This program is designed for individuals with career interests that combine management skills and knowledge of the sports industry. Courses are offered during the day, evening, and 100% online.  

Curriculum Abbreviations

  • CL – Number of lecture/classroom hours per week for the course
  • LAB – Number of simulation laboratory, laboratory or clinical hours per week for the course
  • CR – Number of credit hours for the course

First Year

Second Year

Fall Semester
DCOM 105CDigital Communications303
ENGL 101CEnglish Composition404
MATH 120CQuantitative Reasoning or higher-level math course404
SPTS 101CIntroduction to Sports Management1303
XX xxxCSocial Science elective2303
Spring Semester
ACCT 101CAccounting I303
ECON 101CMacroeconomics or   
ECON 102CMicroeconomics303
MATH 251CStatistics404
BUS 170CPrinciples of Marketing or   
SPTS 170CSports and Recreation Marketing1303
SPTS 180CPublic Relations and Advertising for the Sports Industry1303
ACCT 102CAccounting II1303
SPTS 210CSports and Fitness Facilities Management1303
SPTS 220CSports Communications1303
SPTS 290CSports Management Internship1 or   
XX xxxCSPTS/BUS/DCOM elective303
XX xxxCHumanities/Fine Arts/ Language elective303
Spring Semester
BUS 225CBusiness Law I or   
SPTS 225CSports and Recreation Law1303
BUS 270CPrinciples of Management303
SPTS 250CSports and Society1404
XX xxxCScience elective33-403-4
Total Credits61-62

1Indicates major field course      

2Any course with a prefix of ANTH, ECON, HIST, POLS, PSYC or SOCI (except HIST 104C and HIST 105C)

3BIOL 100C, CHEM 100C, and PHYS 100C do not meet the science requirement.

The goal of the program is to develop well-trained business professionals who will enter positions in the administration or management of sports businesses or sports organizations. Some careers include media, retail sports, sports travel, facility, and event management. Understanding the business, legal, and marketing aspects of sports management is an invaluable tool.

The Sports Management degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.


One of the major factors contributing to career success in the sports field is experience. Students will work with a faculty member to find an internship location based on their desired specialization in sports management. The program has the following articulation agreements in place for easy transfer: Southern NH University, Rivier University, and New England College.


  • Adjunct Professor

    Maryanne Adams

    Hospitality and Tourism Management
    Adjunct Professor
  • Adjunct Professor

    Benjamin Forbes

    Sports Management
    Adjunct Professor
  • Paul Hogan

    Athletics | Coaching | Sports Management
    Athletic Director/Adjunct Professor
    Wellness Center
  • Adjunct Professor

    Matt Lavigne

    Hospitality and Tourism Management | Liberal Arts
    Adjunct Professor

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