Sport management majors at Loras College will be exposed to a rigorous curriculum in an environment that centers on experience by networking with sports business professionals across the nation, and fosters the college’s Catholic identity and respect for human dignity. Students, led through interaction with faculty and sport business industry professionals and practical opportunities including a pre-professional field experience, will develop their content knowledge, ethical-decision making, reflective thinking, and written and oral communication skills as they prepare for graduate studies, professional opportunities, community involvement, and their personal lives.
The Sport Management major will provide the student with many different opportunities to learn outside the classroom. These experiential learning
opportunities are worked into the classes, internships, travel opportunities and a variety of other ways.
The Loras College Sport Management program prepares you for a myriad of careers. The graduates of the sport management program have gone on to a variety of great careers. Recent alums have secured employment throughout the country in different organizations within the sport industry including:
United States Anti-Doping Agency
Chicago Fire Professional Soccer Team
National Soccer Coaches Association of America
Iowa Sports Foundation
Special Olympics Wisconsin
Space Coast Stadium Spring Training Facility
Al Schramm Award
In 1992, a scholarship award was started in the honor of Al Schramm. Al Schramm was a professor at Loras College from 1939-1981. During his tenure, Schramm not only served as a professor in the department of physical education, but also was chair of the department, intramural director and an athletic coach. Today, the intramural program at Loras is one of the strongest in the United States because of Al Schramm.
The criterion considered by the committee in selecting the recipient of this award exemplifies Al Schramm’s contribution to Loras. The recipient of this award must demonstrate a high level of academic performance, leadership in the field, in community activities, dedication for the development of physical skills, sportsmanship, healthful practices, in addition to moral and emotional growth.
The award is presented annually at the end of the fall semester. The 2012-2013 winner of the Al Schramm award for Sport Management was Kathryn Belanger.
Pictured are the Sport Management faculty and Al Schramm nominees:
Front Row: (L-R) Rachel Kerchefske, Kathryn Belanger, Neil Lange
Back Row: (L-R) Professor Anne Marx, Kraig Liske, Kevin Walsh, Professor Matt Garrett, Beau Schmitz
The sport management alumni have gone on to some amazing things! They have become Sales Representatives for the Indiana Pacers, Sport Information Directors, Ticket Sales Managers among many other careers. Check out what just a couple of the alumni had to say about our program.
Major requirements and course descriptions
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Dr. Matt Garrett
Dr. Anne Marx