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Sport Management

Are you interested in a sports-related career? SBU has a unique sport management degree that is an interdisciplinary program with two concentration options. Choose one of the following concentrations based on your personal career goals and interests:

  • Fitness and Wellness Administration - emphasis is on personal fitness and wellness
  • Sport Administration - emphasis is on business aspect of sports

Whichever concentration you choose, you will open the door to a wide variety of career options or the ability to further your education with an MBA or other graduate degree.

SBU students

The SBU Advantage

  • Required practicum and internship experiences will give you valuable real-world experience and networking opportunities.
  • Thrive within small class sizes that allow for personal attention, individualized instruction and one-on-one advisement.

Faith Integration

The intentional integration of Christian faith with the academic discipline of sport management distinguishes SBU's program. Sport management is a people-focused discipline and you will be challenged to treat others with respect, dignity and grace. You will be encouraged to follow the example of Christ and become a servant leader in whichever profession you choose.

Careers

Sport management graduates have pursued a variety of careers including:

  • Account Executive with Professional Sports Teams (i.e. Springfield Cardinals)
  • Athletic Director
  • City Park Administrator
  • Coaches in public and private schools
  • Fitness Center Administrator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • YMCA Director

Internships

Sport management students have completed internships at a variety of places including:

  • Missouri Sports Hall of Fame
  • Springfield Cardinals AA Baseball
  • Springfield Parks Department
  • Springfield Tennis Complex
  • YMCA

The Sport Management program consisted of a wide variety of curriculum that not only prepared me to work in sports but also in business. I obtained a well-rounded education so that I not only learned what was required for an entry-level position but additionally gained knowledge that helped me to move up the ladder quickly into my current profession and advanced my career.

Zack Pemberton '10, Manager of Sales and Marketing for the Springfield Cardinals, the AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals
Zack Pemberton, Sport Management Alum

sport management: SPORT ADMINISTRATION Four-Year Plan

Freshman

Fall Semester

SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology 3
KIN 1163 Foundations of Physical Fitness for Professionals 3
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
UNI 1111 University Seminar 1
POL 1113 American Government and Politics 3
SPM 1113 Introduction to Sport Management 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

BIO 1004 Principles of Biology 4
ENG 2213 English Composition II 3
COM 1103 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
FAR 10_3 Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre 3
SOC 2012 Human Diversity 2
UNI 1121 Critical Thinking 1
Total hours 16
 

Sophomore

Fall Semester

HIS 2213/2223 U.S. History I or II 3
CIS 1103 Computer and Information Management 3
PHS 1114 Introduction to Earth Science 4
MAT 1143 College Algebra 3
COM 2233 Introduction to Public Relations 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

ACC 2013 Principles of Financial Accounting 3
BUS 2013 Business Communication 3
ECO 2003 LIFE Economics 3
PSY 3033 Abnormal Psychology 3
BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
Total hours 15

Summer

SPM 3963 Sport Management Practicum 3
 

Junior

Fall Semester

KIN 2092 Athletic Facilities 2
MGT 3013 Principles of Management 3
KIN ___2 Coaching Course 2
PSY 3243 Elementary Statistics 3
SOC 3063 Community Sociology (fall, even) 3
KIN 2012 Officiating Sports 2
Total hours 15

Spring Semester

KIN 3093 Responding to Emergencies 3
MGT 4033 Human Resource Management 3
MKT 3023 Principles of Marketing 3
BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
PSY 3393 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
Total hours 15
 

Senior

Fall Semester

KIN 4002 Sport Programming 2
KIN 4023 Organization and Administration of Sport 3
SOC 4043 Minorities in American Society 3
BUS 3073 Legal Environment of Business 3
PSY 4373 Being Human and Addicted (fall, odd) 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

KIN 4013 Sport in the American Society 3
KIN 4762 Problem Solving 2
LDR 4043 Ethics and Professional Development 3
SPF 2012 Introduction to Spiritual Formation 2
  Coaching Course 2
Total hours 12

Summer

SPM 4986 Internship in Sport Management 6

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

Download in PDF format:
Sport Management: Sport Administration Plan

 

SPORT MANAGEMENT: FITNESS AND WELLNESS ADMINISTRATION Four-Year Plan

Freshman

Fall Semester

SOC 1003 Introductory Sociology 3
KIN 1163 Foundations of Physical Fitness for Professionals 3
ENG 1113 English Composition I 3
UNI 1111 University Seminar 1
POL 1113 American Government and Politics 3
SPM 1113 Introduction to Sport Management 3
Total hours 16

Spring Semester

BIO 1004 Principles of Biology 4
ENG 2213 English Composition II 3
COM 1103 Fundamentals of Speech Communication 3
FAR 10_3 Intro. to Art, Fine Arts, Music or Theatre 3
SOC 2012 Human Diversity 2
UNI 1121 Introduction to Critical Thinking 1
Total hours 16
 

Sophomore

Fall Semester

HIS 2213/2223 U.S. History I or II 3
CIS 1103 Computer and Information Management 3
PHS 1114 Introduction to Earth Science 4
MAT 1143 College Algebra 3
KIN 1043 Personal and Community Health 3
Total hours 16

Winterfest

KIN 2133 Principles of Human Anatomy 3

Spring Semester

KIN 2243 Nutrition 3
BUS 2013 Business Communication 3
ECO 2003 LIFE Economics 3
BIB 1013 Old Testament History 3
Total hours 12

Summer

SPM 4986 Internship in Sport Management 6
 

Junior

Fall Semester

KIN 2092 Athletic Facilities 2
MGT 3013 Principles of Management 3
BIB 1023 New Testament History 3
PSY 3243 Elementary Statistics 3
SOC 3063 Community Sociology (fall, even) 3
Total hours 14

Spring Semester

KIN 3093 Responding to Emergencies 3
MGT 4033 Human Resource Management 3
KIN 3073 Physiology of Exercise 3
PSY 3393 Introduction to Sport Psychology 3
KIN 3053 Measurement and Evaluation in Sport 3
Total hours 15
 

Senior

Fall Semester

KIN 4002 Sport Programming 2
KIN 4023 Organization and Administration of Sport 3
KIN 4773 Strength and Conditioning 3
KIN 4003 Kinesiology 3
KIN 3083 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 3
Total hours 14

Spring Semester

KIN 4013 Sport in the American Society 3
KIN 4762 Problem Solving 2
MGT 3023 Principles of Marketing 3
SPF 2012 Introduction to Spiritual Formation 2
LDR 4043 Ethics and Professional Development 3
Total hours 13

Summer

SPM 4986 Internship in Sport Management 6

This is a proposed guideline. Please check the catalog and see your advisor for your final degree requirements.
Southwest Baptist University reserves the right to make changes to degree plans without advanced notice or obligation.
The student is responsible for understanding and completing all general education, degree, departmental and graduation requirements.

Download in PDF format:
Sport Management: Fitness and Wellness Administration Plan