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Hampton University

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Hampton UniversityHampton University offers a Bachelor of Science in Sport Management that prepares students for entry-level positions in sport management. The program combines sports with business so that students gain an understanding of how the two are connected. Students are prepared for careers as marketing managers, convention managers, sportswriters, broadcasters, sport team office personnel and more. Courses required for the degree include:

  • Accounting
  • Computer Science Management
  • Economics
  • English
  • Finance
  • Management I, II & III
  • Marketing I & II
  • Psychology

Students must also complete electives which include physical science electives.

Students may concentrate their study in Aquatics which prepares them for positions related to aquatics as a sport, physical fitness, or physical therapy. Courses for the aquatic concentration include:

  • Aquatic Instructor
  • Aquatics Management
  • First Aid Skills & Techniques
  • Swimming Skills

In addition to the Bachelor of Science in Sports Management, Hampton University also offers graduate programs in Sports Administration. The Master of Arts in Sports Administration is available in three concentrations. Students may choose from International Sports, Organizational Behavior and Sport Business Leadership or Intercollegiate Athletics. Courses required for the International Sports degree include:

  • Global Brand Management
  • International World Business Cultures
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • Sport and Social Responsibilities
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Marketing

Courses required for the Organizational Behavior and Sport Business Leadership include:

  • Advanced Marketing and Applied Research Sales
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Public Relations & New Media
  • Research Methods
  • Sport and Social Responsibilities
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Marketing

Courses required for the Intercollegiate Athletics program include:

  • NCAA
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Research Methods
  • Sport and Social Responsibilities
  • Sport Finance
  • Sport Governance
  • Sport Law
  • Sport Marketing

For all three concentrations, students must complete either a thesis or an internship.

About Hampton University

Just after the start of the Civil War, in 1861, Major General Benjamin Butler who led Fort Monroe in Hampton, Virginia, decreed that escaping slaves would become contraband of war and would not be returned to slavery. As a result, huge numbers of slaves rushed to the fort in order to seek freedom, requiring a camp to house the newly freed slaves just outside the walls of Fort Monroe. This became the first self-contained African-American community. Inside this community, Mary Peake, a free black woman, was asked to teach the freed people, even though teaching blacks had been illegal since 1831 in Virginia. She taught classes under an old oak tree which later became known as the Emancipation Oak and was the site of the first Southern reading of the Emancipation Proclamation. The oak still stands on the Hampton University campus today.

In 1863, the work started by Mary Peake resulted in government funds creating the Butler School for Negro Children. IN 1866, funding was obtained from the American Missionary Association to establish another school adjacent to the Butler School on the Wood Farm. The second school became known as the Hampton Normal and Agricultural Institute with a mission to train blacks in trades and industrial skills as well as to educate teachers. In 1878, continuing the original mission of the school, 70 Native Americans were admitted starting a Native American education program that existed until 1923.

The school became Hampton Institute in 1930, just before the start of the Great Depression. That era was difficult for the school, although the doors remained open. The outbreak of World War II brought financial relief as war training facilities were implemented on the campus. The school was named Hampton University in 1984.

Today, there are over 4,600 students enrolled at Hampton University.

Hampton University Accreditation Details

Hampton University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges. Accreditation lets parents, students and employers know that the education provided at Hampton University meets stringent standards. Hampton University also agrees to voluntary periodic reviews and to address any areas where the accrediting agency sees as needing improvement.

The School of Business is accredited by the International Assembly of Collegiate Business Education while the School of Engineering and Technology is accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the Aviation Accreditation Board International and Engineering Commission of ABET. The School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. The School of Pharmacy is Accredited by the Council for Pharmacy Education and the School of Science is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of the Accrediting Board for Engineering and Technology, the Committee on Professional Training of the American Chemical Society and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

The School of Liberal Arts and Education is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation and the Council of Accredited Counseling and Related Education Programs.

Hampton University Admissions Requirements

Students who have graduated from high school and have not earned college credit, or those who will graduate from high school soon, are considered freshmen. They must complete an application for admission and provide an official high school transcript. Students must provide official ACT or SAT scores unless they have a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher or are in the top 10 percent of their class. Students must provide letters of recommendation from a guidance counselor and a teacher. An essay of between 250 and 500 words must be provided as well as a recent photograph with a 140 character tweet length description of how that photo relates to the student.

Students who have earned college credit after high school graduation must complete an online form and submit official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. Students must submit official high school transcripts as well as SAT or ACT scores if they are transferring less than 30 credits. Students must provide a copy of their social security card, a letter of recommendation and an essay.

Graduate students must complete an application and provide official transcripts from all colleges and universities attended. One transcript must include the conferring of a bachelor’s degree or higher. Students must provide official GMAT, MCAT, DAT or GRE scores. Two letters of recommendation and a personal statement are also required.

Hampton University Tuition and Financial Aid

Full-time undergraduate tuition is $22,630 per year. Tuition for the graduate Sport Management degree programs is $695 per credit hour. Financial aid is available, and students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to qualify. Students may qualify for grants or scholarships that may be either need or merit based. Students may also qualify for loans which must be repaid. Hampton University also accepts military, veteran and employer benefits. Some students may also qualify for work-study programs.

Hampton University has provided outstanding education since classes were held under the old oak tree just after the Civil War. Graduates of programs offered at Hampton University are able to move into a new career or advance in a current career by achieving their higher education goals.

Learn more about Hampton University at the School of Liberal Arts and Education website.