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Sport Management Major

There are athletes, then there are those who manage everything around them. With this degree, you’ll build your knowledge of every facet of the sports world. When completed, you’ll have an educational background that gives you the skills to obtain an entry level position within any of the following areas: scholastic sports, intercollegiate sports, professional sport organizations administration, fitness management, facility and event management, community recreation administration, sport retail and marketing, sport economics and analytics and entrepreneurship. When you major in Sport Management, you can also receive a minor in Business Administration which will further help you land a job in one of the most exciting career fields out there.

Curriculum

  • SM 200 Introduction to Sport Management SM 433 Athletic Administration

  • SM 282 Teaching, Coaching, and Officiating SM 433 Athletic Administration

  • SM 310 Ethics in Sport Management SM 434 Sport and Exercise Law

  • SM 336 Sport Management Seminar SM 435 Accounting and Economics of Sport

  • SM 345 Governance in Sport SM 437 Sport Management Marketing

  • SM 407 Special Topics in Sport SM 439 Internship

  • SM 432 Organization and Administration SM 465 Psychology and Sociology of Human Perf.

Extra-curricular activities

  • Sport Management Student of the Year (G.P.A.)

  • COSMA student membership (Commission of SM Accreditation)

  • Practicum opportunity with UWA Athletic Department

  • Mock Sports Law Trial Court

Career Preparation

There are numerous job opportunities related to the billion-dollar industry of sports. Many graduates successfully pursue a Master’s in Sport Administration or a Master’s Degree in Business (M.B.A.). Often, graduates interested in coaching received a Graduate Assistantship to become a coach on the collegiate and minor league level. A few graduates are working in the marketing/ticketing sales areas at professional sport organizations such as the New Orleans Pelicans, and the Atlanta Hawks. Also, graduates are employed as personal trainers, scouts, and sport-training specialists for football, volleyball and basketball.


Contact Information:

Dr. LaJuan Hutchinson

205-652-3694