Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology (Sport Management)


If you are interested in the business of sport and how sport can enhance individuals and societies, this is the program for you. You will take courses in event and facility management, new media and marketing, law, finance, and data analysis. A management minor is integrated into this degree.

Marketable Skills

Defined by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board's 60x30 Strategic Plan as, "Those skills valued by employers that can be applied in a variety of work settings, including interpersonal, cognitive, and applied skills areas. These skills can be either primary or complementary to a major and are acquired by students through education, including curricular, co-curricular, and extracurricular activities."

  1. Effectively identify the needs of a sporting organization or division.
  2. Effectively communicate with diverse stakeholders in the sport environment.
  3. Effectively plan, promote, and manage sporting events. 


All applicants must meet the general undergraduate admission requirements.

Degree Requirements

Total Semester Credit Hours (SCH): 124 

Major: 52 SCH;  Required Minor: 18 SCH

Program Code: KINES.BS.SPRTMGMT    CIP Code: 31.0505.00

Texas Core Curriculum

ENG 1013Composition I3
ENG 1023Composition II3
Life & Physical Sciences6
Language, Philosophy, & Culture3
Creative Arts3
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-18653
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present3
POLS 2013U.S. National Government3
POLS 2023Texas Government3
Social & Behavioral Sciences3
CAO: Women's Studies3
CAO: First Year Seminar, Wellness or Mathematics3
Total SCHs42

Courses Required for Major

KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology3
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy3
KINS 1801Introduction to Kinesiology1
KINS 2413Event and Facility Management3
KINS 2433Sport Communication3
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games3
KINS 3303Leadership through Experiential Activities3
KINS 3413Sport Law3
KINS 3433New Media and Marketing in Sport3
KINS 3453Sport Development3
KINS 3473Sport Management Practicum3
KINS 3553Exercise and Sport Psychology3
KINS 3713Sport and Fitness Management3
KINS 4413Governance and Ethics in Sport3
KINS 4433Finance and Economics in Sport3
KINS 4453Strategic Data Analysis in Sport3
KINS 4473Internship in Sport Management (register for two sections concurrently)6
Total SCHs52

Courses Required for Minor

ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I3
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies3
MGT 3003Principles of Management3
MGT 3273Human Resource Management3
MGT 4343Business Leadership Strategies3
MKT 4213Consumer Behavior3
Total SCHs18

Departmental Requirements

SOCI 4903Special Topics (Sociology of Sport)3
KINS 1902
KINS 1901
Health and Wellbeing: Enhancing Personal Wellness
and Fitness and Health Laboratory
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I3
MU 3713Music and World Cultures (GP)3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
Total SCHs20

Recommended Plan of Study

First Year
ENG 1013Composition I ENGL 13013
KINS 1683Strength Training and Functional Anatomy 3
KINS 1901Fitness and Health Laboratory PHED 11641
KINS 1902Health and Wellbeing: Enhancing Personal Wellness PHED 13382
MATH 1703Elementary Statistics I MATH 13423
PSY 1013Introduction to General Psychology PSYC 23013
UNIV 1231Learning Frameworks: The First Year Experience EDUC 1100, EDUC 1200, EDUC 13001
 SCHs 16
ENG 1023Composition II ENGL 13023
POLS 2013U.S. National Government GOVT 23053
HIST 1013History of the United States, 1492-1865 HIST 13013
KINS 1583Foundations of Assessment in Kinesiology 3
KINS 1801Introduction to Kinesiology PHED 13011
KINS 3143Disability Sport and Modified Games 3
 SCHs 16
Second Year
ACCT 2043Fundamentals of Accounting I ACCT 23013
KINS 3713Sport and Fitness Management 3
KINS 2433Sport Communication 3
ZOOL 2013
ZOOL 2011
Human Anatomy and Physiology I
and Human Anatomy and Physiology I Laboratory
BIOL 2401
& BIOL 2101
HS 3133Perspectives on Women's Health 3
 SCHs 16
POLS 2023Texas Government GOVT 23063
HIST 1023History of the United States, 1865 to the Present HIST 13023
MU 3713Music and World Cultures 3
ZOOL 2023
ZOOL 2021
Human Anatomy and Physiology II
and Human Anatomy and Physiology II Laboratory
BIOL 2402
& BIOL 2102
KINS 2413Event and Facility Management 3
 SCHs 16
Third Year
KINS 3303Leadership through Experiential Activities 3
KINS 3413Sport Law 3
MGT 3003Principles of Management (Wellness/Mathematics CAO) 3
Wellness/Mathematics CAO3
Creative Arts3
KINS 3553Exercise and Sport Psychology 3
 SCHs 18
BUS 3513Professional Presentation Strategies 3
KINS 3453Sport Development 3
KINS 4433Finance and Economics in Sport 3
MGT 3273Human Resource Management 3
PHIL 3073Bioethics 3
 SCHs 15
KINS 3473Sport Management Practicum 3
KINS 3433New Media and Marketing in Sport 3
 SCHs 6
Fourth Year
MKT 4213Consumer Behavior 3
MGT 4343Business Leadership Strategies 3
KINS 4413Governance and Ethics in Sport 3
KINS 4453Strategic Data Analysis in Sport 3
SOCI 4903Special Topics 3
 SCHs 15
Approved internships (register for two sections concurrently)6
Internship in Sport Management  
 SCHs 6
 Total SCHs:  124