The sport industry needs highly trained professionals to meet the ever-changing economic and lifestyle growth patterns in tomorrow’s marketplace. With the proliferation of both recreational and spectator sports, the Sport Management discipline is growing increasingly complex. As a result, successful organizations in the sports industry are constantly searching for leaders with specialized training. The Sport Management program prepares students for management and leadership positions with professional sports teams, intercollegiate and intramural athletics, and recreation programs at colleges, universities and amateur athletic organizations.
To earn a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, you must successfully complete 120 hours of prescribed coursework. Professional core courses, related option courses and specialization electives are taken during your last two years of work. A posting of the full list of sport management courses and brief description are listed in the undergraduate catalog for the University of Florida.
• Teach aspiring sports executives the skills that professional teams and clubs, collegiate properties and other sports businesses seek
• Apply business management concepts to the major issues currently facing sport managers
• Prepare students to develop, manage, and lead initiatives and to develop and set policies in athletic administration, sport promotion and marketing, arena and stadium management, and service management
• Help students to apply their knowledge during internships, industry-related site visits and student-run events
• Provide faculty who are top scholars in the field to teach core classes in administration, marketing, legal issues, research and finance.
Combined degrees offer you the chance to earn an undergraduate and a graduate degree at an accelerated pace. If you meet combined degree application requirements, you can enroll in up to 12 credits of graduate courses during your junior and senior years. These credits will satisfy undergraduate degree requirements and, if you are admitted to the UF Graduate School, they will also satisfy part of your graduate degree requirements.