College of Education and Human Development

School of Kinesiology

Sport management minor

Sport management is the business side of the sport industry. It blends the unique aspects of sport with common business, marketing, management, and social and ethical principles.

The sport management minor prepares students for employment in the sport, entertainment, and/or fitness industries. This program allows students from any major at the University to get a minor in sport management.

For the sport management courses and requirements, see the University catalog.

Related major programs

Students in the following majors may find this minor particularly relevant:

  • Communications/marketing 
  • Kinesiology 
  • Journalism 
  • Business management 
  • Economics

Students who complete this minor may work in fields such as:

  • professional, semi-professional, collegiate, high-school and youth sport
  • facilities and event management
  • sport marketing and sales
  • communications
  • sporting goods manufacturing management
  • sporting goods retail management
  • non-profit sports
  • private club
  • fitness industry management
  • extreme sports

How to apply

    Application requirements

    All of the following need to be met to be accepted into the sport management minor program:

    • C- or higher in SMGT 1701 Introduction to Sport Management
    • 45 credits completed
    • 2.75 overall GPA

    Application process and deadlines

    • You must have a letter grade in SMGT 1701 posted on your apas report BEFORE applying.
    • Fall semester: priority deadline April 1, final deadline May 15
    • Spring semester: priority deadline November 1, final deadline December 15

    To apply, submit the application form.


    We're here to help. Get in touch with our Undergraduate Academic Advisor. 

    Tracey Hammell Tracey Hammell

    • Undergraduate Academic Adviser, Sport Management and Physical Activity and Health Promotion
    • she, her, hers
    • 612-626-5098

    Tracey's Online Calendar Drop-in hours will be on Tuesday 1:30 - 2:30 and Wednesdays 10:00 - 11:00. Note: At times during the semester these hours do fluctuate. It is always best to check ahead to ensure the drop-in hours are still available.

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