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1906 College Heights Blvd #11052 Bowling Green, KY 42101-1052

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Effective Date: 8/1/2019 - 7/31/2020

Completion of the following curriculum will satisfy the requirements for an Associate in Arts degree at KCTCS and related baccalaureate SPORT MANAGEMENT (AA TO BS) degree at Western Kentucky University. This pathway meets the general education, pre-major, and program requirements.

The suggested courses in this pathway leads to an Associate and Baccalaureate major. The course recommendations for the first two years are required for the Baccalaureate degree, but also apply to the associate degree. The completion of these courses will enable a student to move efficiently into the last two years of the baccalaureate program.

It is important to discuss revisions to the plan, graduation requirements, entrance requirements, and other important program requirements with your advisor. Students who complete the associate degree in this pathway are guaranteed acceptance into the pathway as stated, unless otherwise noted on the pathway.

Sample 1st & 2nd Year Progression

General Education Core
Oral Communications (OC): 3 Credit Hours
OC Course 3
Heritage (HR): 3 Credit Hours
Heritage Course 3
Humanities (HU): 3 Credit Hours
Humanities Course 3
SB Course 3
SB Course 3
Natural Sciences (NS): 3 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
NS Course 3
NS Lab Course 1
Quantitative Reasoning (QR) -or- Natural Sciences (NS): 3 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
QR/NS Course 3
Total Credit Hours  22
Associate in Arts Requirements
Arts & Humanities (AH) -or- Social & Behavioral Sciences (SB) -or- Foreign Language (FL): 6 Credit Hours
AH/SB/FL Course 3
AH/SB/FL Course 3
General Education Core (GE) -or- Foreign Language (FL): 6 Credit Hours + Associated Lab
GE/FL Course 3
GE/FL Course 3
Total Credit Hours  12
DLC Elective 3
Elective 3
BAS 282 (3) 3
BAS 283 (3) 3
Elective 3
Total Credit Hours  15

Pre-Transfer Notes

This agreement allows KCTCS graduates to transfer AA coursework from KCTCS into the Sport Management program at WKU.

The major in Sport Management requires a minimum of 63 credit hours and leads to a Bachelor of Science degree. To be admitted to the sport management program, students must have: have a minimum overall GPA of 2.25; completed the following courses with a grade of “C” or higher: COMM 145 (OC course), ECON 202 (ECO 201), MKT 220 (BAS 282), SPM 200, and MGT 210 (BAS 283); submit application materials by the application deadline.

Prior to being allowed to SPM 490 course, students must have completed all courses required in the major except SPM 490 and have a minimum 2.8 GPA in all major courses. The remaining hours required to meet the University’s requirement of 120 hours should be used to either: 1) take other electives of interest to the student or 2) select a minor that best prepares them for entry level positions related to their interest within the sport industry. Complementary minors include but are not limited to: athletic coaching, broadcasting, business administration, economics, finance, nonprofit administration, community recreation, and facility and event management.

Those with questions about the WKU Sport Management program may contact:
School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
College of Health and Human Services
Phone: 270-745-3347

Additional KCTCS Graduation Requirements

1. Completion of minimum of 60 credit hours,
2. Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA,
3. Minimum of 15 credit hours earned at the institution awarding the degree,
4. Cultural studies course, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
5. Demonstration of computer/digital literacy, (Refer to the KCTCS catalog.)
6. One science course must include a laboratory experience, and
7. Two disciplines must be represented in Social & Behavioral Science courses and must be different than those in the Heritage and Humanities categories.

Sample 3rd & 4th Year Progression

Western Kentucky University Courses
SPM 200 (3) 3
SPM 402 (3) 3
SPM 404 (3) 3
SPM Elective 3
Elective 3
SPM 290 (3) 3
SPM 450 (3) 3
SPM Elective 3
Elective 3
SPM 452 (3) 3
SPM 454 (3) 3
SPM Elective 3
SPM Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
SPM 490 (12) 12
SPM 310 (3) 3
Total Credit Hours  60

Program Notes

Those with questions about the WKU Sport Management program may contact:
School of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport
Program Coordinator: Dr. Paula Upright
College of Health and Human Services
Phone: 270-745-3347

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