Degree type(s): Bachelor's; Minor
Degree field(s): Business & Finance
Location(s): Bismarck, ND

Sport and Leisure Management Bachelor’s Degree Program

Four year degree; Bachelor of Science (BS)

The Sport and Leisure Management bachelor’s degree program at the University of Mary prepares you for management positions within the sport, athletics, recreation, and fitness industries. Graduates of the program may pursue a wide range of career options in areas including sport management, personal training, health and wellness, sport marketing, and ticket sales.

The Sport and Leisure Management program is offered as a four-year Bachelor of Science degree at the University of Mary’s main campus in Bismarck, North Dakota. You also have the option of choosing Sport and Leisure Management as a minor.

Sport and Leisure Management Program Highlights

In theSport and Leisure Management program, you will have numerous opportunities to apply your learning in real-world settings, while gaining the skills to be a servant leader in your career and everyday life:

  • Gain career preparation through experience-based classroom work, a practicum field experience of not less than 80 hours, and a comprehensive internship program of not less than 400 hours.
  • Incorporate Christian, Catholic, Benedictine values and the merits of servant leadership into academic and community projects.
  • Learn to work effectively in a team environment, working closely with world-class faculty who bring professionalSport and Leisure Management experience to their classrooms.


All of the following courses require a final grade of C or higher to count towards the major. Courses marked with an * should be completed prior to application to the major. They also require a grade of C or higher.

*ACC 101, *102, *CIS 101 or pass the equivalency exam, BUS 200, 201, *215, 230, 333, 346, 371, 380; , COM 305, 414; , SLM 202, 227, 327, 411, 440, 442 ECN 204, *ENG 121, *COM 110, *MAT 180

Ancillary courses included in the major:
COM 226, ART 108

Students must also complete ALU 499, Senior Competencies Assessment, an exam to be taken during their last semester of study.

SLM 202, 227, 301,327, 411; BUS 215, 371; COM 305, ITM 340

Even as one of the most affordable private universities in the nation, the University of Mary does offer a variety of scholarships. In fact, 99% of main campus undergraduate students receive some form of scholarship! 

Some scholarships are available for specific academic programs, such as nursing, while other scholarships are available for certain student populations, such as military and veteran students

We strongly encourage you to contact your personal admissions representative to discover all of the options that might be available to you. In many cases, a program specific scholarship is just one component of a complete financial aid package. 

Our admissions professionals will work together with our Office of Financial Assistance to ensure that you get the best financial aid package possible to finance your education. 

Acceptance at the University of Mary does not automatically qualify you to pursue a program in one of the academic programs of study. Application requirements are specific to each major or academic program.

We recommend consulting your advisor for details. Applications are reviewed by the faculty members of the program. You will be notified that you have been admitted, admitted provisionally, or denied admission to the program.


Program Advisor: Myron Schulz

If you are thinking about pursuing a bachelor’s degree in sport, recreation and entertainment management, you might also be interested in the following undergraduate programs offered at the University of Mary: