The University of West Alabama offers a degree pathway for Sport Management. Students who decide to major I Sport Management can receive a minor in Business Administration. Sport Management is a term that refers to “all people, activities, and organizations involved in producing, facilitating, promoting or organizing any product that is sport, fitness, and recreation related” (Pitts and Stolar, 2002).The Sport Management Faculty will provide students with the educational background and knowledge base for interscholastic fitness activities, intercollegiate sports, professional sport organizations, physical fitness clubs, facility and event management, community recreation programs, sport retail and marketing, and entrepreneurship.Students who choose to pursue a sport management career may find themselves as a Head Coach, Athletic Director, Senior Women’s Administrator, Athletic Academic Counselor, Sports Information Director, Recruiting Coordinator, Facilities Manager, Events Manager, Equipment Manager, Ticket Sales Director, Sports Marketing Director, Sport Website Coordinator, Sport Equipment Sales Representative Sport Agent, and Fitness Center Manager.
North American Society for Sport Management ~ www.nassm.com National Association for Health & Fitness ~ www.physicalfitness.org National Association of Sport and Physical Education ~ www.shapeamerica.org National Collegiate Athletic Association ~ www.ncaa.org National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association ~ www.nirsa.org Commission on Sport Management Accreditation - www.cosmaweb.org
Business Administration Emphasis: 24 hoursEmphasis based on earning business administration minor.
Sport Management Emphasis Program Plan