Bachelor Degree (B.A.) in Sport Management
LAUNCH YOUR SPORTS CAREER
The Sport Management program at Belmont Abbey College sharpens your skills and knowledge of the business, management, and legal aspects of the sports industry. You will learn the regulatory structures of sports organizations, and develop the technical and interpersonal skills needed to function as an effective manager. You will also develop appropriate ethical practices to apply in a professional setting. The guidance of committed faculty will help integrate your growth with the values of a liberal arts education.
Possible career paths:
Coaching, physical therapy, sports and team management, sales and marketing, community relations
SPORT MANAGEMENT JOBS PROJECTED TO BE CREATED BY 2029
In addition to the specific requirements listed in the section below, all students at the Abbey are required to earn credits in our core liberal arts curriculum.
Lower-level courses to be completed prior to enrolling in any 300 level or higher Sport Management course:
SM 200: History, Culture, & Philosophy of Sport
SM 201: Introduction to Sport Management
Six (6) of the following:
SM 305: Sport and Society
SM 310: Organizational Theory & Leadership in Sport
SM 320: Administration, Governance, and Policy
SM 325: Coaching Management
SM 330: Sport Marketing
SM 335: Social Media Management in Sport
SM 340: Sport Facility and Event Management
SM 350: Sport Law and Risk Management
SM 360: Sport Business and Finance
SM 370: Sport Broadcasting
SM 380: Sport and Exercise Psychology
SM 399: Special Topics in Sport Management
SM Senior Capstone courses:
SM 400: Senior Seminar
SM 453: Internship
Required Business Courses:
EC 201: Introductory Economics I
BU 265: Spreadsheet and Database Applications
BU 315W: Business Communication
Additional Required Courses:
28-31 Hours of General Elective courses
*It is the student’s responsibility to verify that all degree requirements for graduation are fulfilled.
Instructs students in the unique properties of sport in relationship to marketing theory. This course examines the primary functions and principles of sport marketing, including consumer behavior, market segmentation, licensing, sponsorship, and more. Public relations and the legal aspects of sport marketing are also discussed.
Sport Facilities and Event Management
This class teaches the relationship of facility design and capabilities to event possibilities with a particular emphasis on managing those facilities. Students have opportunities to design and develop sports facilities and events.
More about the experience
“The sport management program is so diverse, I love learning about everything that is included in sport management because it includes things like broadcasting, marketing, coaching, finance, and many others. I enjoy learning all the ins and outs of sports as well. The faculty is always more than willing to help with anything I need and they make the classes interesting by using current events and real-life examples related to what we’re learning in class. “
MICHAEL CASTILLO ‘14
“I am originally from Covina, California and I made the decision to come clear across country to study business and sports management [at] Belmont Abbey College… The Abbey has helped shape me into the person I am now. I have grown spiritually and have made friends that will last a lifetime. Also during my time at the Abbey I was able to pursue my passion for sports by taking an internship with the Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets, owned by Michael Jordan.”