The mission of the Sports Management program is to provide quality preparation for management positions within the sports industry. This focus necessitates sport education professionals teaching sport management students by integrating theory and practice, thus allowing the students to serve a diverse population in a global society. Achieving this mission requires an integration of sport management theory and practice and the interaction of academic sport professionals, practicing sport managers and goal-oriented students. Instruction centers on how sport management can have a Christ-centered focus in relation to athletic and sport program operation. Sports Management students will have real-world experience through site observation, internship and pre-professional clinical experience, SMA 435, 450, or 470.
Sports Management Major:
36 hours to include the following: BUS 110, BUS 210, SMA 270, BUS 304, BUS 305, SMA 302, SMA 306, SMA 310, SMA 410, SMA 418, SMA 419, SMA 435 or SMA 450
Sports Management Minor:
18 hours to include the following: SMA 302, SMA 306, SMA 310, SMA 410 or SMA 418, SMA 419, and SMA 435 or SMA 450
18 hours including 6 hours of Coaching theory (HPE 201-207), SMA 310, SMA 418, BUS 412, SMA 435 or SMA 450.
Coaching Certificate for Secondary Teaching:
18 hours including 6 hours in coaching theory (HPE 201-207), BUS 412,SMA 435 or SMA 450, and EDU 501 * and EDU 506*
*Must be accepted by the School of Education for the alternate route (ACT 21 or Praxis I and a 2.75 GPA) and have 21 hours in an approved content area. High need areas are Biology, Chemistry, English , Math and Physics. Other specialty areas for a teaching endorsement include Art, Business, Music, Marketing, Social Studies , Spanish, Speech Communications, and Special Education.
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