Exercise and Sport Science Major: Sport Management Emphasis - Bachelor of Science (BS)
(College of Science and Health)
Admission to program
Admission to the sport management emphasis is competitive and not all who apply may be accommodated. From those applying each year, approximately 30 will be admitted into the sport management emphasis. To be considered for admission to the exercise and sport science major: sport management emphasis, the student must have:
- Completed or be "in progress" of completing at least 30 semester credits, including general education credits and the two pre-admission core courses (BIO 100 or BIO 105 or MIC 100; ESS 110) with a grade of at least "C" in each of these core courses.
- A cumulative UW-L GPA of 2.75.
- Applications are due October 1 to be considered for admission to the program spring semester or February 1 to be considered for admission to the program for fall semester. All candidates must meet academic, professional involvement, and personal qualifications and be approved by the Sport Management Advisory Board. Consideration for selection is based on the following criteria:
- Cumulative UW-L GPA;
- Professional involvement;
- Professional site visitations/observations/work experiences;
- Writing skills; and
Retention and advancement
- Once admitted, a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) must be maintained and a "C" grade or better must be earned in all required and elective major courses for retention in the program. Students whose GPA falls below 2.75 will be placed on program probation for one semester. Failure to achieve a 2.75 GPA (cumulative and major) by the end of the probation semester will result in ineligibility to continue in the program.
- To be admitted to ESS 450 Exercise and Sport Science Internship, students must achieve a 2.75 cumulative and major GPA and have successfully completed all program course work.
For complete details regarding application procedures, contact the Sport Management Program Director in the Department of Exercise and Sport Science.
|ESS 110||Introduction to Sport Management||2|
|ESS 145||Sport Management and Communication||2|
|ESS 205||Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science I||3|
|ESS 206||Human Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Science II||3|
|ESS 320||Field Experience in Exercise Science or Sport Management||3|
|ESS 373||Media and Public Relations in Sport Management||3|
|ESS 407||Sport Management and Society||3|
|ESS 410||Legal Implications of Sport and Activity||2|
|ESS 421||Sport Operations Management/Event and Venue Management||3|
|ESS 432||Financial Aspects of Sport||3|
|ESS 445||Facility Management in Sport||3|
|ESS 447||Administration in Fitness and Sport||3|
|ESS 448||Promotion and Development of Fitness and Sport Programs||3|
|ESS 449||Seminar in Fitness/Sports Management||1|
|ESS 450||Exercise and Sport Science Internship||12|
|ACC 221||Accounting Principles I||3|
|MGT 308||Behavior and Theory in Organizations||3|
|MKT 309||Principles of Marketing||3|
|CST 260||Professional Communication||3|
|or ENG 307||Writing for Management, Public Relations and the Professions|
|ECO 320||Economics of Sports||3|
|or MKT 370||Professional Selling and Sales Management|
|Select three credits of the following:||3|
|Safety, First Aid and CPR|
|Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries|
|Physiology of Exercise|
|Nutrition and Sport|
|Psychology of Coaching Competitive Athletics|
|Strength Training Techniques and Programs|
|Aging and Physical Activity|
|Information Systems for Business Management|
|Principles of Financial Management|
|The Legal & Ethical Environment of Business|
|Human Resources: Employment|
|Promotions and Advertising Management|
|Sports and Recreation Marketing|
|Operation and Management of Swimming Pools and Spas|
General education requirements
Exercise and sport science majors with sport management emphasis are required to take BIO 100 or BIO 105 or MIC 100, ECO 110 and HPR 105 to meet prerequisites for advanced courses and/or for admission to the emphasis. These courses will also fulfill general education requirements.
All students must complete the general education, college core (waived for exercise and sport science: sport management emphasis majors), major/minor, and university degree requirements in order to qualify for a degree. The easiest way to track all of these requirements is to refer to the Advisement Report (AR) found in the Student Information System (WINGS) Student Center. All enrolled students have access to the AR.
Baccalaureate degree requirements
Candidates for the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Science degrees must accomplish the following:
- Fulfill the general education requirements.
- Complete at least one ethnic studies (diversity) course.
- Complete the courses prescribed by the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee for the degree desired in the respective school or college. (No substitutions for graduation may be made in course requirements for a major or minor after the fourth week of the last semester of the senior year.)
- Earn a minimum of 120 semester credits with at least a 2.00 cumulative GPA.1 At least 40 credits must be earned in 300/400 (senior college) level courses. Courses earned at the 100/200 level that transferred to UWL as 300/400 level courses do not apply to this requirement nor do courses from two-year schools.
- Complete major and minor requirements with at least a 2.00 GPA1 in each major and minor (and concentration or emphasis, if selected).
- A minimum of 30 semester credits in residence at UWL is required for graduation. (See undergraduate resident requirement.)
- Submit an application for graduation via the "Apply for Graduation" link in the WINGS Student Center as soon as the student has registered for his or her final semester or summer term in residence. December and winter intersession graduates should apply by May 1. May and summer graduates should apply by December 1.
Grade point average requirements for some programs will be considerably higher than 2.00. Re-entering students may be required to earn credits in excess of the 120 needed for graduation in any curriculum in order to replace credits earned in courses in which the content has changed substantially in recent years. Each case will be judged on its own merit.
No degree will be awarded unless all requirements are fulfilled and recorded within 30 days after the official ending date of each term.
Below is a sample degree plan that can be used as a guide to identify courses required to fulfill the major and other requirements needed for degree completion. A student's actual degree plan may differ depending on the course of study selected (second major, minor, etc.). Also, this sample plan assumes readiness for each course and/or major plan, and some courses may not be offered every term. Review the course descriptions or the class timetable for course offering information.
The sample degree plans represented in this catalog are intended for first-year students entering UWL in the fall term. Students should use the Advisement Report (AR) in WINGS and work closely with their faculty advisor(s) and college dean’s office to ensure declaration and completion of all requirements in a timely manner.
General Education Program
The general education curriculum (Gen Ed) is the common educational experience for all undergraduates at UWL. Sample degree plans include Gen Ed placeholders to ensure completion of the general education requirements. Courses may be rearranged to fit the needs or recommendations of the student’s program of study. Gen Ed courses may be taken during winter term (January between the semesters) and summer to reduce the course load during regular terms (fall and spring). Students should consult with their advisor and/or the assistant to the dean of their college for assistance with course and schedule planning. Refer to the general education requirements for more specific details.
Note: at least 40 credits of the 120 credits required must be earned at the 300/400 level.
This sample degree plan does not establish a contractual agreement. It identifies the minimum requirements a student must successfully complete, to qualify for a degree, in a format intended to assist the student plan their academic career. Actual degree plans may differ.
|ESS 110||2||CS 101, CT 100, or IS 220 (Gen Ed Math Logical Systems)||3-4|
|BIO 100, 105, or MIC 100 (Gen Ed Natural Lab Science)||4||ECO 110 (Gen Ed Self & Society)||3|
|HPR 105 (Gen Ed Health & Well-Being)||3||HIS 101, 102, or ARC 200 (Gen Ed World Hist)||3|
|ENG 110 or 112 (Gen Ed Literacy - Writing)||3||CST 110 (Gen Ed Literacy- Oral)||3|
|Gen Ed Elective of Choice||3||Gen Ed Math||4|
|Meet with faculty advisor to discuss admission requirements for the ESS-Sport Management program.|
|ESS 145||2||ESS 206||3|
|ESS 205||3||ACC 221||3|
|Gen Ed Hum - Lit||3||Gen Ed Global Studies||3|
|Gen Ed Minority Cultures||3||CST 260 or ENG 307||3|
|Gen Ed Elective||3||Gen Ed Elective||3|
|Apply for admission to ESS-Sport Management program--see WINGS advisement report and ESS-Sport Management website for details.||Gen Ed Arts||2-3|
|Gen Ed Arts||2-3|
|ESS 407||3||ESS 432||3|
|ESS 320||3||ESS 421||3|
|ESS 410||2||MGT 308||3|
|MKT 309||3||ECO 320 or MKT 370||3|
|ESS 373||3||Sport Management Elective||3|
|ESS 447||3||ESS 450||12|
|300/400 Level Elective||5|
|Total Credits: 120-121|