B.Ed. In Sport Management

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The Bachelors of Education in Sport Management prepares students for a variety of positions within the sport industry.  Sport management programs open the doors for students in industries such as sport teams and leagues, college athletic programs, national and international amateur sport organizations, and firms specializing in sport marketing, sport sponsorship, facility management, and event management.

Gonzaga University's Sport Management program offers its students the benefits of:

  • Small class sizes. We strive to keep our class sizes small to create more hands-on classroom experiences, expand relationships, and provide networking opportunities with fellow students and faculty members.
  • Experienced based curriculum to best prepare our undergraduate students to be leaders in the industry through application of course material to industry situations.
  • Widespread industry connections for practicum and internship experiences with organizations such as the Spokane Chiefs, Spokane Indians, and the YMCA, in addition to major Spokane area events such as HoopFest and Bloomsday.

Careers in Sport Management

   - Amateur Sport Teams/Organizations
   - Professional Sport Teams/Organizations
   - Sport/Fitness Clubs
   - Sport Venue and Facility Organizations
   - Parks and Recreation Departments
   - Sport Media Organizations
   - Universities/Colleges Athletics


The Bachelor of Education in Sport Management prepares students for a variety of positions within the sport industry. During the past few years, companies who have hired our alumni include: Arizona Diamondbacks and Seattle Mariners (MLB), Golden State Warriors (NBA), Portland Timbers (MLS), University of Washington Athletics and Arizona State University Athletics (NCAA), Colorado Rapids (MLS), Everett AquaSox (Minor League Baseball), Spokane Indians (Minor League Baseball), Nike, Brooks, and the Idaho Stampede (D-League), the City of Spokane Park and Recreation, the UDistrict, and the YMCA to name a few.


Major in Sport Management: 42 Credits

Lower Division
EDPE 190 Foundations of H.S.P.E. 3 credits
EDPE 202 Health and Fitness Club Management 3 credits
EDPE 205 Sport and Activity in a Diverse Society 3 credits
EDPE 207 Sport and Fitness in the Digital Age 3 credits
EDPE 222 Health and Human Movement 3 credits

Lower Division 15 credits



Upper Division
EDPE 321 Sport Facility Management 3 credits
EDPE 340 Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport and Exercise 3 credits
EDPE 400 Sport Sponsorship and Promotions 3 credits
EDPE 412 Administration of Sport/Athletics 3 credits
EDPE 414 Ethical and Legal Aspects in Sport 3 credits
EDPE 496D Sport Management Internship I 3 credits
EDPE 496E Sport Management Internship II 3 credits
EDPE 405 Senior Seminar in Sport 3 credits
EDPE 485 ELECTIVE - Special Topics 3 credits

Upper Division 27 credits


42 Total Program Credits


Students in the Sport Management program will also take courses leading to a minor, these could include: General Business, Applied Communication Studies, Public Relations, Promotions, or Journalism. Students should talk to their advisor when choosing a minor.


Minor in Sport Management: 24 Credits

Required Courses - 15 credits
EDPE 190 Foundations of H.S.P.E. 3 credits
EDPE 205 Sport and Activity in a Diverse Society 3 credits
EDPE 321 Sport Facility Management 3 credits
EDPE 412 Administration of Sport/Athletics 3 credits
EDPE 496D Sport Management Internship I 3 credits


Pick 3 courses out of the below options - 9 credits
EDPE 207 Sports and Fitness in the Digital Age 3 credits
EDPE 400 Sport Sponsorship and Promotions 3 credits
EDPE 414 Ethical and Legal Aspects in Sport 3 credits
EDPE 485 ELECTIVE - Special Topics
*Course topic will rotate and students may repeat 1 time
3 credits

Total Sport Management Minor - 24 credits

* Students need to declare their minor before or after they have completed EDPE 190

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