Community Sports Management (Minor)

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Are you passionate about sport or interested in working in an organization that provides sport programming, such as nonprofit organizations, municipal governments and international development agencies? This minor provides the basics of community sport management and supplements a degree in a community-oriented profession.

The community sports management minor focuses on developing skills to support recreational amateur sport programs within the community. Sport programs exist in a number of settings, including nonprofit organizations, public agencies and corporate programs. For a student interested in a career in one of these settings, or simply interested in sport, this minor can provide additional skills relevant to any of those professions.

At A Glance

Community Sports Management (Minor)

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Program requirements

Core Courses -- 12 credit hours
Notes: Offered fall semester only
Notes: Offered spring semester only
Notes: Offered fall semester only
Notes: Offered fall semester only
Electives (choose two courses) -- 6 credit hours
Depending on a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Degree requirements

Students must complete the courses for the minor with a grade of "C" (scale is 4.00 = "A") or better.

Core Courses:

CSM 201 Introduction to Community Sports (3)
CSM 305 Sports Facility Operations and Management (3)
CSM 407 Ethics and Legal Issues in Sports (3)
PRM 315 Community Recreation Systems (3)

Students must select six credits of electives from the following:*

CSM 335 Sports and Recreation for Youth Development (3)
CSM 483 Sports Tourism (3)
CSM 485 Sports Events (3)
NLM 220 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations (3)
NLM 310 Volunteer Management (3)
PRM 364 Foundations of Recreation Therapy, SB (3)

*other electives can be selected with advisor approval

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Enrollment requirements

GPA Requirement: 2.00

Incompatible Majors: None

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Career outlook

A minor can help students enhance the marketable skills they acquire in their major program and help them develop new skills apart from it, though most career areas do require more training than a minor alone can provide. A minor in community sport management can help students as they pursue careers as coaches and sports marketing managers.