The sport management program at WVU Tech offers a multidisciplinary curriculum which allows students to take a variety of sport discipline courses in addition to accounting, business management and communications.
Our students have an opportunity to obtain a WVU degree while studying on our Beckley campus, which offers small classes and individualized instruction.
Our students participate in an extensive internship, which can include placement in a high school or college athletic department, with a semi-pro baseball team, local sporting goods companies or with an outdoor recreational company in the area. This hands-on experience is mutually beneficial as the internship provides the student an opportunity to learn the sport business while the sport organization evaluates a potential future employee.
The first two years of the program are pre-sport management coursework. Students should apply for admission to the sport management program during their sophomore year after completing 45 hours of the required curriculum.
During his goal keeper career on the WVU Tech men’s soccer team, Dunn earned USCAA 1st team all American and MSC player of the week (twice). In 2013, John was selected for the SHAPE America Major of the Year award representing WVU Tech. After earning his degree at Tech, John completed a master’s of science in Sport Administration–Compliance at Western Kentucky University in 2016. Now he's back at his alma mater, working as head coach of the WVU Tech men's soccer team.
Sierrah is the assistant women’s soccer coach at WVU Tech.Soto was a member of the WVU Tech women’s soccer team and was captain her junior/senior year before graduating in 2015. Now, she's helping WVU Tech build a phenomenal team while seeking her master’s degree in Athletic Coaching Education at WVU.
Our program prepares students to work behind-the-scenes of the sport industry, one of the fastest growing industries in the U.S.
We equip students with skills like management and leadership, sport marketing and finance, critical thinking and problem solving. By melding innovative courses with professional development, the program trains students for a variety of professional management positions.
Graduates have access to an extensive alumni base and often find jobs in in the areas of sales, marketing, fan relations, sponsorship, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, community recreation and sport centers, city parks, recreation departments and sport goods and marketing companies.
Some of our graduates choose to further their knowledge by attending graduate programs in sport management, business administration and law.
Our graduates find career opportunities as:
This course provides an understanding of the technological concepts and principles relevant to sport management and provides student with practical experiences in the use of emerging technologies in the field.
Uncover an in-depth study of sport facilities, including planning, design, liability and facility management concepts and evaluation.
Explore marketing principles as they relate to sport organizations. Specific attention is focused on the marketing planning process, marketing information systems and internal marketing.