Hospitality, Tourism, and Sport Management Majors and Minors Overview
Sport Management Major
The sport management program prepares students for careers in all areas of the sport industry, including intramural, intercollegiate, and professional athletics; public and private sport clubs; the sporting goods industry; hotels, resorts, travel businesses, and nonprofit agencies. Because the emphasis of the program is on sport and management, students take additional course work in the business administration department. Flagler's location in St. Augustine offers many internship possibilities including those at local fitness clubs, the county recreation department, golf organizations such as the PGA, the LPGA, World Golf Village and Hall of Fame, and Jacksonville professional sports teams including the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars, minor league baseball's Jumbo Shrimp, arena football's the Jacksonville Sharks, and the ABA's Jacksonville Giants.
Hospitality and Tourism Management Major
Flagler College is an especially appropriate place to prepare for a career in this dynamic field. After all, our namesake Henry Morrison Flagler is recognized as the founder of Florida tourism. When Flagler constructed the Hotel Ponce de Leon, now our campus centerpiece Ponce Hall, he opened a door to resort travel that has since exploded with energy and opportunity. Open the door, and see for yourself.
The Hospitality & Tourism Management major will consist of 61 hours of coursework, including a semester long internship. The major will prepare graduates with 32 hours of coursework created to give students exposure to the major areas of the hospitality and tourism discipline along with 12 hours in core areas of Business Administration, 8 hours in the study of one foreign language, 6 hours in selected Liberal Arts courses, and 3 hours in Sport Management. Within the 32 Hospitality & Tourism Management credit hours, students are to earn 2 credit hours by completing 120 hours of apprenticeship experience during their sophomore and junior years.