Sports Administration

Megan Ginsberg working at the Minnesota Timberwolves

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Megan Ginsberg ’12

My professors made balancing sports and school very easy. Everyone knew your studies came first and they helped me work around the travel schedule so I got everything done on time. More…

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The Sports Administration major or minor is designed to serve the interests and occupational opportunities for students pursuing the business side of sport and physical fitness. The Sports Administration major features the use of two internships to provide experiential learning, a vital ingredient in any Sports Management program.

Sports Administration Major

Students will complete ten courses plus a capstone as follows: Required:

  • SpSc 214 Recreation and Park Program Mgmt.
  • SpSc 253 Sport and Fitness Management  *OC and CT embedded skills
  • SpSc 263 Sports Law  *CE area of engagement and WC and IL embedded skills
  • SpSc 273 Sport and Fitness Marketing
  • SpSc 300 Sport Finance
  • SpSc 320 Event and Facility Management
  • Acct 201 Introduction to Accounting  *QR embedded skill
  • Comm 223 Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communication  *OC embedded skill
  • Econ 100 Principles of Economics
  • SpSc 319 Junior or senior internship

Capstone:

  • SpSc 385 Senior Capstone with internship  * WC and IL embedded skills

Sports Administration Minor

Students will complete six courses as follows: Required:

  • SpSc 253 Sport and Fitness Management
  • SpSc 263 Sports Law
  • SpSc 273 Sport and Fitness Marketing
  • SpSc 319 Junior or Senior Internship (on or off campus)
  • SpSc 320 Event and Facility Management
  • Comm 223 Introduction to Integrated Marketing Communications OR Acct 201 Introduction to Accounting Information and Decision Making

Typical Four Year Progression:

First Year:

Econ 100

SpSc 214 (fall only

SpSc 253 (spring and summer only)

Second Year:

SpSc 263 (fall only)

SpSc 273 (spring only)

Acct 201

Comm 223

*SpSc 290 - Career services workshop series at least one semester prior to completing SpSc 319 internship. If Coop 119 was completed during May term, the student is exempt from taking SpSc 290.

Third Year:

SpSc 300 (fall only)

SpSc 320 (fall only, junior or senior year)

SpSc 319

Fourth Year:

SpSc 385