Sport Management Minor

Basketball game at the Kovalchick Athletic and Convention Complex

Add Business Credentials to Your Resume

Some people are born leaders, while others learn the skills necessary to lead effectively through academic coursework and training or personal experiences. While leadership skills are needed to manage effectively, business skills are also important for success in this field.

The 18-credit minor in sport management will help you understand the business behind athletics and prepare you for fields in which you will be asked to effectively execute events, facilitate operations, and motivate employees. You will learn the laws regarding sports, as well as look into the financial side of the sport industry.

The Application for the Sport Management Minor should be submitted to the department office for Kinesiology, Health, and Sport Science.

Required Courses

  • KHSS 292 Introduction to Sport Management - 3 credits
  • KHSS 320 Managing Facilities and Events in Sports - 3 credits
  • KHSS 445 Business Practices in Sport - 3 credits
  • KHSS 460 Law and Issues in Managing Sport - 3 credits

Controlled Electives

Select two of the following courses:

  • ECON 239 Economics of Sports - 3 credits
  • KHSS 270Sport Communication- 3 credits
  • KHSS 280Aquatic Management and Operation- 3 credits
  • KHSS 335 Athletic Coaching - 3 credits
  • KHSS 351 Managing Budgets and Technology in Sport - 3 credits
  • KHSS 493 Internship - 3 credits

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