Undergraduate Academic Programs


Youth Sport Management


Undergraduate students in all schools except the College of Arts and Sciences may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/selectMinor.shtml to declare it.  Alternatively, the student may visit the records office of his or her degree-granting school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may seek advising from the academic advisors for the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Studies, Janet Donley, jdonley [at] indiana [dot] edu; and Barbara Grinder, bgrinder [at] indiana [dot] edu.

Ordinarily minors may be discussed and approved during drop-in advising hours. For drop-in advising hours and instructions for making an appointment, if desired, see the SPH Academic Advising website: http://www.publichealth.indiana.edu/current-students/advising/advisors.shtml.

The faculty director for this minor is Dr. Sarah Young, sarjyoun [at] indiana [dot] edu.


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students who wish to add a youth sport management specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Youth Sport Management Core Courses (9 cr.)
Complete each of the following courses:

  • SPH-R 230 Recreational Sport Programming or SPH-K 206 Recreational Sport Programming (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 431 Youth Sport Management (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 414 Legal Aspects of Recreation or SPH-R 434 Legal Issues in Sport Settings (3 cr.)

Youth Sport Management Elective Course: (6 cr.)
Complete two courses from the following list:
Note: No substitutions allowed.

  • EDUC-K 205 Introduction to Exceptional Children (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 249 Growth and Development in Early Childhood (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 314 Lifespan Development (3 cr.)
  • EDUC-P 351 Foundation of Child Development (3 cr.)
  • PSY-P 315 Developmental Psychology (3 cr.)
  • SOC-S 344 Sociology of Childhood (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 150 Introduction to Lifespan Human Development (3 cr.) +S&H
  • SPH-R 101 Introduction to Resource Development/Fundraising (3 cr.)
  • SPH-R 410 Event Planning and Program Development (3 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the S&H notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, social and historical studies requirement for bachelor's degree students.

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