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.)
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.
The Sport & Event Management Department hosted its annual fall internship forum, highlighting its students’ summer achievements and memorable internship experiences.
The assistant professor in the School of Communications participated in a Q&A interview with The Myanmar Times to highlight his experiences while traveling through Myanmar, a trip extensively featured in his recently released Kindle Single.
Assistant Professors David Bockino and Qian Xu shared their respective research highlighting a variety of topics, including new institutionalism and journalism education, smartphone usage, and the online discussion in China regarding genetically modified foods.
The assistant professor in the School of Communications examined the Southeast Asian nation’s rise from the ground level, spending two-plus weeks exploring what has quickly become one of the world’s most enticing tourist destinations.
Communications faculty and staff celebrated this year’s COM and SEM seniors and their families with a May 20 reception on Manfuso Plaza.
Members of the “Facilities and Venue Management” course, offered by the Department of Sport and Event Management, and Student United Way chapter volunteered this semester with several United Way of Alamance County events.
During the May 3 awards ceremony, Jeremy Recoon ’16 received the Major of the Year Award and alumnus Christopher Bayly ’08 served as the evening’s guest speaker, highlighting his career in the sports consulting industry.
The Sport and Event Management Department hosted its spring 2016 Project Palooza, displaying student work conducted during the semester.
Students and faculty members of the School of Communications participated in the 23rd annual Spring Undergraduate Research Forum, sharing their scholarship with the Elon University community.