Sport Management Major

Sport Management is a dynamic field involving the interdisciplinary study of the management/administration of sport-related organizations and activities. The Sport Management Major is designed to develop graduates with strong communication and organizational skills in their professional preparation for multi-faceted, sport-related career opportunities.

Students have the opportunity to earn a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport Management. The major focuses on the conceptual, managerial, interpersonal, technical, and practical skills that prepare students to become visionary leaders in various areas of the sport industry. The Sport Management Major prepares students for graduate school, and for a variety of sport specialist entry positions that focus on the administration of sport activities/programs. The mission of the major is to assist students in the development of skills to organize, administer, and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional, and amateur levels.

The primary employment segments within the sport industry involve performance, spectator, participant, consumer, production, planning, purchasing, supervision, advertising, and promotion. Students majoring in Sport Management will be required to complete a field experience designed to provide practical work experiences in professional settings reflecting current trends and professional practices in the sport management arena. The field experience is incorporated subsequent to the student passing EXSS 3107 and will be under the supervision of a qualified on-site professional.

Sport Management Major, B. A.

124 MINIMUM HOURS

36 UPPER LEVEL HOURS

31 HOURS AT UMHB

Degree Requirements

Academic Core –63 hours

see Bachelor of Arts Academic Core

Major Required Courses –39 hours

12 hours (6 upper level ) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

EXAC Activity Course

1

EXSS 2371Principles of Sport Management

3

EXSS 3107Advanced Cardiovascular Training

1

EXSS 3141Exercise and Sport Science Practicum

1

EXSS 3310Communication in Sport

3

EXSS 3373Governance of Sport

3

EXSS 3374Sport Promotion/Marketing

3

EXSS 3360Sport Venue/Event Management

3

EXSS 4375Ethics in Sport

3

EXSS 4376Leadership Principles in Sport

3

EXSS 4377Field Experience

3

EXSS 4378Sport Finance

3

EXSS 4379Legal Aspects of Sport

3

Two of the following:
EXSS 3315Sport and Media Technology

3

EXSS 3372Sociology of Sport

3

EXSS 3375Economics in Sport

3

EXSS 3376Research Methods in Sport Management

3

EXSS 3377International Sport Management

3

Grades of “C” or better required in all courses in the Sport Management major.

Students majoring in Sport Management can choose a minor or select courses pertinent to the student's desired profession. 

Sport Management (B.A.) Courses of Study by Year

Total Credit Hours:124

Freshman Year

ENGL 1321Rhetoric & Composition I

3

ENGL 1322Rhetoric & Composition II

3

CSBS 1311Engaging the Old Testament

3

CSBS 1312Engaging the New Testament

3

EXSS 2371Principles of Sport Management

3

EXAC Activity Course

1

MATH 1304Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

higher

Elementary Foreign Language

8

UMHB 1101Freshman Seminar

1

COMM 1320Public Speaking

3

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:31

Sophomore Year

ENGL Literature

6

Sport Management

9

Intermediate Foreign Language

6

Minor Elective

6

Social Science

6

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:33

Junior Year

Sport Management

9

Minor Elective

9

Scientific Inquiry

3

Fine Arts

3

Lab Science

4

EXSS 3107Advanced Cardiovascular Training

1

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Summer

EXSS 4377Field Experience

3

Total Credit Hours:32

Senior Year

EXSS 3141Exercise and Sport Science Practicum

1

Sport Management

12

Minor Elective

9

World Ideas

3

Global Issues

3

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:28

Sport Management Major, B. S.

124 MINIMUM HOURS

36 UPPER LEVEL HOURS

31 HOURS AT UMHB

Degree Requirements

Academic Core –57 hours

see Bachelor of Science Academic Core

Major Required Courses –39 hours

12 hours (6 upper level ) at UMHB

12 hours minimum upper level

EXAC Activity Course

1

EXSS 2371Principles of Sport Management

3

EXSS 3107Advanced Cardiovascular Training

1

EXSS 3141Exercise and Sport Science Practicum

1

EXSS 3310Communication in Sport

3

EXSS 3373Governance of Sport

3

EXSS 3374Sport Promotion/Marketing

3

EXSS 3360Sport Venue/Event Management

3

EXSS 4375Ethics in Sport

3

EXSS 4376Leadership Principles in Sport

3

EXSS 4377Field Experience

3

EXSS 4378Sport Finance

3

EXSS 4379Legal Aspects of Sport

3

Two of the following:
EXSS 3315Sport and Media Technology

3

EXSS 3372Sociology of Sport

3

EXSS 3375Economics in Sport

3

EXSS 3376Research Methods in Sport Management

3

EXSS 3377International Sport Management

3

Grades of “C” or better are required in all courses in the Sport Management major.

Students majoring in Sport Management can choose a minor or select courses pertinent to the student's desired profession. 

Sport Management (B.S.) Courses of Study by Year

Total Credit Hours:124

Freshman Year

ENGL 1321Rhetoric & Composition I

3

ENGL 1322Rhetoric & Composition II

3

CSBS 1311Engaging the Old Testament

3

CSBS 1312Engaging the New Testament

3

EXSS 2371Principles of Sport Management

3

EXAC Activity Course

1

MATH 1304Quantitative Reasoning

3

or

higher

Lab Science

4

UMHB 1101Freshman Seminar

1

COMM 1320Public Speaking

3

Social Science

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:30

Sophomore Year

ENGL Literature

6

Sport Management

9

Lab Science

4

Social Science

3

Fine Arts

3

Minor Elective

6

UMHB 1002Chapel X 2

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:31

Junior Year

Sport Management

9

Minor Elective

9

Scientific Inquiry

3

Global Issues

3

Lab Science

4

EXSS 3107Advanced Cardiovascular Training

1

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Summer

EXSS 4377Field Experience

3

Total Credit Hours:32

Senior Year

EXSS 3141Exercise and Sport Science Practicum

1

Sport Management

12

Minor Elective

9

World Ideas

3

Electives

6

UMHB 1005Fine Arts Experience X 2

Total Credit Hours:31