Sport Administration - B.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration
300 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2012
www.kent.edu/ehhs/fla


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Administration prepares students for careers in the sport industry through a balanced academic program and numerous practical experiences. Students complete a core group of courses developed to exceed accreditation guidelines, and all students are required to complete one of the following minors:

The curricular balance of sport, business and sociological courses along with three required practical experiences make the program of study one that is cutting edge compared to other programs within the state of Ohio and across the country.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to this major is selective, a minimum 2.500 overall GPA.

The College of Education, Health and Human Services considers a student to have established a Kent State University GPA after the student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours. Undergraduate students who have not completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours will be evaluated for admission into programs, advanced study, and the professional phase based on their high school GPA for new freshmen, or transfer GPA for transfer students. Once a student has successfully completed a minimum of 12 Kent State University credit hours, only the student’s Kent State overall GPA will be considered for admission into a program, advanced study and professional phase.

For more information on admissions, visit the admission website.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

 

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive knowledge in the areas of promotion and marketing as related to sport.
  2. Effectively and safely implement sporting events and fundraising events.
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the policies and organizations that govern sport.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of basic legal concepts and theory as it applies to sport.
  5. Demonstrate financial knowledge of accounting, economics and finance as it applies to sport.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of ethics in sport management.
  7. Demonstrate an understanding of management and organizational skills in sport.
  8. Demonstrate an understanding of behavioral dimensions in sport.
 

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

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Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BMRT 21004INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STATISTICS 3
or MATH 10041 INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR)
or MIS 24056 FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS STATISTICS
SPAD 15000INTRODUCTION TO SPORT ADMINISTRATION 3
SPAD 25000SPORT IN SOCIETY (DIVD) 3
SPAD 25092PRACTICUM I IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR) 11
SPAD 35021GOVERNANCE IN SPORT 3
SPAD 35025FACILITY MANAGEMENT 3
SPAD 35065HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (WIC) 23
or SPAD 45029 HISTORY AND CURRENT ISSUES IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
SPAD 35092PRACTICUM II IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR) 11
SPAD 45021ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ATHLETICS 3
SPAD 45022EVENT PLANNING AND PRODUCTION 3
SPAD 45023SPORT MARKETING 3
SPAD 45024SPORT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 3
SPAD 45026SPORT AND THE MEDIA 3
SPAD 45027PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PROMOTION IN SPORT 3
SPAD 45030SPORT ENTERPRISE (WIC) 23
SPAD 45032SALES MANAGEMENT IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT 3
SPAD 45091SEMINAR FOR INTERNSHIP PREPARATION 1
SPAD 45092INTERNSHIP IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR) 112
SPAD 46080LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORT AND RECREATION 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in majoer GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ARCH 10001UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURE (KFA) 3
COMM 15000INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
ECON 22060PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
ECON 22061PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
MATH 11009MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
MKTG 25010PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
PHIL 21001INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
or SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Humanities or Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)3
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)16
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

State and Federal background checks may be required for practicum and internship experiences.

2

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Progression Requirements

Student must maintain a minimum 2.500 overall GPA and a minimum 2.500 major and minor GPA every semester, until graduation.

Students who do not maintain the minimum required GPA will receive a warning and will be required to meet with their faculty and professional advisor to develop a plan of continuation. The plan will include all actions necessary to continue in the current program, the opportunity to declare a different program, a timeline of when actions should occur, and next steps if actions are not followed.  Please refer to the Not Permitted to Continue policy in the Academic Policies section in the University Catalog.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.500 2.500
 

Roadmap

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
MATH 11009 MODELING ALGEBRA (KMCR) 4
SPAD 15000 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT ADMINISTRATION 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
ARCH 10001 UNDERSTANDING ARCHITECTURE (KFA) 3
COMM 15000 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN COMMUNICATION (KADL) 3
PSYC 11762
GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
or INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!ECON 22060 PRINCIPLES OF MICROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
PHIL 21001 INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (DIVG) (KHUM) 3
SPAD 25000 SPORT IN SOCIETY (DIVD) 3
!SPAD 25092 PRACTICUM I IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR) 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Four
ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ECON 22061 PRINCIPLES OF MACROECONOMICS (KSS) 3
!MKTG 25010 PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING 3
SPAD 35065
HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY OF SPORT AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY (WIC)
or HISTORY AND CURRENT ISSUES IN COLLEGIATE ATHLETICS
3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
!BMRT 21004
INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS STATISTICS
or INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS (KMCR)
or FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS STATISTICS
3
!SPAD 35021 GOVERNANCE IN SPORT 3
SPAD 35025 FACILITY MANAGEMENT 3
SPAD 45026 SPORT AND THE MEDIA 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
SPAD 35092 PRACTICUM II IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR) 1
SPAD 45021 ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF ATHLETICS 3
SPAD 45023 SPORT MARKETING 3
SPAD 45032 SALES MANAGEMENT IN SPORT AND ENTERTAINMENT 3
SPAD 46080 LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORT AND RECREATION 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Seven
SPAD 45022 EVENT PLANNING AND PRODUCTION 3
SPAD 45024 SPORT IN GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE 3
SPAD 45027 PUBLIC RELATIONS AND PROMOTION IN SPORT 3
SPAD 45030 SPORT ENTERPRISE (WIC) 3
!SPAD 45091 SEMINAR FOR INTERNSHIP PREPARATION 1
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
!SPAD 45092 INTERNSHIP IN SPORT ADMINISTRATION (ELR) 12
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120