Sport Management Major
The purpose of The University of Tampa Sport Management Major is to provide students with a combination of sport business theory and practical experience to prepare them for a successful career in the sport management industry. There are more than 250 students majoring in sport management.
The curriculum consists of sport management courses as well as courses from the Sykes College of Business and a 12-credit-hour internship with a sport organization. Four full-time faculty members, all of whom have held professional positions in the sport industry, are responsible for teaching all sport management courses (no graduate assistants).
Monthly meetings are held in which representatives from Bay-area sport organizations are invited to discuss internship and volunteer opportunities within their organizations, including:
- Tampa Bay Rays
- Honda Grand Prix of St. Pete
- M.L.B. Spring Training
- United Soccer Leagues
- Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- N.C.A.A. Women’s Final Four
- Tampa Bay Sports Commission
- Tampa Convention Center
The North American Society for Sport Management and the National Association for Sport and Physical Education have recognized the sport management program at The University of Tampa as an approved program.
Moving beyond the books, University of Tampa students are encouraged to add value to their degree by participating in at least one internship. This type of experiential learning is key to making well-rounded graduates ready for the workforce. Not only do our students learn new skills, but they refine their career paths with real-world experiences.
Our students regularly engage in the following types of internship opportunities.
Tampa Bay Lightning – Students gained knowledge, experience, contacts and confidence interning in several departments at the Tampa Bay Lightning, a professional ice hockey team, and at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, home to the Lightning and the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League, as well as events like basketball and concerts.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers – Assisted with autograph sessions, charted plays for coaches, processed the credentials for media and celebrities during the National Football League team’s summer training camp.
Undergraduate International Admissions
With students enrolled from over 100 countries, U.T. proudly considers students from around the globe for freshman or transfer admission. Proof of English proficiency is required. (This is waived for international students from the Commonwealth Caribbean, Bermuda, Canada, United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, Australia and New Zealand.)
Students should apply through UT's online application. In order to review a student’s application, the University must receive the following:
- Official transcripts of all secondary school coursework and grades translated into English (“Official” means that you must request your school to send transcripts directly to the U.T. admissions office. If that is impossible, send copies that have been certified by your school as “true copies” of the originals after they are copied. An official at your school should sign the document as “true copy of original.”)
- Essay written in English
- A recommendation written by a counselor, teacher or headmaster.
Applicants must submit one of the following:
- TOEFL: the minimum acceptable score is 550 or 213 (computer-based) or 79 (Internet-based) exam.
- IELTS: International English Language Testing System – minimum grade of 6.5.
- C.P.E: Certificate of Proficiency in English - grades of “C” or better
- Pearson Test of English (P.T.E.): minimum score of 58.
- Successful completion of the English 112 certificate offered by E.S.L. Language Centers accompanied by a letter of recommendation from an administrator and a 500-word English writing sample.
International students who meet admission requirements but need additional English language training prior to entering as a full-time degree student may enroll in one of the several E.S.L. programs.
International students also must furnish proof of available funds to cover their first year of study and each subsequent year. Exceptional new entering students with excellent academic achievement receive partial scholarships ($4,000-$7,000 per academic year) which covers only a small portion of the total costs. Students may work on campus up to 20 hours per week.
Upon admission to the University and satisfactory completion of the financial statement, an I-20 form will be sent to applicants from U.T.’s admissions office. Applicants must take the I-20 form, a copy of their acceptance letter and financial statement to the nearest U.S. embassy or consulate. After an interview, the embassy or consulate will decide if an F-1 student visa can be issued. To enter the United States, students need this visa in their passport and the I-20 form. Students may not enter the country on a tourist visa with the intention to study in the U.S.
The staff in the Office of International Programs assists students with pre-arrival information, orientation, and advice on academic, social, cultural and employment matters.
Average cost for full-time undergraduate students for 2013-2014 academic year (fall and spring).
- Tuition (12-18 credit hours per semester): $23,990
- Mandatory Fees (required): $1,782
- Room and Board (double room, 15 meals per week): $9,388
- Total: $35,160
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