Bachelor of Arts in Sports Administration

In 1973. St. Thomas University pioneered the first undergraduate Sports Administration program in the nation. Developed by a group of nationally recognized sports executives, the Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Sports Administration blends liberal arts, business, and sports administration courses in a curriculum designed to prepare students for management positions in the sports industry.

Meeting and networking with adjunct professors and guest speakers who represent various sports organizations, is a great benefit of the program. Internships are an integral part of the full educational preparation for a management position in sports. They can be completed locally, from the vast number of opportunities, while taking the required coursework.

The BA program requires one hundred and twenty (120) credit hours, including thirty three (33) hours of Sports Administration major courses. Multiple majors, minors, or transfer credits can be accommodated with the BA. Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog for a complete description of the curriculum.

Featured Professors

  • Dr. Ted Abernethy, Director of Sports Administration programs. Over 20 years of experience
  • Dr. Seok-Ho Song, Sports Administration Professor and Advisor. Over 10 years of experience.
  • Dr. Robert Epling, Associate Professor of Sports Administration and Advisor. Over 20 years of experience.

For questions, contact Dr. Ted Abernethy, Program Director, at 305-628-6630

Career Outcomes

Management positions in the following organizations: NFL, NBA, MLB, NHL, ATP, WTA, PGA, LPGA, MLS, NASL, NASCAR, NCAA, NAIA, as well as various events, governing organizations, and manufacturers in the sports industry.

Admission Requirements

Refer to the Undergraduate Catalog to see admission requirements.

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