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    Slippery Rock University
   
 
  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
2016-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Sport Management (BS)


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Sport Management Department

 

Recent estimates describe sport as one of the ten largest industries in the United States encompassing over $400 billion dollars. This industry, due to its wide variety of positions, places unique demands on those involved in its management including skills in such areas as communications, public relations, facility management, marketing, budgeting, and legal aspects specific to sport settings.

Providing our sport management majors with the opportunity to gain knowledge and hands on experience is paramount for SRU’s growth as a leader in undergraduate sport management in the United States.

The sport management degree program at Slippery Rock University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Education (COSMA) located in Arlington, Virginia, USA. The sport management programs in the following degree is accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management.

 

Requirements for the Major - Credits: 58


This major is designed to prepare students with the necessary sport business concepts, management, marketing, communication, and public relation skills to become successful managers in sport-related agencies. These agencies are diverse and include, professional sports, sport marketing firms, intercollegiate athletic departments, YMCA/YWCA’s, sporting goods sales, fitness clubs, sport arenas, the Olympics, commercial recreational facilities and other sport-related agencies. A 12-credit internship is required in a sport-related agency during the last semester of the program. Students are encouraged to secure a minor in business.

Required Practical Application Courses - Credits: 4


Student must take 4 credits of SPMT 150

Sport Management Electives - Credits: 15


Select 15 credit hours of 300 level (or above) classes.  The Department of Sport Management recommends courses to be taken from Accounting, Communication, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing.  Students can also choose from INDP 205.  This will help you complete a minor if you are interested.  See your Rock Audit for details.

Additional Requirements


Comprehensive Exam


Required to pass the Senior Comprehensive Exam prior to internship

Required Volunteer Hours


Volunteer Hours - 120 hours minimum

Required First Aid & CPR


Students  must become certified in both First Aid & CPR.  This can be accomplished by taking a course (Red Cross or YMCA) or by completing SAFE 205 (First Aid and Safety).

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