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
Catalogue requirements for 2006-07, 2007-2008, 2008-2009, 2009-2010, 2010-2011,2011-2012, and 2012-13 are available on the web. Students are responsible for program requirements in their
catalog year. One's catalog year is the year in which one declared the major, unless
it has been more than seven years or the student has not attended Southeastern for
a full calendar year.
Dr. Ashley Bowers