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Bachelor of Science in Sport Management Online


This flexible program gives you the tools and qualifications for a rewarding role in sport management within any industry, including recreation departments; e-Sports; fitness centers; professional, amateur or high school sports; and event management.

Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24
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Next Apply Date: 5/14/24
Next Class Start Date: 5/28/24

Program Overview


Learn more about our online sports management degree

Turn your passion for sports into a game-changing career with a B.S. in Sport Management degree from A-State Online. Develop critical-thinking, communication and leadership skills that will enhance your resume and help you stand out as a professional who can handle issues and challenges within the sports sector. You will explore topics such as diversity; marketing data; optimizing ROI; sport promotion; the e-Sports emergence; the operation of athletic centers and recreational facilities; and legal issues related to the sports, exercise and fitness industries.

Tailor this program to your specific interests and boost your marketability by adding an A-State undergraduate certificate, which is included with your tuition. Choose from career-ready certificates that focus on social media; graphic communications; leadership studies; Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) and more.

Prepare for an exciting role, such as:

  • Events Manager
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Fitness Representative
  • Events Manager
  • Sports Marketing Manager
  • Facilities Coordinator
  • Fitness Representative

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Communication
  • Fundraising
  • Sales and promotion
  • Public relations
  • Communication
  • Fundraising
  • Sales and promotion
  • Public relations

Also available:

A-State offers a variety of undergraduate programs in a convenient online format. Explore our full range of online undergraduate programs.

Per Credit Tuition: $276
Transfer Credits: Up to 90 hours
Credit Hours 120

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Tuition


Tuition information for the online sports management bachelor's degree

A-State's online programs are affordable and convenient. You may also qualify for financial aid. Learn more.

The B.S. in Sport Management online program offers the same low, pay-by-the-course tuition to all U.S. residents. All fees are included.

Tuition breakdown:

Per Credit Hour: $276
Tuition Per Course: $828

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Calendar


The schedule for our bachelor’s in sport management program

Our B.S. in Sport Management is a flexible online program featuring accelerated coursework and multiple start dates per year.

Please note Summer 1 and Summer 2 terms are 5 weeks in duration for this program.

TermProgram Start DateApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlineRegistration DeadlinePayment DueLast Class Day
Summer 15/28/245/14/245/17/245/23/245/24/246/27/24
Summer 27/2/246/18/246/21/246/27/246/28/248/1/24
Fall 18/20/248/5/248/9/248/15/248/16/2410/4/24
Fall 210/14/249/30/2410/4/2410/10/2410/11/2412/6/24

Now enrolling:

Next Apply Date 5/14/24
Start Class 5/28/24

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Admissions


Are you ready to apply? Check our admission requirements.

Arkansas State University has a streamlined admission process that makes it easy for you to enroll in the B.S. in Sport Management online program. Enrollment specialists are available to walk you through the admission process, so you will be able to complete your application quickly.

Admission Requirements:

  • Online application
  • Official transcripts
  • 2.0 GPA for transferring credits

There are several paths to admittance at A-State:

  • If you have 13 or more transferrable college credit hours, you would be admitted if you have a cumulative college GPA of at least 2.0 on previous college coursework
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been out of high school for five years or more, you would be admitted if you:
    • Have a high school diploma or state-approved equivalent
    • Have completed 12 or fewer earned college hours
    • Have never enrolled as a student at A-State
    Note: If you’re admitted as non-traditional first-time freshman, you may be required to successfully complete a predesignated curriculum of 12 hours (Certificate or Non-Degree). Upon successful completion, you will be transitioned to a degree seeking program.
  • If you have 0-12 transferrable college credit hours and have been in high school within the last 5 years, you would be admitted if you have one of the following:
    • 3.0 cumulative high school grad point average (or GED test score equivalent), OR
    • 19 minimum ACT super score or minimum 990 combined SAT super score, OR
    • Class rank in the top 20% of your graduating class

​Application Submission Requirements

Submitting your application takes three easy steps: filling out the application, submitting your documents and paying the application fee.

  1. When completing the online application, select 100% online student and then complete all the steps on the online application.
  2. Pay $30.00 non-refundable application fee.
  3. Submit all official college transcripts.
  4. Submit official high school transcripts (if applicable).
  5. Submit official ACT/ SAT test scores (if applicable).

Note: If you have 0-12 transferrable college hours, test scores will still need to be submitted for reporting purposes to the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE); however, they are not needed for an admission decision. Accuplacer test scores are an acceptable alternative to ACT/SAT scores.

If you have any questions along the way, call us at 866-621-8096 and we’ll be happy to help answer questions.

Document Submission Address

Submit all documents to:

A-State Online
P.O. Box 2520
State University, AR 72467

Fax: 870-972-3548
Email: [email protected]

For Non-US Postal Mail Overnight Delivery Only:

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2713 Pawnee St.
Jonesboro, AR 72401

Courses


What you'll learn in your sport management online courses

To earn your Bachelor of Science in Sport Management, you need to complete 120 credit hours of coursework. The program includes 38 credit hours of general education courses, 50 credit hours of major courses, 12 credit hours of certificate courses, and 20 credit hours of electives. You can finish faster by transferring previously earned credit hours. Transfer credit hours will be evaluated during the admission process.

Visit the Course Registration page to view the course schedule for this degree.

These courses must be taken to complete your degree. HPES 1883 mMust be completed only if HPES 1013 is not completed as the First Year Making Connections Course, therefore this is 0-3 hours in Major Requirements. You must complete PE 482 or PE 4903.

Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines the communication needs of people in business and professional settings.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Fundamental aspects of the clinical research process involving human subjects. The course will include an overview of the research process, procedures, sampling data collection and analysis.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
NOTE: (Must be completed ONLY if HPES 1013 is not completed as the First Year Making Connections Course or if they have not transferred in a qualified "connections" course) Introductory course for the prospective HPESS major. Provides insight to the history, sociological impact, and objectives of physical education and sport, with emphasis on current professional literature and vocational opportunities. HPESS majors must make a C or better in this course. Spring.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Capstone experience for Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Sport Management majors. Enrollment must occur during the last semester of the degree program. Must have completed all departmental requirements, including C or better in all major courses. Prerequisite for Exercise Science majors only and departmental permission,
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This is the capstone experience for Exercise Science, Health Promotion, Sport Management majors. Enrollment must occur during the last semester of the degree program. Must have all departmental requirements, including C or better in all major courses. Prerequisites for Exercise Science majors only and departmental permission.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Students will learn basic computer skills that can be used immediately, throughout college and beyond. Emphasis is on learning basic office applications in word processing, spreadsheets, databases and presentation graphics.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 2
This course provides knowledge and appreciation of the importance of physical fitness for lifelong health, wellness, and a quality life, and opportunities for psychomotor development.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The course explores the historical background of video gaming and how it leads to the emergence of the esports industry. Students will apply their knowledge to assess esports from a sport, business, and event management perspective.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Theories, concepts, and research associated with sport consumer behaviors.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Financial concepts and theories and their application in the professional, intercollegiate, and commercial sport industries.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Principles and practices for operating athletic centers and recreational facilities.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Legal issues as it relates to the law, liability, legal systems and the rights of those involved in the sport, exercise, and the fitness industry.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The measurement, management, and analysis of sport marketing data to guide strategic decision making, maximize effectiveness, and optimize return on investment. Prerequisite, junior level standing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating of institutional and community sports programs.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An exploration of major issues, ethical theories, moral reasoning and their impact on the operation of programs in sport, physical education, fitness, athletics, and recreation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course examines concepts of diversity in analyzing sport practices and practical implications for promoting diversity in sport and athletics. Focus will be given to implementing sport programs in socially diverse settings and for underrepresented groups.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Provides a critical perspective of managing internation- al sports venues including planning, design, operations, maintenance, marketing, finance, and event management. Students are exposed to sport venues and management practices in the international sport environment through study abroad.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An exploration of historical and present issues relating to the development of global sporting identities.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Analysis of laws, regulations, and ethical considerations affecting the strategic communication industry.

You must complete one of the online undergraduate certificates, which totals 9-12 credit hours. The certificate programs that best complement the B.S. in Sport Management degree are: Corporate Media, Game Production and Development, Graphic Communication, Social Media Management, and Name, Image and Likeness (NIL) though you may choose any certificate currently offered.

You must complete 20-23 credit hours of electives to satisfy the 120 credit hours required for this program. Courses may be chosen with the assistance of an advisor and per your degree plan. Electives can come from any courses offered as long as prerequisites are met.

Students must take the following courses.

First-year course - Students must take the following Making Connections online course. If you transfer in more than 12 credit hours, you will not be required to take the Making Connections course. You may replace that 3-hour course with a 3-hour elective course.

First-year course (3 hours)
HPES 1013

Departmental (3 hours)
COMS 1203

Communication Requirement (6 hours)
ENG 1003
ENG 1013

Mathematics Requirement (3 hours)
Students must take MATH 1023 or any MATH course that requires MATH 1023 as prerequisite.

Arts and Humanities Requirement (6 hours)
You must complete 6 credit hours from this section. At least one course must be selected from MUS 2503, THEA 2503, or ART 2503, and at least one course must be selected from ENG 2003, ENG 2013, or PHIL 1103.

Social Sciences Requirement (9 hours)
Students must complete 12 credit hours of Social Sciences courses. At least one course must be selected from POSC 2103, HIST 2763 or HIST 2773.

Life Science Requirement (4 hours)
Students must take either BIO 1003 with BIO 1001 lab or BIO 2203 with BIO 2201 lab.

Physical Sciences Requirement (4 hours)
Students must complete CHEM 1043 with CHEM 1041 lab.

Course Descriptions

Duration: Varies Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to visual art for all students regardless of background or experience. Students learn how to develop cognitive and experiential responses to works of art. This course is for non-art majors and does not meet general education requirements for any degree in Art. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory, must be taken with BIO 1003. There will be a fee when purchasing the LabKit. Please visit the tuition and fees page for pricing.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The major characteristics and processes of life emphasizing the human organism. Promotes understanding of diversity and unity among living organisms with focus on ecological interactions and responsibilities of people within their social and natural environment. Lecture three hours per week. Special course fees may apply. Must be taken with BIO 1001.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 1
The behavior of matter with respect to life processes, cells, tissues, functional anatomy of integumentary, skeletal, muscular and nervous systems, cat anatomy, nerve and muscle preparations and recordings. It is recommended this course be taken concurrently with BIO 2203.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the biology of atoms, molecules, organelles and cellular functions, tissues, functional anatomy of integumentary, skeletal, muscular and central nervous systems, interaction with external environment.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 1
Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall only.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
An introduction to selected fundamental concepts including dimensional analysis, mole concept, atomic and molecular structure, nomenclature, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, intermolecular interactions, gases, mixtures, kinetics, equilibrium and acid base chemistry. Fall only.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups, and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Study and practice of fundamentals of written communication, including principles of grammar, punctuation, spelling, organization, and careful analytical reading. Prerequisite, with grade of C or better, for ENG 1013.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Continues the practice of ENG 1003 to develop further the skills learned in that course. Based on reading and discussion of various types of writing, the students’ essays will provide practice in different kinds of rhetorical development, including research and documentation.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from early civilizations through the Renaissance.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to the analysis and interpretation of literary works from several historical periods ranging from the Renaissance to the present.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
United States history. Social, economic, and political developments from Columbus to the end of Reconstruction.
Duration: Varies Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
The social, economic and political developments Social, economic, and political developments from Reconstruction to the present. Fall, Spring, Summer.
Duration: 7 Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Course content will focus on the historical perspective of physical education, professional and vocational opportunities, and skills/knowledge needed to be a successful student.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Equations and inequalities, functions and graphs, polynomial and rational functions, exponential and logarithmic functions, systems of equations and inequalities, matrices, and miscellaneous topics. No credit given if taken following MATH 1054.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
This course is an introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal training or experience. By exploring the history of Western Art music, learners will begin to connect the development of music with the changing of society and culture.
Duration: Varies Weeks weeks
Credit Hours: 3
Basic problems of philosophy based upon readings in the works of selected leading philosophers. A prerequisite for upper level philosophy. Fall, Spring.
Duration: 7 weeks
Credit Hours: 3
American politics. The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.
Credit Hours: 3
Provides students with an appreciation of how various artistic elements combine to produce theatrical productions. Fall, Spring, Summer.

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