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Sport Management Program Curriculum

The Sport Management program curriculum is built on the belief that it is critical for KU students to not only gain a broad-based sport management education, but to supplement that education with hands-on practical experience in the field. This powerful combination allows our students to excel in any sport management setting. Freshmen and transfer students will complete the KU Core Curriculum for general education requirements. Review the Academic Catalog or consult the new program detail sheet (pdf) for more comprehensive information.

Sample Plan of Study

Freshman Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

ENGL 101: Composition

MATH 101: College Algebra

PSYC 104: General Psychology

COMS 130: Speaker-Audience Communication

PHIL 160: Introduction to Ethics

BIOL 100 & 102: Principles of Biology Lecture & Lab

ELPS 250: Education & Society

ECON 104: Introduction to Economics

HSES 260: Personal & Community Health

ENGL 102: Critical Reading & Writing

Sophomore Year (apply for professional program admission)

Fall Semester Spring Semester

HSES 244: Intro to PE & Sport Studies

HSES 289: Introduction to Sport Management

Natural Science Lecture & Lab Requirement

Humanities Requirement

Upper Division Requirement #1

HSES 381: Sport Ethics

HSES 382: Sport Facilities & Event Management

Upper Division Requirement #2

Critical Thinking Requirement

Global Awareness Requirement

Junior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

HSES 380: Sociology of Sport

HSES 384: Sport Law

Upper Division Requirement #3

Approved Minor Course #1

Approved Minor Course #2

HSES 440: Applied Sport & Performance Psych

HSES 486: Sport Marketing

Approved Minor Course #3

Approved Minor Course #4

Approved Minor Course #5

Senior Year

Fall Semester Spring Semester

HSES 488: Pre-Internship Seminar

HSES 485: Communication in Sport

HSES 483: Sport Finance & Economics

HSES 487: Personnel Management in Sport

Approved Minor Course #6

HSES 499: Internship in Sport Management

Please note: This is only a sample plan of study. Please consult with your academic advisor before enrolling.

Suggested minors:

Business | Psychology | Journalism

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