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Sport Management

As a dynamic and rapidly growing field, sport management offers exciting opportunities for individuals passionate about sports and business. The possibilities are endless, and our program aims to empower students to make a meaningful impact in the sports industry.

Degrees & Offerings
  • B.S.
Location
  • Bloomsburg
  • Lock Haven
  • Mansfield
Department
College
Program Contact
Assistant Chair / Professor of Sport Management
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Two important objectives drive coursework in the Sport Management major: the acquisition of practical experience and the development of expertise in industry-specific coursework. Coursework is designed specifically to prepare you to excel in your career. Topics include Sport Marketing, Management and Leadership of Sport, Sport Business Finance, Sponsorship and Fundraising, Sport Law and Ethics, Sport Governance, and Sport Media Communications.

Program Highlights

Experiential Learning: In addition to classroom learning experiences that include organizing charity athletic events, tournaments, and competitions, you’ll complete 15 credits emphasizing growth and development through practical experiential learning opportunities.

Industry-Leading Technology: CU’s Sport Management program assures you are ready to enter the industry with the skills you need to succeed. You’ll be trained in leading sports technology, such as, StatCrew, and HUDL. This technology, combined with state-of-the-art facilities and classrooms, makes for a dynamic learning environment that mimics the real-world experiences you’ll face in your professional career.

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Course Delivery Format

  Bloomsburg

  Face-to-Face
  Online
  Hybrid

  Lock Haven

  Face-to-Face
  Online
  Hybrid

  Mansfield

  Face-to-Face
  Online
  Hybrid

  Clearfield

  Face-to-Face
  Online
  Hybrid

Courses and Curriculum

Degree Requirements  Degree Works

Note: Degree requirements effective for enrolled students beginning Fall 2023. All enrolled students, including matriculating students prior to Fall 2023, can review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion with our degree audit and advisement tool, Degree Works.

Degree Requirements  Degree Works

Note: Degree requirements effective for enrolled students beginning Fall 2023. All enrolled students, including matriculating students prior to Fall 2023, can review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion with our degree audit and advisement tool, Degree Works.

Degree Requirements  Degree Works

Note: Degree requirements effective for enrolled students beginning Fall 2023. All enrolled students, including matriculating students prior to Fall 2023, can review their degree program requirements and track progress to degree completion with our degree audit and advisement tool, Degree Works.

BS in Sport Management 

Students who complete the program will be able to:

  1. Examine social, psychological, and international foundations of sport.
  2. Apply principles of sport management.
  3. Examine leadership in sport organizations.
  4. Differentiate sport operations management, and event and venue management.
  5. Assess sport governance.
  6. Discriminate ethics in sport administration.
  7. Apply competencies in sport marketing.
  8. Examine principles of sport finance.
  9. Apply accounting principles and their application to sport organizations.
  10. Apply principles of economics and their application to sport organizations.
  11. Interpret legal aspects of sport.
  12. External experience - Students will complete an external field participation.
  13. Explain and categorize all aspects of the day-today operations of professional setting.
  14. Discriminate the duties, rules, and responsibilities of professionals in the area of external experience.

Accelerated BS to MS in Sport Management

International Sport Management Track Students who complete the program will be able to:

  1. Examine social, psychological, and international foundations of sport.
  2. Apply principles of sport management.
  3. Examine leadership in sport organizations.
  4. Differentiate sport operations management, and event and venue management.
  5. Assess sport governance.
  6. Discriminate ethics in sport administration.
  7. Apply competencies in sport marketing.
  8. Examine principles of sport finance.
  9. Apply accounting principles and their application to sport organizations.
  10. Apply principles of economics and their application to sport organizations.
  11. Interpret legal aspects of sport.
  12. External experience - Students will complete an external field participation.
  13. Explain and categorize all aspects of the day-to-today operations of professional setting.
  14. Discriminate the duties, rules, and responsibilities of professionals in the area of external experience.
  15. Apply research methods and the foundations underlying sport management including socio-cultural, philosophical and global perspectives.
  16. Dissect and synthesize research to develop a full comprehension of current knowledge base and design related investigations at domestic or global levels.
  17. Evaluate the influence of key social institutions (gender, race, social class) on sport management, and to integrate these factors in one's professional work.
  18. Interpret philosophical principles and assess ethical issues related to sport; articulate a personal philosophy regarding social responsibility in sport.
  19. Classify hierarchies in sport organizations and model how to resolve conflicts between competing parties through effective leadership and personnel management.
  20. Develop sport events including planning, evaluating, marketing and public relations.
  21. Create the vision and goals, including financial, of an organization and successfully convey and gain commitment to them.
  22. Differentiate legal issues relevant to sport organizations including sport personnel and the ability to determine appropriate solutions to legal problems.
  23. Examine the organization, governance, business activities, and cross-cultural context of modern sport on an international level.  

Accelerated BS to MS in Sport Management

Sport Management Track Students who complete the program will be able to:

  1. Examine social, psychological, and international foundations of sport.
  2. Apply principles of sport management.
  3. Examine leadership in sport organizations.
  4. Differentiate sport operations management, and event and venue management.
  5. Assess sport governance.
  6. Discriminate ethics in sport administration.
  7. Apply competencies in sport marketing.
  8. Examine principles of sport finance.
  9. Apply accounting principles and their application to sport organizations.
  10. Apply principles of economics and their application to sport organizations.
  11. Interpret legal aspects of sport.
  12. External experience - Students will complete an external field participation.
  13. Explain and categorize all aspects of the day-to-today operations of professional setting.
  14. Discriminate the duties, rules, and responsibilities of professionals in the area of external experience.
  15. Apply research methods and the foundations underlying sport science including socio-cultural, philosophical and psychological perspectives.
  16. Dissect and synthesize research to develop a full comprehension of current knowledge base and design related investigations.
  17. Evaluate the influence of key social institutions (gender, race, social class) on sport management, and to integrate these factors in one's professional work.
  18. Interpret philosophical principles and assess ethical issues related to sport; articulate a personal philosophy regarding social responsibility in sport.
  19. Classify hierarchies in sport organizations and model how to resolve conflicts between competing parties through effective leadership and personnel management.
  20. Develop sport events including planning, evaluating, marketing and public relations.
  21. Create the vision and goals, including financial, of an organization and successfully convey and gain commitment to them.
  22. Differentiate legal issues relevant to sport organizations including sport personnel and the ability to determine appropriate solutions to legal problems.
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Facilities

Faculty deliver courses in technology-enhanced classrooms with vast multimedia capabilities. Students can access open computer labs and campus wireless networks when using personally-owned devices.

Scholarships

From honorariums to full-tuition waivers, scholarships exist to reward your hard work and dedication to the major.

Strong Curriculum

Alongside the B.S. in Sport Management, you have access to two accelerated programs in Sport Management that allows students to achieve a B.S. in Sport Management and an M.S. in Sport Management within four years when they meet the necessary academic qualifications of maintaining a minimum 3.0 GPA in their undergraduate coursework. 

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Careers

With a degree in Sport Management, you’ll be prepared to pursue a career in various areas of sport.

Potential Job Opportunities

  • Event Management
  • Sport Administration and Coaching
  • Sports Camp Director
  • Sport Facility Management
  • Sports Information
  • Sport Management Professor
  • Sport Marketing
  • Sport Sales and Sponsorship

Jobs and Internships

Explore various job and internship openings within the field of Sport Management!

Program Contacts

Peter Campbell

Peter Campbell

  • Assistant Chair / Professor of Sport Management
  • Lock Haven
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Julie Lammel

  • Associate Professor of Sport Management
  • Lock Haven
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Bridget Roun

  • Associate Professor of Sport Management
  • Lock Haven
Dain TePoel

Dain TePoel

  • Associate Professor of Sport Management
  • Lock Haven

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