Academics & Admission

Academics & Admissions

The UCCS Sport Management Program has established itself as a Program of Distinction at UCCS and continues to attract highly motivated and achieving students.  One differentiating quality of this program is that it is housed in the AACSB accredited UCCS College of Business and allows students to earn a Business degree with an emphasis in Sport Management.  The result is that students have a solid foundation in business in addition to their experiences and focus in sport - increasing job potential and opportunities.

Students in the UCCS Sport Management program are required to successfully complete 120 credit hours that encompasses general education, general business and specific emphasis curriculum. 

 

Students looking to pursue the Soccer Management Track will follow the same guidelines as the Sport Management Program.
 


 

Admission Requirements Admission Process


As a 'Program of Distinction' candidates must first be admitted to the UCCS College of Business and then be considered by the Sport Management Program. 

Freshmen admission requirements:

  • 3.0 high school GPA
  • ACT or SAT scores: Math score of 20 (ACT) / 500 (SAT), English score of 19 (ACT) / 500 (SAT)
  • High school class rank (top 50%)
  • Supplemental application for the Sport Management program

Transfer admission requirements:

  • 3.0 transfer GPA
  • 'C' or better in College Algebra & English Composition
  • Supplemental application for the Sport Management program


1.   Complete the UCCS application and submit all required documents and fees 

2.   During this application process, you will be prompted to select a major - choose Sport Management or Soccer Management 

3.   Once you have completed the UCCS application you will be redirected to an additional application form that requires completion to be considered for the Sport Management Program and Soccer Management Track

4.   Consideration for admission into the Sport Management Program or Soccer Management Track will be based upon academic performance and specific career pursuits
 

 


 

 

Sport Management Emphasis Courses

SPTM 1000 - Introduction to Sport Management: A survey of the history of modern sport; examination of the foundation, operations, philosophy, and trends of contemporary sport management. Presentation of skills and techniques to prepare students to administer programs in diverse sport settings; issues and complex problems that confront sport leaders are emphasized. 
 

SPTM 2000 - Principles of Sport Law: Investigation and analysis of the law and legal issues in sport settings. Topics include negligence theory, risk management, common defenses, product liability, insurance, contracts, and implications for event development and operations.

SPTM 2350 - Sport Science for Sport Administrators: Integration of exercise training and testing into business practices of sports organizations. Interdisciplinary lecture/lab format introduces and emphasizes roles and impact of human anatomy, exercise physiology, bio-mechanics, growth and development, nutrition, training principles, and drug testing in the development and management of sport.

SPTM 2960 - Field Experience in Sport Management: Provides students the opportunity to gain practical knowledge and hands-on experience in event operations, management, and logistics while learning skills to assist in the application and interview process for future internships/jobs. 

SPTM 4300 - Facility, Ticketing, and Event Management: Designed to assist the student in understanding sport facility management, ticket sales, and event functions and procedures. Includes site visits and discussions of issues and challenges that confront venue managers and operations. 
 

SPTM 4350 Sport Economics & Finance: Provides students with the structure necessary to understand the role of a financial manager and the economics of sport in the sports industry. Considerable time will be spent on time value of money, return on investment, valuation, decision making, and management as it applies to financial roles in sports. 
 

MKTG 4510 - Sports Marketing: Prepares students to market sports and entertainment products, events, services, and activities. Topics include the practical and legal aspects of sport event planning, promotion, and operations. Involves the development of a creative marketing plan for a community sporting event. 
 

SPTM 3960 - Internship in Sport Management: The first of two, semester long, pre-professional work experiences are invaluable for students to continue their professional development. Internships allow students to apply classroom theory to the sports workplace, gain additional higher order practical experience, and begin professional networking and collegiality.  Students must work a minimum of 150 hours and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to enroll.
 

SPTM 4200 - Critical Issues in Sport Management: This course focuses on three issues: 1) the social-cultural context within which sports reside, 2) management and leadership of sports organizations, 3) ethical issues faced by sport managers.
 

SPTM 4250 Management of Olympic, International, and Amateur Sports: This course focuses on three areas of study: 1) the broader environmental factors that shape international, Olympic and amateur sport, 2) the organization and governance of sport, 3) the history, role and value of the Olympic movement.
 

SPTM 4450 Collegiate Athletic Administration: This course focuses on issues of special importance to collegiate athletic administrators including topics such as governance, compliance, budgeting, program policies, recruiting, public relations, fundraising and effective leadership.
 

SPTM 4960 - Internship in Sport Management: The final of two, semester long, pre-professional work experiences are invaluable for students to continue their professional development. Internships allow students to apply classroom theory to the sports workplace, gain additional higher order practical experience, and begin professional networking and collegiality.  Students must work a minimum of 150 hours and must have a 3.0 GPA or higher to enroll.