HANDS-ON EXPERIENCES, INTERNSHIPS — Krystle Lucci, BS in Sport Administration, MS in Sport Science: “During my junior year, I was an intern for the facility operations supervisor at the Kovalchick Convention and Athletic
Complex. I gained the most hands-on, valuable experience that I possibly could, not only on the operations side, but on the events management side as well.”
Athletics and business team up to create a winning combination in the Sport Administration, Physical Education and Sport major at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. In this degree program, you’ll take a core of major classes and a set of sport administration
courses that will give you the foundation you’ll need for your career. You’ll also take classes to earn a minor in business.
At IUP, you’ll enroll in classes such as Prevention and Care of Injuries to the Physically Active, Motor Behavior, Human Structure and Function, Aquatic Facilities Management, Law and Issues in Managing Sport, and Managing Facilities and Events in Sports.
You’ll also take an internship. For your business minor, you’ll study accounting, finance, marketing, and communications. The program offers practical application experience through a supervised internship experience. The program curriculum adheres
to the guidelines set by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation.
Graduates pursue jobs in college athletic departments, community recreation organizations, major- and minor-league sport franchises, commercial sport facilities, golf courses, gyms, and businesses that produce or sell sports equipment. This program does
not lead to teacher certification for schools.
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.
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, the YMCA system, and the golf industry, as well as other athletic and sport-related industries.
Liberal Studies: As outlined in Liberal Studies section with the following specifications: Total Credits: 47
Mathematics: MATH 217
Natural Science: BIOL 104, and 4 credit lab science
Social Science: ECON 121, PSYC 101
Liberal Studies Electives: 6cr, BTED/COSC/IFMG 101, ECON 122, no courses with KHSS prefix
Total Degree Requirements: 120
For more information, contact Dr. Joshua Castle:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 724-357-6248.
Four-Year Curriculum Plan - Sport Administration, BS
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