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

Cara McFadden, Ryan Bennett ’16 named to NIRSA leadership positions

An Elon University assistant professor, and a junior sport and event management major, will have prominent roles in the collegiate recreational sports organization, particularly with issues relating to its April 2016 conference held in Kissimmee, Florida.

Elon team trades all-star pitcher at SABR Analytics Conference

Six Elon University students participated in the March conference’s student competition, analyzing and presenting a real baseball operations decision: trading a certain Philadelphia Phillies left-hander for maximum return. The students will discuss their Arizona presentation on Wednesday, April 15, at 6:30 p.m. in the Koury Business Center, room 208.

PSES Speaker Series highlights Elon alumni and their career paths

Elon University’s Premier Sport & Event Society brought together professionals from various aspects of the communications, event planning and sports industries on April 7 to share their insight and advice.

Cara McFadden heads to Texas, presents at NIRSA conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management led three separate presentations relating to her work with a new Wiley book series, titled “New Directions for Student Leadership."

Mark Cryan presents at Sport and Recreation Law Association conference

The assistant professor of sport and event management analyzed risks facing baseball teams during severe weather at the Charlotte conference.

Mark Cryan hosts book signing in Burlington

The assistant professor in the Department of Sport & Event Management signed copies of the second edition of his book, “Cradle of the Game: Baseball and Ballparks in North Carolina.”

Tony Weaver discusses ACC tournament's future with regional media

WFMY News 2 interviewed the sport & event management associate professor for a segment titled “Local Sports Expert Weighs In On Future Of ACC Tournament.”

U.S. Open fundraiser builds Elon scholarship fund

Five sport and event management majors helped manage a concession tent during men's and women's golf championships this summer in Pinehurst, North Carolina, and proceeds from their effort will benefit a scholarship program for Elon students completing sport and event mangagement internships.

Cara McFadden publishes book chapter about academic and student affairs collaboration

The chapter highlights the need for effective academic and student life partnerships in creating meaningful educational opportunities.

Healthy eating made easy

Shea Coakley ’07 is providing nutritious food to customers while feeding those in need through his company, LeanBox.