Sport Management BA/BS

The Sport Management major prepares students to integrate principles relating to business, kinesiology, and health to the administration and management of athletic programs and organizations, fitness and health clubs, sport recreation services, and related activities. The program focuses on planning and development; promotion, marketing, and recruitment; management of events, facilities, and personnel; and financial management principles. 

Students in this major must have two advisors: one from the Movement and Sport Sciences Division and one from the Business Division.

General Education Requirements 

Written Communication
Select one of the following:6.00
WRITING AND RHETORIC I
and WRITING AND RHETORIC II
COLLEGE WRITING AND RESEARCH
Oral Communication
Select one of the following:3.00
FUNDAMENTALS OF ORAL COMMUNICATION
SMALL GROUP COMMUNICATION
PUBLIC SPEAKING
Mathematical Ways of Knowing
Select one of the following:3.00-5.00
MATH IN MODERN SOCIETY
COLLEGE ALGEBRA
COLLEGE ALGEBRA AND TRIGONOMETRY
CALCULUS I
STATISTICAL METHODS FOR THE SCIENCES
MATHEMATICS FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS II
MATH FOR TECHNOLOGY
Humanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two categories:6.00-8.00
Literature
LITERATURE AND IDEAS
WORLD CLASSICS
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
MYTHOLOGIES
Arts
INTRODUCTION TO ART
THE ART AND HISTORY OF THE MOTION PICTURE
INTRODUCTION TO THE ARTS
SURVEY OF MUSIC
MUSIC IN AMERICA
WORLD MUSIC
HISTORY OF MUSICAL THEATER
HISTORY OF JAZZ AND POPULAR MUSIC STYLES
SURVEY OF THE THEATER
Language
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
Scientific Ways of Knowing
Select one course from two disciplines; one lab7.00-8.00
INTRODUCTION TO BIOINFORMATICS
CONCEPTS OF BIOLOGY
PLANTS AND PEOPLE
BIOLOGY IN FILM
HUMAN BIOLOGY
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I
CONCEPTS OF CHEMISTRY
GENERAL, ORGANIC AND BIOCHEMISTRY
PRINCIPLES OF CHEMISTRY I
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
INTRODUCTION TO FORENSIC SCIENCE
PHYSICAL GEOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO EARTH SYSTEMS
GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SYSTEMS
INTEGRATED SCIENCE II
INTEGRATED SCIENCE I
INTRODUCTION TO NATURAL SCIENCES 1
NATURAL SCIENCE FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATOR
GENERAL PHYSICS I
GENERAL PHYSICS II
PHYS SCIENCES FOR ELEMENTARY EDUCATORS
DESCRIPTIVE ASTRONOMY
ENGINEERING PHYSICS I
Social & Behavioral Ways of Knowing
ECON-201PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS3.00
or ECON-202 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
HUMAN RELATIONS IN ORGANIZATIONS
AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
INTERNATIONAL POLITICS
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
LIFESPAN DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
SOCIAL PROBLEMS
Diversity
Select one of the following:3.00
CULTURAL ANTHROPOLOGY
WORLD PREHISTORY
INTRODUCTION TO NATIVE AMERICAN STUDIES
RACE AND ETHNICITY
COMMUNICATION AND DIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL LITERATURE
NATIVE AMERICAN WRITTEN LITERATURE
INTRODUCTION TO GEOGRAPHY
WORLD HISTORY I
WORLD HISTORY II
UNITED STATES HISTORY I
UNITED STATES HISTORY II
DIVERSITY IN ORGANIZATIONS
ETHICS AND IDENTITY
SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE I
ELEMENTARY NEZ PERCE LANGUAGE II
COMPARATIVE GOVERNMENT
INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY
ELEMENTARY SPANISH I
ELEMENTARY SPANISH II
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH I
INTERMEDIATE SPANISH II
Integrative Seminar: Ethics & Values
Select one of the following:3.00
ID 300A - 300Z (see course descriptions for options)
HELLS CANYON INSTITUTE
Foreign/Heritage Language
Take 16 credits of language classes if selecting a Bachelor of Arts degree16.00
Total Credits37.00-42.00

Program Requirements

Health & Kinesiology Courses
HLTH-354ADDICTION AND PERFORMANCE2.00
KIN-220SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS3.00
KIN-260INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH1.00
KIN-425ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS3.00
KIN-484COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SPORT3.00
KIN-485SPORT LAW3.00
KIN-486ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS3.00
KIN-487SPORT ADMINISTRATION3.00
KIN-488SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT3.00
KIN-489SPORT MARKETING AND ADVERTISING3.00
KIN-494INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY6.00
Select one of the following:3.00
HISTORY OF SPORT
PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT
Business Courses
AC-231PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I3.00
AC-232PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II3.00
BUS-220BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS3.00
BUS-311FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY3.00
BUS-321PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING3.00
BUS-323PROMOTION METHODS3.00
or BUS-431 PUBLIC RELATIONS
BUS-360LEADERSHIP3.00
or BUS-413 ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
BUS-365BUSINESS LAW I3.00
BUS-412HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT3.00
ECON/PSYC/SS-300STATISTICAL METHODS3.00
Senior Research Project
Select KIN or BUS option6.00
Kinesiology Option
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I
RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II
Business Option
SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR
Select one from the following:
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
ENTREPRENEURSHIP
MARKETING RESEARCH
INTERNSHIP IN BUSINESS
Electives
Select 11 elective credits11.00
Total Credits83.00

No grade lower than a "C" will be accepted in the Program courses for Health & Kinesiology and Business. Students in this major must have two advisors: one from the Movement and Sport Sciences Division and one from the Business Division.

Sequential Plan of Study

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FallCredits
COREMathematical Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREOral Communication 3.00
ECON-201
PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS
or PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS
3.00
ENGL-101 WRITING AND RHETORIC I 3.00
 Credits12.00
Spring
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
CORESocial & Behavioral Ways of Knowing 3.00
ENGL-102 WRITING AND RHETORIC II 3.00
KIN-220 SOCIAL-CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORTS 3.00
KIN-260 INTRODUCTION TO KINESIOLOGY AND HEALTH 1.00
 Credits13.00
Second Year
Fall
AC-231 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING I 3.00
BUS-311 FOUNDATIONS OF MANAGEMENT THEORY 3.00
COREDiversity 3.00
COREHumanistic & Artistic Ways of Knowing 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 3.00
HLTH-354 ADDICTION AND PERFORMANCE 2.00
 Credits17.00
Spring
AC-232 PRINCIPLES OF ACCOUNTING II 3.00
BUS-220 BUSINESS COMMUNICATIONS 3.00
COREScientific Ways of Knowing 4.00
KIN-221
HISTORY OF SPORT
or PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT
3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits16.00
Third Year
Fall
BUS-321 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3.00
KIN-425 ETHICAL DECISION-MAKING SPORT LEADERS 3.00
KIN-484 COMMUNITY RELATIONS IN SPORT 3.00
KIN-486 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF HEALTH, PHYSICAL EDUCATION, RECREATION, ATHLETICS 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 3.00
 Credits15.00
Spring
COREIntegrative Seminar: Ethics & Values 3.00
BUS-323
PROMOTION METHODS
or PUBLIC RELATIONS
3.00
KIN-488 SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT 3.00
KIN-485 SPORT LAW 3.00
KIN-489 SPORT MARKETING AND ADVERTISING 3.00
 Credits15.00
Fourth Year
Fall
BUS-360
LEADERSHIP
or ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR
3.00
BUS-412 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3.00
KIN-487 SPORT ADMINISTRATION 3.00
KIN-494 INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY 3.00
KIN-498
SENIOR RESEARCH PROJECT I
or SENIOR STRATEGIC SEMINAR
3.00
PSYC-300
STATISTICAL METHODS
or STATISTICAL METHODS
or STATISTICAL METHODS
3.00
 Credits18.00
Spring
BUS-365 BUSINESS LAW I 3.00
KIN-494 INTERNSHIP IN KINESIOLOGY 3.00
KIN-499 RESEARCH PROJECT/SEMINAR II (or BUS: Experiential Component) 1 3.00
ElectiveElective Credits 5.00
 Credits14.00
 Total Credits120.00

Graduates with a BA/BS in Sport Administration go on to obtain careers in a variety of fields:

  • Athletic Program Management
  • Event/Facilities Management
  • Recreation and Event Planning
  • Sport Marketing and Promotions

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