Apr 18, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog

Sport Management, B.S.


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 .

 

Recommended Curriculum


First Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Second Year


Fall


Total: 16


Spring


Total: 16


Third Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


Total: 15


Fourth Year


Fall


Total: 15


Spring


  • 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Minor 3 Semester Credit Hours
  • Electives 2 Semester Credit Hours
  • PFW 1 Semester Credit Hour
  • PFW 1 Semester Credit Hour
  • SPMT Designated Elective 3 Semester Credit Hours

Total: 13


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

Foreign Language


A student must complete 3 hours at the sophomore level or above in a single language. The prerequisite for all sophomore language courses is credit for the freshman level. This credit can be determined through a credit by examination. The score attained on the exam will determine whether the student is placed in a second-year course, a 5-hour review course, or in some cases the first or second semester of a beginning (first-year) language course. See College of Arts & Sciences  for further explanation.

SPMT Designated Electives


Choose from: