Business. Ministry. Sports. 

Sport Management

Bachelor’s
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Study sport management at NGU and become a force of inspiration – personally, professionally, even spiritually.

#1
Ranked Sport Mgmt. Degree
NGU topped 2019’s list of “Top 30 Bachelor’s in Sport Management Degree Programs” (SportManagementDegrees.com)
600
Hours of Experience
Rise above the competition and complete a 600-hour internship with an athletic organization of your choice. Practice makes perfect, after all!
3
Personalized Concentrations
Business. Ministry. Coaching. Choose one of three concentrations and tailor your studies to fit your career goals.

Impact Through Athletics

In the office, on the field, or at the gym – your love of sports is just the beginning.

From major sport franchises to remote mission fields. Through business, ministry, or coaching. Countless careers thrive within the world of sports. Whatever your passion, pursue it through Bachelor of Science in Sport Management at North Greenville University.

This degree program features three concentration options:

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sport Management?

A bachelor’s degree in sport management opens up diverse career options in the sports industry. You can work in sports marketing, event management, or as a sports agent.

This degree equips you with skills in sports business, making you an asset in areas like professional sports teams, sports agencies, event planning companies, and sports facilities management. Your passion for sports can turn into a rewarding profession.

Athletic Director

Event Coordinator

Sports Agent

Sports Facility Manager

Sports Marketing Specialist

Sports Media Relations Specialist

Experience Learning On and Off the Field

NGU Sporting Events

In the world of sports, experience equals knowledge. Gain both as you work game-day operations for over 50 on-campus sporting events. Then dig even deeper as you personally manage 28 sport-related functions at NGU. This is hands-on learning at its finest. 

The Greatest Internship of All Time

You get out what you put in. So, put in your best! Complete an intensive 600+ hour internship with an athletic organization of your choice. 16 weeks. 40 hours. One goal – to prepare yourself for a successful career in sport management. 

Personalized Career Prep

Organize and produce a live sporting event. Develop a sport-centered professional business plan. Create and implement a sports ministry league for a church. Lead a coaching workshop at NGU. Even coach an actual sporting event on campus. After all, the world of sports thrives on practice. 

Sport Beside Experienced & Faithful Managers

Fred Battenfield, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
Jeff Briggs, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
Donovan Nelson, EdD
Department Chair, Sport Management

A Strong Approach to Studying Sports

Sport Management Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • Intro to Sport Management
  • Concepts of Physical Fitness and Wellness
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Physical Science
  • Psychology and Sociology of Sport
Sport Management Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Principles of Accounting
  • Into to Information Technology
  • Sport Economics
  • History and Philosophy of Sport
  • Sport Organization and Administration
Sport Management Year 3

Year 3 Sample Courses

  • Sport Law
  • Sport Communications
  • Sport Emergency Management
  • Sport Finance and Fundraising
  • Sport Liability and Risk Control
  • Sport Facility Design and Management
Sport Management Year 4

Year 4 Sample Courses

  • Media Technology
  • Sport Ethics
  • Sport Marketing, Sales, and Promotions
  • Event Management & Funding
  • Directed Internship in Sport Management

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Sport Management Program?

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Donovan Nelson, EdD

Department Chair, Sport Management
864.977.7780 donovan.nelson@ngu.edu
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