About the Sport Management Bachelor’s Program
Students majoring in sport management study the application of management and business theories and principles to the sport industry. Students take courses in sport communication, human resource management in sport, social issues in sport, sport facilities and event management, sport marketing, financial and economic aspects of sport, international sport management, legal aspects of sport, sales and fundraising, a three-hour internship, and 6 hours from a list of courses. Students prepare to pursue management and leadership positions in professional, intercollegiate, community, and international sport organizations. A 2.75 GPA is required for acceptance into and continued enrollment in courses in the sport management major. After declaration of an initial major and enrollment in TTU classes, to change majors into Sport Management, a continuing student must have completed 12 TTU credit hours with a GPA of at least 2.75. Students must have 60 earned credit hours to enroll in 3000-level and 4000-level sport management courses.
An 18-hour minor is required for sport management majors, with the General Business minor being highly recommended, although a student could select one of the following as required for the minor:
- General Business (GPA 2.75) = 18 hours (recommended)
- Communication Studies = 18 hours
- Advertising = 21 hours
- Journalism = 21 hours
- Creative Media Industries = 21 hours
- Media Strategies = 21 hours
- Public Relations = 21 hours
Communication Literacy Requirement. In the Department of Kinesiology and Sport Management, sport management majors preparing for working with people in a variety of sport management fields from marketing to facility and event management must be effective communicators. The communication literacy plan measures writing, oral, and interpersonal communication skills needed in the sport industry. Courses in the communication literacy plan for sport management majors are SPMT 3373 , SPMT 4353 , and SPMT 4356 .
Total Hours: 120
The above curriculum model includes all of the courses/hours to complete the degree in four years. The program requires 120 hours for graduation.
* Select from the university’s core curriculum