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Office of the University Registrar

2008-09 Undergraduate Catalog


Sport Management
College: Health and Human Performance
Degrees: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
Hours for the Degree: 120
Minor: No
Combined-Degree Program: Yes

A Bachelor of Science in Sport Management enables students to ethically apply the fundamental concepts of management, marketing, finance, and law to sport organizations. The acquisition of knowledge regarding the internal and external factors that influence sport in society allows students to use accepted techniques of discovery and critical thinking to solve problems, evaluate opinions and determine outcomes within the sport management area. Coursework prepares students for a wide range of opportunities in the sport industry, including positions with professional, collegiate and amateur sports.

To graduate with this major, students must complete all university, college and major requirements.

Critical Tracking and Recommended Semester Plan

Semester 1:

  • 2.0 UF GPA required for semesters 1-5
  • 2.2 GPA on tracking coursework for semesters 1-5
  • Complete 1 of 6 critical-tracking courses: PSY 2012, MAC 1147 or
    (MAC 1140 and STA 2023 or MAC 1114), ECO 2013 or ECO 2023, ACG 2021C, MAN 3025, FIN 3403

Semester 2:

  • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course

Semester 3:

  • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking course

Semester 4:

  • Complete 1 additional critical-tracking courses

Semester 5:

  • Complete all 6 critical-tracking courses

To remain on track, students must complete the appropriate critical-tracking courses, which appear in bold.

Recommended semester plan

Semester 1Credits
PSY 2012 General Psychology (GE-S)3
MAC 1147 Precalculus: Algebra and Trigonometry (4) (GE-M) or
MAC 1140 Precalculus Algebra (3)
Humanities (GE-H)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or GE-B) (chemistry or biology recommended)3
Composition (GE-C, WR)3
Total 15-16
Semester 2Credits
STA 2023 Introduction to Statistics 1 or
MAC 1114 Trigonometry (GE-M)
ECO 2013 Principle of Macroeconomics or
ECO 2023 Principles of Microeconomics (GE-S)
Humanities (GE-H)3
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or GE-B)3
Total 15-16
Semester 3Credits
SPM 2000C Introduction to Sport Management2
ACG 2021C Introduction to Financial Accounting4
SPC 2600 Introduction to Public Speaking or
AEE 3030C Effective Oral Communication
Total 15
Semester 4Credits
MAN 3025 Principles of Management4
EME 2040 Introduction to Educational Technology or
CGS 2531 Problem Solving Using Computer Software
Physical or Biological Science (GE-P or GE-B) or Humanities (GE-H)3
Total 15
Semester 5Credits
PET 3251 Sport and Society3
FIN 3403 Business Finance4
SPM 4104 Sport Facility Design and Management3
Sport management elective (see degree audit for list)4
Total 14
Semester 6Credits
MAR 3023 Principles of Marketing4
SPM 4154C Administration of Sport and Physical Activity3
SPM 3204 Ethical Issues in Sport3
Sport management electives (see degree audit for list)6
Total 16
Semester 7Credits
SPM 4515 Sport Business and Finance3
SPM 4723 Legal Issues in Sport and Physical Activity3
LEI 3921 Field Experience in Leisure Services3
Sport management electives (see degree audit for list)3
SPM 3306 Sport Marketing3
Total 15
Semester 8Credits
SPM 4941C Internship in Sport Management15
Total 15