Sports Management Program

Dr. La Quita Frederick, Director

The Sports Management Program offers both a major and a minor in Sports Management.

Requirements for the Sports Management Major

Degree of Bachelor of Science

AC-151Principles of Accounting I3
BA-151Principles of Management3
BA-155Principles of Marketing3
BA-249Sports and Entertainment Marketing3
BA-315Business and Professional Communication (WI)3
EC-101Macroeconomic Principles 23
EC-102Microeconomic Principles3
SM-228Introduction to Sports Management3
SM-350Sport Facility Operation and Event Management3
SM-410Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports3
SM-251Finance in the Sports Industry3
SM-250Sports Communication3
SM-450The Global Sports Industry3
Choose 3 from the following courses:9
Sport Psychology
Sociology of Sports
Principles and Foundations of Physical Education
Fundamentals of Coaching
Total Credits51

Special Notes on Core Curriculum Requirements

Requirements for a Minor in Sports Management

BA-249Sports and Entertainment Marketing3
SM-228Introduction to Sports Management3
SM-350Sport Facility Operation and Event Management3
SM-410Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports3
SM Electives6
Total Credits18


SM-228. Introduction to Sports Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to help participants gain an indepth understanding of the fundamental principles and key skills associated with sports administration and management.

SM-250. Sports Communication. 3 Credits.

Media and public relations strategies in the sports industry are reviewed. Exposure to the use of web publications/multimedia and development. Prerequisites: SM-228.

SM-251. Finance in the Sports Industry. 3 Credits.

Managerial control in sports organizations is studied. Prerequisites: SM-228 AC-151 EC-101.

SM-295. Co-Op. 3 Credits.

SM-310. Sports Law. 3 Credits.

Sports law covers the legal issues at work in the world of both amateur and professional sports. Topics include labor issues, antitrust, tort Law and the business and academic aspects of sports law. Prerequisites: BA-228.

SM-350. Sport Facility Operation and Event Management. 3 Credits.

Planning, Organization and Operation of Sport Facilities and management of events. Prerequisites: SM-228.

SM-410. Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports. 3 Credits.

A hybrid values course that includes topics in policy development, labor movement in sports, collective bargaining in sports organizations, ethical dilemmas and implications. Prerequisites: SM-228.

SM-450. The Global Sports Industry. 3 Credits.

The history and issues in sports from a global perspective. A pluralistic lens is used to explore the relationship of gender, culture, and social institutions on sports. Prerequisites: SM-228.

SM-499. Internship. 3 Credits.

Field work experience in the areas of Sports Management and/or Health & Physical Education.