School of Human Movement, Sport, & Leisure Studies
Sport Management Field Experiences
Sport Management students must complete one practicum and one internship (field experiences). These field experiences are designed to involve students in a professional environment outside the classroom. Field experiences are carefully selected by the students and approved by their academic advisor and the sport management field experience coordinator. During the semester in which students are registered for the field experiences, they are obligated to pay full BGSU tuition and fees. The internship is a 15 credit-hour experience in which students work a minimum of 40 hours per week for 15 consecutive weeks. Prerequisites to the internship include successful completion of 75 semester hours in the major, and a 2.5 cumulative GPA. Performances of field experience students are evaluated by the on-site supervisors as well as assigned supervisors from the sport management faculty.
Sport Management students have completed field experiences with such organizations as:
Buffalo Bills, Texas Rangers, Boston Celtics, New England Patriots, Detroit Tigers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Pittsburgh Pirates, Los Angeles Rams, Atlanta Hawks, Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Cavaliers, New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers, Women's Sports Foundation, International Management Group, Purdue, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State universities, Amelia Island Plantation, Performance Research, Fox Sports Net, NBC Sports, Mid American Conference, Big East Conference, Toledo Mud Hens, Thistledown Race Track U.S. Olympic Training Center, L. P. G. A., and P. G. A, and numerous other enterprises.
Sport Management students have been hired by organizations such as:
Cleveland Cavaliers, Toledo Mud Hens, Cleveland Indians, Detroit Tigers, University of Toledo, Foot Locker, Atlanta Hawks, Thistledown Race Track, New Jersey Devils, New Jersey Nets, Chicago Bulls, United States Tennis Association, University of Cincinnati, Western Kentucky University, Collegiate Licensing Company, Central Collegiate Hockey Association, Wright State University, Oberlin College, International Management Group, and numerous other enterprises.