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This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within the sport industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills needed for careers with professional sport teams and leagues, intercollegiate athletics, sport facility and event management companies, sport marketing agencies, and other sport-related businesses.
Acquire knowledge and skills needed for success in the sport industry
Gain experience through field-based coursework and internships
Network with local and national sport business leaders
Develop leadership skills through involvement with the sport management majors’ club
Graduates from this major have gone to work at
Course will examine competitive market strategies as they apply to the sport industry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between sport products and sport markets, the communication mix, market research, and the role of strategic planning for business sponsorship. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better and junior standing.
This writing intensive course offers an introduction to ethics and morality within the context of sports. It examines the values of sport and the basis for ethical decision making. Readings, case studies and class discussion are used to explore the moral significance of sport. This course is designed to foster critical thinking skills and to improve written and verbal communication skills through analysis of philosophical and ethical issues associated with sport. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and Junior standing.
This course presents an overview of the increasing effect the law is having on amateur athletics, professional sports and recreation programs. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better and junior standing.
Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Sport Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)
Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; Major GPA of 2.0 or higher
Estimated rates for the 2022-23 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.
Our enrollment coordinators are ready to help you through the admissions process.
Michelle Redmond PhD
2020 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529
1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529
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