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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2008-09 [Archived Catalog]

Sport Management Major (B.S.Sp.S.)

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Major Code BS8123

College of Health and Human Services
School of Recreation and Sport Sciences
Grover Center E160
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4656
Fax: 740.593.0284

Aaron Wright, contact person


The Sport Management major, designed to meet the needs of the sport industry, provides the student with academic preparation and practical training that are required to be successful in various careers in the sport industry. These careers include, sport sales or ticket operations, collegiate athletic administration, administration in professional sports, sports agencies, sport promotion and marketing, sports information, sports media, customer and community relations, facility and event management, and sport or corporate sponsorship.

Professional preparation for the field of sport management consists of foundation courses in management and courses that apply management principles to the various segments of the sport enterprise. Students are encouraged strongly to complete SASM 490, Internship in Sport Management, and/or the Sales Certificate as well. A business minor is incorporated within the Sport Management curriculum. Students must declare the minor upon entering the major. Upon successful completion of all requirements and official application for degree conferral, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences.

Students interested in the Sport Management program will enter Ohio University with a premajor code of ND8840 (Presport Management). To be admitted into the major, you must apply and be accepted after successful completion of seven courses and achieving an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Admission processes and criteria are:

1. Complete the following courses with a grade of C (2.0) or better in each course:

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Total Hours: 28

2. Achieve and maintain an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Upon successful completion of the above requirements, you must seek admission to the major:

  1. For Presport Management Majors

    The Sport Management Program Application form is available from your faculty advisor. The completed form and a current DARS report must be submitted to the Sport Management coordinator by the end of the second week of the quarter following completion of the admission requirements.
  2. All Other Majors

    For students in any other major seeking admission into the Sport Management major, the Sport Management Program Application form is available from the sport management coordinator. The completed form and a current DARS report must be returned to the coordinator by the seventh day of the quarter, following completion of the admission requirements.

Upon review and verification of your GPA and course requirements, applicants meeting the requirements will be admitted into the program. Students are advised to make a decision about a major as early as possible in order to apply to the program in a timely manner.

Sport Management Core Requirements

Required Related Courses

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  • 16 hours of 300 or 400 level from ACCT, BUSL (not 465), COMS, ECON (not 318), ENG, FIN (not 310 or 325), JOUR, HRM (not 320), MGT, MKT, OPN (not 300 or 310), PESS, REC, and SASM.


Internship, Practica, Field Experience, Student Teaching Registration Requirements

The college’s policy on internships, practica, field experiences, and student teaching requires that you be registered for the experience in the quarter(s) that you are actually fulfilling the requirements for the course. The only exception to this requirement is an experience that takes place over winter break, in which case you may register for the course during either fall or winter quarter.

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