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Sport Management

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The Department of Movement Science offers students the opportunity to obtain a B.S. in sport management. The sport management major offers students a unique program that will enable them to study managerial concepts while learning how to become transformational leaders. Students will learn to critically analyze the business and culture of sport to engage in innovative and socially responsible decision-making. The sport management major incorporates coursework that provides knowledge to carry out the necessary behind-the-scenes functions within a sport department or organization. Students gaining a B.S. in sport management are prepared to perform various management functions in many types and levels of sports, including: amateur sport, college-level athletics, professional sports, municipal recreation, private organizations, and social organizations.

In addition to the general university degree requirements as identified in the general academic policies section of the Grand Valley State University Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog, students will complete 60 to 66 credits of major requirements, including 18 credits of coursework in Seidman College of Business. Students are also required to complete three 300- to 400-level electives in an area of academic and career interest. Students may also apply credits toward a declared minor to meet the elective requirement.

Program Requirements

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