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Sport Management

Department of Human Performance, Sport, and Health

Graduates of BSUís Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport will be recognized as competent and prepared professionals, empowered lifelong learners, responsible citizens, participants in regular physical activity, and advocates for programs in physical education, health, and sport.

The mission of the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport is to provide students with opportunities to excel through purposeful experiences resulting in skills for lifelong learning, skills for citizenship, and skills for work that include communication, use of technology, and appreciation of individual differences. Through our programs, students develop an appreciation of the contributions of physical activity and sport to health by developing personalized exercise programs.

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 NASPE/NASSM approval requirements: sociocultural dimensions, management and leadership, ethics, marketing, communications, budget and finance, legal aspects, economics, and governance.
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