Sport Management Concentration

Sport Management Concentration

The KINE Sport Management concentration offers comprehensive curriculum that prepares students to work in the sport industry. Focusing on management, social justice, ethics, diversity, leadership and community efforts, the KINE Sport Management concentration is well positioned to serve as the training grounds for future sport leaders.  In addition to our well-rounded course offerings, many of our students gain valuable hand-on experience in various Graduate Assistantship roles.  Positions can be found at ECU’s Campus Recreation and Wellness, Athletics, Kinesiology’s Lifetime Fitness Program and others.

The KINE Sport Management Concentration is led by:

Concentration highlights include:

  • The Ernie Schwarz scholarship and lecture.
    • Ernie Schwarz founded the sport management concentration at ECU and each year a Sport Management graduate student is selected for a scholarship bearing his name.
    • The Schwarz lecture is given by a ECU distinguished alumnus and highlights a current issue in the field.
  • The Sport Business Leadership Lecture is given by a top practitioner in the field.
  • Students are also given the opportunity to gain valuable research experience and work with experts on important issues in the field. Students can earn credits via Independent Study Credit (KINE 6803) by working with faculty in the following areas.
    • Moore: Human Resource Management Practices; Organiational Behavior (Treatment of Employees with Disabilities), Leadership, Strategic Planning, Marketing Effectiveness; Diversity Initiatives; Minorities within Sport Management
    • Rundio: Participatory Sport Events; Participant Experiences; Charity and Sport Partnerships
    • Sartore-Baldwin: Diversity issues in Sport; Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport; Individual and Group Attitudes and Behaviors; Organizational Behavior; Human Resource Management; Animals in Sport
    • Warner: Community Building; Sport for Development; Organizational Behavior; Sport and Health; Human Resource Management; Sense of Community
  • The opportunity to do a short-term study abroad trip, earn 6 credits, and learn about the global sport industry.


Please click here for the program course catalog entry.