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BS in Physical Education and Sport/Sport Administration

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Sport Administration/ Management is an interdisciplinary profession that matches business expertise with the knowledge of sport. Sport managers use a variety of skills in a management capacity within the growing sport industry.

The goal of the Sport Administration Track is to help students develop skills to organize, administer, and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional, collegiate, and amateur levels. Opportunities are provided to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the performance of these functions.

Students develop knowledge of the ethical, financial, economic, social, and legal aspects of the sport industry. Students can seek employment in school and college athletic departments, coaching, community recreation organizations, minor and major league franchises, commercial sport facilities, YMCA system, and the golf industry, as well as other athletic and sport related industries.

Video of Kayla Rorabaugh, graduate student in Health and Physical Education

Kayla Rorabaugh, an undergraduate and graduate student in Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science, chose IUP because she wanted a university that would be competitive on a national level.

The major features a strong base of general education requirements in English, communication, humanities, business, mathematics, and social and natural sciences; major courses in sport marketing, sport finance, legal aspects of sport, event and facilities management in sport, media and community relations in sport, ethics in sport management, and leadership and administration. The program offers practical application experience through a supervised internship experience. The students complement their major by completing a minor in Business from the IUP Eberly College of Business. The program curriculum adheres to the guidelines set by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The program will seek full COSMA accreditation in the future. 

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Internship Requirements

Undergraduate students are required to enroll in HPED 319 Preprofessional Experience (3 credits) and HPED 493 Internship (3 credits) to complete the program requirements for Sport Administration. Students can enroll in three credits at a time and complete two internship experiences or enroll in HPED 319 and 493 in the same semester and complete a single internship. Click here to view recent internship sites of IUP Sport Administration students.

Forms and Instructions for Sport Administration Internships

  1. Instructions for Getting an Internship
  2. HPE Internship Application for Undergraduates
  3. HPE Internship Application for Graduate Students
  4. HHS Internship Application for the Dean's Office
  5. Format for Weekly Reports and Internship Requirements
  6. Midterm Evaluation Form to be Completed by Supervisor
  7. Final Evaluation Form to be Completed by Supervisor

Faculty Contact:

  • Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science Department
  • Zink Hall, Room 225
    1190 Maple Street
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2771
  • Fax: 724-357-3777
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.