Welcome to the Department of Sport Management
The Sport Management Department has designed a program to develop "effective practitioners" who are equipped with specialty content knowledge, demonstrate interpersonal communication skills, have the ability to utilize technology in a variety of settings, understand appropriate assessment procedures and techniques, and are able to apply strategies through proven models of teaching, research and service.
The department offers a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree with a concentration in Sport Management. All majors in the Department engage in an internship as their senior capstone experiences during their final semester of enrollment. The culminating experience allows majors to practice their learned skills in an actual real life situation that will be similar to what they will be experiencing after graduation.
The Sport Majors Organization is the student organization within the Department. All departmental majors are eligible for membership. The organization elects its own officers, updates its by-laws, and determines its goals and objectives. The majors' organization activities are both professional- and service-oriented. Majors are encouraged to attend regional or national conventions under the supervision of the organization's faculty advisor.
The Department also offers a Minor in Coaching Management and a Minor in Recreation Management for undergraduate studies at DSU. These minors could be either used for the students who have enrolled in sport management or other concentrations/majors. These new minors are designed to strengthen knowledge and skills in athletic coaching and recreation managers to empower students’ capability in workforce. These programs are formulated with national standards of coaching and recreation management programs by National Council for Accreditation of Coaching Education (NCACE). The coaching management minor contains 21 credit hours and the recreation management minor contains 20 credit hours of courses that are mainly offered by the Department within College of Business.
Master of Science in Sport Administration offered by Department of Sport Management that professionally prepares ethical leaders for advanced responsibilities within sport organizations and/or to design and implement new sport or sport-related enterprises. This is a 30 credit hour, twelve-month program designed to develop your ability to lead and manage sport and/or sport-related organizations while adapting to changing economic, legal, political, and social influences.
Unique Features: (1)This program adheres to standards of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education/North American Society for Sport Management; (2) courses are designed to incorporate extensive problem-based field experiences in the sport industry; and (3) all students pay in-state tuition and fees.
Weeknight Program at Wilmington Site: Students will enroll for 9 credit hours (3 courses) during the fall and spring semesters (see below). Class meetings are Monday evenings from 5:00 – 10:30 PM for 7 weeks with a week break between sessions. The third course will be a web-based course that is throughout the semester.
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