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Major in Sport Management

Combine your passion for sports with the business and communication skills you need to succeed in a competitive field. With a major in sport management from Elmhurst College, you’ll be prepared for a career in many aspects of the sports world, including professional or school sports, sport equipment manufacturing, sport sales, event planning, sport facility management and sport tourism.

An interdisciplinary major with courses drawn from the departments of kinesiology, business, and communication arts and sciences, the sport management major will build your business and communication acumen. It will also develop your understanding of coaching principles; the psychological, ethical and legal aspects of sport; and the role sport plays in society.

Requirements for the Major
The major in sport management consists of 12.50 course credits. Courses include:

KIN 210 Foundations of Sport Management (.50 credit)
KIN 285 Coaching Theory
KIN 322 Sport and Society
KIN 323 Sport Psychology
KIN 380 Comparative Interdisciplinary Studies: Play, Sport and Pedagogy in Ancient Greece
KIN 415 Sport Ethics and the Law
KIN 468 Internship

BUS 230 Principles of Marketing
BUS 263 Accounting for Non-Business Majors

Choose two of the following three courses:
BUS 331 Sales
BUS 354 Human Resource Management (prerequisite: BUS 250 Management Theory)
BUS 355 Negotiations: Theory and Practice

COM 213 Public Speaking
COM 319 Business and Professional Communication

For more information, contact Professor Charlie Goehl, chair of the Department of Kinesiology, at (630) 617-3141 or charlieg@elmhurst.edu.  

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