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.
- 50-hour community service requirement
- Opportunities to fulfill multiple pathways requirements
What You'll Study
Experiential curriculum with service, internship, and international opportunities
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.
Students have opportunities to conduct and present research at regional and national academic and student leadership conferences.
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.
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
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.
Explore how sports create culture and community
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.
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:
- Sport Management
- Sport Studies
- 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
- 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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