SPM Undergrad Practicum

The practicum opportunity is designed to provide practical experience for students in the Department of Sport Management. Students will maintain a part-time workload in a setting appropriate to their specialization such as athletic programs, sports commissions and sports agencies where significant learning possibilities exist. Through a practical experience such as this, the efficient application of knowledge, ideas, and skills in a realistic work setting can begin to occur.

The major objectives for the practicum experience are to enable the student to:

  • Begin applying the knowledge and skills attained in the campus setting to specific practical issues in the workplace, and
  • Contribute significantly to the activities, events and projects of the site.

Below are examples of some of the activities, events and projects appropriate to Sport Management. Each site should include the responsibility of needs assessment, planning, implementing and evaluating activities, events and projects throughout the semester under the supervision of the site.

  • Special event development, organization and presentation
  • Promotional development and distribution
  • Sport media development, distribution and historical retention
  • Bid proposals and presentations
  • Administration of daily operations
  • Facility tours
  • Recruiting
  • Membership

Practicum Proposal Deadlines
Completed proposals must be submitted by the deadline for consideration. The deadline is the 3rd Friday of March for the following summer semester, the 3rd Friday of June for the following fall semester, and the 3rd Friday of October for the following spring semester. Contact the Internship Coordinator if you have any questions. 

Practicum Forms:

Please direct all practicum forms and questions to:

Dr. Jessica Francis

Contact Info

FLG 306
P.O. Box 118208
Gainesville, FL 32611-8208
(352) 392 - 4042 | jessica.francis@ufl.edu