This paper examines the findings of a national study on professional preparation in sport management. A review of literature revealed a lack of research and a need for more studies that clearly define the current status and future direction for sport management curriculums. Through a content analysis approach, this study investigated 147 academic institutions offering sport management curriculums. Specifically, they examined philosophical and primary emphasis of each curriculum, internship requirements, employment opportunities, sport management courses and curriculum resources. Implications of the results are discussed along with recommendations for further study involving professional preparation in sport management.