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MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of Sports Management at Southern Nazarene University, Bethany Oklahomathe undergraduate Sport Management program is to cultivate a Christ-centered learning community which exposes students to the wide range of opportunities available to them in the sport industry.

FUTURE CAREER OPPORTUNITIES:  Students in the undergraduate sport management program will be able to prepare for a multitude of careers within the arena of sport. Examples of those positions include, but are not limited to, account executive for professional franchises, associate/assistant athletic director at the intercollegiate level, business manager, college/university athletic director, conference office positions, corporate administrator of sporting events, fundraising administrator, public relations director, sales representatives for sporting goods company, sport governing body positions, sports broadcasting, sports information director within intercollegiate athletics, sports journalism, and/or a tournament director.

CONCENTRATION AREAS:

Students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management have the option to concentrate study in the areas of Sport Business or Sport Communication depending on future career objectives.

SPORT BUSINESS CONCENTRATION:

  • A multidisciplinary area of study which offers kinesiology coursework blended with courses surrounding business principles.
  • Includes 64 required credits, 30 from our School of Business and 34 from the School of Kinesiology
  • Our School of Business is backed by accreditation from the Association of Collegiate Business Schools and Programs
  • Provides opportunities for a broad range of internships based on student interest

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SPORT COMMUNICATION CONCENTRATION:

  • A multidisciplinary area of study which offers kinesiology coursework blended with courses focused on the area of communication.
  • Includes 63 required credits, 30 from the Department of Communication and 34 from the School of Kinesiology.
  • Provides opportunities to connect with our athletic departments Sports Information staff to assist in the broadcast of live events and publish stories focused on Crimson Storm Athletics.
  • Provides opportunities for a broad range of internships based on student interests.

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THE PROFESSORS:

  • Experts in their field with years of experience.
  • Administrative experience in the NAIA and NCAA Division II.
  • Registered Athletic Administrator through the National Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association.
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Carlos Font
Carlos Font

Currently: 
Communications Assistant and Spanish Translator for the Minnesota Twins organization in Major League Baseball

Responsibilities: 
Carlos is focused on assisting the communications department with the production of daily game notes, clips, minor league reports, press releases, and assists media members with their inquiries. Font also assists the Spanish speaking players with interviews, doctor appointments, or other requests they may need assistance with.

In His Words: 
“The professors genuinely care and want all of their students to succeed in the sport industry. Also, my time spent with the SNU Sport Communications Department as a Practicum course, and the time I spent during the Internship coursework with the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Oklahoma City Dodgers were crucial for me to achieve the success I have to this point. Without those experiences, I would not be where I am today.”


Our Nazarene Heritage

Founded in 1899, Southern Nazarene University is a private, Christian, liberal arts university - a service of the Church of the Nazarene. Located on a 40-acre campus just west of Oklahoma City, SNU grew out of several small colleges committed to training people for service to God and their fellow man. More than 32,000 alumni work and serve throughout the United States and the world. Read More