Course Descriptions

Sport Management
(faculty, see Department of Health and Kinesiology)
(SPMT)

217. Foundations of Sport Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

History, principles, and objectives of the sport management profession; an overview of the structure of the sport industry; introduction to the scope and variety of career opportunities in sport.

285. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4.

Work on a specified topic with the intent of promoting independent reading, research and study; supplement existing course offerings or subjects not presently covered. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

289. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of sport management. May be repeated for credit.

291. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of a faculty member in sport management. May be repeated 4 times for credit. Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore classification; approval of instructor.

333. Sport Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

Introduction to techniques for proper management of programs in physical activities and athletics including the basic physical education instructional program, intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics, intramural and club programs, and alternative athletic programs such as health clubs, corporate fitness centers and YMCA/YWCAs. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to professional phase of program.

336. Diversity in Sport Organizations. (3-0). Credit 3.

Examine an encompassing perspective of diversity within North American and international sport organizations. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

337. International Sport Business. (3-0). Credit 3.

The magnitude of global expansion and development of sport familiarity with major firms and organizations on the global scene, major issues in global sports; emphasis on business opportunities available internationally; underlying thesis focuses on the contrasts from the U.S. sport industry to foreign markets. Prerequisite: Junior or senior classification.

402. Pre-Internship Field Experiences. (0-2). Credit 1.

Orientation, observations and experiences in preparation for professional internships. Prerequisites: Senior classification; approved acceptance to field experience.

420. Sports Facility Planning. (3-0). Credit 3.

Examination of the principles involved in planning and managing sports and recreational facilities. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-sport management majors.

421. Legal Aspects of Sport. (3-0). Credit 3.

Explores the relationship between sport and law, and the fundamentals of law used by sport managers, including contract law, tort law, Constitutional issues, employment and discrimination law, the effect of state and federal statutes on recreational activities and sport, and current legal issues in sports. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to professional phase of program or approval of instructor for non-sport management majors.

422. Financing Sport Operations. (3-0). Credit 3.

Study of financial theories and practical application as they impact sport revenues and expenditures; familiarization with current issues and trends in financing sport organizations. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to professional phase of program.

423. Marketing Aspects of Sport. (3-0). Credit 3.

Investigates the rapidly developing sports industry from a marketing perspective; familiarizes students with marketing terms and tools needed in the sports industry; introduction to the various aspects of marketing that make up the marketing plan. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; admission to professional phase of program.

482. Seminar. (1-0). Credit 1.

Acquaint students with current research and the research process in their chosen field of study (sport management). May be taken 4 times for credit. Prerequisites: Admission to professional phase of program or approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

483. Practicum in Sport Management. (3-0). Credit 3.

Participation and study in sport management and administration; acquisition and practice of professional and/or clinical skills in sport management. Prerequisites: Admission to professional phase of program; approval of instructor; junior or senior classification.

484. Internship in Sport Management. Credit 1 to 12.

Supervised internship with sport management organizations; acquisition and practice of professional and/or clinical skills in sport management. Prerequisites: SPMT 402; completion of all coursework.

485. Directed Studies. Credit 1 to 4.

Special problems in sport management assigned to individual students or to groups. May be repeated for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.

489. Special Topics in… Credit 1 to 4.

Selected topics in an identified area of sport management. May be repeated for credit.

491. Research. Credit 1 to 4.

Research conducted under the direction of a faculty member in sport management. May be repeated 4 times for credit. Prerequisites: Junior or senior classification; approval of instructor.