• Sport Management
  • Sport Management Program

     

    The University of West Alabama offers a degree pathway for Sport Management. Students who decide to major I Sport Management can receive a minor in Business Administration.

    Sport Management is a term that refers to “all people, activities, and organizations involved in producing, facilitating, promoting or organizing any product that is sport, fitness, and recreation related” (Pitts and Stolar, 2002).

    The Sport Management Faculty will provide students with the educational background and knowledge base for interscholastic fitness activities, intercollegiate sports, professional sport organizations, physical fitness clubs, facility and event management, community recreation programs, sport retail and marketing, and entrepreneurship.

    Students who choose to pursue a sport management career may find themselves as a Head Coach, Athletic Director, Senior Women’s Administrator, Athletic Academic Counselor, Sports Information Director, Recruiting Coordinator, Facilities Manager, Events Manager, Equipment Manager, Ticket Sales Director, Sports Marketing Director, Sport Website Coordinator, Sport Equipment Sales Representative Sport Agent, and Fitness Center Manager.

     

    North American Society for Sport Management ~ www.nassm.com
    National Association for Health & Fitness  ~ www.physicalfitness.org
    National Association of Sport and Physical Education ~ www.shapeamerica.org 
    National Collegiate Athletic Association ~ www.ncaa.org
    National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association ~ www.nirsa.org 
    Commission on Sport Management Accreditation - www.cosmaweb.org

     

    Sport Management Requirements: 60 hours
    • EX 443 or PE 443. Kinesiology (3)
      OR
      EX 444 or PE 444. Exercise Physiology (3) 
    • SM 336. Sport Management Seminar (3)
    • SM 407. Special Topics in Sport Management (3)
    • PE 432 or SM 432. Organization and Administration in Health and Human Performance (3) 
    • PE 433 or SM 433. Athletic Administration Seminar (3) 
    • PE 434 or SM 434. Sport and Exercise Legal Issues (3) 
    • SM 439. Sport Management Internship (9)
    • PE 465 or SM 465. Psychology and Sociology of Human Performance (3) 

    Approved Sport Management electives (6)
    • MG 410. Leadership (3)
    • MK 480. Market Research (3)
    • SM 310. Ethics in Sport (3)
    • SM 345. Governance in Sport (3)
    • SM 409. Sport Management Practicum (3)
    • SM 435. Accounting and Economics in Sports (3)
    • SM 437. Sport Management and Marketing (3)
    • SM 450. Fitness Management (3)
    • SM 486. Intramural and Non-Competitive Activities (3)
    • SY 200. Foundations of Sociological Inquiry (3)
    • SY 325. Sports in Society (3)


    Business Administration Emphasis: 24 hours

    Emphasis based on earning business administration minor.

    • AC 211. Accounting I (3)
    • AC 212. Accounting II (3)
    • BA 263. Business Law and Legal Environment (3)
    • BA 420. Business Communications (3)
    • CS 205. Microcomputer Applications (3)
    • FI 300. Finance (3)
    • MG 300. Management (3)
    • MK 300. Marketing (3)

     

     

     Sport Management Emphasis Program Plan