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Sport Management 

 

UNF's #4-ranked sport management program is situated in sports-rich Jacksonville where our students are afforded experiential and community-based learning and industry experience. The relationships with reputable sport organizations, built by our exemplary faculty and students since the program's inception, allow Sport Management students unparalleled professional development opportunities. We are proud of our partnerships with many sport organizations, and below are just some of the Jacksonville-area organizations we are privileged to work with:

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            First Coast YMCA Logo    SportsMEDIA Technology Logo        UNF Athletics Logo         PGA Tour Official Logo

 

 

The sport management degree program at The University of North Florida (UNF) has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. Our Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program is accredited by COSMA. For more information about Student Learning Outcomes and Program Accreditation please click the Public Disclosure link below.

Official 2019 COSMA Seal

Public Disclosure

The COSMA Accredited Sport Management program is reflective of the fast-paced and growing sports industry across the country. The program of study provides an academic foundation in sports management for application in a variety of sports settings. Of further significance is that students receive valuable employment training though practicum and internship experiences in chosen settings including: college recreation or athletic programs, community recreation agencies, sport organizations or business, sport facilities, and professional sports teams.

Admission to the Program

Those entering the Sport Management program must meet University admissions requirements as well as the following admission requirements of a minimum of a 2.0 GPA.

GPA Policy

All program of study course work, including prerequisites, must be completed with a grade of C or higher.

Resources

Course Map

This Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for the sport management program. It is designed to guide students in the selection of courses each term.

 

Internship & Practicum Opportunities

We provide exciting Sport Management Program Practicum and Intern sites in sports-rich Jacksonville and beyond. This experiential learning provides students hands-on experience under the supervision of a professional in the industry, allowing development in the field and career growth opportunities.

 

Two students during their internship at a Jacksonville Jaguars home game  Sport management students posing with a trophy at Houston Astros stadium Sport management student kicking a soccer ball during internship with Jacksonville Armada Football Club

  • Approval of the Practicum or Internship site is only required if the site is not currently listed as an approved site* 
  • *see list below.  
  • If your selected site is not on the approved site list, please reach out to your Academic Advisor, Randall Crawford at randall.crawford@unf.edu. He will provide you with an Internship/Practicum Site Information Form to complete and return. 
  • Approval will be required by program faculty member BEFORE you submit your application. In order to do so, you will need to make an appointment with a sport management faculty member.
  • Students can register for Practicum (SPM 3948C) or Internship (SPM 4941) ONLY after they have been academically cleared through their academic advisor.
  • The application deadline for practicum and internships is always: Summer Term - March 31, Fall Term - June 30, Spring Term - October 31.
  • The application and agreement form can be completed using the survey below.

Internship and Practicum Application

Prerequisites that must be met prior to Practicum:

  • ACG 2021 Financial Accounting
  • ECO 2013 Macroeconomics
  • SPM 2000 Intro Sport Management
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better
  • All incompletes must be removed

Prerequisites that must be met prior to Internship:

  • You must have satisfactorily completed practicum.
  • You must have a grade point average of 2.0 or better.
  • You must have successfully completed all critical tasks.
  • All incompletes must be removed.

Note: You should intern when your personal schedule will allow you to fully commit to the internship.

Note:

You must have completed ALL of your program requirements on your program of study. College policy does not permit taking a course with your internship. If you require a special accommodation to take a course during your internship you will be required to meet with your advisor as you will need to complete a petition form.

Approved Internship and Practicum Sites

1010XL-WJXLFM (937283)

1st Place Sports Running, Inc. (732172)
Academy Sports + Outdoors (932840)
AFT Events dba American Flat Track (678438)
Airstream Ventures, LLC (698076)
Albany Tennis Association, Inc. (665824)
American Junior Golf Association (AJGA) (634291)
Arizona Christian University (702205)
ASHN Media Group, LLC dba All Sports High (710735)
Badlands Big Sticks Baseball Club, LLC (794090)
Black Oak Creative Marketing (926916)
BLESTO, INC (729342)
Boost! Sports Performance/Adaptive Sports Performance Fitness Program (733400)
Boys and Girls Clubs of Citrus County (778512)
Clark Basketball Academy, LLC (872494)
Clay County Soccer Club, Inc (686034)
Client Focused Media (618538)
Constellation FURYK & FRIENDS (930861)
CSS a Division of Crossley Shear Wealth Management (778632)
DCPS Athletics (716936)
Delta Performance, LLC (678455)
Eagle Harbor Golf Course (683281)
Entre (912484)
Episcopal School of Jacksonville (618556)
FAU Undergraduate Admissions (713091)
First Coast YMCA - Barco Newton YMCA (780078)
First Coast YMCA - Dye Clay Family YMCA (622354)
First Coast YMCA - Ponte Vedra Family YMCA (680031)
First Coast YMCA - St. Augustine Family YMCA (680038)
First Coast YMCA - Williams Family YMCA (676170)
Fit20 JAX (935676)
Five Tool Softball Training, LLC (620103)
Flagler College (902929)
Florida Elite Soccer Academy, Inc (678738)
Florida Gateway College Athletics (890362)
Florida Prime Sports (934517)
Florida State College of Jacksonville (FSCJ) (710744)
George Moore Chevrolet Community Sport Outreach (712869)
Georgia State Games Commission (674801)
Guns and Hoses (782984)
Hoff Fitness, Inc dba BlackFin CrossFit (794178)
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (658485)
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour (658485)
Infinity Allstars (935722)
Insider Exposure (674576)
Jackie Robinson Training Complex (935779)
Jacksonville Armada Football Club
Jacksonville Armada Football Club (681274)
Jacksonville Athletic Club, Inc. (788208)
Jacksonville Axemen (666259)
Jacksonville Basketball Academy, Inc (708888)
Jacksonville Giants (620450)
Jacksonville Giants (620450)
Jacksonville Icemen (618549)
Jacksonville Icemen (618549)
Jacksonville Jaguars (678419)
Jacksonville Jaguars (678419)
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (674250)
Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp (674250)
Jacksonville Juniors Volleyball Association, Inc. (726395)
Jacksonville Sharks (618544)
Jacksonville Sharks (618544)
Jewish Community Alliance (950200)
Jukido Academy of Martial Arts (691966)
Justin Ragognetti Golf School, Inc (723393)
Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) (681292)
Len Mattiace Foundation (783134)
MaliVai Washington Kids Foundation, Inc (687208)
Memphis Happy Feet/Legends (874120)
Milwaukee Milkmen (790959)
Nassau Pride Basketball, LLC (620102)
Naval Support Activity Panama City (673360)
Netting Professional, LLC (718103)
North Florida Junior Golf (678895)
Nova Southeastern University (680032)
Orlando City Soccer Club (618534)
P5 Athletics, LLC (682989)
Philadelphia Eagles (723350)
Plus One Health Management (527156)
Police Athletic League of Jacksonville, Inc (PAL) (709527)
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club (881147)
Pro Football Hall of Fame (912478)
Rapid City Rush (931049)
Reider Sports Performance, Inc. (915212)
Revenge Body Fitness, LLC (884810)
S4 Sports Academy, Inc. (730356)
Seacoast Christian Academy (710722)
SMG - Vystar Memorial Veterans Arena (700974)
SMT - Sports Media Technology (621478)
Southside Youth Athletic Association (713039)
St. John's Country Day School (725808)
Stanton College Prep (620109)
Swimming Safari Swim School, Inc (833282)
Tailgate Guys, LLC (678324)
Tampa Bay Club Sport (880817)
Temple Gym and Fitness, LLC (682375)
The Amway Center (732076)
The First Tee of Greater Richmond (658366)
The First Tee of North Florida (678414)
The University Athletic Association, Inc (678726)
The Yerba Mate Co., LLC (703604)
Top Golf International, Inc (878336)
Tournament Players Club at Sawgrass, Inc dba TPC Sawgrass (793803)
Trinity Baptist College (900767)
UNF Athletics - Academic Support Services (682680)
UNF Athletics - Baseball (732088)
UNF Athletics - Business Office (780392)
UNF Athletics - Communications (700956)
UNF Athletics - Compliance (686317)
UNF Athletics - Development/Osprey Club
UNF Athletics - Facilities and Operations (709561)
UNF Athletics - Marketing (682686)
UNF Athletics - Men's Basketball (699444)
UNF Athletics - Men's Soccer (732084)
UNF Athletics - Softball (731775)
UNF Athletics - Strength and Training (728294)
UNF Athletics - Ticketing (682683)
UNF Athletics - Track & Field (681282)
UNF Athletics - Women's Basketball (779980)
UNF Athletics - Women's Soccer (780013)
UNF Child Development and Research Center (UNF Preschool) (927111)
UNF Department of Recreation and Wellness (681278)
UNF Golf Complex at Hayt Learning Center (694280)
University Christian School (882191)
University of Michigan Athletics (689363)
USA Elite Training, LLC - Professional Softball Training (882179)
Walker Sports (618542) Name Change? Apex Elite?
Wareham Gatemen (674725)
Womens National Football Conference - Florida Avengers (914507)

FAQs

Q: What is the difference between practicum and internship?

A: Your practicum is a shorter experience where you are required to complete roughly 75 hours in the field and can be completed during any sememster as long as you've met your prerequisites. Typically, students take their practicum the semester before their internship, which is a 400-hour requirement in the Summer semester and 420-hour requirement in the Spring and Fall semesters.

 

Q: Where can I do my practicum and internship?

A: Check out the list of approved sites below.

 

Q: How do I choose an internship or practicum site?

A: It is the student's responsibility to research the sites, identify a representative and contact that individual to learn of available field experience (practicum and internship) opportunities. Once you have secured your field experience opportunity for your practicum or internship, submit your application by completing the application survey above.

 

Q: How and when do I apply for my practicum and internship?

A: The application deadline for all semesters is the EIGHTH FRIDAY of each semester. Apply using the link above.

 

Q: Can I study abroad?

A: Prior to COVID-19 protocols we had opportunities for students to travel to England and South Korea. Check back in the Fall 2021 term for updates on studying abroad.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about the program?

A: Dr. Kristi Sweeney is the program director kristi.sweeney@unf.edu. For advising questions, contact Academic Advisor, Randall Crawford at randall.crawford@unf.edu.

Career Services

COEHS Career Services is here to help you achieve your goals. We are dedicated to helping the students and alumni in the College of Education and Human Services plan and prepare for a successful career in their field. Career Services page.

FAQs

Q: What is the difference between practicum and internship?

A: Your practicum is a shorter experience where you are required to complete roughly 75 hours in the field and can be completed during any sememster as long as you've met your prerequisites. Typically, students take their practicum the semester before their internship, which is a 400-hour requirement in the Summer semester and 420-hour requirement in the Spring and Fall semesters.

 

Q: Where can I do my practicum and internship?

A: Check out the list of approved sites on the Internship and Practicum webpage.

 

Q: How do I choose an internship or practicum site?

A: It is the student's responsibility to research the sites, identify a representative and contact that individual to learn of available field experience (practicum and internship) opportunities. Once you have secured your field experience opportunity for your practicum or internship, submit your application by completing the application survey found on the Internship and Practicum page.

 

Q: How and when do I apply for my practicum and internship?

A: The application deadline for all semesters is the EIGHTH FRIDAY of each semester.

 

Q: Can I study abroad?

A: Prior to COVID-19 protocols we had opportunities for students to travel to England and South Korea. Check back in the Fall 2021 term for updates on studying abroad.

 

Q: Who do I contact if I have questions about the program?

A: Dr. Kristi Sweeney is the program director kristi.sweeney@unf.edu. For advising questions, contact Academic Advisor, Randall Crawford at randall.crawford@unf.edu.

 Sport Data Analytics Lab COEHS horizontal logo

 

Sport Data Analytics Lab

The Sport Data Analytics Lab (S.D.A. Lab) is a sport related data analytics focused lab within the sport management field housed in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of North Florida. The Lab is a one-of-a-kind place to share our data analytics expertise through partnered projects and consultations with sport-related organizations regionally, nationally and internationally.

On Field Analytics

Performance Analytics

  • Analyze athlete/team performance to improve skills and strategies
  • Offer media valuable match data for viewers
  • Predict and prevent player inquiries

Off Field Analytics

Business Analytics

  • Assess value of an organization, league, team and athletes
  • Segment existing fans and estimate their value
  • Understand customer behavior with data
  • Create and examine effectiveness of various marketing activities

The Lab is a resource for producing and disseminating scholarship as well as educating a wide group of students, colleagues, and community members regarding the trends identified within sport analytics and the social impact these trends have on a variety of populations. One of the main goals is to share our data analytics expertise through partnered projects and consultations with sport-related organizations from regional to overseas.

Benefits

The Community

The Sport Data Analytics Lab provides the community a centralized resource hub for communication. Specifically, it would give organizations or community members the opportunity for engaging in collaborative efforts, awareness building opportunities, or for questions.

The University

The Sport Data Analytics Lab provides the University of North Florida a sport management specific research center, which would further contribute to UNF's commitment to rigorous research activities.

The College

The Sport Data Analytics Lab provides the opportunity for increased interdisciplinary collaboration and community visibility among practitioners, organizations and community members. The Lab will work towards achieving the mission and vision statement of the College of Education and Human Services.

The Sport Management Program and Department

The Sport Data Analytics Lab provides a host of networking, scholarship, and professional development opportunities in regard to analytics. These opportunities include publishing research, interaction with sport-related organizations and increased visibility for student recruitment.

 

Read more about this unique resource in the Inside UNF Newsletter (August 2020 edition) here

Contact

Dr. Wanyong Choi, Assistant Professor

Leadership, School Counseling & Sport Management

w.choi@unf.edu

Study Abroad

 Affording our sport management students the opportunity to study abroad provides them with unique opportunities to learn how to adapt to an academic setting different from their own. In turn, this allows them to stand out from the crowd when they go on to pursue challenging and exciting careers in sport organizations. The College of Education and Human Services typically offers two study aboard opportunities for sport management students in May and June each year. Due to COVID-19 these programs were postponed. Students can check back in the Fall for updates on additional study abroad programs.

 

South Korea (May 14 - 24) 

This study abroad trip will provide the opportunity for sport management students to visit sport facilities, attend sporting events, meet leading industry professionals and learn about Korean culture and education. During the study abroad experience, sport management students will travel to Jeju Island, Daejeon, Jeonju, Mokpo, Gwangju, and Seoul. They will have the opportunity to visit Daejeon World Cup Stadium, Golfzon Headquarters Tour, Seoul World Cup Stadium, Blizzard Esports, Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympic Sites, Sports Monster Corporation and much more. Contact Dr. Wanyong Choi w.choi@unf.edu for more information!

 

Two students with Dr. Wanyong Choi pose with a statue at Golfzon Headquarters during 2019 South Korea Study Abroad trip   UNF students pose with Korean Wave Cultural Exchange Taekwondo Activation Program participants

 

England (May 24 - June 10)  

In collaboration with the Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum, this six-week study abroad will provide the opportunity for sport management students to have first-hand experience to visit sport organizations and to learn the philosophy and principles of the sport industry. During the study abroad experience, sport management students will travel to Chester, Plymouth, and London. Contact Dr. Liz Gregg liz.gregg@unf.edu for more information!

Sport management students pose in front of tourist attraction in England during study abroad trip with Dr. Liz Gregg