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Sport and Movement Studies

College of Education and Professional Studies

Northwest Center for Sport



The Northwest Center for Sport (NWCS) is an initiative supported by the university to engage with industry in fostering the development of knowledge and expertise in the management of sport. NWCS aims to create a close partnership between academia and industry in the Pacific Northwest, and has a twofold mission:

  • to provide development opportunities for sport professionals to network, discuss, and learn more about important issues facing the industry
  • to better prepare students who aspire to join the sport industry.


Housed in the Department of Sport and Movement Studies, the NWCS will act as a regional catalyst for the field and has the following goals:

  • To establish a close partnership between academia and industry.
  • To host the annual Northwest Sport Business Conference with sports industry leaders who bring students, academics & industry professionals together to discuss topical issues each year.
  • To bring university resources and industry expertise together in forming Sport Business Programs that better equip students who aspire to enter the sport industry.
  • To collaborate on research projects with the sport business community.
  • To provide networking opportunities with academia, practitioners, and students.
  • To increase the involvement and visibility of the College of Business in the industry.
  • To provide opportunities for student interaction and involvement (i.e., internships, employment) with sport business organizations and professionals.

Advisory Council

The NWCS Advisory Council is comprised of industry executives from the private, public and nonprofit sectors who provide advise, guidance and expertise for the continued development of the NWCS and supported academic programs.

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Director: Dr. Sean Dahlin, Assistant Professor of Sport Management

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