Winthrop University offers an interdisciplinary Sport Management degree, an exciting program that will benefit students who have an interest in the ever-growing business of sport. This joint venture between the Department of Physical Education, Sport and Human Performance in the Richard W. Riley College of Education and the College of Business Administration provides a program that effectively combines the two disciplines. Students enrolled in the program pursue the Bachelor of Science degree in Sport Management.
In order to obtain admission into the Sport Management Program, the SPMA Admission Application must be completed.
• The sport industry is estimated to be a $410 billion business in the United States; globally, this figure nearly doubles. • Charlotte, NC (only minutes north of Winthrop) is home to a number of professional sport teams, including the NFL's Carolina Panthers, the NBA's Charlotte Bobcats, the Charlotte Knights, a AAA affiliate of the Chicago White Sox, and the American Hockey League's Charlotte Checkers, an affiliate of the Carolina Hurricanes.
• Sport venues in the Charlotte metropolitan region include Bank of America Stadium, Time Warner Cable Arena, Knights Stadium, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Bojangles Arena, Memorial Stadium, and Winthrop Coliseum. • Winthrop's sport management program is the only one of its kind in the Charlotte metropolitan region, and one of only two in the state of South Carolina.