Sport Management

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Degree Overview

You don’t have to be a professional athlete to jump into the sports field.

Study the business of sports at Calvin, one of the few Christian institutions to offer a major in this field. You’ll learn the business foundations and leadership skills to manage sport finances, events, media, facilities, and players. The next time you step onto the field or watch from the stadium, you’ll have a vastly different perspective on the game.

So dig your shoes in the dirt and get ready to score in the real world. Imagine yourself interning with an affiliate of the Tigers, Red Wings, or Pistons. Managing game day in our 362,000-square-foot athletics complex. Helping organize a nationally famous 25K run. You’ll be immersed in the sports industry well before you graduate.

Program Distinctives

Excellent facilities - You don’t even have to leave campus to start getting experience. Our 362,000-square-foot athletics complex hosts national championships. You’ll learn and work in a world-class sports environment.
A city of opportunity - Host to minor league affiliates of almost every major sport—from basketball to golf, Grand Rapids is a sports city. Every sport management major has an internship in the field.
Speak truth and faith - Both the sports and business worlds need ethical Christian leaders. You'll stand apart as an ambassador of grace and integrity in an environment that needs them.

Degree Information

  • Courses

    (18 semester hours)

    • KIN-201: Introduction to Kinesiology
    • A minimum of five additional courses, at least two at the 300-level, approved by academic advisor and department chairperson

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