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Bachelor's in Sports Management

If you want the administrative and leadership skills to thrive in sports-related organizations, the BS in Sports Management at Indiana Wesleyan University was designed for you. This comprehensive program provides students with exposure to critical functions in sports management, including fundraising, sports information, communication, administration, marketing, and promotions.  At our Christian university, you can learn how to integrate biblical principles with this bachelor's in sports management program.

Why Pursue My Bachelor’s in Sports Management at IWU?

There are several benefits to declaring your sports management major at IWU. This accredited degree program is taught by faculty with experience managing a variety of athletic organizations. We also provide student services, from tech support to tutoring, to help you succeed in this bachelor's in sports management program. Students learn from expert faculty who will become mentors in the faith, integrating classroom learning with biblical truths for a Christ-centered environment that encourages spiritual growth.

What Will I Learn in this BS in Sports Management Program?

The courses in this BS in Sports Management are designed to help students learn what it takes to manage successful sports and athletic-focused organizations. The student experience combines traditional classroom learning with interactive learning and an internship opportunity. Course topics cover business, health and wellness, ethics, law, marketing, and more.

What Makes IWU Different?

Education Pioneer

IWU has provided on-campus education for more than 100 years.

Rooted in Christ

Faith-integrated curriculum and a commitment to changing the world.

Superior Support

Center for Student Success for counseling, tutoring, and more!

What You Will Study in This Bachelor of Science in Sports Management

Coursework for this BS in Sports Management program covers how to:

  • Develop an understanding of business-related topics, including organization, management, and marketing
  • Examine the psychosocial implications for sport, exercise, and injury
  • Develop legal insight for effective management and the avoidance of legal problems associated with sports and recreational activity
  • Apply biblical principles to your professional goals in sports management

After Graduation
Potential Careers

  • Sports Administration
  • Facility Management and Design
  • Event Management / Public Relations
  • Sports-Related Business Owner
  • Athletic Director / Coach
  • Fundraising Coordinator

Work in Various Industries

  • Industry

Program Requirements
Because high academic achievement is required for admission to health professional schools, the Divisions of Health and Human Performance plus Natural Sciences have developed minimum criteria for the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program designation on IWU degree audits and diplomas. Upon completion of the freshman year, students interested in maintaining the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program designation must achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, complete a prescribed essay, and interview with the Pre-Professional Committee. The essay and interview are administered as part of the PMD-110 course (Preparing the Christian Health Professional, completed by the student in the spring of his or her freshman year). Students whose cumulative GPA drops below 3.0 are encouraged to investigate, with the help of their academic advisor, alternative career paths. If the student does not eventually achieve the minimum cumulative GPA, the Residential Academic Services Office will drop the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) designation from the degree audit and diploma on graduation. Transfer students wishing to have the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program designation on their degree audit and diploma will need to demonstrate that they meet the GPA requirements in core courses and overall completed courses based on applicable classes at previous accredited institutions. All subsequent decisions as to retention in the Pre-Health Care Sciences (Non-Nursing) Program will be based on IWU courses only. These students should enroll in PMD-110 at their earliest opportunity. 
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Indiana Wesleyan University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC),, 312-263-0456. Other accreditations and associations of Indiana Wesleyan University are available at

Exercise Science is an accredited program through CAAHEP, which offers one-on-one advising to help ensure that you are taking the right courses to prepare you for whichever area of exercise science most interests you. Whether you are going straight into the exercise science profession or planning to go on to a graduate program, IWU's Exercise Science major can prepare you for success.

CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation (COAES), CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 programs in twenty-eight (28) health science occupations ( Our program is accredited through March 16, 2028.


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