Business. Ministry. Sports. 

Sport Management

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Study sport management at NGU and become a force of inspiration – personally, professionally, even spiritually.

Ranked Sport Mgmt. Degree
NGU topped 2019’s list of “Top 30 Bachelor’s in Sport Management Degree Programs” (
Hours of Experience
Rise above the competition and complete a 600-hour internship with an athletic organization of your choice. Practice makes perfect, after all!
Personalized Concentrations
Business. Ministry. Coaching. Choose one of three concentrations and tailor your studies to fit your career goals.

Impact Through Athletics

In the office, on the field, or at the gym – your love of sports is just the beginning.

From major sport franchises to remote mission fields. Through business, ministry, or coaching. Countless careers thrive within the world of sports. Whatever your passion, pursue it through sport management at North Greenville University.

This degree program features three concentration options:

Experience Learning On and Off the Field

NGU Sporting Events

In the world of sports, experience equals knowledge. Gain both as you work game-day operations for over 50 on-campus sporting events. Then dig even deeper as you personally manage 28 sport-related functions at NGU. This is hands-on learning at its finest. 

The Greatest Internship of All Time

You get out what you put in. So, put in your best! Complete an intensive 600+ hour internship with an athletic organization of your choice. 16 weeks. 40 hours. One goal – to prepare yourself for a successful career in sport management. 

Personalized Career Prep

Organize and produce a live sporting event. Develop a sport-centered professional business plan. Create and implement a sports ministry league for a church. Lead a coaching workshop at NGU. Even coach an actual sporting event on campus. After all, the world of sports thrives on practice. 

Sport Beside Experienced & Faithful Managers

Donovan Nelson, EdD
Chair & Associate Professor, Sport Management
George Hopson, PhD
Professor, Sport Management & Leadership
Fred Battenfield, PhD
Professor, Sport Management
Jeff Briggs, PhD
Professor, Sport Management

A Strong Approach to Studying Sports

  • Sport Management Year 1

    Year 1 Example Courses

    • First-Year Experience
    • Old/New Testament Survey
    • Biological Science Course
    • Intro to Sport Management
    • Concepts of Physical Fitness & Wellness
    • Probability & Statistics
    • Physical Science Course
    • Psychology & Sociology of Sport
  • Sport Management Year 2

    Year 2 Example Courses

    • Principles of Accounting I & II
    • Into to Information Technology
    • General Psychology/Intro to Sociology
    • Sport Economics
    • History and Philosophy of Sport
    • Principles of Economics: Macro
    • Sport Organization & Administration
  • Sport Management Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • College Athletics
    • Sport Law
    • Sport Communications
    • Sport Emergency Mgmt.
    • Sport Finance & Fundraising
    • Human Resource Mgmt.
    • Sport Liability & Risk Control
    • Sport Facility Design & Mgmt.
    • International Sport Mgmt.
  • Sport Management Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Media Technology
    • Fine Arts Course
    • Sport Ethics
    • Sport Marketing, Sales, & Promotions
    • Event Management & Funding
    • Seminar in Sports Management
    • Directed Internship in Sport Management

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel every semester, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. You earn credit through attendance, and each course counts as half a credit. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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