Sport Administration Requirements

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The Department of Kinesiology offers programs, which qualify graduates for positions as teachers in elementary, middle/junior high, and secondary schools or for alternative careers in private, industrial, and public settings. Whatever the student’s career aims may be, the programs provide a full range of intriguing and challenging professional opportunities in diversified curricula. The student can choose a discipline best suited to individual interests, talents, temperament, and future plans.

While studying new concepts, the student will observe the work of outstanding teachers, athletic coaches, and clinicians. Whichever direction is selected, the student will study and practice in modern facilities, with the latest equipment and will learn the most recent techniques.

Sport Administration Major

This major is designed for students who are interested in working in various administrative areas in the realm of sport. Students are exposed to the economic, financial, legal, ethical, managerial, sociological, and psychological aspects of sport. Job opportunities exist at the professional, intercollegiate, interscholastic, community, and youth levels within the growing sport industry.

Bachelor of Science (BS) Sports Administration Degree Requirements

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
University Core Curriculum Requirements - To include KIN 201, KIN 210; PSYC 102; PHIL 104; ECON 240. 39
Requirements for Major in Sport Administration 59
KIN 313, KIN 329, KIN 345, KIN 360, KIN 364, KIN 365, KIN 366, KIN 367, KIN 416 and KIN 455 32
Additional Requirements - ACCT 210, ACCT 220; CS 200B; QUAN 402 or MGMT 208; MGMT 304; JRNL 396; MKTG 304; PSYC 323; CMST 280. 24
Electives 25
Total 120

Admission Requirements:

a. Incoming freshmen must rank in the top half of their high school graduating class and have a high school GPA equal to or greater than the minimum University admission requirement.

b. Students transferring from another program at SIU or students seeking admission from another institution should have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50 at the time of application. In addition, they should have completed at least 30 credit hours.

Program Requirements:

a. Students must maintain a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.

b. Students must earn a C or better in each of the sport administration courses that are aligned with the Sport Management Program Standards (nine courses): KIN 210, KIN 329, KIN 345, KIN 360, KIN 364, KIN 365, KIN 366, and KIN 367.

Internship Requirements (KIN 455):

a. Students must have a minimum overall GPA of 2.50.

b. Students must have completed a minimum of 90 credit hours and must have senior status, or they should obtain approval from the program coordinator.

c. Students should have completed all sport administration courses that are aligned with the Sport Management Program Standards (nine courses): KIN 210, KIN 329, KIN 345, KIN 360, KIN 364, KIN 365, KIN 366, and KIN 367.

Students wishing to gain experience in kinesiology and areas related to kinesiology may pursue work in aquatics and coaching.

Coaching Minor

The minor in Coaching is designed to prepare non-teacher education students to become certified via the Illinois High School Association (IHSA) to coach at an educational institution in the state of Illinois. A minor requires 17 hours of KIN coursework to include KIN 201, KIN 313, KIN 324, KIN 329, KIN 345, and KIN 355C. Students may enroll in the coaching practicum (KIN 355C) once they have met the required prerequisites, are in their last year of coursework and have met with the instructor. The KIN 355C practicum requires a minimum of 90 hours of hands-on training under a certified coach. Students are required to meet with the KIN 355C instructor of record once they declare the coaching minor.

Coaching Minor Requirements

Degree RequirementsCredit Hours
Required courses 17
KIN 201, KIN 313, KIN 324, KIN 329, KIN 345, KIN 355C; KIN 201, KIN 313 & KIN 324 required before KIN 355C. KIN 329 & KIN 345 may be taken concurrently with KIN 355C. The Department of Kinesiology recommends these additional courses: KIN 320 and KIN 321