1. School of Business
  2. Sport Studies

Sport Studies| Major

The Sport Studies program provides opportunities to examine the historical and contemporary role of sport in society. Courses consider the complex issues of race and ethnicity, social class, and gender and sexuality within sport and those relationships within areas such as media, politics, education, and the economy. Sport Studies prepares students to work in a variety of careers in the sport industry as well as pursuing graduate studies by combining their interest in sport studies with a minor of their choice.

Careers in the Sport Industry

The sport studies program is an interdisciplinary program designed to blend general management skills with the specific demands of sports organizations. Built on a foundation of business specific courses, the sport management curriculum provides students with an in-depth understanding of the role that sport plays in society and the role of management in sport on a domestic and global level. Students learn the history, legality, economics and communication system of sport.

Graduate Preparation

The curriculum incorporates educational experiences designed to accelerate the development of today's student to tomorrow's business leader through the intensive use of collaborative projects, case studies and internships. All programs offered by the School of Business offer excellent preparation for further study at the graduate level.


Internships in a wide variety of fields enable students to integrate and apply their learning while opening the door to potential career opportunities. With an intense focus on our students' personal, intellectual and professional development, Lake Erie College affords students an opportunity to truly bridge the gap between learning and doing. Employers recognize that Lake Erie College business graduates are prepared to hit the ground running, bringing strong analytical and communication skills, a practical, teamwork orientation and an inclination toward reliability and personal initiative in the workplace.

Requirements for the Major

Students are required to take 42 semester credits, including:

  • SA 101 Introduction to Sport Management (3 SH)

  • SA 110 History of Global Sport (3 SH)

  • SA 111 History of Sport in America (3 SH)

  • SA 204 Sport Communication (3 SH)

  • SA 206 Evaluation and Methodology Procedures in Sport and Social Sciences (3 SH)

  • SA 215 Ethical Issues in Sport (3 SH)

  • SA 220 Sport Sociology (3 SH)

  • SA 221 Sport Psychology (3 SH)

  • SA 301 Gender and Sexuality in Sport (3 SH)

  • SA 315 Legal Issues in Sport (3 SH)

  • SA 321 Sport in Education (3 SH)

  • SA 322 Sport in New Media (3 SH)

  • SA 401 Sport, Culture, and Nationalism (3 SH)

  • SA 490 Sport Policy Development (3 SH)

For more information about Sport Studies…

Jenni Kinnaird, Ph.D.

Provost, Dean of the School of Business

1 (440) 375-7115


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