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BA Kinesiology - Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM)
BA Kinesiology - SLAM
The Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) program prepares individuals for sport and physical activity program leadership in both the public and private settings. The curriculum examines sport in the contexts of historical and contemporary culture. It looks at sport’s cultural relationship with education, the economy, families, the media, and politics, and considers race, class, and gender differences in the sport experience.
Students select ONE concentration area within SLAM: Coaching and Youth Sports -or- Sports Leadership. Students interested in a career creating and promoting physical activity across the age spectrum: youth, high school, collegiate, elite-level, or private coaching outside of the school setting would pursue the SLAM: Coaching and Youth Sports concentration. Students interested in a career focused on knowledge and leadership related to key issues in sport while analyzing and engaging in the business and culture of sport such as: Sport Management, Sport Marketing, Sport Sociology, or Sport Journalism would pursue the SLAM: Sports Leadership concentration.
To ensure that all students develop a solid academic foundation, all first time, first-year freshman students (regardless of intended major) must obtain academic advising and clearance for registration from a Division of Student Success academic advisor during their first year. After the first year, students should seek advisement from the BA Kinesiology Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology. Transfer students must seek academic advising from the BA Kinesiology Advisor in the Department of Kinesiology immediately.
- All classes involving field-based experiences require students to pass a criminal background check. This is also a requirement for all certified teachers and professionals that work with school aged children in the State of Texas.
Students should meet with an advisor to determine the best courses for their individual circumstances. The University’s General Core Requirements are:
- Communication (6 hours)
- Mathematics (6 hours)
- American History (6 hours)
- Foundational Component Area (3 hours)
- Creative Arts (3 hours)
- Life and Physical Sciences (6 hours)
- Government/Political Science (6 hours)
- Social and Behavioral Sciences (3 hours)
- Language, Philosophy and Culture (3 hours)
To learn how to navigate your path to graduation, view our Experiential Major Maps.
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology Coaching Youth Sports
- Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology Sports Leadership
Study Time Recommendations
In general, for every-one semester credit hour of enrollment a student should allocate 3 hours of study time outside of class. For example, a 3 semester credit hours course, may reasonably require 9 hours of study time, outside of class, plus anytime needed to complete clinicals.
Students are encouraged to evaluate their energy level, familial and personal obligations, and school commitments before starting their degree program.
Students should review the academic calendar prior to enrolling and prepare accordingly.
E-tutoring is available for all undergraduate students experiencing academic difficulty. Please visit Online Tutoring - Division of Student Success - The University of Texas at Arlington for more information.
Sports Leadership and Management Internship
During the last semester of both the Coaching and Youth Sport and Sports Leadership concentrations, students are enrolled in KINE 4339: SLAM Internship. The internship provides students with the opportunity to build real-world skills by working with select Sport Leadership and Management partners in the community. Prior to enrollment, students meet with the KINE 4339 Instructor of Record to coordinate their internship placement.