MidAmerica Nazarene University
In Sports Management, the key element is management—this major applies the principles of business management to all areas of the
athletic industry.

The Facts

While the majority of jobs in the sports management area are related to fitness, MNU prepares you to be more than a coach, trainer or marketer - we teach you how to be a business leader. You will choose an emphasis in either Communication, Business or Fitness. You’ll study topics such as ethical leadership, diversity awareness, teamwork and community.

You will graduate with a minimum of 180 internship hours that will make you extremely marketable in today’s competitive job world.

This major is perfect for our many student athletes. It’s a great way to tie sports and academics together. This degree allows you to do something professionally that you absolutely love.

We require all students to become members of the professional organization Kansas Action for Healthy Kids. We also encourage you to join AAHPERD-American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance and NASSM-North American Society for Sport Management for great professional development and networking opportunities.

MNU Business Programs are accredited by the Accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP).This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.View our outcomes report.

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"Participating in the NFL Play60 event at Arrowhead stadium was a great way to get hands-on experience and think about how I might want to manage an event like this."

Jacob French on Administration & Management of Sports and Recreation

View our academic catalog View courses for the Sports Management major


“‘Tell me what you want to do and we’ll help you pursue it.’ I tell students this so that we can work with them to help accomplish their dreams. We’ll get you there.”

Jack Jones, MEd
Assistant professor.

Our professors are members of professional sports management associations and are business professionals and scholars known for building relationships with you and having an open-door atmosphere where you can feel free to ask questions and talk through ideas. With eight successful athletic teams on campus, the opportunity to put what you learn in the classroom into real-world sports business scenarios is built into our program.

View all Faculty in the Department.


You will complete an internship during a semester of your junior or senior year. Faculty advisors network on a local and national level and encourage you to dream big when it comes to internships. The best part? It’s common for sports management students to be hired by the same company they completed and internship with. Recently, students have completed internships at:

  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • NAIA
  • NCAA
  • Garmin International
  • Kansas City Royals
  • YMCA
  • Lifetime Fitness
  • Sporting KC
  • Boise State University
Sports Management Undergraduate Degree Program at MidAmerica Nazarene University.


Touching every aspect of sports business, you could become a(n):

Athletics Promotions Manager
Corporate Wellness Manager
Personal Trainer

Fitness & Wellness Consultant
Sports Analyst

Sports Information Director
Sports Administration
Sports Broadcaster

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