B.S. in Sport Management

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Today’s sport industry needs highly-trained professionals to meet the ever-changing economic and lifestyle growth patterns in tomorrow’s marketplace. With the proliferation of both recreational and spectator sport, sport management is becoming increasingly complex. As a result, successful organizations in the sport industry are continually searching for tomorrow’s leaders with specialized training.

The Bachelor of Science in sport management, is accredited by the Commission of Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), and combines traditional classroom instruction with hands-on practicum and internship experience. This comprehensive curriculum prepares students to successfully enter a career in sport management and administration.

Career Opportunities

Southern Miss Sport Management (SM)2 provides professional training in preparation for management and leadership positions with professional sport teams, intercollegiate and intramural athletics, recreation programs at colleges and universities, and amateur athletic organizations. The program will also prepare students for graduate study.

Program Requirements

  • Practicum and Internship Experience
All students in the major are required to complete six hours of HPR 441 (practicum) that provides hands-on professional field experience. Practicum (part-time) and internship (full-time) experience in the sport industry are crucial in order to be successful in the competitive sport industry.
  • Minor Requirements

Students who wish to earn a minor in sport management must complete HPR 203, 405, 466 and nine hours of sport management (adviser approved) electives.

Program Plan

Study Abroad Opportunities

To find out more about study abroad opportunities with sport management, please visit this page.

Links of Interest

Program Contact Information

Dr. Dennis Phillips – Associate Professor

P: (601)-266-5578 Email: Dennis.Phillips@usm.edu Room: HPR 233

Last Updated: April 2, 2013