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Sport Administration (BS)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2011 - Spring 2012 catalog year. For more
information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Bachelor of Science in Sport Administration

Major: SPAD

Degree: BS

Unit: College of Education and Human Development

Department: HSS

Admission Requirements: Students must complete SPAD 281 and SPAD 284 with a grade of "C" or better ("C-" will NOT
count). Students must complete 45 credit hours or more and earn a cumulative GPA of 2.25 or higher to apply for the SPAD
major.

Degree Requirements: A minimum of 123 credit hours with an overall GPA of 2.25 is required including a minimum of 50
credit hours at the 300 level. A grade of "D" will NOT be accepted in SPAD courses.

Type Hours

General Education requirements 34

Program Requirements

HSS 181 Academic Orientation 1

HSS 101-167 Physical Education Activity Courses 2

HSS 184 Healthy Lifestyles I


OR HSS 310, Healthy Lifestyles II 3
OR HSS 293 Social & Psyc Apects of Physical Activity

Total 6

Admission Courses in Sport Administration

Type Hours

SPAD 281 Principles of Sport Administration 3

SPAD 284 Issues and Ethics in Sport 3

Core Courses in Sport Administration

Type Hours

SPAD 382 Organizational Behavior in Sport 3


SPAD 383 Sport Marketing 3

SPAD 390 Sport Governance 3

SPAD 391 Sociology of Sport 3

SPAD 401 Career Development in Sport Admin 1

SPAD 402 Cooperative Internship in Sport Admin 8

SPAD 404 Financial Principles in Sport 3

SPAD 405 Sport Facility Management 3

SPAD 489 Legal Aspects of Sport 3

SPAD 490 Senior Seminar in Sport Business 3

Total 33

Choose 9 hours of SPAD electives:

SPAD 360 Administration of Intramural Activities 3

SPAD 480 Athletics in Higher Education 3

SPAD 509 International Sport 3

SPAD 524 Management of Professional Baseball 3

SPAD 525 Sport Event Management 3

SPAD 529 American Woman in Sports 3

SPAD 530 Sport promotion and Publicity 3

SPAD 561 Special Topics in Sport Administration 3

Total 9

Electives (consult advisor) 35

Minimum Total 123

SPAD majors are strongly encouraged to complete a minor. Suggested minors include: Business Administration,
Communication, Community Health, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Equine Business, Exercise Science, Finance and
Management.