Southern New Hampshire University

BS in Sports Management

The BS in Sports Management program at Southern New Hampshire University is designed for those individuals who want to complement degrees they have already earned or who may be transitioning from other postsecondary majors and wish to study business as it pertains to sports. Continue reading for further information about Southern New Hampshire University's B.S. in Sports Management program.

Official Program Name:

B.S. in Sports Management

School Offering Program:

Southern New Hampshire University

Program Prerequisites:

Prospective students of this program should have a keen interest in sports, but also a desire to explore the business aspect of the profession. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

Program Description:

Comprised of Business Core and B.A./B.S. Core courses which are required of all Southern New Hampshire University students, the B.S. in Sports Management program provides students with opportunities to study a broad variety of topics. These include introductory liberal arts, humanities, and literature classes along with the accounting and finance courses that are essential to this career. In addition, the program offers specialized sports management courses designed to give students a comprehensive education. A key component of the Sports Management program is an internship where students have the opportunity to showcase their skills and gain experience. Degrees in this field make it possible for students to go on to careers in the sports, recreational, or fitness industries.

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Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid is available to those who qualify in the forms of loans, scholarships and grants. Contact the SNHU Financial Aid office to learn more about your financial aid options.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Sports Management Major

  • SPT 111: Introduction to Sport Management
  • SPT 201: Governance and Management of Sport Organization
  • SPT 208: Sport Marketing
  • SPT 307: Sport Law
  • SPT 333: Sport, Society, and Ethics
  • SPT 401: Sport Facilities Management
  • SPT 402: Sport Revenue
  • SPT 461: Seminar in Sport Management
  • SPT 491: Sport Management Cooperative Education
  • Choose One:
    • SPT 310: Sport Sponsorship
    • SPT 319: Sport Sales and Promotions
    • SPT 320: Media and Public Relations
    • SPT 321: Fitness Management
    • SPT 323: Golf Club Management
    • SPT 340: Practicum in Sport Management
    • SPT 364: Private Club Management
    • SPT 375: The Economics of Professional Sports in the U.S.
    • SPT 415: Event Management and Marketing
    • SPT 425: Sport Licensing and Strategic Alliances
    • SPT 430: Front Office Management

B.A./B.S. Core Skills Courses

  • ENG 120: College Composition I
  • ENG 121: College Composition II
  • MAT 130: Applied Finite Math
  • MAT XX: Mathematics Elective Based on School
  • COM 212: Public Speaking
  • IT 100: Introduction to Information Technology
  • SNHU 100: First Year Seminar / Foundations in Critical Thinking or one free elective for Online and On location students and transfers with 15+ credits.

B.A./B.S. Core Knowledge Courses

  • Choose one of the following:
    • FAS 201: Introduction to Humanities I
    • FAS 202: Introduction to Humanities II
    • FAS 223: Appreciation and History of Music
    • FAS 340: Modern Art
    • FAS 370: American Art
  • Choose one of the following:
    • HIS 109: Western Civilization I
    • HIS 110: Western Civilization II
    • HIS 113: United States History I
    • HIS 114: United States History II
  • Choose one 200 level Literature Elective
  • Choose one of the following:
    • PHL 210: Introduction to Western Philosophy
    • PHL 212: Introduction to Ethics
    • PHL 214: Logic, Language and Argumentation
    • PHL 230: Religions of the World
  • Choose one Science Elective (not SCI 215)
  • Choose four (4) other electives:
    • Social and Behavioral Science Elective (ATH, ECO, POL, PSY, SOC or SSC)*
  • No more than two of these four in the same discipline.

Liberal Arts Core

  • FAS 201: Intro to the Humanities I: Greece Through the Renaissance
  • FAS 202: Intro to the Humanities II: Baroque Through Modern
  • LIT ELE: Literature Elective (200 Level)
  • HIS ELE: History Elective (200 Level)
  • Choose One:
    • ATH, GEO, GST, POL, PSY, SCS, or SOC Elective
  • Choose One:
    • MAT ELE: Math Elective
    • SCI ELE: Science Elective

Post-Graduation Opportunities:

Furthering Your Education:

Upon graduation from Southern New Hampshire University's B.S. in Sports Management program, students may opt to continue their education by enrolling in master's degree programs. This step could result in additional career options and job duties.

Below are some advanced degree programs graduates might choose:

  • Master's in Sports Management
  • M.S. in Sport Management - Athletic Administration Certificate
  • M.S. in Sport Management Degree - International Sports Management

Career Paths:

Variable sports-related career paths can be taken by graduates of Southern New Hampshire University's B.S. in Sports Management program. Some of the more popular job options include:

  • Athletic Director
  • Sports Marketing
  • Facility Management
  • Event Planner
  • Public Relations Officer

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