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Academic Program Guide


Sport Management


ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2016 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.

Mapping Coordinator: Dawn Matthews
Email: dmatthews@fsu.edu

Sample Schedule

Term 1 hrs
ENC11013
GE Mathematics3
GE History3
GE Social Science3
GE Natural Science3
Milestones 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 2 hrs
ENC21353
GE Mathematics or Statistics3
GE Humanities3
Ethicis3
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-Series3
GE Natural Science and Lab4
Elective 3
Scholarship in Practice (IFS3109 recommended)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
Prerequisite Course: FIN, MAR, GEB, MAN, BUL, CGS, STA, ACG, REE, HFT, RMI, ECO, SDS, COM, ADV, MMC, ORI, PUR, RTV, or SPC3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
Elective3
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
SPM41243
SPM4154 or IFS31093
SPM43043
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Inside Department Elective 3
Milestones 5
No grade below C minus in all courses
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 6 hrs
SPM40043
SPM40123
Inside Department Elective3
Inside Department Elective3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Milestones 6
No grade below C minus in all courses
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Term 7 hrs
SPM42043
SPM41043
Inside Department Elective3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Milestones 7
No grade below C minus in all courses
Complete 2 SPM courses
Cumulative GPA ≥ 2.75
Complete Oral Communication Competency Requirement
Term 8 hrs
SPM40253
SPM46043
SPM47233
Inside Department Elective3
Outside Elective (3000/4000 - Level)3
Milestones 8
Apply for graduation in the 1st two weeks
Complete SPM core courses
Practicum in Sport Management (SPM4941) highly recommended
Complete inside departmental electives courses
No grade below C minus in all courses
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, Assitant 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: global.fsu.edu/undergraduate-students/going-abroad.

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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