Sport Management, B.A.

A rewarding career in sports awaits more than just athletes.

Develop the business acumen and fitness background to succeed in this growing industry, which serves a growingly active American culture.

The sports industry has moved well beyond the playing field and is now a part of daily life for most Americans. That's why more and more trained professionals are needed to help manage the growing number of sports and fitness programs, athletes and facilities.

Lewis' interdisciplinary Sport Management degree program prepares you to play a leadership role in this growing industry by combining courses from business, fitness, health science and technology, in which you will:
  • Develop essential business, management and marketing skills
  • Get hands-on experience through one of the top NCAA Division II athletic programs in the nation
  • Learn how to create safe, effective fitness programs
  • Learn from adjunct faculty who are prominent leaders in the field
  • Internship placement and two field experience opportunities through our local affiliate partners
  • Small class sizes provide the perfect learning environment for hands-on real-life application
Plus, customize your program to your career interest by choosing one of two concentrations: Life after Lewis
Upon graduation, you will be ready to assume a leadership position for a sports team, health and fitness organization or other sports company.

Advisory Board
Our program's Advisory Board includes professionals from the Chicago Bears, UIC Athletics and the Chicago Wolves - consistently helping us evolve our programs to match the job availabilities in the market, as well as providing helpful career advice and networking opportunities for our students.

Student Talk

  • Jim De Maria
    VP of Development for Ronald McDonald House Charities

    How to be successful as a Sport Management major at Lewis University.


  • Tyler Jankowski

    "Ever since I was young, I knew I wanted to be a part of sports. Sooner or later, I knew my athletic career would come to an end – but I knew that was a stepping stone to something else – sports business."

  • Rob Peters
    Game Entertainment Assistant / Mascot Coordinator, New Jersey Devils

    "Sport Management at Lewis is a very hands-on program. You don't have 300 people in a classroom. You have 20-25. You really get to understand and experience what it's like to have a job in Sport Management when you graduate. This is a competitive industry with a lot of athletes and post-athletes, and you're part of that competition. I was two games away from a ring last year, and I'm going to get one."