The Sport Administration major at the University of Miami is an undergraduate education program designed to prepare students for careers in the sport industry. The program is committed to the professional development of students so that competencies and skills relevant to the Sport Industry can be acquired over time. Specific competencies in organization, ethics, marketing, leadership and legal issues are emphasized.

  • Field experience and internships are an essential component of the major. The KIN department is actively engaged in placing students in visible sports settings and appropriate sport environments so that students acquire relevant competencies and gain pragmatic hands-on experiences that are necessary for success in today’s sport industry.
  • The Sport Administration major is a 42 credit hour major in Kinesiology coursework plus a class in public speaking (COS 211).
  • Students are required to meet a foreign language component.  This may be satisfied with two semesters of American Sign Language (TAL 107 and TAL 207), or any intermediate course (200+) in a foreign language that is offered at UM.
  • Students transferring from another college or university must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above in order to be considered for admission to the major.
  • Students are required to complete a 9-credit internship upon successful completion of ALL coursework for the Sport Administration Major. Exceptions to this policy must be approved by the Undergraduate Program Director and the Associate Dean.
  • A minor in any field is required. A Business minor is suggested to complement the Sport Administration major and provide a well-rounded comprehensive background to the Sport Administration field. 
  • Students pursuing a degree in Sport Administration must receive a grade of B- or higher in KIN 201 in order to continue with the major. Students are allowed to retake KIN 201 to achieve the minimum B- grade only once per University of Miami policy.
  • Students will be allowed to retake a course once.
  • All 400-level courses are restricted to declared Sport Administration majors and minors only.
  • A degree in Sport Administration requires a major GPA of 2.5 or higher and an overall GPA of 2.3 or higher.
  • KIN 306 and KIN 308 may not be taken in the same semester and must be taken during junior year. KIN 308 must be taken before KIN 410.
  • A grade of C or better is required for each course applied toward the major with the exception of KIN 201 which requires a grade of B- or higher in the course, as previously specified.

Curriculum Requirements

Major Requirements 45 Credits
COS 211Public Speaking3
KIN 201Introduction to Sport Administration3
KIN 206Sport Facilities and Event Management3
KIN 212Elements of Sports Psychology3
KIN 302Sport Marketing3
KIN 306Essential Leadership in Sports and the Professions3
KIN 308Ethical Decision Making in Sport and the Professions3
KIN 401Legal Aspects of Sport3
KIN 403Sport Information Management3
KIN 405Finance and Budget in Sport Administration3
KIN 410Problems and Issues in Sport Administration3
KIN 497Internship in Sport Administration9
KIN 498Seminar in Sport Administration3
Other Required Courses
Cognate Courses18
ENG 105English Composition I3
ENG 106English Composition II3
MTH 113Finite Mathematics3
Foreign Language 9
Math Placement or Elective3
Minor15
Electives21
Total Credit Hours120

Suggested Plan of Study 

Plan of Study Grid
Year One
FallCredit Hours
KIN 201 Introduction to Sport Administration 3
Cognate Course 3
ENG 105 English Composition I 3
Foreign Language Course 3
MTH per Placement or Elective 3
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience 0
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 212 Elements of Sports Psychology 3
ENG 106 English Composition II 3
MTH 113 Finite Mathematics 3
Cognate Course 3
Foreign Language 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Two
Fall
KIN 206 Sport Facilities and Event Management 3
COS 211 Public Speaking 3
Cognate Course 3
Foreign Language 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 302 Sport Marketing 3
Cognate Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Three
Fall
KIN 306 Essential Leadership in Sports and the Professions 3
KIN 403 Sport Information Management 3
Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 308 Ethical Decision Making in Sport and the Professions 3
KIN 405 Finance and Budget in Sport Administration 3
Cognate Course 3
Elective 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Year Four
Fall
KIN 401 Legal Aspects of Sport 3
KIN 410 Problems and Issues in Sport Administration 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Minor Course 3
 Credit Hours15
Spring
KIN 497 Internship in Sport Administration 9
KIN 498 Seminar in Sport Administration 3
Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours120