Sport Management Minor

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    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.

    Required Courses

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

    Controlled Electives

    Select two of the following courses:

    • ECON 239 — Economics of Sports - 3 credits
    • HPED 335 — Athletic Coaching - 3 credits
    • HPED 351 — Managing Budgets and Technology in Sport - 3 credits
    • HPED 493 — Internship - 3 credits

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