Sport Management


The purpose of the Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management is to prepare students both for graduate studies and employment in a variety of sport and recreational settings, playing a role in economic, sport, leisure, and fitness of the region.

Southeastern Louisiana University students are in a geographical location that encourages practical experience. The University is roughly 45 miles away from New Orleans, the home of the New Orleans Saints, Voodoo, Pelicans, and the New Orleans Sport Foundation. Likewise, Baton Rouge is roughly 35 minutes from the campus and offers a variety of recreational and sport businesses where students can gain valuable experience. Baton Rouge offers the nationally recognized Baton Rouge Recreation Department, Youth and Adult Soccer Leagues, and the Baton Rouge Sports Foundation.

Sport management professionals can be found working in a number of settings within the fields of sport and leisure/recreation. Some settings for employment include:

  • Professional, Collegiate, and Amateur/Olympic Sport Organizations

  • YMCA's and Municipal Recreation Departments

  • Private clubs (i.e. tennis or golf)

  • Entertainment industry