What is Sport Management?
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Our major prepares students for the business of sport, including professional sport, college athletics, recreation and sport-related agencies. Through extensive practical applications, students develop an understanding of community and global service, with an emphasis on leadership and professional skill development.

SPT majors and minors develop the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in careers related to professional and amateur sport, intercollegiate athletics, event management and programming, facilities and arena management, sport tourism, sport agencies and beyond.

Classes are led by faculty with years of varied, professional experience, and are dedicated to teaching and seeing students thrive. They are eager to help students identify their professional path, or to offer assistance with course work. These mentor-mentee relationships often last long after graduation.

Beyond the classroom, SPT majors are required to complete an internship to further their professional experience and prepare them for the job market. Students have previously interned with professional sports teams, league offices, media companies, college athletic departments, agencies and non-profit organizations. This list includes the Boston Red Sox, New York Jets, Carolina Panthers, Carolina Hurricanes, NASCAR, PGA Tour, ESPN, FOX and NBC.

The department is one of 36 programs in the United States formally accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

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