Bachelor of Science Degree
UCM has an undergraduate degree in Sport Management that meets the demands of the profession and exceeds the expectations of students. The Sport Management degree, developed and administered by the Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology, puts emphasis on effective and successful sport management principles and applications, rather than business concepts applied to sport. Graduates will leave the program well-prepared to pursue career goals as well as additional academic training.
About the Program
The UCM undergraduate Sport Management degree offers outstanding experiential learning opportunities. Being established in a strategically favorable geographic location, UCM is close to many sport management agencies and practicing professionals. Students have ready access to many high school and college teams as well as hundreds of independently owned sport-oriented businesses. Students will obtain "real-world" experiences from many of their classes and related experiences. Opportunities to work within sport organizations or interact with agency representatives in a class session, seminar, or workshop will not only assist students in what they know, but also facilitate professional networking. Sport Management faculty members provide personal attention to students in a way that students not only enjoy the educational journey, but also will advance toward a meaningful career after graduation.
Students with a desire to study abroad have a variety of opportunities available through the University of Central Missouri. New Zealand and the United Kingdom have opportunities in Sport Management. Students interested in this opportunity are encouraged to visit the International Center (Ward Edwards 1200) and with their major advisor to determine classes compatible with University and major course requirements.
Sport Management jobs, particularly in the Kansas City area, have shown an increase of some 24% since 2008. Not only in Kansas City, but elsewhere around the country, Sport Management jobs include working within professional sports agencies, youth sport organizations, university, college, and high school athletic departments, and a host of related community based health and recreation agencies and programs. Overall, job placement at the University of Central Missouri has been consistently better than peer institutions. UCM's six-month job-placement rate for all combined undergraduates is 94 percent, and, reflecting our excellent financial support packages, our students benefit from one of the lowest student-debt ratios in the state.
There are several scholarships available to Sport Management majors in addition to scholarships and aid available to all eligible UCM students. Please enquire with the Department Chair (Dr. Mike Godard) at (660) 543-4256 about applications for additional scholarships available to Sport Management Majors.
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Department of Nutrition