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B.S. in Sport Management

Graduates of the program are prepared to compete for entry-level managerial positions in intercollegiate athletics, professional sport organizations, governing agencies, golf course administration, health and fitness, and sport marketing firms among others.

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Plan Your Degree

Disclaimer: This program map is intended ONLY as a guide for students to plan their course of study. It does NOT replace any information in the Undergraduate Catalog, which is the official guide for completing degree requirements.

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
C1: ENGL 1101

English Composition I

3
M: MATH 1001

(Recommended) Quantitative Skills and Reasoning

3
I2: XIDS 2002

(Recommended) First-Year Seminar Course

2
T1: BIOL 1010 + Lab

Fundamentals of Biology

4
S: Social Sciences 3

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1101 with a C or better.
  • Complete Core IMPACTS Math.
  • Complete Lab Science.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
C2: ENGL 1102

English Composition II

3
S: ANTH 1102 OR PSYC 1101

Intro to Anthropology or  Intro to Psychology

3
PWLA 1600

Personal Wellness

2
I1: COMM 1110 OR ENGL/THEA 2050

Public Speaking or Self-Staging

3
T2: Non-lab Science 3
PWLA activity course 1

Milestones:

  • Complete ENGL 1102 with a C or better.
  • Complete Non-lab Science.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 30 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
F: SPMG 2600

Introduction Sport Management

3
A: Humanities 3
P: Citizenship 3
F: Major Elective 3
T3: STEM Course 3

Milestones:

  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.
  • Complete SPMG 2600 C or better.
  • 2.0 or better GPA for on-time program admission after this semester.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
F: CISM 2201

Foundations of Business and Spreadsheet Analysis

3
P: Citizenship 3
A: Humanities 3
F: Major Elective 3
F: Major Elective 3
F: Major Elective 3

Milestones:

  • Complete Core IMPACTS.
  • Earn 15 or more credit hours.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 18 Spring Credit Hours = 33 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
SPMG 3670

Practicum

3
SPMG Course 3
SPMG Course 3
SPMG Course 3
SPMG Course 3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 2.5 or better GPA for internship in final semester.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
SPMG Course 3
SPMG Course 3
SPMG Course 3
Minor 3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Maintain 2.5 or better GPA for internship in final semester.

18 Fall Credit Hours + 15 Spring Credit Hours = 33 Credit Hours

Term 1: Fall

Course Name Credit Hours
SPMG 4584

Pre-Internship Seminar

3
SPMG Course 3
SPMG Course 3
Minor 3
Minor 3

Milestones:

  • Complete courses C or better.
  • Identify a Sport-related internship.

Term 2: Spring

Course Name Credit Hours
SPMG 4686

Internship

12

Milestone:

  • Complete required internship course in the final semester.

15 Fall Credit Hours + 12 Spring Credit Hours = 27 Credit Hours

Crush Your Course

First Year:

  • Students who complete ENGL 1102 and their Area F courses with a C or better remain on track for admission to enter Teacher Education.

Middle Years:

  • Complete all Sport Management courses with a C or better.
  • Maintain a 2.5 or better GPA for internship in the final semester.

Last Year:

  • Complete coursework with a C or better.
  • Maintain a 2.5 or better GPA to be eligible for an internship.
  • Identify a sport-related internship site.

Find Your Place

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Identify and secure work experience (e g U REC, The Coliseum, summer camps, coaching).
  • Take a leadership role in the Sport Management Society.
  • Present at a state conference with a faculty member.
  • Apply for COE Scholarships.

Last Year:

  • Secure a sport-related internship.
  • Connect with co-workers and supervisors at your internship site.
  • Complete the end of program survey!

Broaden Your Perspectives

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Connect Off-Campus

First Year:

  • Visit Wolves Vote to learn about the voting process and registration.
  • Consider volunteering for a campaign or organization in your community.

Middle Years:

  • Complete an internship in your field.
  • Consider a summer or part-time job.
  • Ask your department about networking opportunities with alumni.

Last Year:

  • Ask for advice from professionals in your field of interest.
  • Explore career shadowing opportunities.

Take Care of Yourself

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Middle Years:

Last Year:

Pave Your Path

First Year:

Middle Years:

  • Draft your resume and attend a resume blitz.
  • Learn about how to network on social media and update your Handshake profile.
  • Draft your personal statement.
  • Visit the graduate school to find out about graduate programs and admission requirements.

Last Year:

  • Request references from professors and supervisors.
  • Draft your resume cover letter and personal statement and revise it with career services.
  • Attend business fairs and career fairs at UWG and across the state.
  • Attend an interview workshop.
  • Apply for graduate programs.

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