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Sport Management

Gain knowledge of and experience in the ever-changing sports industry. As a kinesiology and sport management major with a specialization in sport management, you'll learn bout the business of sport and gain marketable skills that will serve you throughout your career.

Why Study Sport Management?

As a sport management major at USD, you will engage in interactive projects and activities that will prepare you with the skills and experiences you need to succeed in the rapidly-changing sport industry. Here you will find a variety of experiential learning opportunities like internships managing a sports facility or creating promotional events for a sports team. Our program provides students a broad base of knowledge, applicable to organizations at every level (e.g., local recreational leagues-professional teams).

Become a leader and find your career in the intercollegiate or professional sports world as a sport management major at USD.


Degrees & Offerings

Kinesiology & Sport Management: Sport Management (B.S.)

Major with Specialization
  Vermillion Main Campus and Online

Our sport management specialization focuses on the expanding business of athletics, sport entertainment and business. The curriculum will prepare you for careers in sport event management, intercollegiate athletics, minor league sports, sport facility management, and sport marketing and promotions, among other paths.

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Sport Management

Minor
  Vermillion Main Campus

The sport management minor is a great option for students interested in the sport industry. You'll take classes like Sport Facility & Event Management and Organization/Administration of Kinesiology and Sport Management as you develop a foundation in this area.

Program Details

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Kinesiology & Sport Management

The Division of Kinesiology & Sport Management offers some of the most popular programs at USD. Home to state-of-the-art technology and nationally-recognized faculty, our division provides students with the networking connections, resources and research opportunities they need to progress in or launch careers in the business and science of movement and sport.

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Gain Professional Experience  

USD provides you with real-world experiences that help you stand out when it's time to find a career.

Through our internship program, you'll gain hundreds of hours of real-world experience. Our students have gained experience at sites around the country, including Creighton University Athletic Department, Iowa Sports Foundation, James Madison University Athletic Department, Milwaukee Milkmen Minor League Baseball and the Rapid City Parks & Recreation. You can also volunteer with organizations across the state of South Dakota. USD's kinesiology and sport management program has a large network of alumni working in the sports industry; we have the connections to help you get where you want to be.

Hear from a USD Alum

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The Kinesiology and Sport Management program at USD was instrumental in giving me real life management skills that carried over into my career. The program challenges you to understand and retain the knowledge of subject areas rather than simply achieving a letter grade. The collaboration and hands on experience helps you discover skills and traits you might not have known you had.

Michael Bartos

B.S. Kinesiology and Sport Management, Sport Management '18
President & CEO, Waukee Area Chamber of Commerce

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