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Dr. Eric Forsyth


Human Performance, Sport, and Health

Office: PE 224

Phone: (218) 755-2083


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Eric Forsyth is a full professor at Bemidji State University. He received his doctorate in sport administration, with a minor in marketing management. With a passion for interscholastic sports, he has published numerous articles in both juried and trade journals, presented at various conferences on the national and international level, written several text chapters on issues related to high school athletics, and is a co-editor for a textbook on interscholastic athletic administration. He is a founding member of the interscholastic athletic administration graduate curriculum standards endorsed by the National Association for Sport & Physical Education and the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (NIAAA). In addition, he has achieved the distinction as a certified athletic administrator through the NIAAA certification program. Through all these endeavors he has had the privilege of working with several 'key players' within the interscholastic sport arena. Eric’s most memorable role was having the distinct pleasure in serving as president of the Minnesota AAHPERD Association. When he is not in the classroom, you can bet he is in the woods during the hunting season. He has even written stories on his bear hunting adventures, which appear in outdoor magazines. When all is said and done … if his wife can say he was a good husband and his kids can say he was a good dad, then he believes he has truly accomplished something.


  • Ph.D., The University of New Mexico
  • M.A., San Francisco State University
  • B.A., San Francisco State University
  • A.S., Casper College


  • Teaching primarily in the sport management program, and supervising sport management practicums and internships.



  • Introduction to Sport Management
  • Socio Culture & Ethical Issues in Sport
  • Sport Business Management
  • Sport Economics
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Management Practices
  • Sport Management Seminar
  • Sport Marketing

Areas of Expertise / Research Interests

Areas of Expertise

  • Sport Economics
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Marketing

Research Interests

  • Corporate Sponsorships
  • Interscholastic Sports
  • Sport Brands

Campus Involvement / Community Service

Campus Involvement

  • Academic Advising and Registration
  • Academic Integrity Policy Review Committee
  • Bemidji State University Faculty Association
  • BSU Athletics
  • Christians on Campus Student Group
  • College of Education Marketing Committee
  • Conduct Board
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Delegate Assembly
  • Government Relations
  • Graduate Committee
  • Graduate Representative
  • IFO Senate
  • PEHS / Athletics Advisory Group
  • Professional Improvement Committee
  • Search Committee for the Vice President of Academic and Student Affairs

Community Service

  • Annual Montebello Niteski
  • Bemidji Community Thanksgiving Dinner
  • Bemidji Community Christmas Dinner
  • MAHPERD Presidency & Service Committees
  • Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • National Interscholastic Athletic Administration Association
  • Special Winter Olympics
  • United Way Service Committees
  • Wilton Council Member

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