Sport Management" refers to the business/operations side of the sport industry. In college athletics or professional sports organizations, for example, sport management professionals may be found performing a wide variety of tasks, including marketing, advertising, ticket sales, ordering and maintaining equipment and supplies, planning and maintenance of sports facilities, public relations, team travel coordination, and ensuring compliance with league rules.
In addition to course work, all sport management students complete two required practicum experiences, where the student earns academic credit while working in a sports-related organization. The practicum serves the dual purpose of complementing the classroom experience while providing work experience which could prove invaluable during the job search process.
Career opportunities for sport management graduates are many, particularly if you are willing to relocate. Opportunities in sports may be found in a number of areas, including college/professional teams, sports facilities, health/fitness clubs, recreation centers, and league administrative offices. Students interested in careers in college or professional sports are strongly encouraged to consider graduate study in sport management.
|General Education Program||42 hours|
|Sport Management Core||40 hours|
|Business Track or Communication Track||22 hours|
|University Requirements||4 hours|
|University Electives||12 hours|
|Total Hours Required||120 hours|
SPORT MANAGEMENT CORE
|SSSM 2000||Introduction to Sport Management||2|
|SSSM 3000||Introduction to Sport Law||3|
|SSSM 3100||Ethical Aspects of Sport||3|
|SSSM 3300||Sport and Society||3|
|SSSM 3400||Sport Facility & Event Management||3|
|SSSM 3500||Sport Marketing||3|
|SSSM 3900||Sport Governance||3|
|SSSM 4000||Administration of Sport Programs||3|
|SSSM 4190||Practicum 1||3|
|SSSM 4290||Practicum 2||3|
|SSSM 4500||Sport Management Seminar||2|
|BUMG 2900 orCOMM 3306||
Professional Communication & Development Skills
|PHIL 3340||Philosophy of Sport||3|
|COMM 1103||Public Speaking||3|
|BUIS 1010||Computer Applications||3|
|BUAC 2010||Managerial Accounting||4|
|BUFI 2450||Principles of Finance||3|
|BULW 2700||Legal Environment of Business||3|
|BUMG 3100||Management Principles||3|
|BUMK 3100||Marketing Principles||3|
|SSSM 3700||Sport Sponsorship and Sales||3|
|COMM 2231||News Reporting||3|
|COMM 1105||Introduction to Mass Communication||3|
|SSSM 3600||Sport Communication||3|
|SSSM 3650||Sports Journalism||3|
|COMM 3300||Public Relations and Communication||3|
|COMM 3335||Interpersonal Communication||3|
|COMM 4490||Management Communication||3|
The Sport Management program at Shawnee State University is a non-certification concentration designed to prepare students for employment in corporate fitness centers, health clubs, college and professional sports organizations, federations and governing bodies, media, and many areas of recreation.
The student enrolled in the Sport Management concentration will focus on business skills such as financial management, marketing, and legal questions associated with the sport and exercise industry. The curriculum provides a foundation of sport management philosophy, principles and objectives. Required practicum experiences serve to complement classroom learning and provide valuable experience which will facilitate the job search process.