Sport Management
Are you ready to stop watching from the sidelines and become a leader in one of the world’s biggest and most exciting industries? Then join HPU’s Sport Management Program and learn how to transform your passion into a fulfilling career!

Our curriculum is designed to expose students to all facets of the sports world, with an emphasis on developing critical leaders in an ever-changing global industry.
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Faculty and Staff
Faculty and Staff
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Locating the Self Through the Whedonverse • WEL/WGS 4475 – Culture of Fitness • WEL 4600 – Culture of Obesity • WEL/WGS 4675 – Body and Identity Advising • Exercise Science – Traditional • Health and Wellness • MA, MS, MPH Graduate Programs Recent Publications • Kemerly, Tony with Victoria Morgan. Bleat at Me No Longer, We’re Done: Illyria as Body-Subject. Slayage Special Issue: “Let’s Go to Work: The Legacy of Angel.” (in press August 2019). • Kemerly, Tony & Kemerly, Trisha.  A Supernatural Tale of Agency, Othering, and Oppression. Popular Culture Review (accepted October 2017). • Kemerly, Tony. (2017). Shuffling Toward Oblivion: The Long Walk of the Fat Body.  Fat Studies Journal 6(3). DOI: 10.1080/21604851.2017.1298947 Manuscripts in Progress • Kemerly, Tony. The Odds Were Never in Their Favor: Katniss Everdeen and the Woman in Sport. • Kemerly, Tony. Man, Interrupted. Reshaping the Asana of Masculinity. • Kemerly, Tony. Parallel Worlds: The Shuffling Horde of Masculinity. • Kemerly, Tony. The Celluloid Man. • Kemerly, Tony. Dodge, Duck, Dip, Dive, Dodge: The Game of Masculinity. Peer Reviewed Presentations • Kemerly, Tony, Brandt, Jenn, Clare, Callie, Bernard, Mark (2019). Wait, You’re Teaching What?!: Unconventional Texts and Popular Culture in the “Traditional” Classroom. PCA/ACA 2019 Conference – Washington, D.C. • Kemerly, Tony. (2018). Bleat at Me No Longer. Illyria as Worked Body. PCA/ACA 2018 National Conference – Indianapolis, IN. • Kemerly, Tony and Kemerly, Trisha. (2017). A Supernatural Tale of Agency, Othering and Oppression. MAPACA Conference – Philadelphia, PA. • Kemerly, Tony. (2017). Parallel Worlds: The Fat Body as Zombie. PCA/ACA 2017 National Conference – San Diego, CA. • Kemerly, Tony. (2016). You Are What You Eat. NEPCA 2016 Regional Conference – Keene, NH. • Kemerly, Tony. (2016). Shuffling Toward Oblivion. PCA/ACA 2016 National Conference – Seattle, WA. • Kemerly, Trisha and Kemerly, Tony. (2015). Caught in the Panopticon: Gender Performativity in Women’s Mixed Martial Arts. PCA/ACA 2015 National Conference – New Orleans, LA. 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Chair, Sport, Event, and Hospitality Management Department Associate Professor of Sport Management
Assistant Professor of Sport Management, Co-Director of Communication Fellows
Assistant Professor of Sport Management
Adjunct Instructor, Event and Sport Management

Our curriculum will expose you to all facets of the sports world, with an emphasis on developing leaders in an ever-changing global sport industry. Classes offer a unique blend of management, leadership, professional development, and sociology, creating the perfect environment to foster skill development, critical thinking, and innovation. We combine foundational classroom education with real-world opportunities and problems, and we pride ourselves on training the next generation of sport management professionals in an inclusive environment designed to stimulate passion, success, and growth.

Why major in Sport Management?

  1. Curriculum: Sport management is a specialized degree where you will learn to apply business concepts and have a hand in creating the future of the sport industry.
  2. Networking: You will have the opportunity to connect with HPU Sport Management alumni, sport industry professionals, and fellow students through classroom guest speakers, course projects with local clients, and facility visits.
  3. Faculty: Our accessible faculty will provide you with one-on-one advising to help prepare you for a successful career in sport.
  4. Hands-On Experience: Get exposure to internship and job opportunities direct to your email inbox so you can discover your own behind the scenes look into the sport industry.
  5. Complimentary Minors: If you like other areas of business, you can enhance your professional development by getting a minor in business, events, social media, or something else to fit your passions!

Mikaela

Like elite athletes, our students pride themselves on taking ownership of their development, going above the ordinary, and seeking out challenges. With passionate and dedicated faculty to support their growth, our students thrive under pressure and learn to compete in everything they do!

Course Requirements 2022/2023
Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management
Minor in Sport Management
Bachelor of Arts in Sport Management
Degree Requirements Credits
Major Requirements 50
University Core Requirements 36-44
Electives 34-42
Total 128
Minor in Sport Management
Minor Requirements Credits
Course Requirements 20
Total 20
Requirements for B.A. in Sport Management
Requirements for Minor in Sport Management
Requirements for B.A. in Sport Management
Course Course Title Credits
COM 1110 Human Communication 4
COM 1113 Graphic Software Packages 2
SMG 1010 Introduction to Sport Management 4
SMG 1020 Professional Development in Sport Management 4
SMG 2100 Sport Marketing 4
SMG 2300 Sport Finance 4
SMG 3010 Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations 4
SMG 3020 Sport in Society 4
SMG/WGS 3030 Gender Issues in Sport 4
SMG 3040 Sport Law 4
SMG 4100 Strategic Management of Sport Organizations 4
SMG 4200 Sports Executive Boardroom Experience 4
SMG 4811 Sport Management Internship 4
Course Descriptions
Requirements for Minor in Sport Management
Course Course Title Credits
SMG 1010 Introduction to Sport Management 4
SMG 2100 Sport Marketing 4
Required Electives (12 credits)
Choose 12 credits from the following list of courses:
SMG 2300 Sport Finance 4
SMG 3010 Organizational Behavior in Sport Organizations 4
SMG 3020, SMG/WGS 3030 Sport in Society or Gender Issues in Sport 4
SMG 3040 Sport Law 4
Course Descriptions
Note: While Sport Management Minors may not count SMG 4811 (Sport Management Internship) towards the minor, the internship is nevertheless strongly encouraged.
Internships, Jobs, and Graduate Schools
Our students have interned and gone on to work for the premier sport organizations in the nation, while others have taken their education to the next level at graduate programs around the country. Wherever your path lies, let us help you find it!
Student Outcomes

Name: Harris Eisenberg Hometown: Old Bethpage, New York Year: Class of 2022 Major: Sports media with a minor in sport management Internship: Over the summer, Eisenberg was a broadcasting intern in St. Petersburg, Florida, where he served as a production assistant for all Tampa Bay Rays radio broadcasts. In his role, he recorded pregame and…

Name: Spencer Panzo Hometown: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Year: Class of 2023 Major: Sport management Internship: Panzo joins the Philadelphia Union soccer team as a ticketing department and game day operations intern. In his role, he is responsible for researching to develop sales leads, assisting in pre-season preparations for the ticket sales department, working with the Supporters…

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Yizhou Xie

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Tayla Young

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  READ MORE INTERNSHIP PROFILES Name: Jason Stateham Hometown: Oxford, Massachusetts Year: Class of 2022 Major: Sport management Internship: Stateham interned with the Boston Red Sox in event operations. His position changed frequently upon certain assignments, game night responsibilities and special event tasks. Stateham mostly interacted with fans upon arrival to Fenway Park and throughout events…

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Name: Aidan Jensen Hometown: Chapel Hill, North Carolina Year: Class of 2019 Major: Sport management Internship: Jensen spent the summer with the Burlington Royals, the Rookie-level affiliate for the Kansas City Royals, as the game-day promotions intern. As a member of the promotions team, he was responsible for selecting people and leading game day on-field…

Study Abroad
At High Point University, our emphasis on global perspectives is designed to provide students with opportunities to enhance their international awareness and to develop their cross-cultural communication skills. Study abroad is strongly encouraged as a part of this emphasis on global studies. With a variety of extraordinary options at some of the most prestigious universities in the world, students at High Point University are encouraged to study abroad as early as the summer after their freshman year. Employers are looking for more than just a degree; they want well-rounded individuals who have familiarity with diverse cultures, special skills, and knowledge of the world around them.
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