Courses in the sport management concentration, in conjunction with a business major, can prepare students for employment in professional, amateur, interscholastic, intercollegiate, community, and youth sport organizations.
SPM 101 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
SPM 201 Legal Issues in Sport (3)
SPM 205 Sport Management Practicum (3)
SPM 301 Psychological and Motor Learning Aspects of Sport Performance (3)
SPM 302 Facility Management and Design (3)
SPM 401 Sport in American Culture (3)
SPM 101 (Fall) Introduction to Sport Management (3)
Theories and principles of management for sport programs. Introduces students to career opportunities and responsibilities in sport management, as well as basic information on topics such as legal liability, fiscal management, facilities operation, personnel supervision, and public relations.
SPM 201 (Spring) Legal Issues in Sport (3)
Negligence, liability, risk management, product liability, insurance, contracts, equal opportunity, eligibility and control of activities and facilities are topics of study. Prerequisite: SPM 101 or permission of instructor. (offered alternate springs of odd years – 2009)
SPM 205 (Fall) Sport Management Practicum (3)
The course offers opportunity for sport management minors to develop the intellectual learning and practical application skills necessary to become more proficient leaders in sport. Professional building experiences will be achieved through interaction with sport managers from different fields.
SPM 301 (Fall) Psychological and Motor Learning Aspects of Sport Performance (3)
An overview and application of psychological and physiological factors that affect sport performance. Content areas include goal setting, motivation and performance factors, arousal-aggression variables, as well as the physiological structures of the human body and their relationship to sport performance. Prerequisite: PED 103. Cross-listed as PED 301. (offered alternate springs of even years – 2010)
SPM 302 (Fall) Facility Management and Design (3)
An introduction to the management, planning, and maintenance of facilities for athletics, sport, recreational programs, play fields, buildings, and auxiliary structures. Attention will be given to staffing, security, accessibility, safety, and legal aspects of facility management and design. Prerequisite: SPM 101 or permission of instructor. (offered alternate falls of odd years – 2009)
SPM 401 (Spring) Sport in American Culture (3)
Presentation of sociological dimensions of sport and sport participation and the impact of sport on society in general. Review of related research covering such areas as youth sport, women in sport, professional sport, religion and sport, sport and education, sport and politics, and the effects of sports on the economy. Special attention will be placed on analyzing sport in American culture from a Christian perspective. Prerequisites: SPM 101and junior standing. (offered alternate springs of even years – 2010)
The psychology program meets the standards required by the American Psychological Association for graduate school entrance.