The sport and wellness management major is designed to prepare students for a variety of career opportunities available in the sport and wellness industry in corporate or community settings. Wellness counseling, personal fitness/performance training, recreation/athletic director, sports marketing, sports media, and sports facility management are among the many possible career fields available to the sport and wellness management graduate.

Requirements total a minimum of 54 hours. Students must complete 26 hours of sport and wellness management core curriculum including 16 hours of human performance and wellness, four hours of biology, three hours of English, and three hours of psychology, in addition to choosing an emphasis in sport management or health and wellness.  Up to ten of the required hours may be used to meet general education requirements. 

Program Outcomes:

Students completing a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sport and Wellness Management will be able to:

  • demonstrate content knowledge
  • evidence Christian values and ethical decision making in their professional and personal lives
  • demonstrate interpersonal skills and behavior for professional interactions
  • demonstrate the skills necessary to gain employment in their field
  • demonstrate Christ-centered thinking and action
Sport and Wellness Core
Human Performance and Wellness Courses
HS 165Responding to Emergencies and Sport Safety Training3
HPW 180Introduction to Health and Wellness May be used to fulfill a general education requirement3
HPW 190Foundations of Human Performance and Wellness3
HPW 228XSport and Wellness Psychology May be used to fulfill a general education requirement3
HPW 334Management of Sport and Wellness3
HPW 490Seminar in Human Performance and Wellness1
Biology Course
Select one of the following options:4-8
Survey of Human Anatomy and Physiology May be used to fulfill a general education requirement
OR Human Anatomy I & II
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
English Course
ENG 210XBusiness Communication3
Psychology Course
PSY 140Introduction to Psychology May be used to fulfill a general education requirement3
Select one emphasis28-34
Total Hours54-64

Sport Management Emphasis

BUS 111Principles of Management3
BUS 113Principles of Marketing3
BUS 115Human Resources Management3
BUS 221Principles of Accounting I3
COM 140Introduction to Public Relations3
HPW 320Sports Operations3
HPW 430Sports Law and Ethics3
HPW 446Field Internship3
Select one of the following:3
Organizational Behavior
Compensation and Benefits
Management of Change
Nonprofit Financial Management
Select one of the following:3
Mass Communication
Social and Interactive Media Strategies
Digital Storytelling
Total Hours30

Health and Wellness Emphasis

HPWA 204Advanced Weight Training1
HPW 220Practicum in Sport and Wellness Management3
HPW 224Team Sports3
HPW 446Field Internship6-12
HS 201Physiology of Exercise3
HS 202Nutrition May be used to fulfill a general education requirement3
HS 251Kinesiology3
PSY 220Interpersonal Skills Training3
Choose one:3
Principles of Management
Principles of Marketing
Human Resources Management
Principles of Accounting I
Total Hours28-34