The Sport Leadership program gives students the education, skills and resources needed to work in the sport industry. The program, in collaboration with the Department of Movement Science and the Seidman College of Business encompasses courses in business, leadership, sport management, kinesiology and psychology, as well as requiring a practicum and internship for a well-rounded experience. Students can also earn their coaching certification through the Sport Leadership Program, learning effective methods of reinforcement, psychology of group dynamics pertaining to sport and current issues faced by coaches. 

The Sport Leadership Program is also highlighted by the North American Society for Sport Management

Sport Leadership in the News

Women in Sports

Sport Leadership student, Emma Gerhold, is presented the Boand & Rowe Endowment Scholarship by professor Chelsea Brehm. 

Celebrating Women in Sport & Physical Activity

Click here to check out more photos from the Celebrating Women in Sports and Physical Activity event held in the GVSU Fieldhouse on Saturday, February 18. 

2016-2017 Professional Development Opportunities

Spring Training for Your Career

The [FAB] Spring Training for Your Career event is intended for female students and professionals interested in working in the sports industry. The event takes place in East Lansing on Friday April 14, 2017. 

Recent Professional Development Trips


Sport Leadership Students participate in the 2016 Cleveland Browns career expo at First Energy Stadium!

Notre Dame Athletics Tour

Students from the Movement Science Department toured the athletic facilities of Notre Dame on the 2016 Sports Tour.


Sport Leadership Club attending the 2016 Michigan Sport Business Conference at the University of Michigan!

Indy 2016

Sitting at the big kids table at the National Federation of High School Associations (NFHS) 

Andrew Rolls

Sport leadership student Andrew Rolls had the amazing opportunity to work Super Bowl LI.


Clay Patton

Assistant Director of Food and Beverage - Dayton Dragons

Dan Glynn

Football equipment manager - Kennesaw State University

Lindsay Evens

Assistant Director of Campus Recreation and Facilities - Bradley University

Drew Janowiak

Faculty Supervisor - Salvation Army Ray & Jon Kroc Corps Community Center

Conrad Cuncannan

Athletic Director - Grand Rapids Area Catholic Elementary Athletic Council

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