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Delaware State University

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Delaware State College’s Bachelor of Science in Sport Management degree follows the guidelines of the Commission of Accreditation for Sport Management. Students may choose a Coaching Management or Recreation Management minor. Students must complete the following courses in addition to general education requirements:

  • Accounting I
  • Analysis & Evaluation in Sport Management
  • Areas & Facilities in Sport & Recreation
  • Communication in Sport
  • Financial and Economic Aspects of Sports and Recreation
  • First Aid & CPR
  • Global Societies
  • Governance and Internal Aspects of Sports
  • Introduction to Macroeconomics
  • Introduction to Management in Sport & Recreation
  • Introduction to Microeconomics
  • Introduction to Philosophy or Ethics
  • Leadership and Ethics in Sport
  • Legal Issues in Sports & Recreation
  • Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • Marketing in Sport
  • Organizational Theory & Behavior in Sport
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Socio-Cultural Aspects of Sport

Students must complete a practicum and internship in Sport Management to complete the degree program as well.

The Coaching Management minor is designed to strengthen knowledge and skills in athletic coaching and is accredited by the National Council for accreditation of Coaching Education. Students must have sophomore status to enter the minor and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher. Courses required for the minor include:

  • Introduction to Coaching
  • Introduction to Management in Sport and Recreation
  • Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation
  • Psychology of Coaching

The Recreation Management minor is designed for students who wish to strengthen their knowledge of empowering people through recreation. Students gain an understanding of intramural sports, facilities as well as government and private organizations. The program follows the standards of the National Recreation and Park Association. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and must complete two or more activity courses. Courses for the minor include:

  • Areas & Facility in Sport & Recreation
  • CPR and First Aid
  • Financial and Economical Aspects of Sport & Recreation
  • Foundation of Aquatics OR Aerobics OR Golf OR Horsemanship OR Racket Activities
  • Introduction to Management in Sport Recreation
  • Legal Issues in Sport & Recreation
  • Methods and Materials in Recreation

Sport Administration, MSA

Delaware State University also offers a Master of Science in Sport Administration on their Wilmington campus. The program provides students with the advanced tools necessary to obtain leadership roles in Sport Management. The program is 30 credit hours and can be completed in 12 months. The program is customizable so students can design a degree that fits their interests. It follows the standards of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education/North American Society for Sport Management. Students must provide three letters of recommendation as well as official GRE or GMAT scores. Courses required for the program include:

  • Current Trends & Issues in Sport
  • Financial Aspects of Sport
  • Introduction to Research Methods and Statistics
  • Legal Issues in Sport
  • Sport Facilities Design & Management
  • Sport in Society
  • Sport Management
  • Sport Marketing

About Delaware State University

In 1891, Delaware State University became a land-grant college under the Morrill Act. Known as the Delaware College for Colored Students, the school was initially for African-American students. Land was purchased just north of the state capital, Dover. In an effort to differentiate the school from what eventually became known as the University of Delaware, but at the time was known as Delaware College, the name of the school was changed to the State College for Colored Students.

There were initially five courses of study as well as a three-year normal program that was designed to educate teachers that was added in 1897. The school also offered a preparatory program for African-American students who did not have the educational background for college-level study. In 1911, the normal program changed to a four-year program and the preparatory school ended in 1917. The school became Delaware State College in 1947 and gained university status in 1993.

Today, there are over 4,600 students attending Delaware State College. US News & World Report ranks the school in the top 200 best regional universities in the country.

Delaware State University Accreditation Details

Delaware State University is regionally accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. Regional accreditation indicates that the school has the resources to meet their goals and objectives. They also agree to periodic review to confirm that programs offered still meet the Commission’s standards and to address any areas that the Commission identifies as needing improvement during those reviews.

Many programs throughout the school are accredited by industry-specific organizations, associations and memberships.

Delaware State University Application Requirements

Freshmen, students who have not earned college credit after high school, must complete an application and provide official SAT or ACT scores. Official high school transcripts must also be submitted. Students must have a score of 800 or higher on the SAT and a score of 17 or higher on the ACT as well as a GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Transfer students, those that have earned college credit after high school, must complete an application and provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students who have less than 30 college credits must also provide official high school transcripts while those with 12 or fewer credits must provide official SAT and ACT scores. Students must have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and all credits must have been earned within the past ten years.

Students who wish to attend graduate programs at Delaware State University must provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended as well as official GRE, GMAT or MAT scores. Students must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher from an accredited university and must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Delaware State University Tuition and Financial Aid

Undergraduate tuition for full-time undergraduates is $280 per credit hour for in-state students and $638 per credit hour for out-of-state students. Undergraduate online programs are $400 per credit hour for both in- and out-of-state students. Online graduate programs have tuition ranging from $438 and $515 per credit hour while doctoral programs are $544 per credit hour. This is for both in-state and out-of-state students.

Financial aid is available, and students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to qualify. The FAFSA must be renewed each year. Students may be eligible for scholarships which may be based on academic achievement, financial need or affiliation with a group or organization. Students may also be eligible for grants, which do not need to be repaid after graduation. Delaware State College also offers work-study programs that provide students with a job to offset the cost of tuition. Students may also qualify for loans which require repayment after graduation.

Delaware State University offers a wide range of online programs designed with working adults in mind, allowing them to achieve their higher education goals while meeting other obligations so that they may move into a new career or advance in a current career.

Learn more about Delaware State University at the undergraduate and graduate program websites.