Minor in Sports Administration
The Sport Administration minor provides students a background in sport marketing, sport facility, sport event and tournament management and psychological and sociological issues of sport in today’s society.
The Sport Administration minor is for students who wish to work in the various forms of the sport industry. The program includes philosophical, theoretical, and practical training in areas specific to recreation and sport. This program is unique because of its hands-on training opportunities, a 12-week practicum offering them direct experience in the field as well as creating a network for potential employment, in an otherwise, difficult field. Our ultimate goal is to prepare future professionals for the ever-changing world of sport.
Sport Administration minor objectives are:
- Prepare students for management positions in the various segments of the sport industry.
- Develop, plan, and execute sport management courses that reflect the current trends and professional practices in the sport management field.
- Provide practical work experiences in professional settings that are consistent with students’ professional aspirations.
- Accommodate students from other disciplines who have an interest in taking courses in Sport Management.
- Cultivate a professional network of Evangel graduates within the field of Sport Administration for the purpose of perpetuating the growth of the program, work experience sites, and employment opportunities for Evangel graduates.
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.|
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.
|SPAD 200- Marketing for Sport and Physical Activity||
Tools and concepts used to market sport and physical activity. Marketing strategies applicable to the sport administrator, teacher/coach and exercise
|SPAD 222- Sport Facility & Tournament Management||
Facility management, such as mission development, funding and budget, site selection/planning/design, mathematical calculations, scheduling principles,
|SPAD 300- Sport Administration Practicum||Integrates course work with planning and supervised professional experience for a minimum of 48 hours per semester.|
|PHED 324- Administration of Physical Education, Athletics and Recreation||
Aims and objectives of physical education, health education, intramural, athletic, and recreation programs and their administrative procedures, including
|PHED 327- Psychology of Sport & Physical Education||The psychological basis for play and coaching, including motivations and behavioral patterns of athletes and spectators.|
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
Kevin King, assistant professor of kinesiology, has worked as an athletic trainer for all levels of athletes – from elementary school children to professional athletes. Prior to joining the Evangel faculty in 2007, he was the Program Director for Sport Strength and Conditioning for Cox Health Systems in Springfield, Missouri. He now serves as the [...]read more
NOTE: A minor is a secondary field of interest that is meant to complement your academic major. While your major is chosen for your intended career choice, your minor may be something you pursue for your personal interest or to augment your major.
- Park and Recreation Facility Managers
- Athletics Directors
No special requirements for this program.
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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