This 63-hour undergraduate degree focuses on practical and business skills needed for employment in the rapidly growing field of sport management. Sport professionals with skills and experience related to sport management are extremely marketable, and this degree provides the skills necessary to become a professional in the field.
The program requires students to complete an application to gain admission. Students will initially be registered at WKU as Sport Management-Prep majors. While in this status, students must earn a minimum of 2.25 GPA and complete 5 prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better ( Comm 145, ECON 202, MGT 210, MKT 220, & SPM 200). Upon completion of these requirements, students complete an application to gain full admission to the program. Until admission is given, prep students are not permitted to register for any of the SPM 400 level courses; these courses are reserved for Sport Management majors only.
The program consists of 48 hours of required core courses and 15 hours of required electives. Core courses include COMM 145, ECON 202, MGT 210, MKR 220, SPM 200, SPM 290, SPM 310, SPM 402, SPM 404, SPM 450, SPM 454, and SPM 490. Students can choose among the following courses to fulfill the required electives: SPM 300, SPM 305, SPM 315, SPM 456, ECON 323, ENT 312, SOCL 324, MKT 326, MKT 331, PR 355, PSY 340, REC 220, REC 420, REC 422, or REC 480. Complete descriptions of these courses can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog.
For more information about the Sport Management Program, you can contact Dr. Paula Upright; Sport Management Program Coordinator.