May 23, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 
Undergraduate Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sports Management, BA

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All majors must make a minimum of a “C-” in all required major courses, including technical requirements. Majors who fail to make a “C-” in any required course must repeat that course until the satisfactory grade has been completed.


Students majoring in Community Health, Exercise Science, and Sports Management and judged qualified by faculty may, upon invitation, elect to pursue honors work in HESS. To graduate “With Honors in HESS”, students must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.25 and a minimum major GPA of 3.5. The student must complete HES 385 , HES 390 , and HES 499  , with a minimum grade of B in each course. In addition, the student must present a thesis either before the faculty or at an appropriate professional conference.

The Sports Management major is designed for the student seeking a career in sports administration, sports retail, health and fitness center management, resort management, sports communication, or public relations. The curriculum is designed to coincide with the guidelines of the North American Society of Sports Management and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. The Sports Management major earns a B.A. degree.

NOTE: Sports Management students must also complete a second major or a minor.


  1. To serve as a positive role model epitomizing personal health and fitness.
  2. To develop and refine students’ personal skills capabilities in a wide range of courses.
  3. To understand the diverse roles sports play in American society.
  4. To unitize field experiences to create personalized learning opportunities

Core Curriculum Requirements (55-62 Hours)

The Core Curriculum 

General Elective Credits

(If Needed)

Total Credit Hours (Minimum) 128

On occasion, technical and/or program requirements may also meet specific core curriculum requirements. Please confer with your program advisor to determine which courses, if any, may be counted accordingly.

All Bachelors programs at Lenoir-Rhyne require at least 128 credit hours. If, in combination, core, technical, and program requirements do not generate at least 128 hours, additional credits must be completed to achieve 128 hours. These classes may be general electives, or a student may complete a minor or additional major.

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