Sport Management

Students talking indoors

Program Overview

Our Sport Management major incorporates courses in facility and event management, economics, marketing, accounting, finance, leadership, and technology to provide a cutting-edge foundation full of competencies that future employers will demand. The revised core also allows plenty of elective space for students to pursue a minor related to their personal interests and career goals. Our graduates are working across the country and overseas in the areas of sports facility management, sports retailing, sports information, sports marketing, sales, and more.


Why Sports Management at Judson?

Student Life Involvement

We focus on experiential learning opportunities within the classroom. Students work on and market on-campus athletic events like our annual “Pack the Place” women’s volleyball game and Homecoming Week.

Professional Development

All Sport Management students participate in our ESS Colloquium course as upperclassmen. Alongside peers, students engage in professional development opportunities to prepare them for life after graduation while enhancing synergy within our department.

Students will also take a 6-12 credit internship during their senior year. This allows students to seek an internship that fits their schedule experience different careers within the Sports Management field.

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Exercise Sports Science Department

Learn more about the other programs offered in the Exercise Sports Science Department.

Combine the love of Sport and Success

Looking for a career that incorporates your love of the game and sets you up for success?

Here at Judson University, our Department of Exercise Sport Science will prepare you for a variety of careers in Sport Management and Health & Wellness. The warm-up starts now!

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Office of Admissions


Professor and Chair of the Exercise Sports Science Department

Dana Pautsch

Get Real-World Experience

The Sport Management program requires an internship during your senior year. Judson students have completed Internship experiences with a number of community organizations, most notably:

  • Windy City Bulls, NBA G League Basketball
  • Schaumburg Boomers Minor League Baseball Sport
  • Joliet Slammers Minor League Baseball
  • Dick’s Sporting Goods
  • Athletes HQ
  • Sports Faith
  • Johansen Baseball

What Can You Do with a Sports Management Degree?

Judson graduates from the Sports Management program have gone on to work as:

  • Event Programmers
  • Sport Operators
  • Facility Managers
  • Game-day Operators
  • Sports Marketers
  • Web Designers

Find Success at Judson

The Exercise Sport Science program at Judson University put me in a position to become a proficient decision-maker, leader, and team player. The hands-on application within the class structure took a normal project and allowed me to use the tools I was taught and apply them in real-world situations. Whichever path you choose to take in this department, you will learn a variety of skills that will give you a leg up on others because they have put your knowledge and critical thinking to the test.”
Sam Colon2018 Graduate, Assistant Athletic Director at DePaul Prep | Chicago, IL