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Sport Management

In Widener’s Sport Management program – among the region’s first of its kind – you can study with instructors who are experts in the business of sports. Our dynamic curriculum is developed with the help of our industry partners that include leading Philadelphia organizations like the Eagles, Flyers, Phillies, Comcast-Spectacor, and Dick’s Sporting Goods.

Our Industry Partners

Inside and outside the classroom, you’ll benefit from the close working relationships we’ve developed leaders in the business. Our Sport Management Advisory Board includes representatives from many major sport organizations. These professionals help us plan for the future, develop courses, offer students internships, and even teach in the program.


Widener students benefits from our proximity to and close relationship with all of the major league teams in the Philadelphia area. Widener’s Main Campus in Chester is less than three miles from PPL Park, where the Philadelphia Union plays soccer. Widener is the Union’s official university.

The campus is also only twelve miles from the South Philadelphia sports complex that is home to the Eagles, Phillies, and Flyers.


Our Sport Management students are not only active in the classroom, but are also involved in other things like the Student Sport Network, playing on Widener’s Division III sports teams, and fulfilling internships. Students also have the opportunity to work gamedays for area teams. Many perform community service activities with tie-ins to sports, and become leaders in their community.

Our Instructors

Widener University’s Sport Management instructors are all experts. Some are nationally known for their academic work in economics, law, or management.

Others are top-ranked officers in professional sport organizations like the Phillies, Union, Blue Rocks or Flyers.

This option is designed for those students who would like to pursue careers in management of professional sports, intercollegiate sports, interscholastic sports, health/sports facilities, and community recreation, as well as in marketing of sports related products and programs.

In addition to the core curriculum, the following courses are required in this option:


Course Description Credits
PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology (Social Science Elective) 3
COMS 130 Mass Media and Society (Social Science Elective) 3
PE 206
PE 215
Org. and Adm. of Athletic Coaching
Med. Asp. of Athletic coaching (Arts & Sciences Electives)
SMGT 280 Sport Law 3
SMGT 300 Sport Management and Administration (MGT Elective) 3
SMGT 340 Sport Sales & Marketing (MGT Elective) 3
SMGT 451 Seminar in Sport Management 3
MHR 316 Introduction to Human Resources Management (MGT Elective) 3
SMGT Elective