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  • Develop the business and sports skills needed to be successful in management positions within the sports industry
  • Build a core understanding of business concepts in the context of sports, leisure services, events, and facilities management.
  • Explore courses in business, communication, sport administration, sport marketing, sport event management, technology and more. 
  • Gain practical and real-world experience through a sports administration internship

Admission Requirements

Along with official transcripts sent directly to the office of admissions, students are also required to submit:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA

This degree is intended for students with an AA or AS degree; however, this program can be started without any previous college credit. Students without an AA or AS may need to take additional courses to satisfy the UNIFI General Education program requirements. Your advisor will help you select the appropriate courses.

Questions? As a UNI student, our staff will be dedicated to assisting you with registering for classes, navigating the course sequence and billing process, preparing for graduation and much more. 

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Fabio Fontana

Program Coordinator, Professor




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Linda Emery

Program Advisor

Individual Studies Coordinator, Online & Distance Education



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Linda Loy

Enrollment Contact

Online & Distance Education




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Delivered entirely online or in-person

Offered through the UNI Department of Individual Studies, you can start this program in the Fall or Spring terms. You can complete the program either entirely online or in-person on the UNI campus. Online courses are offered using the Blackboard learning management system and are delivered entirely asynchronously with some synchronous meeting times required.

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Graduates are prepared to:

/ Advance in a variety of management positions in the sports industry such as in roles like:

  • Athletic director
  • Athletic academic advisor 
  • Facility manager
  • Event manager
  • Sport association manger
  • Ticket sales
  • Game day operations
  • Public relations manager
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Individualized Support Services

Throughout every step of your program, you'll have a dedicated team of support staff ready to assist you. You'll also have access to UNI services such as:

  • Personalized academic advising
  • Support from Financial Aid, Career Services and Rod Library staff
  • Academic support and tutoring opportunities from the Learning Center
  • Access to student accessibility services and staff
  • Technical support assistance
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When applying, you'll need to:

  • have your unofficial transcripts sent directly to the Office of Admissions

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Contact us at 319-273-7206 or online@uni.edu for assistance.

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Delivery of this program is contingent on a sufficient number of students being accepted into the program.