Kinesiology programs

The diverse curriculum of Northwestern’s kinesiology department not only teaches you principles for healthy living, it also gives you opportunities to apply what you’re learning to help others improve their health and lifestyle. And a healthy lifestyle is a strong foundation for building healthy relationships with others—both professionally and personally.

Sport Management Major

Sport management prepares students for a wide variety of careers in sport-related positions. The program is interdisciplinary and has required course work from the disciplines of Kinesiology, Accounting, Business, Economics, Mathematics and Computer Science. The courses will provide foundational and applied areas of study, in addition to practical experiences and internships.

KIN 182 - Introduction to Sport Management
KIN 229 - Leadership in Sport Management
KIN 241 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology I
KIN 320 - Legal and Ethical Issues in Sport
KIN 341 - Directed Field Experience in Kinesiology II
KIN 360 - Sport in Societies
KIN 415 - Seminar in Sport Management
KIN 417 - Internship
Cognate requirements
ACC 215 - Principles of Financial Accounting
ACC 216 - Principles of Managerial Accounting
BUS 200 - Principles of Marketing
CSC 102 - Business Computing
CSC 110 - Advanced Spreadsheets
ECO 213 - Principles of Microeconomics
Choose one course
MAT 111QR - Calculus for Management, Life and Social Sciences
MAT 116QR - Statistics for the Natural and Social Sciences
MAT 117QR - Applied Statistics for Management
Sport management options (Choose one or more options):
Coaching/athletic administration option (choose 11 or more credits)
KIN 202 - Organization and Administration of Physical Education
KIN 234 - Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
KIN 236 - Nutrition for Life
KIN 260 - Coaching Endorsement
KIN 300 - Coaching Methods
KIN 302 - Topics in Coaching Sports Fundamentals and Strategies
KIN 355 - Psychosocial Aspects of Sport for Health Care Professions
KIN 398 - Directed Study
General business option (choose 11 or more credits)
BUS 300 - Principles of Finance
BUS 309 - Human Resource Management
BUS 325 - Marketing Communications
BUS 401 - Consumer Behavior
ECO 214 - Principles of Macroeconomics
Sports information/media option (choose 11 or more credits)
ART 220 - Graphic Design I
COM 185 - Media Writing
COM 202 - Video Production
COM 230 - Principles of Public Relations
COM 261 - Feature Writing
COM 263 - Layout and Design
COM 315 - Writing and Design for the Web
COM 332 - Social Foundations of Advertising
COM 340 - News Writing and Editing
COM 355 - Organizational Communication
Total credits required: 54

Note: Internships range from 2-12 credits. The maximum credits applied to the major is noted under the 417 course designation.