Thank you for the interest in our undergraduate Sport Management program at ETSU! Be sure to check out all of the following information which is included in this site:
Do you have a passion for the business of sports?
The ETSU undergraduate Sport Management Concentration introduces students to the sport industry and provides them with the opportunity to study a wide variety of fulfilling sport-related careers. Our program emphasizes a unique mix of academic preparation along with required real-world practical field experiences. The curriculum examines three main segments of the sport industry (performance, production, promotion), and it encompasses all levels of sport: youth, high school, collegiate, professional, amateur, competitive, non-competitive, recreational, private, and nonprofit/profit organizations.
Although the number of potential careers within athletics is virtually limitless, here are just a few examples:
Any student who is successfully attending ETSU may declare Sport and Leisure Management (SALM) as a major. Students may then chose a Sport Management concentration.
DEGREE REQUIREMENTS (120 hours total)
(for students starting in the Fall 2009 semester or anytime thereafter)
(A) General Education Core (41 Credit Hours)
(B) Major Core Requirements (32 hours)
(C) Sport Management Concentration Requirements (18 hours)
(D) Business Guided Electives (only 12 hours from the following)
(E) Guided Electives (12 hours)
Courses selected to fulfill this category will be done so with consultation and approval of the student's academic advisor and will be specific to the career goals of the individual student.
(F) Free Electives (4 hours)
These courses can be anything whatsoever.
Various forms of financial assistance are available through the Office of Financial Aid. In addition, student assistant positions may be available within the Department of Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation Management (423-439-4362).
For more information please contact the Undergraduate Sport Management Program Coordinator:
Dr. Gary Lhotsky
Department of Kinesiology, Sport & Recreation Management
East Tennessee State University
Johnson City, TN 37614-1701
Telephone: (423) 439-4637
Fax: (423) 439-5383
Check out these sport management internship and volunteer opportunities!