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Sport Management

Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport
College of Professional Studies
Physical Education Complex 218-755-2940
Fax: 218-755-3898


Dr. Muriel Gilman (Chair;, Mr. Brent Bolte, Dr. Eric Forsyth, Dr. Patricia Rosenbrock

Areas of Study

See additional departmental offerings under "Health" and "Physical Education" listings.

Graduates of BSU’s 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 accreditation 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.


See Section II, Enrollment for required high school preparation.

Recommended High School Courses

Health and Fitness
Physical Education

Recommended Activities

Athletic Team Participation

Second Majors and Minors

Students are encouraged to discuss with their advisor the option of a second major or minor that might strengthen or complement their major, such as Business Administration, Community Health, Exercise Science, Mass Communication, or Physical Education.

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

Credit Requirement

Transfer Students: At least one-third of the credits to be included in the major must be successfully completed at Bemidji State University.

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