2021-22 University Bulletin 
    Oct 06, 2022  
2021-22 University Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport Management, B.S.

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NY State Program Code: 33785
HEGIS Code: 1299.30
CIP Code: 31.0504

Required GPA: 2.5
Credits Required for Major: 55
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

The Sport Management program prepares students for a career in the global sport industry, including, but not limited to, collegiate, professional, amateur, recreational and nonprofit sport organizations. Specialized concentration clusters include business/marketing, communications/public relations and psychology.  Students are introduced to sport marketing, sport communications and public relations, recreation administration, event operations, mass media, and technology, and gain proficiency in the principles of sport marketing and analysis, strategic communications, event management and sponsorship, youth/amateur sport programming, facility operations, business management, and more. 

General Education

All students must satisfy the University’s General Education requirements , in addition to the requirements for the major. Students completing the B.A. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must also satisfy the University’s foreign language requirement. There is no University requirement for a foreign language for the B.A. degree awarded by other schools of the University or for other bachelor’s degrees such as the B.S. or B.F.A. 

Requirements for the Bachelor of Science (B.S) in Sports Management

Sport Management Electives

(15 credits)

PED courses approved through advisement

Choose from (A) Business or (B) Communication or (C) Psychology Cluster


  • Major students must attain a grade of C- or higher in all major courses to be eligible for continuance, practicum, or enrollment into 500 level courses.

Semester Sequence

Degree: B.S.
Required GPA: 2.5
Credits Required for Major: 55
Credits Required to Graduate: 120

Course Credits Freshmen Sophomore Junior Senior
    Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring Fall Spring
PED (0852) 100 Principles of Health and Physical Education 3              
SMP (0855) 205 Introduction to Sports Management 3              
SMP (0855) 370 Aspects of Coaching 3              
PED (0852) 290 Technology in Health and Physical Education 3              
SMP (0855) 275 Introduction to Sport Marketing 3              
PED (0852) 375 Social Issues in Physical Education and Sports 3              
SMP (0855) 306 Event Sponsorship 3              
SMP (0855) 432 Sport Communication & Media Relations 3              
PED (0852) 550 S/T: Workshops in Physical Education 1         or    
*PED (0852) 492  Practicum, Teaching, Fitness, Leadership, or Coaching


Sport Management Electives 15 or or or or
**Sport Management Clusters
(Business, Communications or Psychology)
12-24 or or or or
* For Internship, required GPA’s 2.75 and 3.0 in the major. Students who do not take 0852-496, 497, 498 must take a 3-credit Physical Education elective.

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