The Sport Administration major is ideal for students who wish to turn their passion for sport into professional careers. Program approved through the Sport Management Program Review Council, the curriculum includes coursework in athletic administration sport marketing, sport business, sport law, sport ethics, sport governance and event and facility management. Major course work is complemented with courses in related disciplines including sport and exercise psychology and coaching, as well as accounting, leadership, and information systems.
This rapidly growing and highly recognized LHU degree is approved by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). With a degree in Sport Administration you will be prepared to work in diverse capacities in the management and operation of sport programs in recreational, scholastic, collegiate, amateur and professional settings.
Our very active student club, the Sport Administration Society, attends seminars, conferences and job fairs as well as organizes community events and other activities.
Students are required to complete two practical experiences during their studies: the first is a 3 credit, 120 hour field participation; the second is a 12 credit, 480 hour field experience designed to bridge the academic and professional settings. In recent years, students have completed internships with the Pittsburgh Steelers, Pittsburgh Pirates, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Rangers, NFL Europe, the US Olympic Centers in both Lake Placid and Colorado, and a host of collegiate athletic programs.
Many Sport Administration majors also complete 18 to 21 credit minors in Sport and Exercise Psychology also in the Sport Studies Department, Coaching or Aquatics in the Health and Physical Education Department, or Business Administration in the Business Administration, Computer Science and Information Technology Department. Students are often able to complete minors within their regular course load and graduate on time.