Daniel M. Yost, M.A., J.D., Chairperson
The Sport Management program develops professionals who have academic and experiential training in the following commonly recognized segments that include, but are not limited to, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, athletic associations such as the NCAA, NAIA, NJCAA or high school associations, recreational or intramural sport, event management, facility management, event coordination, marketing, promotion, fitness and health, and sport product retail. The Sport Management degree also includes courses that combine the skills related to planning, organizing, directing, controlling, budgeting, leading and evaluating an organization or department whose primary product or service is related to sport and/or recreation. Mount St. Joseph University offers a BS in Sport Management.
Students graduating with a major in the Sport Management Department must achieve a cumulative 2.0 grade point average in their business school courses.
The following topics are included in the program major of Sport Management:
- Sociocultural dimensions (e.g., sport and gender, race, disability; motivation in sport; aggression, violence, deviance in sport)
- Management and leadership in sport
- Ethics in sport management
- Sport marketing
- Communication in sport
- Budget and finance in sport
- Legal aspects of sport
- Sport economics
- Internship in sport management