Sports Management

 
 
 

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PROGRAM OVERVIEW

A Sports Management minor at Morningside University will equip you with what you need to thrive in the dynamic and competitive field of sports management. Whether you're passionate about becoming a trainer, team manager, a sports marketer, or a facility director, our comprehensive curriculum and hands-on learning opportunities are designed to allow you to blend sports management theories and concepts with whatever major you may choose.

Degrees

Sports Management

Minor

A Great Fit For

  • People who enjoy communicating with and working with others.
  • Individuals interested in a career with variety.
  • Those interested in a career with a relationship to sports.
  • Anyone who enjoys critical thinking, research, and idea generation.

THE MORNINGSIDE DIFFERENCE

Hands On Experience

Benefit from Morningside’s affiliation with the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the 28 varsity sports offered on campus, as well as the professional teams located in Sioux City.

Research Opportunities

Work with faculty to dig into projects or ideas that fit for your goals and interests while also developing leadership skills through co-curricular activities.

Travel & Networking

You may have the opportunity to travel regional, nationally, and even internationally for professional conferences, industry field trips, or May Term courses. Travel grants and special scholarship eligibility may be available.

FEATURED COURSES

REQUIRED

A general overview of the theory and techniques of coaching interscholastic athletics. Emphasis is placed on ways to assist and motivate individuals and teams to improve their skills and performance. In addition, students in this course gain a thorough understanding of ethical behavior, rights and responsibilities of coaches and athletes, and standards of professional practice. Some models of coaching for sports will be included.

REQUIRED

This course will introduce students to the field of sports administration. Some of the topics include personnel, budget, scheduling, contracts, legal issues and ethical issues of the sport industry.

REQUIRED

Students will become familiar with successful marketing and promotional campaigns in the sport industry. Some of the topics include sponsorships, merchandising, fundraising and target markets.

ELECTIVE

Principles and practice of public relations in commercial and non-commercial fields; publicity and promotion campaigns emphasized.

MEET THE FACULTY

Kathryn Burford

Head Athletic Trainer

Kathryn’s Profile

RELATED MAJORS & MINORS

Still looking for the right fit? Here are some additional program options that we think might interest you or are often paired with this program. You can also view the programs page to keep exploring your options.

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Business Administration

English

Marketing

WHY STUDY AT MORNINGSIDE?

13:1

student:faculty ratio so you’re assured a quality education focused on you

99%

employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation

65+

majors & pre-professional programs available

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