Sports Management

Overview

The undergraduate Sports Management program prepares students for careers in professional sports, college athletics, amateur sports, youth sports or corporate positions with a sport-related component. The Sports Management program has been an established major of the college of Arts & Sciences for close to 20 years. Many graduates of the program have been successful in the fields of their choice, while others have returned to Valparaiso University as graduate students in the Sports Administration program.

Program requirements

The Sports Management program incorporates the areas of physical education, business, and communications into its discipline. The major core curriculum requires a minimum of 30 credit hours.

Sports Management Curriculum:

Course Cr.
Program Requirements
KIN 150 Foundations of Kinesiology & Sport 3 cr.
KIN 220 Coaching Theory 2 cr.
KIN 233 Theory & Principles of Sports Management 3 cr.
KIN 240 Governance in Sport & Physical Education 3 cr.
KIN 310 Psychology of Sport 3 cr.
KIN 320 Sport & Society 3 cr.
KIN 333 Management & Development of Facilities 3 cr.
KIN 343 Sports Marketing, Promotions & Fundraising 3 cr.
KIN 386 Internship Seminar 1 cr.
KIN 410 Measurement & Evaluation in Kinesiology 3 cr.
KIN 433 Sports Law & Sport Ethics 3 cr.
KIN 443 Financial Aspects of Sport 3 cr.
KIN 486 Internship 6 cr.
Additional Requirements
COMM 265 Global Public Relations 3 cr.

Students enrolled in the Sports Management program also complete a Fundamentals of Business Minor or a Business Administration Minor. Some students, however, elect to double major in both sports management and business. All courses are designed to provide the knowledge base and practical experiences in the growing sports environment. This work enables students to analyze the different areas in sports and how sports operate and influence society.

Course Cr.
Fundamentals of Business Minor
ECON 221 Principles of Economics-Micro 3 cr.
ACC 205 Financial Accounting 3 cr.
BLAW 104 Legal Environment of Business 3 cr.
FIN 304 Financial Management 3 cr.
MGT 304 Management & Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MKT 304 Marketing Management 3 cr.
Business Administration Minor
ECON 221 Principles of Economics-Micro 3 cr.
ACC 205 Financial Accounting 3 cr.
BLAW 104 Legal Environment of Business 3 cr.
FIN 304 Financial Management 3 cr.
MGT 304 Management & Organizational Behavior 3 cr.
MKT 304 Marketing Management 3 cr.
ACC 206 Managerial Accounting 3 cr.
ECON 222 Principles of Economics-Macro 3 cr.
IDS 205 Business Statistics 3 cr.

Sports Management Careers 

Leadership, originality and ingenuity are necessary qualities for a career in sports management. The sports management program is designed for students who desire a career in the business of sport. By combining the areas of physical education, business and communications, graduates are prepared for graduate school, law school and professional careers.


For further assistance contact

David Rolling, Ph.D.
Director, Sports Management/Sports Administration
Email: David.Rolling@valpo.edu