Sport and Event Management

The Sport and Event Management major prepares students to plan, manage and sustain effective, sport and recreation experiences in private, public and commercial settings. Through extensive practical applications, students develop an understanding of community and global service, with an emphasis on leadership and professional skill development. The major prepares students for careers related to professional sport, athletics, community sport and the operation of corresponding facilities.

Required minor, double major or semester abroad: To promote academic depth, all students must complete a minor, double major or a semester abroad (totaling 12 credit hours or more) in an Elon-approved program. (For those pursuing a Business Administration minor, SEM 351 satisfies the requirement for either BUS 304 Introduction to Marketing or MKT 311 Principles of Marketing.)

News

McFadden's work on student leadership development highlighted in Campus Recreation Magazine

A recent article focused on "New Directions for Student Leadership," a sourcebook published by Cara McFadden, assistant professor of sport and event management, and Don Stenta, director of student life recreational sports at the Ohio State University. 

McFadden examines risk management in sport and recreation environments in article for SportRisk

The assistant professor of sport and event management incorporates her personal experiences with the Virginia Tech massacre to promote discussion and analysis in the classroom.

McFadden facilitates NIRSA’s summit on equity, diversity and inclusion

The assistant professor of sport and event management played a prominent role in the November conference, promoting activities and discussions designed to advance the organization’s social justice initiatives.

Cryan publishes series in Ballpark Digest on baseball in the Dominican Republic

Mark Cryan, an assistant professor in sport and event management, wrote a series of articles about the Dominican Winter League for Ballpark Digest.  The three-part series, titled "Baseball in the Republic," describes the fan experience, the facilities, and game on the field in the Dominican Republic's top baseball league. 

SEM class supports community organizations through coursework

Students in Assistant Professor Shaina Dabbs’ “Event Management” class raised more than $2,300 to support the Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County and Excel Christian Academy of Burlington.

Elon professor co-authors book chapter on collegiate recreation 

Assistant Professor Cara McFadden explores the collegiate recreation field and the expanding role recreation programs, services and facilities contribute to a university community.

Communications faculty, students share advice at honor society event

Lambda Pi Eta hosted an Oct. 27 gathering that included a faculty panel, question-and-answer session and student-to-student mentoring.

WalletHub features Elon professor in 'Ask the Experts' piece on the 2016 World Series

Mark Cryan is an assistant professor of sport and event management at Elon. 

Kelly Siewers ’17 named a Provost Scholar in recognition of her college athletics research

During the past two years, the sport and event management and business management double major has examined the reasons why collegiate athletic departments have decided to reclassify to Division I.

Sport & Event Management students share stories, advice at internship forum

The Sport & Event Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum, highlighting its students’ summer achievements and memorable internship experiences.