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Sport Management Program Requirements

For a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sport Management, a student must complete 45 hours in courses from Kinesiology and Business as well as designated supporting courses.

  • 18 hours of kinesiology core courses:
    • KINS 131 Foundations of Sport Management (3 credits)
    • KINS 133 Dynamics Of Health & Nutrition (3 credits)
    • KINS 230 Coaching and Sports Theory (3 credits)
    • KINS 448 Administration of Kinesiological Strategies (3 credits)
    • KINS 495 Internship (3 credits)
    • KINS 499 Capstone (3 credits)
  • 6 hours kinesiology elective courses selected from the following:
    • KINS 249 Anatomical Kinesiology (2 credits)
    • KINS 337 Adaptive Kinesiology (2 credits)
    • KINS 395 Internship (up to 3 credits) 
  • 18 hours of business core courses:
    • BUMG 112 Principles of Management (3 credits)
    • BUMG 205 Business Law (3 credits)
    • BUMK 220 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUAC 225 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
    • BUFN 310 Finance I (3 credits)
    • BUMG 354 Human Resource Management (3 credits)
  • 3 hours of business elective courses selected from the following:
    • BUAC 226 Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
    • BUMG 250 Business Communications (3 credits)
    • BUMG 320 Organizational Behavior (3 credits)
    • BUMG 344 Operations Management (3 credits)
  • 9-10 hours of required supporting general education courses:
    • PHIL 225 Applied Ethics: Business or PHIL 212 General Ethics (3 credits)
    • BIOL 102 or BIOL 115 (3 or 4 credits)
    • MATH 117 Precalculus with Algebra
      OR
    • MATH 110 Math as a Liberal Art AND MATH 090 Intermediate Algebra
  • 3 hours of additional required supporting course:
    • CIS 201 Advanced Computer Applications in Business (3 credits) (Satisfies general
      education technology proficiency) 

SPORT MANAGEMENT MINOR

For a Minor in Sport Management, a student must complete 24 credit hours in the following courses:

  • 9 credits in Kinesiology courses:
    • KINS 131 Foundations of Sport Management (3 credits)
    • KINS 230 Coaching and Sports Theory (3 credits)
    • KINS 448 Administration of Kinesiological Strategies (3 credits)
  • 15 credits in Business/Accounting courses:
    • BUMG 112 Principles of Management (3 credits)
    • BUMG 205 Business Law (3 credits)
    • BUMK 220 Principles of Marketing (3 credits)
    • BUAC 225 Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credits)
    • BUMG 354 Human Resource Management (3 credits) 

INTERNSHIPS

Sport Management majors must complete at least one 3-credit internship in the last year of
studies. All internships must be identified and approved by the Director of Sport Management and
follow guidelines for internships as outlined by Career Services.

SENIOR PERFORMANCE

This university requirement is fulfilled through the successful completion of KINS 499 Capstone.
This course requires a comprehensive paper and oral presentation that will integrate information,
experiences and documentation gained through the primary internship, and major and general education
course work. Departmental and general education outcomes will be assessed in this course.

APPLICATION TO MAJOR
Prior to applying to the Sport Management major, a student must have successfully completed:

  1. Overall GPA of 2.0 or a grade of C or better.
  2. Prerequisite Courses
    • Core Courses
      • KINS 131 Foundations of Sport Management
      • BUMG 112 Principles of Management
    • Supporting Course
      • CIS 201 Advanced Computer Applications in Business
    • General Education Courses
      • Cornerstone I & II
      • BIOL 102 Biology of the Human Body OR BIOL 115
      • Fundamental Cell Biology and Genetics
  3. Application and Selection Process
  • After successfully completing the prerequisite courses in the major with a C or better, and the
    supporting prerequisite courses with a C- or better, the student may apply to the program.
  • Applications are due either on October 1st or February 1st of the second year of the
    student’s program or, in the case of transfers, the 2nd semester at Clarke.

Students will not be allowed to register for 200-level courses and above prior to acceptance into the major, except with the permission of the Program Director.

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