Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
The Sport Management program prepares those interested in the business and operations of sports programs to administrate activities for both organizations and patrons. Students who imagine a career spent in professional or collegiate sports on the business side should consider this program. A Sport Management degree can provide the reality of working in sports, along with the flexibility of a balanced education based on business as it applies to athletics.
Sports managers carry out the business and service skills they learn in a variety of organizational settings. These skills can be exercised in environments such as collegiate sports, professional sports, amateur sports, sports marketing and management firms, arenas/stadiums and civic centers, community and social service sports programs and private club sports programs, just to name a few. The program is built around classroom lecture, study, discussion, internships and hands-on activities outside the classroom, and is focused on preparing graduates for work available in the field of recreation and all related athletics. We also have an extensive network for job placement during and after college including professional teams, collegiate athletic programs, parks and recreation departments and non-profit/for-profit organizations. Students will develop leadership skills, outdoor skills, marketing and facility management and then put everything together through a related internship. Through it all, students gain a solid foundation for how the organization works in a recreation/sport setting, and how to add value in their chosen field upon graduation.
Program Plan (pdf)
|Want to see exactly what classes you will take? The Program Plan (sometimes called a degree sheet) includes all specific requirements - including University proficiencies, Frameworks courses and degree requirements.|
Learning Outcomes (pdf)
|Learning outcomes describe the knowledge and skills you will have gained and be able to demonstrate by the end of this program. Download the pdf to view|
Each of Evangel's academic programs is made up of a set of core curriculum, program requirements and electives. The courses listed below are just a small sample of courses that might be taken as a part of this specific program.
|Recreation & Sport Leadership||Leadership methods in sport and recreation programs on the state and local level in industry, schools, and churches.|
|Marketing for Recreation & Sport||Tools and concepts used to market sport and recreation activities. Marketing strategies applicable to the sport administrator, teacher/coach, and exercise professional.|
|Sociology of Sport||The role of sport in society, including the influence of sport as a social system and the influence of other social systems on sport|
|Facility Management||Facility management, such as mission development, funding and budget, site selection/planning/design, mathematical calculations, scheduling principles, procedures, and thought processes involved in the organizing and conducting of sport tournaments and events.|
|Desktop Publishing Design||Emphasizes the designing and laying out of publications on the computer. Includes a study of basic design principles, typography, and relevant computer software.|
Evangel University's world-class faculty is made up of caring, Christian professionals who are distinguished in their fields and dedicated to the development of tomorrow's Christian leaders.
Donovan Nelson, assistant professor of kinesiology, graduated from Graceland University in Lamoni, Iowa, in 1998 and received a Master of Education in Sports Administration in 2003 from Wichita State University. Over the course of his career, he has been an educator and coach at the secondary level, an assistant principal/athletic director, a college instructor and […] read more
Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for:Evangel's academic programs are designed specifically to prepare you for a career in the real world. But it's more than just job preparation; it's preparing you to make a full impact in your profession through the unique combination of faith and learning. Here are some of the professions this degree would prepare you for: The sports industry is large and diverse, providing a wide range of career opportunities across various organizational settings. Some examples of career opportunities in the recreation/sports industry include:
- Facilities Operations
- Public Relations
General Undergraduate Requirements
The following are general requirements for all students beginning an undergraduate program at Evangel. For more information visit Undergraduate Admissions Requirements.
|Faith||As a boldly Christian university, all of our students have made a profession of faith in Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior.|
|Diploma||Graduation from high school, or having the equivalent of a high school diploma such as the General Education Development (GED) examination.|
|Core Subjects||A minimum of a 2.0 GPA in core college prep classes (English, math, social sciences and science with a lab)|
|Grade Average||A "C" average. However, in some cases, a student with a weak academic record may be considered. To remain at Evangel, however, the student must meet scholastic requirements.|
|Standardized Tests||>Entering freshmen should take the ACT or SAT test. The codes for Evangel are as follows: SAT: 6198. ACT: 2296.|
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