Sport Management Major

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Note: Those graduating before spring 2022 will receive a Bachelor of Science in Exercise, Sport, and Health Education with a concentration in Sport Administration.

If you have a love for all things sport related and think you would like to make a career from working in sport, then the sport management major at Radford University may be a great fit for you!

The sport management major is designed for students intending to pursue careers in leadership within the sport industry. Management and administrative positions are currently a high-growth employment area in sport. Graduates work in a variety of settings including but not limited to: collegiate athletics, recreation, sport marketing, event and facility management, promotions, sales and fundraising, coaching, youth sports, sport communications, public, community, and media relations, sport related agencies, and sports operations. You will learn to plan, organize, establish, lead and appraise within an organization or sector whose primary product and/or service is connected to sport. The sport management program will empower you to be an effective leader and to positively influence others through sport and sport-related programming.

Students in the sport management program complete core curriculum and major requirements set by the department for a total of 120 hours for the Bachelor of Science degree.

A strong background in sport and sport business foundation is essential. Coursework in the business and management field strengthen career opportunities. Students are required to choose between the sport administration or coaching management cognates and complete 15-16 hours of related interdisciplinary coursework in areas such as management, marketing, economics, accounting, business law, finance, media studies, communications, and exercise, sport, and health education. Students are strongly encouraged to complete a minor in an interdisciplinary area.

Students are required, in their last semester before graduation, to complete an internship in which they obtain roughly 240 hours of experience in their related field. The minimum grade point average required to enter internship is a 2.0.