Bachelor Of Science In Sports Management And Outreach Bachelors In Sports Management – Outreach Degree Program
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Degree COSMA
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Transfer in up to 75% of the degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024

Change Lives Through Sports with Our Bachelor of Science in Sports Management – Sports Outreach Degree

You have a passion for using sports to help young people reach their full potential, and our Bachelor of Science in Sports Management – Sports Outreach degree program will help you learn how to impact lives through organized sports in your community and around the world.

In our B.S. in Sports Outreach degree, you will learn how to design sports programs that promote psychological and emotional wellbeing and facilitate mentorship between coaches and players. Accredited by the Commission on Sport Management (COSMA), our bachelor’s degree in sports management and outreach is a practical, experienced-based program that prepares you to lead in the sports industry with excellence and integrity.

At Liberty, our mission is to prepare you to impact the world as a Champion for Christ, wherever God calls you. We believe in combining a dedication to excellence with a quality education that emphasizes biblical values. You want to use your bachelor’s of sports management and outreach degree to achieve great things, and we can help you do it all to the glory of Christ.

Award-Winning Campus

At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Bachelor’s Degree in Sports Management and Outreach?

At Liberty University, our sports management program not only offers a variety of opportunities for professional development but also provides a community that encourages and supports you throughout your bachelor’s degree program. Your professors and classmates will know you by name, pray for you, and mentor you, so you, in turn, can reach out to others. Our bachelor’s of sports management in sports outreach degree offers a unique experience demonstrating what it means to have a Christian academic and athletic community helping you reach your goals and achieve excellence.

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As one of the largest residential Christian colleges in the nation, we have the resources you need to make the most of your bachelor’s degree. With programs like our Washington Fellowship, you can gain hands-on experience through exciting internship opportunities without postponing your graduation date. For our students who excel, we provide additional support and community through our Honors and Eagle Scholars programs, so you can develop your leadership skills and make the most of your academic achievement.

What Will You Learn in Our B.S. in Sports Management and Outreach Degree Program?

In our bachelor’s in sports management and outreach degree program, you will learn how to mentor individuals from around the world through organized sports. By studying the positive impact sports can have on a person’s psychological and emotional wellbeing, you will be prepared to support coaches as they reach out to their players and work to make the organized sports experience the best it can be. You will also learn how sports can break down barriers internationally and at home, making sports an ideal tool you can implement in both evangelism and youth development programs.

Because hands-on experience is important, our bachelor’s in sports management and outreach degree requires several internships, building your resume as you test your skills through real-world challenges and opportunities. You will have the opportunity to serve locally in an outreach ministry, in addition to internships available across the country.

Throughout your B.S. in Sports Management – Outreach degree program, your professors will not only teach you important concepts but also support you as you put them into practice and make a difference here at Liberty and beyond.

Featured Courses

SMGT 317 – Mentoring in Sport

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • In this class, you will be assigned to an outreach ministry for the purpose of receiving hands-on experience and guidance in the day-to-day functions of sports outreach.

SMGT 321 – Global Sport Outreach

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • This course will examine global issues within the context of sports outreach.
  • Nation, region, and other specific factors that determine outreach effectiveness will be analyzed. Key global sport outreach organizations will be examined to deepen students’ understanding of effective sport outreach theories and strategies.
  • Students will develop a basic conceptual framework to formulate a strategy for undertaking sport outreach in a global setting.

SMGT 401 – Sport Methodology

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • This class is an introduction to the psychological and emotional aspects of sport.
  • You will study topics like mental preparation, goal setting, extrinsic versus intrinsic reward, stress, anxiety, relaxation, and coping within the context of sport participation.
  • Competition, success, and failure are all discussed from a biblical perspective.

SMGT 402 – Outreach in Organized Sport

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • In this course, you will study the role of coaches and related personnel within organized sport.
  • You will learn how to pray for, serve, challenge, and invest in the lives of those who facilitate and play organized sports.
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Highlights of Our Bachelor’s in Sports Management and Outreach Degree Program

  • In our sports management and outreach bachelor’s degree program, you will learn from innovative educators who are industry leaders.
  • You will have opportunities to gain real-world experience by working with our NCAA Division I programs and 39 club sports teams.
  • Each semester, you will have the opportunity to attend professional development sessions with our full-time internship coordinator, who will provide you with one-on-one support throughout the internship selection process.
  • Our sports management program is accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).
  • Our B.S. in Sports Management degree program produces graduates of distinction who have earned internships with the MLS National Sales Center and full-time positions with the Florida Panthers, Wake Forest University, the North Carolina High School Athletic Association, and as an account executive with the Portland Timbers.

Our Bachelor’s of Sports Management and Outreach Degree Information

  • Residential 
  • 120 total credit hours
  • You may transfer in up to 75% of your total degree.
  • This bachelor’s degree program falls under Liberty’s School of Business.
  • Download and review our bachelor’s in sports outreach’s Degree Completion Plan.
  • Find more information about our bachelor’s degree in sports management program in our School of Business course catalog.

Career Opportunities for Our B.S. in Sports Management and Outreach Graduates

  • Communications
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Promotions
  • Resort management

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.