Credits30

Sport Management Concentration

BUSI 214Business Communications3
COMM 314Public Relations3
COMM 360Group Dynamics3
COMM 415Sports Information3
MGMT 302Principles of Management3
MRKT 301Principles of Marketing3
MRKT 310Digital Marketing3
MRKT 370Advertising and Promotions3
MRKT 375Consumer Behavior3
MRKT 414Social Media Management3
Total Credits30

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 28 Hrs
Total Concentration Requirement  30 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs


Plan of Study - Sport Leadership Concentration

First Year
HPER 1273HPER 2072
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3HPER 2101
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4MATH 104, 107, or 210 (Gen Ed) 3
English Composition (Gen Ed)3English Composition (Gen Ed)3
Wellness (Gen Ed)2Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
UNIV 1501Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 16 16
Second Year
HPER 1093HPER 2153
HPER 2583HPER 2593
Art & Music (Gen Ed)3Humanities/Literacies (Gen Ed)3
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 15 15
Third Year
HPER 2403HPER 2253
HPER 3502HPER 3093
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2HPER 3843
HPER 302 or 3042HPER 3353
Elective3HPER 301, 303, or 3052
 15 14
Fourth Year
HPER 3072HPER 4253
HPER 4153HPER 4553
HPER 4383HPER 4872
HPER 4453Elective3
 16 14
Total Credits 121

 Plan of Study - Sport Management Concentration

First Year
HPER 1273HPER 2072
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4HPER 2101
English Composition (Gen Ed)3MATH 104, 107, or 210 (Gen Ed) 3
Wellness (Gen Ed)2Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3English Composition (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501Social Science (Gen Ed)3
 16 16
Second Year
HPER 1093COMM 3143
BUSI 2143MRKT 3013
Art & Music (Gen Ed)3Social Science (Gen Ed)3
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3Humanities/Literacies (Gen Ed)3
 15 15
Third Year
HPER 2403COMM 4153
HPER 3502HPER 2253
MRKT 3103HPER 3353
Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2MGMT 3023
Elective3MRKT 3753
 16 15
Fourth Year
COMM 3603HPER 4253
HPER 4383HPER 4872
MRKT 3703MRKT 4143
 14 14
Total Credits 121

Please note:  This plan is intended for general information only.  Students are strongly encouraged to meet with their academic advisor each semester before registration.


Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will create projects that demonstrate managerial, fiscal, and leadership concepts as related to sport management.
  2. Students will apply fundamental marketing, communication, and/or public relation concepts to the sport industry.
  3. Students will demonstrate the significance of lifelong recreational activities in the sport and fitness industry.
  4. Analyze and critique the moral and ethical issues related to sport as it exists in the sports management setting.