Hands-on experiential learning opportunities that combine course theory and practicum to prepare students to enter the competitive work space of sport management
The Sport Management major at Tusculum prepares students for employment and/or graduate level study in sport management and combines knowledge and skills required for leaders in athletics, sports, recreation, and fitness via experiential and active learning opportunities.
Students learn about the trends and future direction of the sport industry and the importance of networking. Classes also delve into the value of building one’s own brand, and students work on their résumés and participate in mock interviews. They also learn that to be successful in the industry, they need to understand behind-the-scenes elements – from concession stands, to sponsorships, legal and financial matter and security management to leading a whole stadium operation.
Requirements include 75 hours of clinical experience, which is primarily accomplished assisting the Tusculum athletic department. Students also have to complete a 400-hour internship. The goal is for students to have found an area of interest by the time they are ready for their internship so they can dedicate additional time to that profession as a precursor for finding employment after graduation.
The Sport Management program at Tusculum University prepares students for careers within the sport management industry through courses designed and structured to apply theoretical concepts to practical and realistic scenarios they will encounter within their careers.
In addition to practical scenarios within the classroom, students must also gain work experience within the field through internships and clinical experiences. Students also have the opportunity to attend networking conferences with faculty designed to introduce them to and gain exposure with sport management professionals in various sectors of the industry.
Students within the Sport Management program at Tusculum University get involved as engaged members within their community through volunteer opportunities such as coaching in local youth leagues, volunteering at events such as Tusculum’s Old Oak Festival, and completing service projects at various local sites during Nettie Day.
Students are offered various perspectives and worldviews through the classroom and experiential learning opportunities within the Sport Management program at Tusculum University that create informed, prepared, and empathetic citizens of the world. Their civic and professional experiences expand their knowledge, grow their understanding of other cultures and give them greater appreciation of challenges other people face
The Bachelor Science in sport management is accredited by the Accreditation Council of Business Schools and Programs.