Overview

The minor in sport management educates students about the diverse social, historical, and managerial aspects of sports. Through an interdisciplinary, experiential approach, graduates gain a broad and intensive understanding of sports’ impact and place in society.

Fast Facts
  • 50-hour community service requirement
  • Opportunities to fulfill multiple pathways requirements
A student helps broadcast a soccer match

 


What You'll Study

Experiential curriculum with service, internship, and international opportunities


Faculty

Coaches in the Classroom

Faculty bring a seasoned, veteran touch to the program, coaching students on the applied skills they’ll need to succeed in this field. A strong network of practicing professionals also lead classes.

Jacob K. Tingle
Jacob Tingle, Ed.D.
Program Director
Assistant Professor of the Practice of Business Administration
Carolyn Becker
Carolyn Becker, Ph.D.
Professor, Psychology
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Joseph Donnelly
Adjunct Faculty
Headshot of Jennifer Henderson
Jennifer Jacobs Henderson, Ph.D.
Professor, Communication
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Rick Hill, CTA
Adjunct Faculty
Rita Drieghe Kosnik
Rita Drieghe Kosnik, Ph.D.
Professor, Business Administration
John McGrath
John McGrath, Ph.D.
Professor, Human Communication and Theatre
Dominic G. Morais
Dominic G. Morais, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Business Administration
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Cara H. Wright, J.D.
Adjunct Faculty

Student Opportunities

Explore how sports create culture and community


Research

Students have opportunities to conduct and present research at regional and national academic and student leadership conferences.


Study Abroad

Living Sport in London

This biennial, faculty-led course provides a comparison of the British and American sport systems. The program examines club and team ownership, sport media, athlete development, revenue production, and the historical evolution of sport stadia in the United Kingdom, which has produced many of the most popular sports in the world.


Internships

Community service curriculum component provides students opportunities for networking and career exploration at organizations such as the Valero Alamo Bowl, Silver and Black Give Back, and more. This is a valuable way for students to demonstrate their commitment to a culture of service and teamwork.

San Antonio offers a diverse, impactful range of internship opportunities in the sports world. Trinity’s network of internship connections includes: 

  • San Antonio Spurs 
  • Local radio and television stations
  • The First Tee of Greater San Antonio
  • Jewish Community Center
  • San Antonio Football Club
  • San Antonio Sports
  • Trinity University Athletics
  • Valero Alamo Bowl

Student Organizations

Students can engage with organizations such as:

  • Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE)
  • European Association of Sport Management (EASM)
  • National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA)
  • North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)
  • North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
  • Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ)

Lecture Series and Annual Events

South Texas Sport Management Symposium

Biannual Symposium brings industry and thought leaders from around the country join with local industry professionals to engage with students in panels and small group discussions.


Student Awards and Recognition

Outstanding Senior in Sport Management

Available for all minors

Bob King Excellence in Sport Management Award

Awarded for students in any Business Administration major



Spaces and Facilities

The San Antonio sports community serves as an extension of the Trinity classroom: students regularly engage with the SAFC at Toyota Field, Spurs at AT&T Center, Valero Alamo Bowl staff at the Alamodome. There are also opportunities for in-house work with Tiger Network, Tiger TV and Trinity’s communication studio.



When You Graduate

Opening doors through sport

Tigers leave Trinity with a deeper understanding of how sports can uplift and change communities, and become citizens who promote a healthy sports culture.

 

Careers

Students graduate into a world of career opportunities, careers in college and professional sports, and sport-related companies across the U.S.

Graduate Schools or Programs:

  • MBA
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Studies

Career Areas:

  • Coaching
  • College or professional sports
  • Nonprofit sports organizations
  • Recreational sports organizations

Notable Companies who have Hired Trinity Graduates:

  • Boston Red Sox
  • Houston Texans
  • Los Angeles Chargers
  • New England Patriots
  • Nike
  • Orlando Magic
  • San Antonio Sports
  • Spurs Sports and Entertainment
  • Tampa Bay Rays
  • University of Colorado Athletics
  • U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committees
  • Valero Alamo Bowl

 


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