Liberty’s School of Education offers a sport management major that prepares students for an exciting career in the athletics industry
Located in Lynchburg, Va., Liberty is the largest private, nonprofit, four-year university in the country, and the nation’s seventh largest university. As the world’s largest Christian university, Liberty has a mission of Training Champions for Christ and prepares students to make an impact in their selected fields.
The sport management program provides a 120-credit hour Bachelor of Science degree for undergraduate students who are seeking to earn a foundation for a career in sports, based on both business principles and practical experience. Liberty’s sport management program is approved by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA), the international accrediting body for the discipline of sport management.
Students who choose the sport management major at Liberty have a total of 17 elective hours. Depending on their area of interest, they may use the elective hours to pursue a minor that can expand their horizons or allow them to focus on a set goal. Many students choose to minor in coaching, while others select a minor related to another business field. In addition, students who are not pursuing the sport management degree may select a sport management minor and take 15 credit hours in the field.
Liberty University’s sport management program has a unique mission and vision. The overall mission is to help students develop skills to organize, administer, and facilitate sport programs at the corporate, agency, professional, and amateur levels.
As students work toward their sport management degree, opportunities are provided for them to develop knowledge and skills relevant to the performance of these functions. Additionally, the Department of Sport Management faculty and staff work diligently to support students through internships and job placement.
Our graduates have been very successful in finding work with professional sports teams, sports magazines, athletic associations, and more. Visit Liberty's Sport Management Department today and begin working toward the career of your dreams today!