What will I learn with a Sports Management Degree?

The Sports Management degree prepares students for positions in the athletic world, including
athletic administration, sport/recreational facility management, coaching and event management.
Students will explore the theories and principles of management from a Christian perspective as applied
to sport programs and facilities.

Barclay College’s well-rounded Sports Management program will prepare you to excel in your
chosen area. You’ll learn to apply the principles of business to the sports industry- all through the lens of
a biblical worldview.

What will a faith-based college offer me that is unique in this program?

When you have completed this program, you will be able to…

  1. Demonstrate and apply knowledge of sport management concepts and principles required
    to be a successful sport management professional.
  2. Exhibit Christian character and socially responsible leadership in the field of sport
    management.
  3. Apply critical thinking and reasoning skills reflective of Christian values as a sports
    management professional.
  4. Display capable communication skills orally and in writing as a sports management
    professional in various sports settings.

What can I do with a Sports Management degree?

Sports is a multi-billion dollar industry in the United States that continues to grow. Job possibilities include: athletic administration, sport/recreational facility management, coaching, event management, Health Clubs, Athletic Sales, Sports Marketing, Public Relations, YMCAs, Boys and Girls Clubs, city and county recreation agencies.

Course Requirements

Bachelor of Science: Sports Management

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Bible and Ministry Requirements*: (must earn a 2.5 GPA; no more than one D grade allowed)

29 hrs

Bible Concentration:

20 hrs

BI205 Bible Study Methods

3

NT102 New Testament Survey

3

OT101 Old Testament Survey

3

TH300 Teachings of Friends

3

TH302 Doctrine of Holiness

2

OT Elective (OT252, 322, 333, or 351)

3

NT Elective (NT211, 241, 362, or 356)

3

Foundations for Ministry:

9 hrs

CM104 Personal Evangelism Seminar

1

MI208 Intercultural Ministry

3

SL101 Spiritual Formation I

3

WA101 Introduction to Worship

2

General Education Requirements:

34 hrs

Communication

9 hrs

EN100 College Writing

3

EN200 Research and Writing

3

SP200 Fundamentals of Speech

3

Humanities

8 hrs

LI200 Introduction to Literature

3

PH100 Critical Thinking

2

PH205 Introduction to Philosophy

3

Social and Behavioral Sciences

6 hrs

PY100 General Psychology

3

Social Science Elective

3

Science and Mathematics

8 hrs

Math Elective

3

NS206 Anatomy and Physiology + Lab

5

Additional Requirements

7 hrs

BC199 Orientation for Success at BC

1

3 hours chosen from literature (LI), Juniors Global (JG), or social sciences

3

Unrestricted electives (students often fulfill these hours, partially or completely, through 1-hr courses, such as sports or music lessons)

3

Sports Management Courses: (must earn a 2.5 GPA; no D grades allowed)

56 hrs

Business Requirements

15 hrs

BA103 Personal Finance

3

BA105 Introduction to Business

3

BA213 Accounting I

3

BA387 Principles of Marketing

3

CM401 Conflict Management

3

41 hrs

SR100? Team Sports

2

SR100? Individual and Dual Sports

2

SR204 Recreational Leadership

3

SR216 Elements of Athletic Training

3

SR200? Introduction to Sports Management

3

SR200? Sports Officiating/Scorebook

3

SR200? Team Building and Teamwork

3

SR300? Sports Facilities and Event Management

3

SR300? Sports Public Relations

3

SR300? Leadership the Wooden Way

3

SR302 Philosophy of Coaching

3

SR322 Lifetime Wellness

3

SR402 Senior Forum

1

SR409 Internship

3

SR427 Character Dev. Through Sports and Rec.

3

Additional Bible/Theology:

2 hrs

TH205 Basic Beliefs

2

In my Sports Management classes, I learned things that are very applicable to my life as a teacher and coach. Having the support from the faculty and staff played a huge role in where I am today.”

Cole Hibler

2018, B.S. Sports Management
Basketball Coach, Chisholm High School
Enid, Oklahoma

Have questions about Sports Management?

Larry Lewis

Chair of Sports Management

M.S. Wichita State University
B.S. Friends University
B.S. Fort Wayne Bible College

Career Outlook

* According to The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)

$33K-$71K

The yearly wage earned by most recreation directors
According to PayScale.com as of 2019

+8%

Higher demand for recreation workers*
Between 2018 and 2028

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