The sport management degree is designed to address the unique position of sport in the global economy in order to prepare students for careers in a wide variety of sport settings, including, but not limited to, recreation management, the fitness industry, collegiate and professional sports, facility and event management, community relations and retail marketing.
The required courses in our program allow students to gain a diverse background in the business aspects of the sports industry in conjunction with the socio-cultural role of sport in society. Specifically, the major is an interdisciplinary program that combines required coursework in sport management coupled with business courses.
From their first semester at WVU Tech, students take courses specifically designed for the sports industry to prepare for jobs in the industry – and succeed in them. Students will meet industry leaders and intern with sports teams to get hands-on experiences and build their resumes.
The requirements for earning a B.S. in sport management include:
- meeting all University mandated requirements for graduation, including the GEF
requirements, upper-level units requirement and 120 hour minimum
- completing all sport management probationary and major courses with a C or better (*B or better in SM167)
Specific inquiries concerning the Athletic Coaching Education major should be directed to:
Chair, Department of Sport Studies
Carter Hall, Room G10