Why study Sport Management at Washburn? 

If you want to work in sports-related operations and management, from recreation department or fitness center management to stadium operations or professional athlete representation, this is the degree for you. You’ll blend a deep background in kinesiology with business courses in economics, marketing, and accounting to prepare for the business-side of sports and recreation in the private, non-profit, or public sector. You’ll also complete an internship, so you’ll graduate with experience and be ready for what’s next.
Career Forecast Bright OutlookAverage Salary $98,890on campus
A student tests the reflexes of a student wearing a Washburn football shirt in a Kinesiology class.

What sets Sport Management at Washburn apart?

  • Before your internship, you’ll have courses that give you knowledge and skill in a range of areas, from activity techniques to business principles. You’ll have the skills to get to work in entry-level operations and management in sports.
  • If you dream of running your own sport, recreation, or fitness related business, consider the Entrepreneurship Certificate in the School of Business and watch for info on the Pitch Competition so you can pitch your idea.
  • Most students in this program have at least a part-time job. Working at Washburn’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center (SRWC) is a great fit!
  • You’ll be eligible for scholarships.
  • Student clubs will help you connect with your peers and make a difference.

Set for Success:

CAREER FORECAST: bright outlook

Student/faculty ratio

11:1 Kinesiology 
20:1 Business

Graduating with experience


of graduates complete an internship

Qualities for success

Detail oriented

Good communication skills


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GET IN TOUCH WITH Kinesiology Department

Kinesiology Department
Petro Allied Health Center, Room 201
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Phone: 785.670.1459
Fax: 785.670.1059
Secretary: Nancy Province

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