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About the Sports Management Comprehensive Degree Program

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A bachelor’s degree in Sports Management is designed to provide students with an introductory understanding of the sports industry. The coursework includes a focus on the applied aspects of sports management; a strong focus on leadership and management provides students with the skill set to pursue careers within sports organizations and athletic programs at every level. From marketing to event and facility management, our students can select a path that aligns with their goals.  Exceptional hands-on internship opportunities connect you with industry leaders to propel you in the field of your choice.


  • Sports marketing specialist
  • Athletic program coordinator
  • University athletics administration
  • Sports Broadcasting
  • Game-day Operations
  • Compliance
  • Ticket sales
  • Sports Event Planning and Management
  • Sports Information
  • Athletic camp manager
  • Fund development

Graduate Placement

70% Full-Time / Grad School

Full-Time / Grad School

100% Internships



  • Kansas City Chiefs
  • Sporting Kansas City
  • University of Nebraska Lincoln
  • Arizona Coyotes
  • NCAA
  • Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Office
  • Tri City Storm
  • Creighton University
  • Lincoln Salt Dogs
  • West Coast Conference
Kevin Marker

"As a student who had previously tried 3 other majors, I really enjoyed the welcome I received in my first  Sports Management class. The professor asked questions that I had never been asked before and really made me think about my future. My advisor always wants to make sure everything is going right and if I need anything. Every professor I have had in the Kinesiology and Sports Sciences department have always stressed that students should not hesitate to reach out for help if needed. Everyone at UNK is always rooting for you."

Kevin Marker

Sports Management