Sports Management

WCOB students can join the Sport Business Association student group for professional development opportunities in sport.

Career sports managers work in numerous professional capacities in a variety of organizations such as collegiate and professional sports, sports information, facilities management, sporting goods industry, and campus recreation.

This specialization is designed to prepare individuals to enter the field of sports management with the basic skills needed to succeed.  The curriculum combines courses in business and physical education resulting in coursework and academic experiences that are relevant to the demand of a sports manager’s position.
Required Courses - Sports Management SpecializationCredit Hours
West Liberty University General Studies48
Gary E. West College of Business Core36
MKT 332 Professional Selling or MKT 336 Advertising3
MGT 353 Small Business Management3
MGT 470 Sports Management and Marketing3
MGT 471 Sports Management Internship6
MGT 474 Organizational Behavior3
PE 124 Intro to Sports Management 1
PE 324 Practicum in Sports Information or COM 211 Mass Communication Media2 or 3
Two coaching courses from:
PE 329 Golf
PE 331 Baseball/Softball
PE 332 Football
PE 333 Volleyball
PE 334 Basketball
PE 336 Wrestling
PE 337 Track/Field
PE 338 Tennis
PE 354 Facilities Mgmt in Sports & PE2
PE 355 Sport Law 2
PE 365 Psychology and Sociology of PE2
PE 382 Principles of Recreation2
PE Elective (1 course)2 or 3
Upper Level Elective (1 course)3
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