Sports Management

Courses Required for a SPORTS MANAGEMENT Major

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.

These courses are:

  • PE 150 Foundations of Physical Education and Sport   3 cr
  • PE 220 Coaching Theory 2 cr
  • PE 233 Principles of Sports Management 3 cr
  • PE 240 Governance in Sport and Physical Education 3 cr
  • PE 310 Psychology of Sport 3 cr
  • PE 320 Sport and Society 3 cr
  • PE 333 Management & Development of Facilities 3 cr
  • PE 343 Sports Marketing, Promotions, & Fund Raising 3 cr
  • PE 433 Sports Law and Sports Ethics  3 cr
  • PE 443 Financial Aspects of Sport  3 cr
  • PE 386 Internship Seminar  1 cr
  • PE 486 Internship 6 cr

Students enrolled in the Sports Management program also complete a Fundamentals of  Business Minor or a Business Administration Minor. Some of our 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 sport and how sport operates and influences society.

Fundamentals of  Business Minor Required Courses

  • ECON 221 Principles of Economics-Micro 3 cr
  • ACC 205 Financial Accounting 3 cr
  • BLAW 104 Legal Environment of Business 3 cr
  • MKT 304 Marketing Management 3 cr
  • MGT 304 Management & Organizational Behavior 3 cr
  • FIN 304 Financial Management 3 cr

Business Administration Minor Required Courses

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

For further assistance contact

Dr. David Rolling, Director Sports Management/Sports Administration
219-464-5235
Email:  Marba.Paskash@valpo.edu