Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology
UCM has developed and positioned 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. In fact, the graduate program in Sport Management has experienced a growth rate of 300% over the last six years. The UCM Sport Management program has a diverse group of faculty with a rich and varied background of teaching and professional experience in the field.
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.