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.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs.View our outcomes report.
"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."
“‘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
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.
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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:
Touching every aspect of sports business, you could become a(n):
Athletics Promotions Manager
Corporate Wellness Manager
Fitness & Wellness Consultant
Sports Information Director
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