Sport 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
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
Select two of the following:8
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
Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
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
Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
Select one of the following:3
Oral Interpretation
Introduction to Literature
Introduction to Film
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
Fine Arts and Aesthetics
Music Appreciation
Music Fundamentals
World Music
History of Rock and Roll
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
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Total Credits39


 Major Requirements

Required Courses
BUSI 214Business Communications3
COMM 314Public Relations3
COMM 360Group Dynamics3
COMM 414Social Media Management3
COMM 415Sports Information3
HPER 108Exercise Techniques for Resistance Training1
HPER 127Introduction to Kinesiology3
HPER 210First Aid & CPR1
HPER 220Practical Application of Fitness Education3
HPER 222Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society2
HPER 350Sport Ethics2
HPER 425Sport Psychology3
HPER 438Organization and Administration for Kinesiology3
HPER 487Field Experience2-4
MGMT 330Principles of Management3
MRKT 305Principles of Marketing3
Directed Electives30
HPER Electives
Selection 15 credits from the following:
Exercise Techniques and Program Design
Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
Introduction to Stress Management
Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance
Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance
Field Experience
Drug Education and Information
Communicable and Non-Communicable Diseases
Fitness Assessment and Prescription
Field Experience
Outdoor Pursuits for the Physical Educator
Business Electives
Select 15 credits from the following:
Elements of Accounting I
Elements of Accounting II
Business in the Legal Environment
Operations Management
Principles of Microeconomics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Managerial Finance
Human Resource Management
Foundations of Leadership
Professional Sales
Advertising and Promotions
Total Credits71-73

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement  71-73 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

Plan of Study

First Year
English Composition (Gen Ed)3Art and Music (Gen Ed)3
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4English Composition (Gen Ed)3
Wellness (Gen Ed)2Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
MATH 104, 107, or 210 (Gen Ed)3Literacies (Gen Ed)3
Computer Science and Literacy (Gen Ed)3Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3
UNIV 1501 
 16 16
Second Year
HPER 1273HPER 222 (spring of odd years)2
HPER 2203Directed Elective3
Social Science (Gen Ed- Psych 111 required)3Directed Electives3
Directed Elective3Social Science (Gen Ed)3
BUSI 2143Graduation Elective3
 15 14
Third Year
Directed Elective3COMM 3143
Directed Elective3COMM 4143
MGMT 3303Directed Elective3
MRKT 305 (*prerequisite for other classes)3HPER 2101
COMM 3603HPER 3502
 Graduation Elective2
 15 14
Fourth Year
HPER 4383Additional Humanities or Social Science (Gen Ed)2
Directed Elective3COMM 415 (spring odd years)3
Directed Elective3HPER 4253
Directed Elective3HPER 4872-4
Directed Elective3Graduation Elective3
 Graduation Elective2
 15 15-17
Total Credits 120-122

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.