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2019-2020 Catalog 
2019-2020 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Sport Management, A.A. (Grand Valley State University)

Academic Program Code:  664

The Pre-Sport Management program is designed to prepare students to complete an Associate of Arts Degree at GRCC and transfer to complete a Bachelor of Science Degree in Sport Management at Grand Valley State University. This program prepares students to pursue leadership/administrative roles in public, non-profit, commercial, and recreational sport organizations or for roles in sport organizations on the interscholastic, intercollegiate, professional, and recreational levels.

General Education Courses

Select a minimum of 30 credit hours of course work from the General Education course list.  Course work must be selected as directed in the areas below.

English Composition and Communications


Select two (2) Humanities General Education Electives from two (2) different subject areas. Only one (1) Foreign Language course can be used for the Humanities requirement.

Social Sciences

Select two (2) of the following courses. Social Sciences General Education Electives must be selected from two (2) different subject areas. EC 252 and PY 201 are recommended for Grand Valley State University’s program.

Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Natural Sciences

In addition to BI 117, select one (1) Nat Sci Lab/Non Lab General Education Elective from a discipline other than BI.


General Education Total Credit Hours

30 (minimum)

Open Elective Courses

In addition to the above coursework, you will need to take other GRCC courses to complete your degree. For maximum transferability, all courses should be selected based on your Grand Valley State University requirements. The number of elective credit hours that you will need to complete this Articulated Pre-Major will depend on the number of credit hours that remain in order for you to reach the 60 credits needed to graduate. For assistance, please see a GRCC advisor or faculty member.

Total Credit Hours

60 (minimum)

Transfer Notes

Admission to Grand Valley State University requires a 2.50 cumulative transfer grade point average.

EN 102 – English Composition II – must be graded at a “C” or above to receive specific WRT 150 credit in transfer.

Students should consider adding an optional minor, such as Business or Hospitality and Tourism Management, depending on academic and career goals.

All Issues courses must be taken at GVSU.

Additional advising notes provided on the full curriculum guide for the Sport Management major.

It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to review the degree, course schedule, and have any questions answered prior to completing the GRCC/GVSU articulated program.

It is the responsibility of the students to confirm transferability of courses with the receiving institution.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements at GVSU

The following requirements apply to all undergraduate degree-seeking students:

1. A minimum of 120 semester hours.

2. A cumulative GPA of at least 2.00 GPA.

3. Graduation major GPA of at least 2.00.

4. General education requirements.

5. Capstone course is SPM 495.

6. The last 30 semester hours toward a baccalaureate degree must be earned in Grand Valley courses.

7. A minimum of 58 semester hours must be earned at a senior (4 yr) institution.

8. A minimum of 12 Grand Valley earned semester hours must be included in the major. 

It is recommended that students meet with an advisor to review the requirements, and advising notes for this articulated program and have any questions about transfer answered prior to completing this degree program at GRCC.

Essential Abilities/ Technical Standards

No specific essential abilities or technical standards are required to complete this program. However, an internship and fieldwork are required in Grand Valley State University’s four year program and intership hosts are seeking the following skills:

  • Interpersonal
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Decision Making
  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Ethical Reasoning
  • Ability to Multitask