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Sport Management (B.S.)

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within the sport industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills needed for careers with professional sport teams and leagues, intercollegiate athletics, sport facility and event management companies, sport marketing agencies, and other sport-related businesses.

Sport Management (B.S.)


Description


What is Sport Management at ODU like?

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within the sport industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills needed for careers with professional sport teams and leagues, intercollegiate athletics, sport facility and event management companies, sport marketing agencies, and other sport-related businesses.

Program Highlights


What makes Sport Management at ODU unique?

  • Acquire knowledge and skills needed for success in the sport industry

  • Gain experience through field-based coursework and internships

  • Network with local and national sport business leaders

  • Develop leadership skills through involvement with the sport management majors’ club

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Sales Representatives, Services, All Other

$63,050

MEDIAN SALARY


All services sales representatives not listed separately.

Search Marketing Strategists

$91,080

MEDIAN SALARY


Employ search marketing tactics to increase visibility and engagement with content, products, or services in Internet-enabled devices or interfaces. Examine search query behaviors on general or specialty search engines or other Internet-based content. Analyze research, data, or technology to understand user intent and measure outcomes for ongoing optimization.

Business Operations Specialists, All Other

$75,740

MEDIAN SALARY


All business operations specialists not listed separately.

Social and Community Service Managers

$70,530

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.

Employers


Graduates from this major have gone to work at

Old Dominion University Athletics, Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, Gwinnett Stripers Baseball Club, Hampton Roads Soccer Council, Southside Boys and Girls Club of Virginia, ODU Sports Properties

Courses


What are some courses offered in Sport Management at ODU?

SMGT 414:
Sport Marketing


Course will examine competitive market strategies as they apply to the sport industry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between sport products and sport markets, the communication mix, market research, and the role of strategic planning for business sponsorship. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better and junior standing.

SMGT 450W:
Ethics and Morality in Sport


This writing intensive course offers an introduction to ethics and morality within the context of sports. It examines the values of sport and the basis for ethical decision making. Readings, case studies and class discussion are used to explore the moral significance of sport. This course is designed to foster critical thinking skills and to improve written and verbal communication skills through analysis of philosophical and ethical issues associated with sport. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and Junior standing.

SMGT 421:
Legal Aspects in Recreation and Sport Management


This course presents an overview of the increasing effect the law is having on amateur athletics, professional sports and recreation programs. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better and junior standing.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Sport Management at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Sport Management should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

For admission to the Sport Management program


GPA:

Overall GPA of 2.0 or higher; Major GPA of 2.0 or higher


Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


I like this program. What are the next steps?

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LECTURER


Name:

Michelle Redmond PhD


Location:

2020 STUDENT RECREATION CTR, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-3354


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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