Sport Administration Program

The School of Physical Education, Sport, and Exercise Science at Ball State University offers a B.S. degree in Sport Administration. Approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education as Indiana's first stand-alone sport administration degree program in 2009, we are committed to producing high quality graduates by providing an innovative curriculum that embraces the campus' commitment to immersive learning.

The faculty is committed to providing students with immersive, experiential, and service-learning opportunities throughout their four year undergraduate experience. In the classroom, students will receive hands-on experience through the completion of at least two outcome-based projects for regional sport organizations, and students will organize various events on-campus to raise money for local charitable organizations. Additionally, each fall the sport administration program organizes the Chase Charlie Races to fight childhood obesity in the Muncie community.

The Sport Administration Association offers opportunities for students to learn about careers in their chosen field, network with industry professionals, and acquire event management experience working events for the athletic department and other regional sport organizations. Finally, students who are seniors will complete a 12-credit, 400-hour internship.

In addition to being housed on the campus of a Division I athletic department, Ball State's central location between Indianapolis and Fort Wayne is ideal for students pursuing a career in sport administration. Many opportunities exist to obtain volunteer, internship, and paid work experience either on campus or within a one-hour drive.

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For more information see our Sport Administration program brochure or contact Liz Wanless.         

School of Physical Education, Sport, & Exercise Science
Health and Physical Activity Building (HP), Room 360
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306

Hours: 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday (Summer Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Phone: 765-285-8746
Fax: 765-285-8254