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Minor in Sports Management

A taste for the business of sports.

If you want to pursue a career in athletics administration, sports communications, sports marketing, sales and promotions, or any other facet of community, collegiate, and professional sports, having a strong grasp of all that the industry has grown to become can make you a stand-out candidate. The minor in sports management from William Woods University can serve as a great addition to a major in education, exercise science or athletic training, business administration, political/legal studies or communication.

Your coursework will be a perfect blend of sports management courses and business management courses. Your sports management core requirements will be integrated with business management and marketing, business writing and computer science.

You will also be able to work in the Center for Human Performance, which includes state-of-the-art equipment. Work in our on-campus fitness facility, the Weider Fitness Center, and study in the only institution in Missouri recognized by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Education Recognition Program (ERP).


The minor in sports management at William Woods University includes 14 required course credits and 5 required elective credits.

Courses you may take

EXS 220 - Social Science in Sport - 3.00

An analysis of the significance of physical activity in society and culture. Motivation and self-concept as applied to play, game, sport, and athletics are examined.

EXS 401 - Sports Psychology - 3.00

An introduction to the theoretical concepts and current research in the psychology of sport and exercise.

SMG 100 - Introduction to Sports Management - 3.00

This course is an introduction to the field of sport management. Career options and managerial content will be reviewed. Foundation studies of sport, including history, philosophy, and professional skills will be discussed.

SMG 310 - Sports Law - 3.00

This course is an exploration of the current relationship of the law to organized secondary schools and collegiate sports. It provides professionals in athletics with basic knowledge of a wide range of legal principles that relate to the performance of their duties. A major focus of this course is a review of judicial opinions on legal issues that have frequently arisen in cases involving organized athletics.

SMG 406 - Management of Athletics - 3.00

A study in the development and promotion of educationally sound programs.