The Sport Management program provides the student with a strong background in both business and sport. Students leave Cleveland State University with knowledge and skills in sport mechanics, accounting, marketing, management, economics, physiology, and psychosocial aspects of sport and physical activity.
In addition, students are exposed to a wide variety of sport, recreation and leisure activities that can be utilized for coaching, team building, adventure planning, sport tourism and research. The curriculum is designed to expose students to the breadth and depth of Sport Management opportunities. Beginning with their entry level professional course in the Foundations of Sport, Exercise and Physical Education, students are required to participate in building an ePortfolio. Using a variety of media, styles and strategies, the ePortfolio system allows students to demonstrate/showcase the competencies they have achieved by both traditional and non-traditional means.
Minimum G.P.A: 2.75
GRE Requirement: Not Required.
Cleveland State University graduates with a major in Sport Management have been very successful in securing employment. Our graduates have excellent reputations and we are represented in both community and corporate health/fitness sites, YMCAs, recreation centers, professional sport organizations, and coaching positions throughout the region and the state.
Degree Completion Requirements
PROGRAM OF STUDY COLLEGE CORE
- HPR 601 - Research Methods in Health & Human Performance
- HPR 606 - Human Development
- PED 565 - Law & Policy Studies In Sport & Physical Education
Required (20 credits)
- HPR 610 - Survey Research in Sport Management
- HPR 682 - Practicum
- PED 560 - Program Development & Management
- PED 561 - Sport Governance
- PED 566 - Sport Facility Management
- PED 567 - Sports Marketing
Electives - Select one of the following courses:
- ACT 501 - Financial Accounting
- ECN 503 - Economic Concepts
- HPR 602 - Statistics & Data Management
- MGT 501 - Management & Organizational Behavior
Select one of the three options: comprehensive examination or thesis.