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Sport Management Major Map

Campus: West Virginia University / Morgantown
College/School: College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences
Pathways: Business and Communications, Behavioral and Social Sciences

The sport industry is ever-growing and requires a properly trained workforce. We’ll provide you with the actual skills and experiences you need to succeed in the profession.

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 101 Introduction to Composition and Rhetoric Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    COMM 100 Principles of Human Communication or
    COMM 104 Public Communication
  • JRL 101 Media and Society Exclamation Point
    3
  • SM 167 Introduction to Sport Management Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • WVUE 191 First Year Seminar
    1
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
16
Spring
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    MATH 121 Introductory Concepts of Mathematics or
    MATH 126A College Algebra 5-Day or
    MATH 126B College Algebra 4-Day
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics or
    BUSA 202 Survey of Accounting
  • CS 101 Intro to Computer Applications Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    4
  • PR 215 Introduction to Public Relations Exclamation Point
    3
  • SEP 271 Sport in American Society Exclamation Point An A in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
16
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • Participate in Adventure WV's Sophomore Outdoor Adventure Re-orientation (SOAR) program
  • New international students: Find a mentor who is an upperclassman
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Find people from class/es who live in your residence hall and review class with them

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your first year you should:

  • Consult Student Legal Services for advice on what to look for in an off-campus housing contract
  • Attend a football game
  • Challenge yourself to meet members of your residence hall community
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Attend the Sophomore Celebration to celebrate your successful freshman year and becoming a sophomore

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your first year you should:

  • Attend the study abroad fair
  • Apply to be a Resident Assistant
  • Participate in an Outdoor Recreation Center spring or winter break trip
  • Join a student organization
  • Take a language course

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your first year you should:

  • Visit the Student Rec Center
  • Climb at the SRC climbing wall
  • Determine your top five values at a Value Sort Workshop
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your first year you should:

  • Complete the financial literacy course
  • Submit your resume to Career Services
  • Attend a career fair
  • Take a writing or communications class
  • Get a job on campus at the residence hall desk or a dining hall

Academics

Fall
  • ENGL 102 Composition, Rhetoric, and Research Exclamation Point
    3
  • Select one of the following courses:
    3
    ECON 201 Principles of Microeconomics or
    BUSA 202 Survey of Accounting
  • SEP 272 Psychological Perspectives of Sport Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • Approved Elective
    -
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
  • General Education Foundations Course
    3
15
Spring
  • BUSA 330 Survey of Marketing
    3
  • COMM 306 Organizational Communication Exclamation Point
    3
  • SEP 272 Psychological Perspectives of Sport Exclamation Point A B in this course suggests you'll successfully complete this major.
    3
  • SM 350 Leadership in Sport Management
    2
  • SM 380 History and Philosophy of Sport
    3
  • Elective or Minor Course
    3
17
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This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • Get a Success Coach from Student Life Office of Student Success or in your college
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Spend 100 hours at student success centers
  • Check all of your degree requirements
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your second year you should:

  • Attend Spring Family Weekend with your family
  • Take a hike, bike or go rock climbing at Coopers Rock State Forest
  • Visit the Outdoor Education Center and participate in a Challenge Course or Canopy Tour
  • Attend a sporting event that you have never seen before
  • Find the mice in Stewart Hall

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your second year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Attend a multicultural, international or diversity program
  • Participate in the Friends of International Students Program
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Make a friend from another country

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your second year you should:

  • Make a healthy smoothie with the Student Wellness Ambassador Team
  • Take an academic yoga class in the Health and Education Building
  • Visit campus farmers market
  • Rent a bike and go for a ride on the rail trail
  • Stay healthy: Ask an Expert via well.wvu.edu

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your second year you should:

  • Meet with a career professional to make sure you are on track professionally
  • Join a club sport team
  • Attend a career fair
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

Academics

Fall
  • BUSA 320 Survey of Management
    3
  • SM 340 Sport Governance
    3
  • SM 345 Technology in Sport Management
    2
  • SM 355 Orientation in Sport Management
    1
  • Elective or Minor Course
    3
  • Elective or Minor Course
    3
15
Spring
  • SM 370 Sport Finance and Economics
    3
  • SM 375 Sport in the Global Market
    3
  • Approved Elective
    3
  • Elective or Minor Course
    3
  • Elective or Minor Course
    3
15
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Be the last person to leave the library from studying
  • Learn how sleep impacts academic success
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your third year you should:

  • International students: Participate in international social events
  • Attend WVUp All Night
  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend Fall Family Weekend with your family
  • Attend a Ring Day ceremony (where you will receive your WVU class ring)

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your third year you should:

  • Develop fundraising skills in a student organization
  • Work on a community service project
  • Attend the Festival of Ideas
  • Study Abroad (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your third year you should:

  • Use the WELLWVU HeartMath Lab
  • Continue involvement with your club sport or intramural team or try a new one
  • Exercise daily
  • Participate in liveWELL programs
  • Join an intramural team

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your third year you should:

  • Become a student-leader in at least one organization
  • Attend the Sophomore/Junior Fair during your fall semester to explore studying abroad, internships, career choices and more
  • Become a leader in your club sport team
  • Undergraduate research (complete one major experience outside the classroom)
  • Service learning (complete 30 hours per semester and one major experience outside the classroom)

Academics

Fall
  • SM 487 Issues in Sport Studies
    3
  • SM 425 Sport Facility and Event Management
    3
  • SM 426 Liability in Sport
    3
  • SM 485 Sport Management
    3
  • Elective or Minor Course
    3
15
Spring
  • SM 486 Sport Marketing
    3
  • SM 491 Professional Field Experience
    1-18
  • Elective or Minor Course
    3
  • Elective or Minor Course
    2
9
Exclamation Point Critical Course A Icon B Icon C Icon Success marker (try to get the grade indicated)

This plan of study is for the 2017-18 academic year. Official plans of study are in the undergraduate course catalog (see archived catalogs for previous years).
  • International upperclassmen: Mentor new international students
  • International students: Meet one-on-one with an immigration adviser
  • Join The Daily Athenaeum or WWVU-FM staff to learn how to publish a newspaper, write articles, create radio shows, and report news and sports
  • Earn at least 15 credits per semester
  • Complete the Campus Read

The Mountaineer Experience

Clubs, sports and leadership roles will make your résumé standout. We'll help you find the right ones for your goals. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a professional performance at the CAC
  • Attend the Mountaineer Send-Off
  • Attend a football game
  • Take a picture in front of Woodburn Hall with your graduation attire
  • Sit in the Senior Spirit Section (Section 121) at the home football games

You're a citizen of the world, and your potential is endless with study abroad, volunteering and other experiences to add to your résumé. During your fourth year you should:

  • Explore community service opportunities in Greek Life
  • Participate in leadership development opportunities in Greek Life
  • Join a student organization
  • Participate in a fraternity and sorority accreditation program
  • Complete a financial management skill development opportunity in student organizations

Health and Wellness

Eating right, staying well and working toward your fitness goals will keep you on track. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a WELLWVU Try It event
  • Stay active with moveWELL, the Student Rec Center and Outdoor Rec Center
  • Learn how to de-stress at chillFEST
  • Use exercise for mental well-being in Movement for Mental Health
  • Complete a WELLGO calendar (wellgo.wvu.edu)

Career and Professional Development

You'll be prepared for internships, competitions and conferences — where you’ll make connections and gain vital experience to land the big offer. During your fourth year you should:

  • Attend a career fair
  • International students: Explore optional practical training (12 to 29 months work experience in the U.S.)
  • Sign up for an interview
  • Participate in a practice job interview session
  • Submit your resume to Career Services

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