2020-2021 Catalog

Sport Management

Mission Statement

The mission of the Cumberland University Sport Management program is to prepare students for a career in the sport industry. Graduates in our program will represent excellence in Sport Management education as required by key content areas of the Common Professional Component (CPC) prescribed by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), a commission of the North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM).

Degree Requirements

Area I - Foundation Skills - 3 hours

FSL 101Foundations of Scholarship and Learning

3

FSL 101 is required for new and transferring students with less than 24 credit hours. Students must earn a "C" or higher in FSL 101.

Area I - Rhetoric and Communication - 9 hours

ENG 101English Composition I

3

ENG 102English Composition II

3

SPEE 220Fundamentals of Speech

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Mathematics - 3-4 hours

Choose one from the following:
MATH 110Mathematics for the Liberal Arts

3

MATH 111College Algebra

3

MATH 119Precalculus

3

MATH 121Calculus I

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area I - Computer Literacy - 3 hours

CIS 170Intro to Microcomputer Applications

3

or

ED 190Introduction to Computers for Instruction

3

Area II - The Arts - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ART 191Enhancing Art Understanding

3

ENG 210Introduction to Film Studies

3

MU 129Music Listening

3

THR 100Introduction to Theatre

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Literature in English - 3 hours

Choose one from the following:
ENG 215Introduction to Literature

3

ENG 216Topics in Literature

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - Social Science and Humanities - 6 hours

Choose two from the following:
ANTH 210/SOC 210Cultural Anthropology

3

ECON 241Principles of Macroeconomics

3

or

ECON 242Principles of Microeconomics

3

GEOG 200World Regional Geography

3

PHIL 201Introduction to Philosophy

3

POLSC 223Introduction to American National Government & Politics

3

or

POLSC 224Introduction to American State and Local Government & Politics

3

PSY 201General Psychology

3

or

PSY 211Psychology of Human Growth & Development

3

SOC 221Introduction to Sociology

3

or

SOC 223Social Problems

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Area II - History - 6 hours

Choose one sequence from the following:
HIS 111History of Western Civilization I

3

and

HIS 112History of Western Civilization II

3

or

HIS 191World Civilization to 1500

3

and

HIS 192World Civilization since 1500

3

or

HIS 201History of the United States I

3

and

HIS 202History of the United States II

3

Area II - The Natural Sciences - 7-8 hours

Choose two different science disciplines from the following:
ASTR 100Introduction to Astronomy

4

BIO 100Principles of Biology

4

or

BIO 111General Biology I

3

CHEM 103Fundamentals of Chemistry

3

and

CHEM 103LFundamentals of Chemistry Lab

1

or

CHEM 111General Chemistry I

3

and

CHEM 111LGeneral Chemistry I Lab

1

PHY 201College Physics I

4

or

PHY 210General Physics I

4

PS 100Physical Science

4

SCI 105Special Topics in Science

4

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Sport Management - 27 hours

SM 201Introduction to Sport Management

3

SM 317Sport Law

3

SM 362Sport Ethics

3

SM 373Sport Enterprise

3

SM 392Sport Entrepreneurship

3

SM 402Administration of Health, Physical Education & Athletic Programs

3

SM 407Sport Marketing

3

SM 408Sport Leadership and Governance

3

SM 409Facility Planning & Design in Recreation & Sports Administration

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Other required courses - 11 hours

Choose one:
BUA 365Quantitative Methods I

3

PSY 205/MATH 205Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences

3

AND choose all of the following:

EXSS 370/PSY 370Psycho-Socio Aspects of Movement

3

EXSS 421Senior Seminar

2

EXSS 427Research Methods

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Internship Requirements - 10 hours

EXSS 499Internship

3-10

Students majoring in Sport Management must complete a 10 hours of internship credit. Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

Business Core for Sport Management - 9 hours

ACC 211Principles of Accounting I

3

BUA 101Introduction to Business

3

BUA 251/ENG 251Business Communications

3

Students must earn a "C" or higher in ALL courses.

General Electives required - 18-23 hours

Students must earn a "C" or higher in courses that apply to the program of study for Sport Management. This includes all major courses plus the GEC courses required for a degree in Sport Management. It does not include electives or classes taken for another major.

Total GEC Credit hours (40-45 hours)
Sport Management Courses (27 hours)
Other required courses (11 hours)
Internship requirement (10 hours)
Business Core requirements (9 hours)
Required General Electives (18-23 hours)

120 minimum hours for graduation.