Sport Management

Let the game begin! This is the program for you.

In the sport management program at Davis & Elkins College, you’ll gain knowledge of the global sport industry by combining coaching education emphasis with a recommended business minor. Coursework in wellness, athletic training, team sports, kinesiology, law in sport, marketing and entrepreneurship, among other sport and business related topics, trains you to be a valuable part of the team in this exciting, fast-paced business.

You’ll learn from faculty members who have extensive knowledge, practical experience and the dedication necessary to inspire you to achieve your goals. Through this engaging environment, you’ll gain valuable experience which allows you to enter the industry with the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to succeed.

Game Changing Opportunities

As a sport management student you’re required to complete an internship under professional supervision. Our strong alumni network and faculty connections will provide you with opportunities to engage with industry leaders in the professional athletics, collegiate athletics and global management/marketing arenas.

You’ll be prepared for a career in coaching, youth work, various health fields, sport and athletic programs, and the management of sport- and athletic-related businesses.

Specific careers include: general manager/publicist, professional athletic scout, professional sports/athletics administration, communications/journalism, sports agent, public relations, athletic director, corporate sales, facility manager and event manager. Once you graduate, you’ll also be well prepared to continue your education at the graduate level. Employment for recent D&E graduates include coaching at a variety of levels, managing health clubs, and working in sales and retail in a variety of sports-related businesses.


Students majoring in the sport sciences have a range of facilities to further their learning experiences.

The McDonnell Center for Health, Physical Education and Athletics is D&E’s main indoor athletic facility. The athletic training suite, a key learning facility for sport science students, houses two therapeutic whirlpools for rehabilitation, three electrical stimulation units to help student-athletes recover from injuries, and Game Ready, a therapy system that integrates cold and compression. The suite also includes various equipment necessary for student-athlete therapy rehabilitation.

Adjacent to The McDonnell Center, Hermason Center includes George A. Myles Pool and Robbins-Madden Fitness Center. Utilized by sport science students enrolled aquatics courses, the pool area was renovated in 2012. The fitness center offers a variety of cardiovascular equipment, CYBEX strength equipment, and a complete free weight area with Olympic benches and racks.

In addition to on-campus facilities, sport science students gain experience in Randolph County Schools classrooms, Elkins-Randolph County YMCA and other nearby athletic facilities.

Student getting physical therapy
Soccer team celebrating
Student racking a weight

Department Directory

Scott Biola

Adjunct Faculty, Education

Desiree Carlyle

Administrative Assistant, Education Department; Certification Analyst
Mary Ann DeLuca

Mary Ann DeLuca

Chair and Professor of Sport Science; Special Adviser to Athletics Ed.D.

Jannette Michael

Adjunct Faculty, Education

Kim Payne

Adjunct Faculty, Sport Science
Danielle Riggins

Danielle Riggins

Instructor of Education
Jennifer Riggleman

Jennifer Riggleman

Assistant Professor of Sport Science; Faculty Athletic Representative Ed.D.
Jennifer Tesar

Jennifer Tesar

Chair, Division of Education and Sport Science; Associate Professor of Education

Kristin Teter

Adjunct Faculty, Education

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