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2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog 
2012-2013 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport and Leisure Management Major, B.S. (Sport Management Concentration)

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Clemmer College of Education

Department of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences

Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences Information

Box 70654
Phone: (423) 439-4362
Fax: (423) 439-5383
E305 Mountain States Health Alliance Athletic Center
Web address: www.etsu.edu/coe/klss


The Department of Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences offers two different baccalaureate degree programs: B.S. in Physical Education with concentrations in K-12 Teacher Education and Exercise Science and a B.S. in Sport and Leisure Management with concentrations in Sport Management and Park and Recreation Management.

The K-12 teacher licensure concentration prepares students as professional physical educators in grades K-12. The Exercise Science concentration prepares students to work in fitness management, wellness programs, and exercise prescription/rehabilitation. The Sport Management concentration prepares students to work as leaders in the sport industry. The Park and Recreation Management concentration prepares students for leadership roles in the leisure service industry including community, commercial, and natural resource management settings.

The Kinesiology, Leisure and Sport Sciences department also offers minors in Park and Recreation, Sport Management, Coaching, and Physical Education.


All students in the SALM major are required to make a grade of C or better in all major classes. Courses may be retaken for grade adjustment in accordance with university policy.

General Program Information

To earn a degree from ETSU, there are specific course requirements put forth by ETSU, by the Tennessee Board of Regents (TBR), by each college, and by each department. All students must meet the degree requirements at each of these levels. Please follow the format below:

University-level Degree and Graduation Requirements

Total Credit Hours for Degree: 120

TBR General Education Requirements: 41 - 42 Credit Hours

Below you will see the categories and courses specified under TBR General Education Requirements. Note that certain courses are required for this degree, specific to this major. Thus, these courses will satisfy both a TBR General Education requirement AND a requirement of this major. (Other majors may require different General Education courses.) Where specific courses are required for this major, we only list those courses under the category. If there are no specific major requirements for a category, all course options appear.


9 credits, consisting of 6 credits of written composition and 3 credits of oral communication.

Written Composition

Complete both of the following: 

Oral Communication

Complete one of the following:

Humanities and Fine Arts

9 credits, consisting of 3 credits of literature, 3 credits of fine arts, and 3 credits of humanities electives.


6 credits, consisting of both of the following:

Natural Sciences

8 credits, consisting of two of the following (some require labs which are listed directly after the lecture):

(Note: Students pursuing a Bachelor of Science in the College of Arts and Sciences must select 8 credit hours in a SINGLE laboratory science. Please see listing in College of Arts and Sciences B.S. Degree Requirements for options.)


3 - 4 credits, consisting of one of the following:

Sport Management Concentration

The undergraduate sport management concentration provides instruction and applied experiences in planning, organization, and leadership as they relate to the field of sport management. Students are prepared to work in a consumer-driven and constituent-based profession. Academic preparation and required clinical experiences prepare students for careers in athletic administration at the collegiate and professional levels, motorsport operations, facility operations, sport marketing, as well as a variety of other sport-related occupations.

Sport Management Guided Electives: 12 Credit Hours

Minor: no minor required

Free Electives: 4 Credit Hours *


* Courses selected to fulfill this category will be chosen with consultation and approval of the student’s academic advisor and will be specific to the career goals of the individual student.

Additional Information

Click here to view the Sport Management Concentration Suggested Course Sequence 

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