The Sport Management, Athletics, Recreation and Tourism Club (Sport Business CLUB) at Ashland University, beginning its distinction as a club in 2010, has held its purpose to be the leader in affording opportunities to its member students by creating a path that showcases the sport industry. There are three distinct goals that the Sport Business Club seeks to accomplish through its works:
1. To enhance cultural, intellectual, social and recreational aspects of Sport Management students at Ashland University.
2. To facilitate communication between various professional organizations for future benefit.
3. To sponsor programs to benefit Sport Management students and the Ashland University student body.
Each of these three goals are needed to create and maintain an educational environment which all SMART Club members can enjoy and thrive.
The opportunities presented to students within the Sport Business Club include guest speakers, on-campus events, career fairs and sport organization conferences with the likes of the National Intramural Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA), Ohio Recreation Sports Association (ORSA) and North American Society of Sport Management (NASSM). Each of these opportunities, and many more, gives club members a taste of what being a Sport Management major at Ashland University is all about.