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Sport Management

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The Sport Management Certificate Program provides students with an introduction to the sport industry from both an academic and practical perspective. Through completion of several classes offered by the Department Exercise and Sports Studies, along with several interdisciplinary classes, students are given the rudiments necessary for further study in the field, as well as providing career preparation (strategic management, organizational leadership and change, marketing and sales tactics, fundamental research, creative problem solving, etc.).


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(805) 893-2146

Required Classes

Required Interdisciplinary Courses:

1) (Choose one)ECON 1, ECON 2,ECON 3A, ECON 9
2) (Choose one)COMM 1, SOC 1, PSY 1
3) (Choose one)COMM 87, PSTAT 5A, PSTAT 109, PSY 5, HS AP STATS

Required ESS Courses:

ESS 100Research, Inquiry & Entrepreneurship in Exercise & Sport
ESS 130Sport Administration
ESS 131 or ESS 132Sport & Exercise Psychology or Sport Sociology
ESS 140Sport Management
ESS 160
Current Issues in Sport Management


ESS 193Internship in Exercise Science, Physical Education & Sport
(internship is not required, but encouraged)