B.S. in Sport Management Curriculum Changes

The main changes to the Sport Management major are as follows.


  • Sport Management classes receive new course prefixes (SM instead of HPS) and numbering.
  • Courses Related to Program of Study: SM 2200 (History and Contemporary Aspects of Sport) and ECON 2100 (Principles of Microeconomics) replace IS 2200 and COM 2129.
  • Sport Management Core: SM 3300 (Event Management), SM 4200 (Facility Management), SM 4300 (Sponsorship and Fundraising in Sport) replace HPS 3370, MKTG 3100, and MKTG 4870.
  • Instead of choosing from 4 prescribed concentration areas, students following the 2013 curriculum will complete 18 credit hours of Sport Management Electives.
    • Students may use a maximum of 6 credit hours HPS 1000-level activity courses in this area.
    • Students should choose at least one Marketing course as a Sport Management Elective.
    • In addition to the final Senior Internship, students may take SM 3398 Internship for credit in this area.
    • For any 3000-4000 level course taken in the Coles College of Business, students will need to apply for an override with the Coles Advising Center: http://coles.kennesaw.edu  
  • Senior Seminar: Prior to enrolling in SM 4900 Senior Seminar, students must complete all 2000-level and 3000-level non-elective Sport Management courses. This includes: SM 2100, SM 2200, SM 2300, SM 2400, ACCT 2100, ECON 2100, SM 3100, SM 3200, SM 3300, SM 3400, SM 3500. SM 4900 Senior Seminar should be completed in the semester directly preceding the semester in which the student plans to complete SM 4950 Senior Internship.
  • Senior Internship: SM 4950 Senior Internship is a 12 credit hour internship experience and is designed to be completed in a student’s final semester. Students must complete SM 4900 Senior Seminar and accumulate 90+ credit hours prior to enrolling in the internship.





Q. Which curriculum do I follow?
A. Students matriculating Fall 2013 or later will follow the Fall 2013 catalog. Students who matriculate Summer 2013 or earlier may choose to follow the Fall 2013 catalog or stay on their current catalog.


Q. I am not required to switch to the Fall 2013 checksheet, but would it benefit me to do so?
A. It depends on how far along you are in the current curriculum. Most students who have not yet completed Area F (Courses Related to Program of Study) will benefit by switching to the 2013 curriculum.


Q. I am sticking with the pre-2013 curriculum. Which classes should I take to finish my degree requirements?
Please refer to the attached Course Equivalents table below. Every course in the pre-2013 curriculum has an equivalent course in the 2013 curriculum.


Q. Do I need to take activity courses?

No. Due to curriculum changes and on-going construction in activity class spaces, activity class offereings (as HPE 1000-level one-hour classes) are limited. Contact your advisor for substitutions of activity course hours. We will substitute any sport management related courses.


Course Equivalencies

Old Course Number

2013 Course Number

HPS 2200 Intro to Sport Management

SM 2100 Intro to Sport Management

HPS 2220 Legal Aspects of Sport

SM 2300 Legal Aspects of Sport

HPS 2222 Sports Information

SM 2400 Sports Information & Media

HPS 3100 Sociological/Psychological Aspects

SM 3100 Sports Sociology & Psychology

HPS 3370 Sport Facility & Event Management

SM 3300 Sport Event Management

HPS 3390 Leadership in Sport Org

SM 3200 Leadership/Mgmt of Sport Org.

HPS 3777 Economics of Sport

SM 4700 Sports Economics

HPS 3888 Budget & Finance in Sport

SM 4800 Sports Finance

HPS 4710 Senior Sport Mgmt Seminar

SM 4900 Senior Seminar in Sport Mgmt

HPS 4950 Sport Management Internship

SM 4950 Senior Internship in Sport Mgmt

HPS 3333 Sports Broadcasting

SM 3600 Sports Broadcasting

HPS 3500 Foundations of Recreation

SM 3900 Foundations of Recreation & Leisure

HPS 3700 Recreation Programming

SM 4200 Recreation Programming

HPS 3900 Commercial Rec & Tourism

SM 4300 Commercial Rec & Tourism

HPS 3050 Coaching Principles

HPE 3050 Coaching Principles

HPS 1050 – 1830 Activity Courses

To be assigned by HPE Dept




General Education Curriculum (45 hours)

(see KSU Undergraduate Catalog)


Lower Division Major Requirements (Area F) (18 Credit Hours)

SM 2100 Introduction to Sport Management
SM 2200 History and Contemporary Aspects of Sport
SM 2300 Legal Aspects of Sport
SM 2400 Sports Information and Media
ACCT 2100 Intro to Fin Acct
ECON 2100 Principles of Microeconomics


Upper Division Major Requirements
Sport Management Core (36 Credit Hours)

SM 3100 Sports Sociology and Psychology
SM 3200 Leadership and Management of Sport Organizations
SM 3300 Sport Event Management
SM 3400 Sport Facility Design and Management
SM 3500 Sponsorship and Fundraising in Sport
SM 4700 Sports Economics
SM 4800 Sports Finance
SM 4900 Senior Seminar in Sport Management
SM 4950 Senior Internship in Sport Management


Sport Management Electives (18 Credit Hours):

Select 18 hours from the following courses, at least 9 hours must be from courses at the 3000-level or above*

*(At least one Sport Management Elective must be in Marketing)
ACCT 2200 Intro to Man Acct
BLAW 2200 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
COM 2129 Pubic Speaking
COM 2135 Writing for Public Com
COM 3310 Concepts in New Media
COM 3330 News Report & Writ
COM 3335 Public Rel Principles
COM 3340 Digital Media Production
COM 3375 Public Relations Writing
COM 4420 Advanced Media Writing
COM 4430 Media Management
ECON 2200 Prin of Macroeconomics
ECON 4550 The Economics of Strategy
ES 3100 Group Exercise Leadership
ES 3900 Physiology of Exercise I
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance
HPE 3050 Coaching Principles
HPE 3060 Advanced Coaching Methodology: Basketball and Volleyball
HPE 3070 Advanced Coaching Methodology: Soccer and Tennis
HPE 3080 Advanced Coaching Methodology: Softball and Baseball
HPE 3395 Coaching Practicum
HPE 1000-level Activity courses (6 hours maximum)
MGT 3100 Management and Behavioral Sciences
MGT 4700 Hospitality Management
MKTG 3100 Intro to Marketing
MKTG 3800 Entertainment Marketing
MKTG 4150 Consumer Behavior
MKTG 4410 Professional Selling
MKTG 4650 Advertising
MKTG 4670 Promotional Strategy
MKTG 4750 Advanced Selling
MKTG 4870 Sport Marketing
MKTG 4880 Hospitality and Tourism Marketing
SM 3398 Internship
SM 3600 Sports Broadcasting
SM 3700 International Sport Governance
SM 3900 Foundations of Recreation and Leisure
SM 4200 Recreation Programing
SM 4300 Commercial Rec and Tourism
SM 4400 Directed Study
SM 4490 Special Topics in Sport Management
SM 4600 Research Methods in Sport Management


Free Electives (6 Credit Hours)