Sport Leadership & Management Major Requirements

The sport leadership & management degree will provide you with a foundation of knowledge and experience to prepare you for a leadership position in the sport and recreation field, while also allowing you the flexibility to choose elective courses that you feel will make you distinctive. Please see the major requirements for a list of required courses.

When planning for your completion of the SLAM major, please consider the following:

  • Minors/Double-Majors: Students completing a SLAM major are encouraged to pursue minors and/or double-majors that will enhance their preparation for their chosen specialization, but should carefully review requirements for those programs in order to plan for completion. An advisor/second advisor in the chosen area is recommended.
  • Prerequisites: Be sure to check course prerequisites early in your degree planning, as there are a number of courses that have multiple prerequisite courses (e.g., SLAM 464 requires SLAM 363 be taken prior to the course, which has a prerequisite of SLAM 362 or KINES 365, which each have their own prerequisites).
    • Minimum Grades: A grade of C is required in all prerequisite courses (e.g., if a course requires SLAM XXX as a prerequisite, SLAM XXX must have been completed with a grade of C or better in order to register).
    • Math Requirement: Although not listed as a requirement, completion of MATH 122 (College Algebra) or Math II placement is required to take Statistics (which is required).
  • Field Experience/Practicum (SLAM 479) can be completed during the regular school year or during the summer months (with approval and additional tuition).

Sport Leadership & Management Major Requirements

Complete all of the following (34 credits)
SLAM 101 Intro to Sport & Rec Management 2 credits
MEDA 108 Fundamentals of Sports Communication 4 credits
SLAM 201 Leadership Dynamics in Recreation & Sport 2 credits
ACCT 201 Accounting Principles 4 credits
MATH 207 Statistics (or SOC 301 or MATH 307 or BA 301) 4 credits
ECON 222 Sports Economics 4 credits
PHIL 333 Sports Ethics 2 credits
SLAM 321 Sport Analytics 2 credits
SLAM 300W Current Issues & Topics of Sport and Outdoor Rec 2 credits
SLAM 435 Sport Law & Governance 2 credits
SLAM 479 Field Experience 4 credits
SLAM 499 Capstone 2 credits

Complete three of the following.  Minimum of 8 credits, 4 of which must be upper-division.                                      

BA 309 Principles of Marketing 4 credits
BA 310 Social Media Marketing 4 credits
BA 360 Organizational Behavior Management 4 credits
BA 412 Consumer Behavior 4 credits
OL 340 Risk Management in Recreation & Sport 2 credits
SLAM 261 Coaching Management 2 credits
SLAM 345 Facility & Event Management 2 credits
SLAM 362 Program Development & Design 2 credits
SLAM 363 Inclusive & Adaptive Recreation 2 credits
SLAM 464 Sport & Activity Leadership 2 credits
Choose 1 of the following. (2-4 credits)
GSS 265/365 Gender, Sexuality & Sport 2 credits
KINES 340 Psychosocial Aspects of Physical Activity 4 credits
POLS 352 Politics & Sports 4 credits
POLS 353 Politics, Media & Sports 4 credits
SINP 201 Diversity & Equity in Organizations 2 credits
SOC 360 Critical Race Theory 4 credits