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Updated 2012-2013 Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Catalog

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The vision of the Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health is “preparing and empowering future professionals to promote physical activity, health, and sport.”

The mission of the Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health is to provide students with experiences to develop leadership, communication, and technological skills for learning, for citizenship, and for work. Our programs foster an appreciation of the contributions of physical activity, wellness, and sport to society.

Sport Management offers specialized training and education for individuals seeking careers in the sport business industry. The Sport Management curriculum is designed to meet the Common Professional Component (CPC) as outlined by COSMA:: social, psychological, and international foundations of sport, management, ethics in sport management, sport marketing & communication, finance/accounting/economics, legal aspects of sport, integrative experience.

Students have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience by completing a 400-hour internship in a sport management setting of their choice. This required internship provides an opportunity to apply management principles and concepts learned in the classroom.

Career Directions

Campus Recreation
International Sport
Interscholastic/Intercollegiate/Professional Sport Organizations
Physical Fitness Industry
Sport Communications
Sport Event and Facility Management
Sport Management and Marketing Agencies
Sport Marketing and Promotion
Sport Tourism
Also: Graduate Study

Preparation

Recommended High School Courses

Business
Coaching
Computers
Health and Fitness
Mathematics
Physical Education
Psychology
Sociology
Speech
Writing


Recommended Activities

Athletic Team Participation