SPORT MANAGEMENT AREA
MISSION STATEMENT: The Human Performance Department academic track offerings will :
1. Provide a quality curriculum and environment conducive to student success and foster academic excellence.
2. Provide a quality faculty committed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to compete for available jobs in local, state, national and global markets.
3. Provide a rich learning environment ensuring the availability of the appropriate technologies, activities, diversity and care.
4. Provide the preparation of the student in their respective fields to be life-long learners and servant leaders.
The Common Professional Component as defined by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) in accordance with North American Society For Sport Management (NASSM) and National Association For Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) identifies topical areas to be covered with undergraduate sport management degree programs. Those include:
A. Social, psychological and international foundations of sport management.
B. Ethics in sport management
C. Sport Marketing & Communication
E. Legal Aspects of sport
F. Integrative Experience
The Sport Leadership track prepares students for a variety of administrative positions within the sport and recreational industry. Sport leadership caters to the successful operation of a variety of sport organizations and operations—such as intercollegiate athletics, sport facilities, professional sport organizations, parks and recreation organizations, sport marketing companies and multi-purpose facilities. The curricula adequately prepares students to think critically and deal effectively with issues in a changing global environment.
The Sport Management Area is a 51 hour program of which 33 hours are core requirements. The student may choose 18 elective hours from the Business, Human Performance or Mass Communications courses listed and dependent upon the student's area of interest. The Area requires a 6 hour internship and portfolio component from core course requirements.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE PROGRAM
Students choosing the Sport Leadership track with the Sport Management Area program must complete HP 201 History & Philosophy of PE & Sport, HP 315 Introduction to Sport Management and English 112 Freshman Composition II for continuation with the program. There is a portfolio requirement and six hour internship requirement for the Area for graduation.