B.S.S.

300

Mentorship Hours Required
  • SPT 498 – 6 semester credit hours
  • At least 108 semester credit hours completed. (Student may register for the mentorship and the final two classes of his/her program of study at the same time)
  • 2.0+ GPA required
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M.S.S.

450

Mentorship Hours Required
  • SPT 598 – 9 semester credit hours
  • All core courses must be completed (9 semester credit hours) *Exception: Sports Fitness & Health majors and students with a Sports Medicine dual major must complete all core courses and all required major courses before being eligible for the mentorship
  • 3.0+ GPA
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Ed.D.

300

Mentorship Hours Required
  • SPT 798 – 6 semester credit hours
  • General sport management core must be completed
  • 3.0+ GPA
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Students at all degree levels must be in full-standing status to register for a mentorship. Before beginning the process, students must read the Mentorship Handbook.

Mentorship Process

  1. Student selects a mentor and mentorship site, following the requirements found in the Mentorship Handbook
  2. Student and mentor develop a minimum of five learning objectives, again following the format found in the Mentorship Handbook. Each learning objective must be measureable, written in active tense, and if possible, encompass a task from each course in the student’s program of study. Each objective must list the objective, its measurement tool (what will measure the accomplishment of the objective), and the expected outcome of the objective.
  3. Student submits the required forms (Appendix A from the Handbook, the mentor’s resume*, and the learning objectives) to the Mentorship Office.
  4. If mentor meets required criteria, a resident faculty member is assigned as a Mentorship Advisor, and this faculty member will review the learning objectives. Once the objectives have been approved, and the file signed by the Dean of Academic Affairs, the student will be notified that he/she can now register and pay for the mentorship.
  5. Mentorship hours may only be accrued after the student has officially registered and paid the tuition for the mentorship course.

*The mentor’s resume must list the highest degree attained. All mentors are required to have at least a graduate degree plus five years’ experience in the profession. If mentor does not have the required graduate degree, but has many years of experience, the student can request an exception by providing justification for his/her selection of mentor. For further information about the Exception process, contact the Mentorship Office.