Program Information

The admissions requirements for this program include an undergraduate degree, a cumulative 3.0 GPA supported by undergraduate transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a resume and personal statement of intent. Students with an overall undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 will be required to provide GRE or GMAT scores. Significant work experience in a related field may be considered to supplement these requirements. The sport management program director can answer any questions concerning admission requirements.

This course provides students the opportunity to examine in-depth, unique areas of need in the field of sport management including human resource management, risk assessments, public relations, educational settings and not-for-profit organizations with an eye toward forming the foundation for future issue identification and areas for further study.

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Expand their intellectual understanding of unique areas of interest in sport management.
  • Identify issues and the knowledge, skills and abilities needed to be applied in those areas.
  • Analyze relationships that exist in sport management settings.
  • Propose and apply solutions to address issues in sport.

This course will provide students with an understanding of computers for use in conducting research in a sport setting using a statistical software package (SPSS). Students will develop a fundamental understanding of the use of computers for management applications and be able to integrate these applications to actual sport related activities.

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Use statistical analysis to describe and summarize data.
  • Perform statistical hypothesis testing.
  • Examine and model the relationship between variables.
  • Present statistical data and analysis in professional documents using common business software.

This course focuses on sport as social and cultural phenomena using sociological concepts and critical thinking to investigate such issues as how sport and sport participation affect our lives and how sport impacts our ideas about masculinity, femininity, class inequality, race and ethnicity, work, fun, achievement, competition, individualism, aggression and violence and how sport is connected with important spheres of social life in societies.

Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to:

  • Learn to use the tools needed to think in an informed and critical way about sport in society.
  • Understand sport in terms that go beyond performance statistics and competitive outcomes and deal with issues of power and power relations in society.
  • Develop an awareness of how sport and sport participation impact the lives of individuals and groups in asociety.
  • Learn what is needed to make informed choices about sport and sport participation in connection with our lives and the lives of others in our families and communities.

Depending upon undergraduate record, students may be asked to complete some foundation courses in Niagara’s College of Business Administration.