Bachelor of Science in Recreation, Option: Sport Management
At a Glance
Students in the Sport Management program have the opportunity to study in an action-oriented curriculum designed to meet the needs of the increasingly competitive sport industry. Faculty are committed to providing students with market-driven instruction seeking to holistically develop students with the knowledge bases, skills and competencies employers require.
Why should I choose UWG's Sport Management program?
- The curriculum is designed to prepare students to make an immediate impact in managerial positions within the sport industry.
- All faculty members have extensive backgrounds and experience in the sport industry and continually seek to foster strong ties between the academic program and sport-related employers.
- The program is well networked within the growing sport industry in the greater Atlanta area.
- Faculty and curriculum meet NASSM guidelines.
- Numerous opportunities for extended learning are provided through the Sports Management Society, guest speakers, facility tours, and trips to conferences.
Are there any special opportunities available?
- Students interact with practicing professionals through a unique Speaker Series and symposia addressing issues and trends in the field.
- Experiential learning projects throughout the program provide a variety of field-based experiences.
- A full-time internship allows students to apply concepts learned in the classes to real world organizational challenges and fosters networking with industry professionals.
- Individual work with faculty members enables in-depth exploration of topics of interest.
- Individual or group work with faculty members leads to conference and workshop presentations.
- Internship and professional experiences are available on campus through the Campus Center and new Athletic complex.
What can I do after graduation, graduate school and job-wise?
- Graduates of the program are well prepared to compete for entry-level managerial positions in:
- Intercollegiate athletics
- Professional sport organizations
- Governing agencies
- Golf courses
- Health and fitness facilities
- Sport marketing firms
- Students are encouraged to pursue graduate education that provides additional professional experiences and opportunities to network. Recommended education options include:
- M.S. in Sport Management
- M.B.A. with an emphasis on Sport Management
- J.D. (law degree)
What kind of student organizations, clubs or honorary societies can I join?
- The Sport Management Society, a nationally-affiliated student organization
- Active intramural program provided through new Campus Center
- Variety of recreation-oriented student organizations including judo club, lacrosse club, dance teams, and ultimate Frisbee organization
- Full range of student organizations providing leadership, service, cultural, and religious opportunities
- Full slate of honorary societies
What kind of facilities and equipment will be made available to me?
- Our campus boasts numerous new facilities used by sport management majors.
- New Coliseum houses the Department offices, main classrooms, computer lab, and instructional arena
- Sport management classes conducted in lecture hall with stadium seating and multi-media classrooms located in Coliseum
- Practice and instructional fields for softball, soccer, ultimate, and other outdoor sports and activities
- Practice fields for golf and access to a local golf course
- New Campus Center includes 205 pieces of strength and cardiovascular equipment, indoor track, climbing walls, aerobics rooms, basketball courts, and gaming areas
- New Athletic Complex includes 9,000-seat football stadium, 750-seat soccer stadium, varsity softball field, two football practice fields, an administrative field house, and a women's sports field house
Does the faculty specialize in certain areas?
- Our faculty members have established national reputations in:
- Social issues related to sport
- Economics of sport
- Women in coaching and athletic administration
- Organizational behavior
- Revenue generation
- Brand equity development
- Legal aspects of sport operations