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Sport Management

administrative contact

Lindsay B. Augustine
lindsay.augustine@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-3393

program contact

Cindy Lee
Associate Professor
cindy.lee@mail.wvu.edu
phone: 304-293-0864
fax: 304-293-4641

Program Details

Program Description

The Sport Management Undergraduate program prepares students for careers in professional sport, intercollegiate athletics, sport facilities and many other sport-related businesses.

The sport management curriculum has evolved to adapt and better suit the needs of the industry. Students are required to complete a three-credit internship. The hands-on experience provided in the internship becomes an excellent opportunity to learn sport business skills while the sport organization evaluates a potential future employee. The internship has become the cornerstone of a student's learning experience.

While the curriculum emphasizes business and managerial skills, it is also multidisciplinary. Students are required to complete courses from many other schools and colleges across campus, including Journalism, Communications, Business and Economics, and Arts and Sciences. There are five full-time faculty dedicated to making a student’s academic experiences the best they can possibly be.

Career Profile

Graduates are employed in professional and collegiate sport organizations and many other for-profit and not-for-profit sport organizations. Careers include athletic director, sport marketing specialist, facility manager, director of operations and ticket managers.

English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Please see Office of Admissions - English Language Proficiency for more information.

Apply Now

Prospective students should apply online at:
apply.wvu.edu.

Accreditation

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU’s sport management major has received program approval by meeting program review guidelines established by NASPE/NASSM.