Department of Sport Management
Senior Capstone Criteria
Adopted by Department Faculty
Effective February 15, 2008
In order to fulfill graduation requirements, all Department of Sport Management majors must
meet the following criteria to take SPM 455—Senior Capstone Experience:
1. Complete all 200- and 300-level SPM core courses as outlined on Student Check Sheet.
2. Complete a minimum of one (1) 400-level SPM core course.
3. Attain senior academic standing by completing a minimum of 84 credit hours earned
4. Have no more than 19 credits remaining before graduation.
5. Complete SPM 455—Senior Capstone during one of the student’s final two semesters.
6. Students must attend a mandatory department Capstone informational meeting in order to
officially enroll for SPM 455.
7. Capstone must be taken while a team or league’s sport is in its active season or be
associated with a sport agency, sport business firm or sport-specific organization.
8. All Capstone experiences are subject to approval by the faculty advisor, capstone
coordinator, and department chair.
Obtaining the SPM 455—Senior Capstone Experience is the responsibility of the student; the
Faculty Advisor and the Coordinator of Internships will work with the student to offer
professional guidance whenever needed.
Failure to meet each of the aforementioned criteria will result in the student petitioning to enroll
in SPM455/Senior Capstone at a time other than the final two semesters. The petition will consist
of the student:
a. submitting a written letter of justification detailing the rationale and extenuating
circumstances necessitating the need to enroll in SPM 455 at a different time.
b. receiving approval from student’s faculty advisor and department chair and/or
faculty review committee.
SPM 455—Senior Capstone Experience
Student Contact Information
Name: SU ID:
City: State Zip
CAMPUS Phone: Cell Phone:
Undergraduate Academic Progress Information
Major: Minor/Concentration: Anticip. Grad Date
Number of hours completed toward degree: Cumulative GPA:
Have you completed the Sport Management program requirements? Yes No
If you have not completed the required SPM courses, per the Student Check Sheet, you may NOT enroll
in the Capstone Experience. If you have completed the required SPM courses, confirm the courses taken, the
semester completed and the grade received, below.
Course Semester Completed Grade
SPM 200 Research Methods
SPM 205 Intro to Sport Management
SPM 215 Principles of Sales in Sports
SPM 225 Managing Sports Organizations
SPM 315 Sport Finance
SPM 325 Sport Communication
SPM 415 Sport Law
SPM 444 Sport Marketing
SOC 367 Sociology of Sports
Have you completed your resume? (If yes, please attach copy) Yes No
Have you completed your cover letter? Yes No
Semester / year you plan to take your Capstone Experience
In what areas are you interested in working (ex. marketing, management, finance, sales, etc.)?
Geographically, where would you like to be for your Capstone internship?
List some organizations where you are interested in pursuing a Capstone internship:
TO BE COMPLETED BY YOUR SPM ADVISOR:
First semester and year this student is eligible to register for SPM 455—Senior Capstone Experience:
Fall Spring Summer
Having met with this student and reviewed the information provided herein, he/she is approved to meet with
Carol Roy, SPM Coordinator of Internships, and initiate development of the Capstone Experience.
Faculty Advisor signature Date