B.Ed. Sport 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

This program opens doors to careers with sport teams and leagues, college athletic programs, sports and fitness clubs, parks and recreation departments, national and international amateur sport organizations, and firms specializing in sport marketing, sport sponsorship, facility management and event management.


Major in Sport Management: 42 Credits

Lower Division
EDPE 190 Foundations of H.S.P.E. 3 credits
EDPE 202a 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

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