The Sports Management Institute
Interdisciplinary Minor Coordinator/Instructor
Justin Garner
Clark B308

The Sport Management Interdisciplinary Minor will provide undergraduate students with an overview of the sport industry from an interdisciplinary perspective. Students in this minor will acquire skills in various aspects of the sport industry, including management and marketing of sport, sport law, diversity management, and leadership. Students participating in the minor will be exposed to theory-to-practice content through an emphasis on case studies pedagogical approaches. Student will also have the opportunity to engage in experiential learning.

Effective Fall 2022

Students must satisfactorily complete the total credits required for the minor. Minors and interdisciplinary minors require 12 or more upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits.

Additional coursework may be required due to prerequisites.

Required Courses
SPMT 201Introduction to Sport Management3
SPMT 240Executing Influence in Sport Organizations3
SPMT 314Inclusive Sport Organizations3
SPMT 339Sport and the Law3
SPMT 487Sport Management Internship1-3
Select the appropriate course from the following:3
Non-Business Majors and Minors:
Fundamentals of Sports Marketing
Business Majors and Minors:
Sports Marketing
Electives 25
Program Total Credits:21-23
Electives List
AREC 346/ECON 346Economics of Outdoor Recreation3
CON 101Introduction to Construction Management3
CON 571Facility Planning and Management3
ECON 101Economics of Social Issues (GT-SS1)3
FIN 300Principles of Finance3
FIN 305Fundamentals of Finance3
FIN 310Financial Markets and Institutions3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3
HDFS 311Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context3
HDFS 312Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging3
HES 309Methods of Coaching2
HES 379Psychology and Sport3
HORT 341Turfgrass Management3
HORT 441Turfgrass Science3
JTC 350Public Relations3
MKT 366Services Marketing3
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3
RRM 312Hospitality Human Resource Management3
RRM 460Event and Conference Planning3
SOC 342Work and Leisure in Society3
SOC 343Sport and Society3
SPCM 130Relational and Organizational Communication (GT-SS3)3
SPCM 200Public Speaking3
SPCM 278ECommunication Skills: Intercultural Competence1
SPCM 278HCommunication Skills: Organizational Training1
SPCM 278ICommunication Skills: Social Media1
SPCM 300Advanced Public Speaking3
SPCM 333Professional Communication3
SPCM 347Visual Communication3
SPCM 436Conflict Management and Communication3

Registration for IU 487 depends upon student receiving approval of site location from the program's internship coordinator. Students are responsible for securing an internship and there is not a presumption that Sport Management faculty and/or the internship coordinator will be responsible for guaranteeing a specific internship experience.If a student is not able to obtain an internship site prior to the start of the semester, they must take additional upper-division (300- to 400-level) credits. A course substitute for IU487 must be approved by the minor advisor, internship coordinator, and/or the program director. 


Select enough credits from the Electives list to bring the program total to a minimum of 21 credits.