Sport Management Course Listings

A major and minor in sport management are available.  See also the majors and minors in physical education, exercise science and the minors in health and recreation and sport.

Major in sport management

57 credit hours

  • Kin 250, Introduction to Kinesiology3
  • Kin 251, Officiating1
  • Kin 310, Introduction to Sport Management3
  • Kin 345, Theory and Techniques of Coaching3
  • Kin 350, Sport Culture and Psychology3
  • Kin 354, Facility Management Practicum1
  • Kin 405, Sport Event and Facility Management3
  • Kin 409, Internship in Sport Management3
  • Kin 410, Senior Seminar3
  • Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting3
  • Econ 203, Principles of Microeconomics3
  • Bus 307, Career Planning1
  • Bus 310, Business Law3
  • Bus 315, Principles of Management3
  • Bus 316, Principles of Marketing3
  • Bus 338, Sales3
  • Comm 202, Oral Communication3
  • Comm 240, Communication Research1
  • Comm 250, Writing for Media3
  • Comm 322, Organizational Communication3
  • One Ethics in Human Behavior course3
    • Phil 203, Living Ethically
    • Phil 230, Ethics and Morality
    • or other approved ethics course

Student learning outcomes

Graduates in sport management will:

  1. Describe and explain historical, philosophical aspects, cultural traditions, psychological and sociological aspects of sport (including the role of sport in society, sport governing organizations, structure and function, etc.).
  2. Understand and apply basic concepts of business management and leadership.
  3. Understand and relate principles of finance, budgeting, and accounting to the sport industry.
  4. Understand and apply concepts of mass communication, sport marketing, public relations, products and sales related to the sport industry.
  5. Understand sport law, legal aspects and risk management in sport.
  6. Demonstrate professional and organizational leadership skills in sport event management.
  7. Demonstrate professional and organizational leadership skills in sport facility design, maintenance, scheduling, and management.
  8. Demonstrate critical thinking strategies, creativity, and reflection when processing a problem.
  9. Describe ethical theories and demonstrate ethical reasoning, social responsibility, and empowering skills.

Planning and advising notes

This is an interdisciplinary major for students particularly interested in obtaining a leadership role in athletics or athletic organizations, sport-related businesses, sport communication or sport events and facilities. It is also relevant to those students pursuing careers in coaching, recruiting, scouting or officiating.

Sport Management major four year plan

First and Second year Wellness for Life
*Introduction to Kinesiology
*Introduction to Sport Management
Oral Communication
*Communication Research
*Writing for the Media
Principles of Financial Accounting
Principles of Microeconomics
Career Planning
Goshen Core
Third year Theory and Techniques of Coaching
Sport Culture and Psychology
Facility Management Practicum
Sport Event and Facility Management
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Organizational Communication
Goshen Core
Fourth year Internship
Kinesiology Senior Seminar
Ethics course
Balance of Goshen Core

*Alternate year classes

Minor in sport management

20 credit hours

  • Acc 201, Principles of Financial Accounting 3
  • Bus 315, Principles of Management 3
  • Bus 316, Principles of Marketing 3
  • Kin 250, Introduction to Kinesiology 3
  • Kin 310, Introduction to Sport Management 3
  • Kin 351, Event Management Practicum 1
  • Kin 354, Facility Management Practicum 1
  • Sports skills classes 3

Student learning outcomes

In addition to general student outcomes described in the physical education section of the catalog, graduates in sport management will:

  1. Describe historical, sociological, psychological and cultural aspects of sport in kinesiology.
  2. Understand basic principles in accounting, management, and marketing.
  3. Understand basic strategies in sport event and facility management.
  4. Demonstrate competency in several sports skills.
  5. Demonstrate critical thinking strategies, creativity, and reflection when processing a problem.
  6. Demonstrate professional ethical leadership behavior and skills: attire, communication, relationships, responsibility, initiative and the ability to empower others.

Planning and advising notes

The sport management minor is available to students in any major. Courses required for the minor may duplicate courses required in the student’s major only with permission from the major advisor.
This minor may be expanded into a major via the interdisciplinary studies program.