The Sport Management major, designed to meet the needs of the sport industry, provides the student with academic preparation and practical training that are required to be successful in various careers in the sport industry. These careers include, sport sales or ticket operations, collegiate athletic administration, administration in professional sports, sports agencies, sport promotion and marketing, sports information, sports media, customer and community relations, facility and event management, and sport or corporate sponsorship.
Professional preparation for the field of sport management consists of foundation courses in management and courses that apply management principles to the various segments of the sport enterprise. Students are encouraged strongly to complete SASM 490, Internship in Sport Management, and/or the Sales Certificate as well. A business minor is incorporated within the Sport Management curriculum. Students must declare the minor upon entering the major. Upon successful completion of all requirements and official application for degree conferral, you will be awarded the Bachelor of Science in Sport Sciences.
Students interested in the Sport Management program will enter Ohio University with a premajor code of ND8840 (Presport Management). To be admitted into the major, you must apply and be accepted after successful completion of seven courses and achieving an accumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.