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Bachelor of Science in Sport Management

Bachelor of Science in Sport Management Online


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

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The sport management degree program at Arkansas State University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, CO, USA. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (Residential and Online) and Master of Science in Sport Administration (Hybrid and 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 and more.

Learn industry-relevant skills that employers seek:

  • Communication
  • Fundraising
  • Sales and promotion
  • Public relations

Prepare for an exciting role such as:

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

The sport management degree program at Arkansas State University has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado. The sport management programs in the following degrees are accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science in Sport Management (Residential and Online) and Master of Science in Sport Administration (Hybrid and Online).

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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 in the total tuition.

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Tuition Per Credit Hour $269
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Tuition Per Course $807

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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.

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Term Length Course Begin Course End Application Deadline Document Deadline Registration Deadline Payment Deadline Last Day to Withdraw
Fall 2022 7 wk 08/23/2022 10/07/2022 08/08/2022 08/12/2022 08/18/2022 08/19/2022 09/24/2022
7 wk 10/17/2022 12/09/2022 10/03/2022 10/07/2022 10/13/2022 10/14/2022 11/26/2022
Spring 2023 7 wk 01/10/2023 02/24/2023 12/14/2022 12/16/2022 01/05/2023 01/06/2023 02/10/2023
7 wk 03/06/2023 04/28/2023 02/20/2023 02/24/2023 03/02/2023 03/03/2023 04/15/2023
Summer 2023 5 wk 05/30/2023 06/30/2023 05/15/2023 05/19/2023 05/25/2023 05/26/2023 06/16/2023
5 wk 07/03/2023 08/04/2023 06/19/2023 06/23/2023 06/29/2023 06/30/2023 07/21/2023
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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.

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

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.

Additional Information

Students who have attended any other institution of higher education must meet the following requirements.

For students who have:

  • Fewer than 12 college hours: Submit official final high school transcript and official test scores.
  • 13 - 23 college hours: Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts and official test scores.
  • 24 or more college hours: Have a minimum of 2.0 grade point average on cumulative transcripts.

Submit all documents to:

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

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

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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.

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.

COMS 3203: Business & Professional Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines the communication needs of people in business and professional settings.

ES 3743: Research and Statistics in Exercise Science

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course studies 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.

HPES 1883: Foundations of Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

This introductory course 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. Must be completed ONLY if HPES 1013 is not completed as the First Year Making Connections Course or if the student has not transferred in a qualified “connections” course.

HPES 4863: Internship in HPESS I

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 completed all departmental requirements, including C or better in all major courses. Prerequisite for Exercise Science majors only and departmental permission.

HPES 4893: Internship in HPESS II

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.

ISBA 1503: Microcomputer Applications

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.

PE 1002: Concepts of Fitness

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.

PE 3113: Business of Esports

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.

PE 3853: Sports Promotion and Sales Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines theories, concepts and research associated with sport consumer behaviors.

PE 3863: Economic and Financial Management for Sport Organizations

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines financial concepts and theories and their application in the professional, intercollegiate and commercial sport industries.

PE 3873: Facility and Event Management

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines principles and practices for operating athletic centers and recreational facilities.

PE 4743: Legal Issues in Sport

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Students will examine legal issues as they relate to the law; liability; legal systems; and the rights of those involved in the sport, exercise and fitness industry.

PE 4763: Sport Analytics

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.

PE 4773: Organization and Management of Sports Programs

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines planning, organizing, leading, and evaluating of institutional and community sports programs.

PE 4843: Philosophy and Ethics in Sports

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course explores major issues, ethical theories, moral reasoning and their impact on the operation of programs in sport, physical education, fitness, athletics and recreation.

PE 4863: Diversity in Sport and Athletics

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.

PE 4823: International Sport Venues

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course provides a critical perspective of managing international 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.

PE 4903: Sport, Globalization, & Nationalism

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course is an exploration of historical and present issues relating to the development of global sporting identities.

STCM 4073: Strategic Communication Law and Ethics

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, and Social Media Management, 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 must 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.

You must take the following courses.

First-year course: You will 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 would then be required to take HPES 1883.

HPES 1013: Introduction to Health, Physical Education and Sport Sciences

Duration: 7 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.

Communication Requirement:

Students must complete 6 credit hours of the following courses.

ENG 1003: Composition I

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.

ENG 1013: Composition II

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.

Mathematics Requirement:

You must complete 3 credit hours of either College Algebra or any higher-level mathematics course for which College Algebra is a prerequisite.

MATH 1023: College Algebra

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.

Arts and Humanities Requirement:

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.

ART 2503: Fine Arts Visual

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 3

Course Description: Introduction to major artists, media, styles and works of art within their cultural and historical contexts for the non-art major.

ENG 2003: Introduction to World Literature I

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.

ENG 2013: Introduction to World Literature II

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.

MUS 2503: Fine Arts – Music

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

An introduction to music for the listener who has had no formal musical training or experience. A study of musical styles and composers and their cultural and historical contexts.

PHIL 1103: Introduction to Philosophy

Duration: Varies  |  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.

THEA 2503: Fine Arts – Theatre

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Introduction to aesthetic and critical appreciation of the art of theatre through lecture, live and video performance, and discussion.

Social Sciences Requirement:

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.

HIST 2763: The United States to 1876

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

United States history. Social, economic, and political developments from Columbus to the end of Reconstruction.

HIST 2773: The United States Since 1876

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 3

The social, economic and political developments Social, economic, and political developments from Reconstruction to the present. Fall, Spring, Summer.

POSC 2103: Introduction to US Government

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The constitution, government, and politics of the United States.

SOC 2213: Principles of Sociology

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Human society and social behavior.

PSY 2013: Introduction to Psychology

Duration: 7 weeks   |   Credit Hours: 3

Study of the important scientific, principles of individual human behavior from biological, cognitive, social, and behavioral perspectives.

MDIA 1003: Mass Communications in Modern Society

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

A study of the interaction between society and mass communication through the lenses of history, theory, economics, culture, law, and technology.

HIST 1013: World History to 1500

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The pre-modern world, with emphasis on the economic, political, and cultural processes that shaped societies before the rise of global interdependence.

HIST 1023: World History since 1500

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

The modern world, with emphasis on the economic, political, and cultural processes that have increased global interdependence.

ECON 2313: Principles of Macroeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course examines national income accounting, inflation and unemployment, competing theories of national income, fiscal policy, the Federal Reserve System and monetary policy, and international trade.

ECON 2323: Principles of Microeconomics

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Principles of resource allocation, supply and demand, consumer behavior, costs of production, the competitive model, oligopoly, and factor markets are examined.

ECON 2333: Economic Issues and Concepts

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

Designed to give the student a basic understanding of our economic system. Basic economic concepts will be explored and contemporary economic problems and issues will be examined in light of the concepts learned.

Life Science Requirement:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Life Science courses, including one course and one lab.

BIO 1003: Biological Science

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.

BIO 1001: Biological Science Lab

Duration: 7 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.

BIO 2203: Human Anatomy and Physiology I

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.

BIO 2201: Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory

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.

Physical Sciences Requirement:

Students must complete 4 credit hours of Physical Science courses, including one course and one lab.

CHEM 1043: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry I

Duration: Varies  |  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, Summer.

CHEM 1041: Fundamental Concepts of Chemistry Lab

Duration: Varies  |  Credit Hours: 1

Special course fees apply. Prerequisite or co-requisite of CHEM 1043. Fall, Summer.

Departmental Option:

You must complete 3 credit hours from this section.

COMS 1203: Oral Communication

Duration: 7 weeks  |  Credit Hours: 3

This course focuses on the theory and practice of communication in interpersonal, small groups and public speaking contexts, emphasizing proficiency in message organization, delivery, and critical thinking.

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