Student Ambassadors are undergraduate students who represent the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department in a variety of on and off-campus recruitment and retention efforts. Selected Ambassadors are expected to participate in the program for two full semesters. Under the guidance of the department chair, Ambassadors have the opportunity to participate in EIU open house events, college visit days and regional university recruitment fairs. Information and the application form can be found here.
The KSR Club is a registered student organization open to all students in the major concentration areas of: Exercise Science, Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE), and Sports Management. The club meets 3 times during the fall and spring semesters. The club has professional meetings as well as social events. Each major concentration area may meet more times per semester as determined by each of the separate groups. Click here to visit the KSR Club website.
As a student within the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department, you are eligible for a number of Sport Management specific scholarships at Eastern Illinois University. The application period is in early Spring of each year. Scholarships are awarded each year at the Annual Awards Banquet in April. Every year the Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation Department awards more than 14 scholarships to our wonderful students. For more information please click here
Students in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation should meet with their academic advisor each semester. This provides guidance in selecting the courses required toward graduation and is how you obtain your alternate pin number to be eligible to register. The academic advisor for sport management students is Bethany Hellman. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and her office is located in 2207 Lantz. To schedule an appointment, go to https://calendly.com/bhellman.
If you have met with your advisor but have misplaced your advising sheet, you can access it at https://www.eiu.edu/apps/advising/login.php. Your advising sheet has a list of recommended classes, your alternate pin number, and any notes made by your advisor.
At Eastern Illinois University, we believe not only in the classroom curriculum but also through learning through an experiential environment in sport management. As part of the sport management program, all students will be required to fulfill an internship, which may vary on credit requirement. Students can choose an internship site that would add to their educational experience. Please visit our internship page.
There are a variety of different organizations that students may join as Sport Management student and Professional. Being a part of professional organizations is not only important to advance your education, but also to increase networking opportunities.
NASSM is actively involved in supporting and assisting professionals working in the fields of sport, leisure and recreation. The purpose of the North American Society for Sport Management is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study, research, scholarly writing, and professional development in the area of sport management - both theoretical and applied aspects. Topics of interest to NASSM members include sport marketing, future directions in management, employment perspectives, management competencies, leadership, sport and the law, personnel management, facility management, organizational structures, fund raising, and conflict resolution.