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Academic Program Guide

Sport Management

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2019 and after)

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area multicultural requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Sport Management major prepares individuals to pursue advanced degrees in sports administration or to seek employment in some aspect of the sports industry. The Sport Management major is a limited-enrollment major and admits to upper division in the fall semester only. You must complete all prerequisite courses and submit an application to the Department on or before March 1st of spring term preceding admissions.

* All students are expected to maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 and achieve a grade of C minus or higher in all courses taken. At any point when a student has any combination of three (3) D or F grades, the student may be dismissed from the program. *

Mapping Coordinator: Frank Amidon

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC 1101 Freshman Composition3
GE Core Mathematics (MAC 1105 College Algebra strongly recommended)3
GE History3
GE Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 2 hrs
ENC 2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA 1013 Statistics Through Example strongly recommended)3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
Prerequisite Course: CGS2060 or CGS2100 3
Milestones 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 3 hrs
E-Series course3
GE Natural Science and Lab4
Elective 3
Scholarship in Practice (IDS3496 Exploring the World of Sport)3
Prerequisite Course: SPC 1017or SPC 2608 or COM 20803
Milestones 3
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 4 hrs
Milestones 4
Complete all General Education requirements
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Complete 9 hours of approved prerequisite courses
Strongly Recommended: Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Apply to program by March 1 (
Term 5 hrs
SPM 4124 Human Resource Management3
SPM 4154 Introduction to Sport Management (or IDS 3496 Exploring the World of Sport)3
SPM4304 Sport Marketing3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Inside Department Elective 3
Milestones 5
Complete Term 5 courses ( ≥ C minus )
Civic Literacy requirement
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 6 hrs
SPM4004 Issues in Sport Management3
SPM4012 Sport in Society3
Inside Department Elective3
Inside Department Elective3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Milestones 6
Complete Term 6 courses ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 7 hrs
SPM4204 Ethics in Sports3
SPM4104 Facilities/Event Management3
Inside Department Elective3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Milestones 7
Complete Term 7 courses ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 8 hrs
SPM4025 Diversity in Sport3
SPM4604 Sport Governance3
SPM4723 Sport Law3
Inside Department Elective3
Inside Department Elective3
Milestones 8
Complete Term 8 courses ( ≥ C minus )
Complete core courses
Complete inside and outside departmental electives
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75

Employment Information
Representative Job Titles: Sponsorship Manager, Client Service Coordinator, Sportscaster, Assistant Director of Media and Promotions, Director of Player Programs, Assistant Director of Ticket Sales, Community Outreach Director, Stadium Manager, Sports Information, Physical Culture Center Director, Program Director of YMCA, YWCA, Boys or Girls Clubs; Physical Activity Director; Intramural Director; Sports Announcer; Sports Statistician; Sales Representative; Ticket Sales Representative; Group Sales Representative; Sponsorship Sales Representative; Community Relations; Marketing Representative or Assistant; Facility Personnel; Front Office Personnel; Supervisor of Activities; Sponsorship Manager; Athletic Academic Advisor; Donor Relations; Special Events Supervisor; Operations Specialist; Fan Service Representative; Apparel Marketing Coordinator; Coach.

Representative Employers: Professional Sports Teams, University and College Athletics Departments, YMCA, YWCA; Armed Forces, Camps; Health Clubs/Private Clubs; Corporations(e.g. IBM, Xerox, GE, Coca-Cola); School Boards, Retirement Communities; Resort Hotels; Park Districts; Recreation Leagues; City Recreation Programs; Major/Minor League Sport Franchises; Athletic Conferences; Amateur Governing Bodies; International Governing Bodies; Apparel Manufacturers; Equipment Manufacturers.

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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