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Sport Management

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


Mr. Brent Bolte, Dr. Eric Forsyth, Dr. Muriel Gilman, Mr. James Stone

Areas of Study

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

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

The mission of the Department of Physical Education, Health, and Sport 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 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.


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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