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Sport Management

The sport management (SM) major is a four year full-time program of study designed to blend the best of theory with the best of practice in the discipline. SM students are provided with interdisciplinary and advanced study opportunities, and on the job educational experiences. 

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The Program

The SM degree is designed to prepare students for employment in local, state, regional, national or international level sporting and recreation organizations. The course work includes 42 credit hours and a required business administration minor. Additional electives allow for a second supporting minor or emphasis. 

Career Opportunities

North Dakota State University SM graduates are employed in a variety of sport and recreation management occupations. Graduates find employment in local, state, regional, national or international level sport and recreation organizations and businesses. In light of the interdisciplinary nature of the SM major’s study options, career opportunities beyond the sport or recreation management fields are feasible.

Sport Management Leadership Association

The Sport Management Association provides students with an opportunity to gain experience in the various fields of sport and recreation. Organization members can take part in sports-oriented community projects, learn about different sport and recreation careers from area professionals and become further prepared for a career in the industry. Meetings are held regularly and are open to all NDSU students.

Pre Professional Standing and Professional Standing

The pre-professional SM course in the freshman year is designed to prepare students for additional undergraduate work in the subsequent professional SM curriculum of the sophomore, junior and senior years. To achieve professional standing, a grade of B or better is required in HNES 110. Furthermore, students must earn a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 for all classes by the end of the freshman year. An application for professional standing must be submitted to the SM program coordinator as soon as requirements are met.

Internship

The SM internship is the capstone course for all SM majors. Students participating in an internship will undertake the 400 hour on-the-job training experience (typically the summer prior to the senior year). Advisors assist students in identifying internship opportunities, but each student is required to secure his or her own internship. Securing a host organization outside North Dakota or the United States is not only possible but encouraged.

Agencies where students have completed internships include the United States Olympic Committee, Cal Ripken Baseball, U.S. Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation (Japan, Hawaii, Germany, Spain and Guantanamo Bay), Charlotte Bobcats, Minnesota Twins, Fargo Parks and Recreation and the Philadelphia Flyers, to name a few.

Sample Curriculum

General Education Requirements

Credits

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First Year Experience

  HD&E 189 - Skills for Academic Success

1

Communication

  COMM 110 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking

3

  ENGL 110, 120 - College Composition I, II

3, 3

  ENGL 320 - Business and Professional Writing

3

Quantitative Reasoning

3

Science & Technology

  CSCI 116 - Business Use of Computers

4

  Science and Technology Electives

6

Humanities & Fine Arts

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences

  PSYC 111 - Introduction to Psychology

3

  SOC 110 - Introduction to Sociology

3

Wellness

  HNES 100 - Concepts of Fitness and Activities

2

Cultural Diversity

-

Global Perspective

-

Total

40

Major Requirements

Credits

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COMM 200 - Intro to Media Writing

3

HNES 190 - Intro to Sport & Recreation Studies

3

HNES 196 - Field Experience

1

HNES 200 - Principles of Nutrition

3

HNES 210 - First Aid and CPR

2

HNES 224 - Event Management in Sport

3

HNES 326 - Recreation Programming

3

HNES 426 - Sports and Recreation Administration

3

HNES 427 - Leisure & Society

3

HNES 429 - Sport and Recreation Internship

12

HNES 430 - Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Sport

3

HNES 431 - Governance in Sports

3

HNES 491 - Seminar

1

HDFS 230 - Life Span Development or
       PSYC 250 - Introduction to Psychology

3

PHIL/RELS 210 - Ethics or
       PHIL 216 -Business Ethics

3

Total

49

Minor(s) & Electives

33

Curriculum Total

122

This sample curriculum is not intended to serve as a curriculum guide for current students, but rather an example of course offerings for prospective students. For the curriculum requirements in effect at the time of entrance into a program, consult with an academic advisor or with the Office of Registration and Records.

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Contact Information

Robert Dirk, Academic Advisor
College of Human Development and Education
North Dakota State University
Dept 2600, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-9848 / Fax: (701) 231-7174
Email:Robert.A.Dirk@ndsu.edu
Web: www.ndsu.edu/hde/

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Department of Health, Nutrition and Exercise Sciences
North Dakota State University
Dept 2620, PO Box 6050
Fargo, ND 58108-6050

Tel: (701) 231-7810 / Fax: (701) 231-8872
Web: http://www.ndsu.edu/hnes/sports_and_recreation_leadership_studies/

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Last Updated: Tuesday, August 26, 2014 11:13:05 AM