Overview

Prepare to enter the sport industry through an interdisciplinary program that includes courses in kinesiology, sport psychology and sociology, business and leadership. This liberal arts approach to sport management will give you the tools you need to be a transformative figure in a growing part of North American culture. Gain practical skills in athletic conditioning, coaching and marketing while developing an approach to sport that actively wrestles with questions of competition, economic development, violence and racism through the lens of Christian faith. 

Careers in Sport Management

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Student involvement

21 varsity athletic teams, intramurals and student clubs like crew, hockey and ultimate Frisbee

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By the numbers

362,000
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25
Semester-long psychology courses

Scholarships

New students are automatically considered for general academic scholarships ranging from $1,000-15,000 based on a careful review of their application materials.

For a complete listing of departmental scholarships available to first-year students, use the Scholarship Search ».

Faculty

Daniel Gelderloos

Daniel Gelderloos
Assistant Professor
Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Coach
Department of Kinesiology
VAC 122
dgelderl@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6703

Nancy Meyer

Nancy Meyer
Professor, Women's Athletic Director
Department of Kinesiology
meyn@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6224

John Ross

John Ross
Associate Professor
Department of Kinesiology
SFC 242
jr23@calvin.edu
(616) 526-8866

John Sparks

John Sparks
Assistant Professor
Department of Kinesiology
SFC 249
jas59@calvin.edu
(616) 526-7618

James Timmer

James Timmer
Professor, Men's Athletic Director
Department of Kinesiology
SFC 217
jrt3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6037

Julie Walton

Julie Walton
Professor, sabbatical fall
Department of Kinesiology
jwalton@calvin.edu
526-6164

Talk to us

James Timmer James Timmer
Program Director
Department of Kinesiology
SFC 217
jrt3@calvin.edu
(616) 526-6037

Admissions

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