Sport Administration, Physical Education and Sport, BS

Krystle Lucci 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."

The Road to a Management Position in the Sports Industry

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.

What You'll Become

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.

Sport Administration Curriculum

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

Sport Administration Requirements: 51 Credits
Course No. Course Name Credits
KHSS 135 Careers in Kines, Health & Sport 1cr
KHSS 175 Prevention and Care 2cr.
KHSS 143 Physical Well Being 3cr
KHSS 225 Social Issues in Sport 3cr
KHSS 270 Sport Communication 3cr
KHSS 280 Aquatic Facilities Management 3cr
KHSS 292 Introduction to Sport Management 3cr
KHSS 319 Field Practicum I 3cr
KHSS 320 Managing Facilities and Events in Sport 3cr
KHSS 341 Evaluations & Analytics in Kinesiology 3cr
KHSS 351 Managing Budgets and Technology in Sport 3cr
KHSS 445 Business Practices in Sport 3cr
KHSS 460 Law and Issues in Managing Sport 3cr
KHSS 465 Sport Management Capstone 3cr
KHSS 493 Internship 3cr
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles I 3cr
MGMT 300 Human Resource Management 3cr
MGMT 310 Principles of Management 3cr
MKTG 320 Principles of Marketing 3cr
MKTG 435 Pro. Selling & Sales Management 3cr
Controlled Electives: 6 credits 
Course No. Course name Credits
ACCT 202 Accounting Principles II 3cr
BCOM 321 Business and Interpersonal Comm. 3cr
COMM 150 Aesthetics and Theory of Comm Media 3cr
COMM 251 Television Production 3cr
ECON 239 Economics of Sports 3cr
FIN 310 Fundamentals of Finance 3cr
HOSP 235 Tourism Management 3cr
HOSP 280 Introduction to Special Events 3cr
KHSS 221  Human Structure and Function 3cr
KHSS 315 Biomechanics 3cr
KHSS 333 Psychology of Coaching 3cr
KHSS 335 Athletic Coaching 3cr
KHSS 343 Physiology of Exercise 3cr
KHSS 375 Physiological Basis of Strength Training 3cr
KHSS 412 Physical Activity and Stress Management 3cr
KHSS 441 Psychosocial Implications for HPE 3cr
MGMT 275 Intro to Entrepreneurship 3cr
MGMT 300 Human Resource Management 3cr
MKTG 321 Consumer Behavior 3cr

Total Degree Requirements: 120

For more information, contact Dr. Joshua Castle: or 724-357-6248.