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Bachelor of Science – Sport Management Studies – 120 Credits

Admission to the sport management studies program is open to any student who has been admitted to California University of Pennsylvania. But admission to the University does not guarantee program admission. Once a student has requested to be a sport management studies major, a 70-hour practicum class of observation/work in an approved sport management environment is required. The practicum class is a work experience in a major sport management setting (Heinz Field, PNC Park, community clubs and game day activities to see behind-the-scenes operations of major sporting events). In major classes, a student is required to take 12 hours (10 weeks x 40 hours = 400 hours) in the internship area. The internship is the student’s capstone experience. Students will secure an internship site based on their unique educational needs and experience. (Admission to the University does not guarantee program admission.)

Sport Management Studies  Program Requirements

Candidates for admission to the sport management studies program leading to the Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management are required to:

  • Have a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade-point average (a student earning a D in a SPT major course must repeat this class);
  • Complete the course Introduction to Sport Management (SPT 100);
  • Complete an on-campus practicum (SPT 199); and
  • Arrange an interview with the program director or a faculty member of the sport management studies program.

This fact sheet should be used as an information guide.

For details on current policies and procedures, contact:

Roy E. Yarbrough, Ed.D.
Sport Management Studies
California University of Pennsylvania
250 University Ave.
California, PA  15419
Phone: 724-938-4356
Fax: 724-938-4454
yarbrough@calu.edu

The Cal U sport management studies program is a national candidate for accreditation by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

The following eight-semester schedule of courses provides a recommended framework for completing this program of study in four years.

Freshman Year

First Semester – 16 credits
Course

Credits

*ENG 101 English Composition I



3 crs.

*SPT 100 Introduction to Sport Management



3 crs.

**UNI 100 First-Year Seminar



1 cr.

General Education Courses

9 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits


*SPT 199 Practicum in Sport Management

3 crs.

General Education Courses12 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*SPT 305 Ethics in Sport Management

3 crs.

General Education OR Elective Courses

12 crs.

Fourth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits

*SPT 300 Psychology of Sport

3 crs.

*SOC 309 Sociology of Sport

3 crs.

General Education OR Elective Courses

12 crs.


Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*SPT 310 Sport Marketing

3 crs.

*SPT 315 Facility & Event Management

3 crs.

*HIS 348 History of American Sport or *SPT 320 Administration of Intercollegiate Athletics

3 crs.

General Education OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*COM 363 Sport Communication and Media Relations

3 crs.

*SPT 400 Legal Aspects of Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 425 Organization and Administration of Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 410 Governance in Sport

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

3 crs.


Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*SPT 415 Sport Finance

3 crs.

*SPT 420 Economics of Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 430 Sport Management Seminar

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

6 crs.

Eighth Semester – 12 credits
CourseCredits

*SPT 499 Internship in Sport Management (P/F)

12 crs.

* Required major and related courses