The sport management (SM) major is a four year full-time program of study designed to blend the best of theory with the best of practice in the discipline. SM students are provided with interdisciplinary and advanced study opportunities, as well as on the job educational experiences.
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Career Opportunities North Dakota State University SM graduates are employed in a variety of sport and recreation management occupations. Graduates find employment in local, state, regional, national or international level sport and recreation organizations and businesses. In light of the interdisciplinary nature of the SM major's study options, career opportunities beyond the sport or recreation management fields are feasible.
Programme Structure The SM degree is designed to prepare students for employment in local, state, regional, national or international level sporting and recreation organizations. The course work includes 42 credit hours and a required business administration minor. Additional electives allow for a second supporting minor or emphasis. Internship The SM internship is the capstone course for all SM majors. Students participating in an internship will undertake the 400 hour on-the-job training experience (typically the summer prior to the senior year). Advisors assist students in identifying internship opportunities, but each student is required to secure his or her own internship. Securing a host organization outside North Dakota or the United States is not only possible but encouraged. Agencies where students have completed internships include the United States Olympic Committee, Cal Ripken Baseball, U.S. Navy Morale Welfare and Recreation (Japan, Hawaii, Germany, Spain and Guantanamo Bay), Charlotte Bobcats, Minnesota Twins, Fargo Parks and Recreation and the Philadelphia Flyers, to name a few.
Academic Entry Requirement
Academic Requirements Applications are evaluated on an individual basis. The university uses selective criteria in order to assure adequate preparation which will enable students to be successful in their academic pursuits. NDSU reviews the following criteria: It is recommended applicants have a cumulative high school grade point average of 2.75 (4.0 scale). Strong consideration is given to grades earned in the high school core courses listed below. An ACT composite score of 22 or higher or SAT score of 1020 or higher (math and verbal combined score) also is recommended. If you have not achieved this score, you are strongly encouraged to re-test. The writing component of the ACT is not required. Students applying for admission for Fall 2016* should complete the following 13 high school core courses: 4 units of English 3 units of mathematics (at the level of algebra 1 and above) 3 units of laboratory science 3 units of social science Students who do not meet these minimum guidelines will still be considered if there is evidence in the student's academic record that demonstrates a high probability of success. Students with higher GPAs and lower test scores, or conversely, lower GPAs and higher test scores will also be given consideration.*The current guidelines of 13 core courses will remain in effect for students seeking admission for the fall of 2016 and increase by one additional core course each year through the fall of 2018. In addition to the current core areas (4 years of English, 3 years of math at algebra l and above, 3 years of lab sciences, and 3 years of social sciences), students will have the option to count the additional credits from the existing core subject areas or world language (including foreign languages, Native American languages, or American Sign Language).NDSU will accept the General Education Development (GED) certificate from applicants 19 or older. For students testing prior to 2002, an average of 45 and subject scores no lower than 40 are required. Students testing between 2002 and 2014 must present an overall average score of 450 with no subject score lower than 410. Students testing after 2014 must present scores of 150 or higher on each of the four content areas.