"I have made tremendous connections with the professors that have opened opportunities. The curriculum prepared me for an internship with a minor league baseball team, the Vermont Lake Monsters, which turned into a job offer.”
- Shane LaCroix '16
The Sport Management program prepares students for careers in the ever-expanding sports industry. Students receive a comprehensive education in the business and administration of athletics, sport, and recreation. Courses provide a solid foundation in ethical leadership, governance, law, finance, marketing, facility design, resource management, and event planning. And, with 32 elective credits, there is plenty of room to tailor your education to exactly the field you want to work in.
Sport Management, B.S.
Required courses (45 credits)
- SPL 1010 – Introduction to Sport Management Credits: 3
- SPL 2010 – Sport Marketing and Promotions Credits: 3
- SPL 2030 – Athletic Administration Credits: 3
- SPL 2040 – Sports Information and Media Credits: 3
- SPL 2050 – Sport Business Credits: 3
- SPL 2060 – Sport Leadership and Governance Credits: 3
- SPL 3030 – Facility Design and Event Management Credits: 3
- SPL 3040 – Sport Resource Management Credits: 3
- XSC 3130 – Coaching Principles Credits: 3
- HIS 3155 – Sports in American History Credits: 3
- SPL 4020 – Sport Law Credits: 3
- SPL 4720 – Senior Seminar in Sport Management Credits: 3
- SPL 4810 – Internship in Sport Management Credits: 1-15
- Students must take at least 9 credits of SPL 4810 for the program.
"The professors are very experienced in their field and they have connections in real world applications. I encourage others to come to Lyndon State to have the opportunity to turn your passion for sports into a profession."
- Mikayla Hodge, Class of 2018
The Sport Management major integrates classroom learning with 450 hours of experiential learning through internships and campus leadership positions. Graduates of this program have a knowledge base and skill set for either continued study at the graduate level or a career in athletic and sport administration.
Distinctive Pairing with Lyndon Minors
The program is designed for students to acquire a minor in uniquely paired programs, allowing students to create an exceptional educational experience that relates directly to career plans.
Electronic Journalism, Writing, Photography, or Broadcasting – work for ESPN, NESN, Sports Illustrated, or a local news channel
Exercise Science or Athletic Coaching Education – work as a coach, educator, or athletic director at the high school, college or professional level
Marketing or Business Administration – work for Under Armor, Gillette Stadium or Adidas
The sport management major, housed in the business department, has faculty experienced in every facet of the sports industry. Additionally, our sport management majors will have the opportunity to work alongside students in our mountain recreation, electronic journalism, psychology, and coaching programs to get a broader education to be prepared to work in any and all areas of the field.
Opportunities for Gaining Hands-on Experience While Earning Your Degree
- Lyndon Hornet Athletic Department
- University of Vermont Athletic Department
- Vermont Lake Monsters Baseball
- Florida Everglades Hockey
- NSN Broadcasting
- Local fitness centers operated by Lyndon graduates
- Local high schools
- Local youth sports
- And so many more!