Sports Management Minor - 21 Credits

Bachelor of Arts

SM102 Introduction to Sports Management 3 hours

This course introduces students to the sports industry. It includes foundations of sports management and an increased awareness of career opportunities in the sports industry. Topic areas include a history of the profession, the need for management and organizational skills, current trends and future issues.

SM203 Ethics in Sports 3 hours

The purpose of this course is to expand the student’s understanding of sports by investigating how sports and society interact. The relationship of sports to social variables, institutions, and social issues/problems will be examined.  It will focus on the ethical dilemmas in sports, and encourage the students to view sports from a Christian worldview perspective.

SM314 Event Planning and Management 3 hours

This course includes the process of planning for and organizing an event in sport. Organizing a plan for an event would include financial planning, risk management, scheduling, facility use, communication, promotions, and registration.

SM213 Sports Facility Design and Management 3 hours

This course includes planning and designing areas and facilities in sports and utilization of those facilities for sporting events. Topics will include maintenance, supervision, scheduling, planning, renovation, etc.

SM409 Principles of Coaching and Leadership 3 hours

This course will focus on general techniques and concerns dealing with coaching.  A specific focus will be placed on effective instructive skills in coaching, including feedback, use of practice time, and fundamental techniques of sports skills.  As part of this course’s practical experience, the student will serve as an assistant coach for one of our varsity sports.

SM423 Sports Marketing and Sales 3 hours

This course applies the principles of promotion and marketing to the sport and fitness industry, including the area of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs, and resorts.

SM408 Sports Management Internship I 3 hours

A sport management internship opportunity for students to be involved in a variety of activities compatible with athletic and recreational sporting events and experiences. This internship can be on campus or off campus, depending on the student. Students must complete not less than a minimum of 90 actual hours in an internship in the Sports Management field. Interns should strive to gain appropriate and valuable experience, as well as apply the knowledge they have gained in their various courses.

Prior permission of the Sports Management Program Director or the Department Chair.