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College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Foundations, Leadership and Administration

300 White Hall
Tel: 330-672-2012


The Sport Administration major prepares students for careers in the sport industry through a balanced academic program and numerous practical experiences. Students complete a core group of courses developed to exceed accreditation guidelines, and all students are required to complete the business minor. The curricular balance of sport, business and sociological courses along with three required practical experiences make the program of study one that is cutting edge compared to other programs within the state of Ohio and across the country. 

Career Opportunities

Upon completion of the major, students will have the opportunity to pursue numerous career paths in the sport industry including managing sport programs at all levels (youth, high school, collegiate, and professional), facility management, event planning, sport marketing and public relations.

Admission Requirements

Students admitted to the College of Education, Health, and Human Services as freshmen must have been fully admitted to the university. Admission to the college does not guarantee admission to a major and/or admission to professional coursework for a selective admission program.

The sport administration program, requires a 2.500 high school GPA for entering freshmen. Students who do not meet the GPA requirements of their intended major may enroll as EHHS General until which time they have the required GPA.
Students must have a 2.500 GPA overall to be accepted into both the sport administration major and business minor.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 121 credit hours, minimum 39 upper-division credit hours. Minimum 2.500 major and cumulative GPA. Minimum 2.500 cumulative GPA to  declare business minor. Business minor and 2.500 minor GPA required for graduation.

Study Abroad/Away Opportunities

There are many study abroad/away opportunities, for more information contact the Office of Global Education.

Program Fee


Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (59 credits)  Courses count in major GPA 
Type Course Title Credits
  SPAD 15000 Introduction to Sport Administration 2
DD   25000 Sport in Society 3
ELR   25092 Practicum I in Sport Administration 1
    35021 Governance in Sport 3
    35025 Facility Management 3
WIC   35065

History and Philosophy of Sport*
History and Current Issues in Collegiate Athletics
ELR   35092 Practicum II in Sport Administration 1
    45021 Organization and Administration of Athletics 3
    45022 Event Planning and Production 3
    45023 Sport Marketing 3
    45024 Sport in Global Perspective 3
    45026 Sport and the Media 3
    45027 Public Relations and Promotion in Sport 3
WIC   45030 Sport Enterprise* 3
    45032 Sales Management in Sport and Entertainment 3
    45091 Seminar for Internship Preparation 1
ELR   45092 Internship in Sport Administration 12
    46080 Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  BMRT 21004 Introduction to Business Statistics (3)  
  MATH 10041 Elementary Probability and Statistics (3)  
  MIS 24056 Fundamentals of Business Statistics (3)  
Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
KSS ECON 22060 Principles of Microeconomics 3
KAD   22061 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
  FIN 36053 Business Finance 3
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing 3
  MIS 24053 Introduction to Computer Applications 3
    24163 Principles of Management 3
Type Course Title Credits
KFA ARCH 10001 Understanding Architecture 3
KAD COMM 15000 Introduction to Human Communication 3
KMC MATH 11009 Modeling Algebra 4
PHIL 21001 Introduction to Ethics 3


General Psychology (3)
Introduction to Sociology (3)
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Composition 6-8
  Kent Core Humanities or Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 3
  General Electives 9


*A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in either SPAD 35065 or SPAD 45030 to fulfill writing-intensive requirement.