Sport Management, Bachelor of Science (BS) - Liberal Studies
The sport management degree program at Slippery Rock University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. In 2010, the Department of Sport Management was the first program in the US to be accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), and in 2017 was the first program to be re-accredited.
Program Learning Outcomes
The Sport Management faculty has established five program outcomes for the undergraduate program that are implemented on a daily basis inside and outside the classroom. These program outcomes are an extension of the mission statement and connect to the university's outcomes. In order to achieve our mission, these outcomes are assessed using a variety of direct and indirect performance indicators.
- Communication: Communicate effectively in speech and in writing, using appropriate information sources, presentation formats, and technologies.
- Diversity, Ethical, Legal and Financial Practices: Integrate diverse, ethical, legal and financial principles and understand their impact on decision making in sport managerial situations.
- Technological and Global Interdependence: Demonstrate proficiency in use of current technologies and exhibit understanding of the global sport industry.
- Professional Proficiency and Development: Apply knowledge and skills to meet professional competencies within sport industry.
- Critical Thinking and Problem Solving: Demonstrate ability to identify, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information and ideas through professional performance in simulated sport industry environments such as an internship, practicum or volunteer experience.
Major GPA: 2.0 or higher
Overall GPA: 2.0 or higher
|Liberal Studies Requirements||45-46|
|Other Basic Requirements||0-3|
* All undergraduate degree programs require a minimum of 120 credits. Some courses meet multiple requirements, but are only counted once toward the 120 credit total required to graduate.
Liberal Studies Requirements
See Liberal Studies Guide for Goal and Enrichment choices
|Goal Course Requirements|
|ENGL 102||Critical Writing||3|
|ENGL 104||Critical Reading||3|
|COMM 200||Civil Discourse: Theory & Practice||3|
|Human Institutions/Interpersonal Relationships|
|Science, Technology & Math|
|Challenges of the Modern Age|
|Enrichment Course Requirements|
|Select one course from three of the following Enrichment Areas:||9|
Basic Math Requirement
Check with your adviser or a current degree audit report to see if you have been exempted from this course. The credit earned in this course will not be counted toward the 120 credit hour minimum needed to earn a degree.
|Complete one of the following:||0-3|
Meet required minimum SAT or ACT math score OR
|Demonstrate "computer competency" by one of the following:||0-3|
Pass Computer Competency Exam OR
Select one of the following at SRU or another post-secondary institution:
|Introduction to Computing for Liberal Arts|
|Introduction to Computing and Programming|
|Technology for Wellness|
- 29 major credits must be taken at SRU or PASSHE
- 29 major credits must be taken at the 300 level or above
|Required Practical Application Courses|
|SPMT 150||Sport Management Practicum (Freshman) 1||1|
|SPMT 150||Sport Management Practicum (Sophomore) 1||1|
|SPMT 150||Sport Management Practicum (Junior) 1||1|
|SPMT 150||Sport Management Practicum (Senior) 1||1|
|SPMT 194||Introduction to Sport Management (Freshman) 1||3|
|SPMT 196||Global Sport Management (Freshman) 1||3|
|SPMT 269||American Sport in the 21st Century (Sophomore) 1||3|
|SPMT 286||Sport Communication and Technology (Sophomore) 1||3|
|SPMT 294||Sport Management and Ethics (Sophomore) 1||3|
|SPMT 315||Diversity Issues in Sport Management (Junior) 1||3|
|SPMT 369||Sport Budgeting and Finance (Junior/Senior) 1||3|
|SPMT 386||Leadership in Athletic Administration and Sport Management 1||3|
|SPMT 394||Sport Marketing (Junior) 1||3|
|SPMT 396||Selling in the Sport Industry (Junior) 1||3|
|SPMT 406||Sport Fundraising and Event Management (Senior) 1||3|
|SPMT 450||Sport Management Internship (last semester) 1||12|
|SPMT 486||Sport Law and Facilities (Senior) 1||3|
|SPMT 494||Sport Management Senior Seminar (Senior) 1||3|
|SPMT 499||Sport Management Research Methods (Senior) 1||3|
Course counts for 50% of Major and Major GPA
Some courses may require pre-requisites. Please see course descriptions to determine if there are any pre-requisites for that specific course.
Recommended Electives (20 Credits)
|Select 20 credits of 300 level or above classes|
|The Department of SPMT recommends courses to be taken from Accounting, Communication, Economics, Finance, Management or Marketing or:|
Any 300 level or above courses that lead to the Minor in Leadership
Any 300 level or above courses that lead to the Minor in Physical Education/Coaching
Any 300 level or above courses that lead to the Minor in a Foreign Language
|This will help you complete a minor if you are interested. See your MyRockAudit for details.|
|Required Volunteer Hours|
|Volunteer Hours - 120 hours minimum|
|Required to pass the Senior Comprehensive Exam prior to Internship|
|Required First Aid & CPR Certification|
|Students must become certified in both First Aid & CPR. This can be accomplished by:|
Take a course (Red Cross or YMCA)
|First Aid and Safety|
Important Curriculum Guide Notes
This Curriculum Guide is provided to help SRU students and prospective students better understand their intended major curriculum. Enrolled SRU students should note that the My Rock Audit may place already-earned and/or in progress courses in different, yet valid, curriculum categories. Enrolled SRU students should use the My Rock Audit Report and materials and information provided by their faculty advisers to ensure accurate progress towards degree completion. The information on this guide is current as of the date listed. Students are responsible for curriculum requirements at the time of enrollment at the University.
PASSHE - Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education Institutions
SPORT MANAGEMENT - BS (2150)
This program is effective as of Fall 2019.