Sport Management

School of Sport Sciences

Sport Management Overview

Wingate University fosters student diversity and individuality while offering students close, personal attention in small classes. Faculty members serve as mentors both in and out of the classroom, advising students on their future career paths.
As a sport management major, you will have the opportunity to learn about the various career options in the sport industry. Our program is very "hands-on" and majors obtain event planning experience during their freshman year. Students will also gain direct experience during a six credit-hour internship between their junior and senior year. The internship helps prepare students for the transition from college to the workplace.
The Wingate University Sport Management Program has been granted accreditation by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). The program was granted accreditation in November of 2013. The program is also approved under the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.
For those who prefer to continue their studies, Wingate’s master’s program in sport administration offers the educational background needed to work as an athletic administrator either in public schools or higher education settings, or in professional sport and recreation settings.
Graduate Opportunities
Wingate University's Master of Arts in Sport Management program is designed for students who have earned an undergraduate degree in any field and who aspire to work in the sport industry's public or private sectors with an emphasis on athletic administration.
Wingate University now offers a Master of Arts in Sport Management 4 + 1 program. Click here for more information.
Learn more about our COSMA accreditation.
Dr. Christi DeWaele
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Classes of Interest
Sport Facility Design and Management
Sport Marketing
Sport Finance
Sport Governance
Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation

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Sport Sciences Faculty

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Past Internship Placements
Sport Business Journal

The Denver Nuggets, Charlotte Bobcats, and Philadelphia 76'ers (NBA)
Miami Dolphins, Carolina Panthers (NFL)
DC United (MLS)
US Open (PGA)
Charlotte Motor Speedway (NASCAR)
Charlotte Checkers (ECHL)
Charlotte Knights (IL)
Football and Tennis Halls of Fame
Research Projects
Impact of Corporate Sponsorship on Small Businesses
Impact of Youth Sports Camps on Children
Risk Management in Motorsport Venues
Career Opportunities
Facility Management
Collegiate and Professional Sports Teams and Organizations
Fitness Centers
Legal Liability & Fiscal Management
Youth Sports Organizations
Sports Performance Centers
Promotions and Marketing
Marketing agencies
 Guest Relations
Personnel Management
Our Graduates

Dick Christy, Athletic Director, UNC-Pembroke

Greg Clemmer, Jr., Regional Director, Mecklenburg County Parks and Recreation

Matt John, Senior Account Executive, Octagon Marketing

Brandy Mills, Marketing Manager, LL Bean

Landon Owen, Director of Ticket Sales, Bristol Motor Speedway

Lindsey Roycraft, Community and Team Relations, Charlotte Knights

Brian Stephenson, Reporter, WBTV