GVSU Sport Leadership Program


Sport Leadership students talk to local youth

Sport Leadership students talk to local youth

Two seniors in the Sport Leadership progam talked to local middle school students on the importance of attending coll... more


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Grand Valley's Sport Leadership Program gives students the education and resources needed to work in the Sport Industry. The program encompasses courses in business, sport management, kinesiology and psychology as well as requiring internships for a well-rounded experience. Students can also earn their coaching certification through the Sport Leadership Program. Students will learn effective methods of reinforcement, psychology of group dynamics pertaining to sport and current issues coaches are facing.


Sport Leadership Faculty and Staff from left to right Brent Merritt, Rick Albrecht, Sally Ross, Dana Munk, John Kilbourne, Chelsea Brehm

Current Students and Graduates can be found working at all levels of sports including:

  • Middle School and High School Athletics
  • West Michigan Sports Commission
  • American Hockey League
  • NCAA Division I and Division II Collegiate Athletics
  • National Basketball Association
  • National Football League
  • Major League Baseball
  • Private Fitness Clubs
  • Graduate Assistantships

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Program Requirements:

Program requirements can be found on the "Major Requirements" page of the website. 
For more informaton on our programs ask any of our faculty.

Guidebooks for PED 460 and PED 490 can be found here:

PED 460 Fieldwork

PED 490 Internship

Announcements and Events:


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Page last modified March 28, 2014