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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. 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 experience behind-the-scenes operations of major sporting events. As a culminating activity in the program, students are required to complete a supervised 400- hour internship. The internship is the student’s capstone experience. Students, in conjunction with the program faculty and Internship Office, will secure an internship site based on their unique educational needs and experience.

Sport Management Studies Program Requirements

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

  • Maintain a minimum 2.50 cumulative grade-point average; students earning a grade of D or below in any sport management course(s) (SPT) must repeat the course(s). 
  • Complete 70 hours of sport-related practicum in SPT 199.
  • Follow the predetermined sequence of courses; failure to follow the sequence may result in delayed graduation.
  • Complete all didactic coursework prior to the capstone internship experience, SPT 499.
  • Enroll in the Internship Intent during the preregistration process the semester prior to completing the internship. The process is explained in the following link: www.calu.edu/current-students/career-services/internships/files/Step_by_Step.pdf.

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.

SPT 199 Practica in Sport Management

3 crs.

UNI 100 First-Year Seminar

    

1 cr.

General Education/Elective Courses

6 crs.

Second Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
SPT 300 Psychology of Sport3 crs.

COM 363 Sport Communication and Media Relations

3 crs.

General Education/Elective Courses9 crs.

Sophomore Year

Third Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

SPT 305 Ethics in Sport Management

3 crs.

SPT 320 Administration of Intercollegiate Athletic Programs3 crs.

General Education/Elective Courses

9 crs.

Fourth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

SPT 310 Sport Marketing

3 crs.

SPT 315 Facility and Event Management
3 crs.

SPT 325 Sport and Society OR SOC 309 Sociology of Sport

3 crs.

SPT 360 Sports Communication3 crs.

General Education/Elective Courses

3 crs.


Junior Year

Fifth Semester – 18 credits
CourseCredits

*SPT 311 Sales Technique in Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 400 Legal Aspects of Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 340 History of Sport OR *HIS 348 History of American Sport

3 crs.

General Education OR Elective Courses

9 crs.

Sixth Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits
*SPT 410 Governance in Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 425 Organization and Administration of Sport

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses6-9 crs.

Senior Year

Seventh Semester – 15 credits
CourseCredits

*SPT 405 Finance and Economics of Sport

3 crs.

*SPT 430 Sport Management Senior Seminar

3 crs.

300- or 400-level General Education OR Elective Courses

9 crs.

Eighth Semester – 12 credits

CourseCredits

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

12 crs.

*Required major and related courses