This course provides students with a basic knowledge of the principles of law that regulate both the amateur and professional sports industries. In addition, students will become familiar with legal principles relating to contracts and property. The course materials will be taken primarily from sport and will concentrate on the many legal issues that regulate this unique industry. Special emphasis will be placed on the risks of litigation.
This course is designed to introduce students to facility design and management in the hospitality and sport industry. The course will investigate theories and concepts utilized in the planning, construction, and management of new and existing hospitality and sport facilities as well as guidelines for evaluating the sustainability and life cycle of existing facilities.
This 3-credit class is designed to educate, prepare and certify individuals to coach at all levels. Students will obtain an (ASEP) American Sports Education Program Certification upon completing the instruction and passing the test. A CPR and First Aid certificate will also be issued after completing the specific testing required. Principles and Quality of Coaching will cover all aspects of coaching including: Developing a coaching philosophy, effective communication among coaches, players, parents, officials, media and the community. How to conduct tryouts, motivating players, building a program, how to deal with college coaches recruiting players, practice plans, game preparation, etc.
This course will focus on the exploration of contemporary values, issues, and controversies associated with sport and sport management. Current issues, ethical dilemmas in the sport environment, organizational responsibility, and professional ethics will be discussed. During this course, students will become involved with discussions on sportsmanship, fan behavior, performance-enhancing drugs, cheating and deception, the role of violence in sports, gender equity in sport, deviant behavior in athletics, and issues related to youth sports participation. This course will explore the various issues to be raised by encouraging discussion among the students, by conducting formal debates, and developing position papers on the subject matter.
This course examines financial considerations relative to Sport Management, including: budgeting, fundraising, marketing and the economic impact of sport events. Although the focus of the course is on the two most visible segments of the sport industry – intercollegiate and professional athletics, sufficient attention is given to methods and strategies that may be applied across the discipline.
This upper level major course examines the theories, fundamentals and practical applications of marketing for sport related organizations. It offers a broad perspective of the diverse segments that comprise the sport industry – the Sport Performance Segment; the Sport Production Segment; and the Sport Promotion Segment. For the purpose of this course, sport marketing is defined as, “the process of designing and implementing activities for the production, pricing, promotion, and distribution of a sport or sport business product to satisfy the needs or desires of consumers and to achieve the companies objectives.” Students will gain experience working in groups and are encouraged to develop interpersonal skills that may be employed in future endeavors. Additional emphasis will be placed on the development of critical thinking, analytical, writing and oral communication skills.
This course is an examination of the integration of management theory with sport governance and policy development practice. The course provides an overview of the sport industry that will provide students with an understanding of the authority, organizational structures, and function of the major governing bodies in the various segments of professional and amateur sport organizations at the local, national, and global levels. The study of policy development in educational, non-profit, professional, and international sport organizations in relation to governance issues will also be addressed.
This course is an examination of the principles and methods of program development, management, delivery, and assessment within the sport industry, specifically integrating youth, community and campus recreation. Using principles and practice of event coordination and administration, students will design, develop, and implement community-based programs and/or events, including competitive and non-competitive leagues and tournaments, and non-credit instructional sport programs, events, and services.
This course is designed to provide sport management students with practical work experience in a sport business setting. This college-supervised internship builds upon the SM 496 internship experience to provide the student with additional exposure to the sport industry. A journal and written assignments are required components of the internship experience.
This course is designed to provide sport management students with practical work experience in a sport business setting. This college-supervised internship builds upon prior internship experiences to provide the student with additional exposure to the sport industry. A journal and written assignments are required components of the internship experience.