Bachelor of Science in Sport Management
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Training for Eternity
Whether you end up working with professional athletes or corporate executives trying to tame long-neglected waistlines, you’ll be better equipped with an education in sport management from Southeastern. At Southeastern, we believe as the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy, that “physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
Professional and even amateur sports are plagued by scandals rooted in sinful behavior. Meanwhile, Americans are suffering from obesity and other maladies spawned by overindulgence and laziness. Our culture desperately needs a mindset and lifestyle realigned with the Biblical principles of humility, integrity, self-discipline and moderation. The world of modern sports and recreation needs the wisdom and abilities that you, as a person with a passion for Christ as well as for sports, can provide.
As a sport management major at Southeastern, you can develop the know-how to run sports and recreational programs that contribute to the physical, mental, and social well-being of individuals and entire communities.
Laying the Groundwork
Southeastern’s sport management program begins with our Christ-centered liberal arts (general education) core curriculum, where you develop an understanding and appreciation of God and His creation, human creativity and reason, and our place of responsibility as stewards in the world God has made. As you forge links between what you’ve learned in the core and the more specialized courses in your major, our hope is that you also begin to relate all that you learn to your faith and life.
Within the sport management major itself, you will acquire tools to successfully run an organization through core courses specific to sport leadership and management. You will also receive the double blessing taking some courses from the College of Business that will gain you a minor in business. Southeastern will give you a jump on your career; as part of your studies you must complete an internship in an area of sport management. And there’s no better place to intern than here in central Florida, home to professional teams, baseball spring-training camps, and recreational hotspots.
Sports and recreation businesses comprise a growing segment of the economy here and abroad. Your degree in sport and recreation management would equip you for positions in the following areas:
- College intramural and sports clubs
- Corporate sport or fitness programs
- Private or public sports clubs
- Professional sports
- Intercollegiate athletics
- Hotels, resorts and travel businesses
- Municipal parks and recreation departments
- Not-for-profit organizations
- Sporting goods marketing, merchandising and sales
- Recreation programs at large churches