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Sport Management Minor

Coordinator: Denise Farag, dfarag, x2615, T.J. Day 213
Transfer Advisor: Denise Farag
First-Year student contacts: Dr. Garry Killgore, gkillgor, x2410, HHPA 219; Dr. Jesus Illundain, jilunda, x2362, TJ Day 310; Dr. Randy Grant, rgrant, x2402, TJ Day 307; or Dr. Lisa Weidman, lweidma, x2219, Renshaw 102A


The Sport Management minor is an interdisciplinary program designed to allow students the opportunity to obtain theoretical knowledge in the fields of business, economics, mass communication, philosophy, and health and human performance and apply it to the study of sport management. Courses in this minor encourage critical analysis of the cultural and social significance of sport, the need for ethical and moral decision-making and the role of sport as business.

Students interested in the Sport Management minor should review the current catalog for requirements of the minor and consult with a faculty advisor. While not a requirement, it is recommended that students declare the Sport Management minor as early as possible.



    For non-business majors:

ECON 210: Principles of Economics and BNSS 250 Contemporary Business

    For business majoring

ECON 210 and BNAC 260 Financial Accounting would be appropriate courses.

SPRING SEMESTER: One of the remaining above-listed courses.


CORE: BNSS 250 Contemporary Business*; ECON 210 Principles of Economics; BNSS 350 The Management of Sport; ECON 321 Economics of Sports OR ECON 322 Economics of College Sports


Remaining courses selected from the following: PHIL/SOAN 210 Sport, Philosophy and Society; HHPA 350 Psychological Aspects of Sport and Physical Education; HHPA 390 Organization and Administration of Physical Education; HHPA 410 Gender Issues in Education and Sport; HHPA 425 Sport in American Society; HHPA 485 Coaching as a Profession;  HHPA 487 Internship; MSCM 347 Principles of Public Relations**; MSCM 370 Public Relations Writing**; or MSCM 375 Reporting** (note MSCM courses subject to approval by SMG coordinator).


*Due to overlap in course content, BUSN 250 waived for students completing the 24-credit BUSN core sequence (260, 261, 301, 321, 340, and 341).

**To receive elective credit for MSCM 347, 370, and 375, students must petition the SMG coordinator and provide a signed agreement between the student and relevant course instructor stating that 1/3 of the course grade was devoted to sport or sport-related issues.