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Sport Management, Bachelor of Science (BS)

Office of the Registrar
Bouillon Hall 140
Phone: (509) 963-3001
Fax: (509) 963-1230

Program Description

The major in Sport Management is designed for students interested in pursuing a career in the sports industry. The sports industry in the U.S. now generates revenues that exceed $200 billion annually. Accordingly, the number and type of career opportunities associated with sports continue to grow. Classroom learning, combined with experiential learning gained through practicums and internships, will allow students who earn a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management to position themselves for success in entry-level positions in a variety of sport-related occupations.

Sport Management Specialization Areas:

  • Recreation Management
  • Sport Business
  • Sport Coaching
  • Sport Communication

Likely Career Paths

Examples of potential careers in sport management include:

  • Collegiate Coaching = coaching, recruiting, summer camps
  • Interscholastic Coaching = coaching
  • Youth Coaching/Leadership = coaching, league director
  • Professional Sports Teams = ticket sales, marketing,
  • Collegiate Athletics = athletics director, public relations, compliance
  • City/Community Recreation = administration, league director, promotions
  • Athletic Facilities = management, membership marketing/sales
  • Collegiate Recreation = management, student services, facilities
  • Sports Communication = media relations, public affairs, athletic communication, community relations

Key Considerations

Cost: University-wide costs (

Location: Ellensburg

Primary contact: Dr. Sean Dahlin| Program Coordinator for Sport Management | |

Additional contact: Dr. Brian McGladrey| Department Chair for Sport and Movement Studies |

Course Planning

1st and 2nd Year Courses or Areas of Study
CWU Course # CWU Course Name Transfer Course #
*COM 201 Introduction to Mass Communication CMST& 102
*COM 250 Introduction to Public Speaking CMST& 220

*Sport Communication Specialization ONLY

Recommended: a general marketing course, a general business leadership course, and an introduction to sport management course, if offered. If taken, these courses will be used toward core or elective requirements in the major but can be completed at CWU if necessary.

The Transfer Equivalency Site (TES) provides CWU equivalencies for courses at other colleges and universities.

Advising Notes

  • Completion of a direct transfer agreement (DTA) is preferred. No other specific courses are required prior to transfer for admission to the Sport Management major.
  • Transfer students with a completed DTA will likely complete this degree in six full-time quarters.
  • Any Washington State Direct Transfer Agreement (DTA) degree will satisfy all general education requirements.
  • Students must complete SPM 101 – Contemporary Sport Management before applying for the program.
  • Students must maintain a 2.75 (on a scale of 4.0) as a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) in the major’s course work.
  • Students must choose at least one of the four Sport Management specializations: (1) Sport Coaching; (2) Sport Business; (3) Recreation Management; or (4) Sport Communication.
  • Major requirements may change over time; students will be expected to meet the catalog requirements in place at the time they are admitted to the major. Current catalog:

Other Resources

Admissions: 509-963-1211 | |

Financial Aid: 509-963-1611 | |

Scholarship Information: 509-963-1611 | |

Transfer Center: 509-963-1390 | |

Veterans: 509-963-3028 | |

International: +1-509-963-3612 | |