The Motorsport Operations track prepares students to assume leadership roles in the rapidly expanding, consumer-driven motorsport industry. Within the motorsport industry students will be prepared to address constituent-based initiatives such as team management, motorsport marketing, mass communication and media relations in motorsports, sponsorship development and management, and facility operations. The Motorsport Operations track has a thesis or internship option and may be completed with 36 credit hours.
The following are required for admission in the Sport Management concentration with a track in Motorsport Operations
Students may also be considered for conditional admission.
EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY & BRISTOL MOTOR SPEEDWAY PARTNERSHIP
East Tennessee State University, in partnership with Bristol Motor Speedway, has designed an academic curriculum to prepare students to enter the rapidly expanding field of Motorsport Operations. Specific courses emphasizing elements of motorsport operations have been developed and incorporated into the graduate curriculum of the Department of KSRM. Guest speakers from Bristol Motor Speedway make presentations and applied field experiences at the speedway are often incorporated into these classes. As a culminating experience in this academic program, students are given the chance to apply for internships with BMS or other motorsport venues where they have an opportunity to apply classroom theory to practical motorsport operations situations
SALM 5230 - Legal Issues in Physical Education and Sport (3 hrs)
PEXS 5430 - Administration of Physical Education and Athletics (3 hrs)
PEXS 5670 - Research Design and Analysis (3 hrs)
Concentration Requirements (21 hours)
SALM 5220 - Issues in Sport Management (3 hrs)
SALM 5215 - Sport in Society (3 hrs)
SALM 5233 - Public Relations & Mass Media in Motorsport (3 hrs)
SALM 5246 - Financial Management & Sponsorship in Motorsport (3 hrs)
SALM 5244 - Applied Motorsport Marketing (3 hrs)
PEXS 5960 - Thesis (6 hrs) OR
SALM 5250 - Internship in Sport Management (6 hrs)
Concentration Electives (6 hours)
As approved by the Advisor
For more information please contact:
Mauro Palmero Ph.D.
Department of Kinesiology, Sports and Recreation Management
P.O. Box 70654
Johnson City, TN 37614-1701
Office: (423) 439-4382
Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Scholarships are available in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Recreation Management (KSRM) that include teaching in the Active Lifestyles and Wellness Program or Fit Kids program, research assistants with KSRM faculty, and various other duties. Other opportunities may be available in campus recreation, intercollegiate athletics, student activities, and other campus areas. Application materials for Graduate Assistantship and Tuition Scholarship positions may be obtained by contacting the main KSRM office at 423-439-4362.