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Sport Management

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The Sport Management major combines the study of sports and athletics with the management, marketing, public relations, and finances of the sporting business. The major is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in sports-oriented organizations, recreation industries, or who intend to continue graduate studies in areas such as sport business, and sport and athletic administration.

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General Education Core Requirement for Bachelor of Arts

Information taken from the 2023-2024 Academic Catalog. Please refer to the most recent catalog for further information, found here.

Written and Oral Communication

  • ENG 1010 – Composition I (3 credit hrs.)
  • ENG 1020 – Compostion II (3 credit hrs.)
  • COM 2010 – Oral Communication (3 credit hrs.)

Cultural and Historal Perspectives

Choose from two (2) of the four (4) disciplines:

  • Fine Arts (FAS 2005, 2006, or 2043)
  • Literature
  • Biblical Literature, Theology, or BST 2000 – Beginning Bibilical Interpretation
  • Any History (HIS) Course

Mathematics and Science

  • Choose nine (9) credit hours, comprised of at least one (1) natural science course and at least one (1) mathematics course at MAT 1030 or above.

Social Sciences

Choose six (6) credits from:

  • COM 2020 – Media Literacy (3 credit hrs.)
  • ECO 2001 – Principles of Economics: Macro (3 credit hrs.)
  • ECO 2012 – Contemporary Economics (3 credit hrs.)
  • EDU/PSY 2010 – Life-Span Development (3 credit hrs.)
  • GEO 2013 – World Geography (3 credit hrs.)
  • POS 2010 – American Government and Politics (3 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 2000 – Introduction to Psychology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SOC 2000 – Introduction to Sociology (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 2050 – Human Behavior and the Social Enviornment (3 credit hrs.)
  • SWK 2053 – Social Problems (3 credit hrs.)
  • UNV 2100 – Strategy and Critical Thinking (3 credit hrs.)

Biblical Studies

Required for freshman and transfer students with fewer than 60 credit hours:

  • BST 1010 – Christian Life: Faith and Practice (3 credit hrs.)
  • BST 2020 – Understanding the New Testament (3 credit hrs.)
  • BST 3005 – Understanding the Old Testament (3 credit hrs.)

Required for trasnfer students with 60 or more credit hours:

  • BST 2020 – Understanding the New Testament (3 credit hrs.)

Personal Development and Worldview

  • BST 4095 – Senior Seminar to Theology and Vocation (3 credit hrs.)
  • UNV 1100 – Introduction to the Christian Liberal Arts University (1 credit hr.)
Requirements for Sport Management Major
  • ACC 2051 – Principles of Financial Accounting (3 credit hrs.)
  • ACC 2052 – Principles of Managerial Accounting (3 credit hrs.)
  • BUS 2000 – Introduction to Business (3 credit hrs.)
  • BUS 3006 – Principles of Management (3 credit hrs.)
  • BUS 3010 – Marketing (3 credit hrs.)
  • ECO 2001 – Principles of Econimics: Macro or
  • ECO 2012 – Contemporary Economics (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 2020 – Introduction to Exercise and Sport Studies (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 3003 – The Care and Prevention of Injuries (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 3043 Theory and Practice of Coaching Sports (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 3061 – Legal Aspects of Sport (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 4024 – Organization and Administration of Physical Education, Sports, and Intramural Activities (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 4033 – Sports Marketing and Public Relations (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 4043 – Atheltic Facility and Event Management (3 credit hrs.)
  • PED 4085 – Exercise and Sport Studies Internship or
  • PED 4095 – Seminar in Exercise and Sport Studies (3-6 credit hrs.)
  • PSY 3022 – Sport Psychology (3 credit hrs.)

Students must choose 9 hours of communication courses from the list below. At
least 6 hours must be 3000 level or higher; and students must take one course in
each production, writing, and theory.

  • Production courses:
    • COM 2002 – Digital Media Production I (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 2020 – Media Literacy (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 2040 – Radio Production (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 2044 – Digital Photography (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 3012 – Publishing Design (3 credit hrs.)
  • Writing courses:
    • COM 3034 – Public Relations (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 3060 – Sports Journalism (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 3130 – News Writing (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 3220 – Screenwriting (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 3320 – Social Media Writing and Production (3 credit hrs.)
  • Theory courses:
    • COM 3063 – Communication Elements and Theories (3 credit hrs.)
    • COM 3110 – Nonverbal Communication (3 credit hrs.)

Our Faculty

Trevor Hall

Trevor Hall

Chair, Assistant Professor of Exercise Science

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Dr. Jonathan Lenarz

Dr. Jonathan Lenarz

Assistant Professor of Sport Management

Jonathan Lenarz was born and raised in Southern California. He holds an MS in Sport Management from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a Juris Doctorate from Trinity Law School.

He enjoys traveling, running and spending as much time as possible in the great outdoors. His favorite verse is Proverbs 2:5-6.

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.

1 Peter 2:9

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Warner University is a distinctly Christian university that strives to make a Christian liberal arts education accesible to all. We are committed to guiding individuals toward Christ-like character and intellectual maturity while equipping them to serve. We are located in beautiful Lake Wales, Florida, which is nearly the exact center of the Florida peninsula. We are just a short drive away from rapidly growing cities such as Lakeland and Winter Haven. At Warner we offer a variety of in-person and online degree plans. Choose Warner and answer God’s call, receiving an education that helps you pursue your dreams and grow closer to Christ.