Adult Education

Sport Management

Bachelor of Science (BS), Sport Management and Biblical Studies

Put your passion into action.

Study Sport Management at LBC

Faith in Action

If you’re looking for an education in sport management that’s hands-on, practical and focused on giving you résumé-ready skills and experience, look no further. At Lancaster Bible College, our sports management degree allows students to be a part of the 400 billion dollar industry – before they even graduate.

While there are many colleges that offer sports management programs, there’s none quite like ours. With a program that is intentionally designed to give students field experience before graduating, our students leave equipped and ready to lead in their industry.

Furthermore, our students get the chance to integrate their faith into their profession through our unique program that places a strong emphasis on Bible classes, professional classes and coaching classes. In fact, our students graduate with a major in sport management and a minor in biblical studies.

So if you’re looking for a Christian college that will give you and education in the Bible and beyond, consider applying to LBC to study sports management.

Why Study Sports Management at LBC?

  • Get Certified: Earn certifications from the American Sport Education Program in Coaching and a certificate in ConcussionWise.
  • So Many Options: Enjoy earning a degree that offers you flexible job options following graduation – sports management careers are varied and versatile.
  • Fast & Flexible Schedule: The fast-paced schedule allows you to concentrate on one 6 week course at a time.
  • Life Experience Credit: Earn college credits from our evaluation of your life experiences.
  • Earn Your Degree Your Way: Study completely online, only in class or even do a combination of both!
  • Accredited: Earn your degree from an accredited Bible college in PA.

The sport management degree program at Lancaster Bible College has received specialized accreditation through the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) located in Fort Collins, CO, USA. The sport management program in the following area is accredited by COSMA: Bachelor of Science, Sport Management & Biblical Studies.

Adult Education

Your Journey

Program Credits: 120

Locations: Online,


Bachelor of Science, students major in Sport Management and Biblical Studies
Associates is available

Accept Previously Earned Credits: Yes

Cost per credit: $440

Average course = 3 credits
(average is $1,320 per course)

“…let us run with endurance the race set out for us.” – Hebrews 12:1b


Sport Management (120 Credits)

Sport Management Core:36 Credits
Biblical Studies Core:18 Credits
Arts & Sciences Core:42 Credits
General Electives:24 Credits
View the CATALOG for the complete curriculum plan, course descriptions, and further detail about this program.


Course Requirements (15 credits)
  • SPM 105 Intro to Sport Management (3)
  • SOC 412 Sociology of Sport (3)
  • SPM 140 Fundamentals of Coaching (3)
  • SOC 305 Sport Psychology (3)
  • The fifth class is any other SPM course offered by the department

Sample Course Outline

SOC412 Sociology of Sport

SPM105 Intro to Sport Management

SPM130 Sport Communication

SPM270 Sport Marketing

SPM320 Organizational Leadership in Sport

SPM140 Fundamentals of Coaching

SPM420 Sport Finance & Economics

SPM430 Sport & Recreation Mgt or SOC305 Sport Psychology

SPM450a Sport Management Practicum

SPM450b Sport Management Practicum

SPM470 Sport Law & Ethics

SPM475 Facility/Event Management

A Closer Look: Real-World Experience

A man having a conversation with someone out of view.

A 2012 graduate of Lancaster Bible College, Taylor Dooley has used his degree to go far. Today, he works at Under Armour and helps to design and develop the world-recognized shoes worn by professional athletes and aspiring athletes alike. Listen to him explain why studied at LBC and why a biblical education matters.

 Jobs and Careers in Sport Management

  • College Coach
  • Athletic Director
  • League Manager
  • Staff for Professional Sports Team
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Administration

How Does the Adult Education Course Schedule Work?

The adult program consists of THREE terms:

  • Fall: July–December
  • Spring: January–June
  • Summer: June-August

The fall and spring terms are comprised of 3 course sessions and the summer is comprised of 2 course sessions. A course session runs for SIX weeks or classes and runs back-to-back across all the weeks of the year. Exact dates for each term are available through the Adult Education Office

  • Online classes
    Students taking online courses are not required to attend class at any time. Instead, they engage in collaborative learning through our learning management system. Learn more about studying online.

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Determining What Courses To Take

Each student’s path to completion is unique, depending upon the courses you are transferring into the program. The curriculum plan above gives a broad picture of the required credits. If your transfer credits come from mostly one of those areas, you will need to take credits in the other areas. The remaining courses you need for graduation can best be determined after reviewing your transcripts. With flexible electives, Bible and Theology requirements, and General Education requirements, most students are able to transfer to LBC the maximum number of credits.

Credits for Prior Learning. Students can earn up to 30 life experience credits, through the Credits for Prior Learning evaluation process, which will often reduce the time to complete a degree. The life experience credit evaluation process is done after a student begins a program.

When Can I Start?

As soon as you are ready. LBC has 8 entry points per year meaning you are only ever a few weeks away till the next course starts.

Looking for Ways to Finance Your Degree?

Our LBC Financial Aid Office can help you navigate through the process. Learn more

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