BSBA in Sport Management


Visit the Physical Education Department WebCourses within Geneva College′s Business Administration degree in Sport Management can prepare students for employment in professional, amateur, interscholastic, intercollegiate, community, and youth sport organizations.

The following sport management courses are required to complete a minor in sport management:

SPM 101 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
SPM 201 Legal Issues in Sport (3)
SPM 205 Sport Management Practicum (3)
SPM 206 Governance and Organization of Sport (3) 
SPM 302 Facility Management and Design (3)
SPM 401 Sport in American Culture (3)

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SPM 101 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 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 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 206 Governance and Organization of Sport (3)
A study of the various agencies that govern sport at the professional, collegiate, high school, and amateur levels. Organizational theory, research, labor relations, and administrative responsibilities in sport will be presented and discussed. Spring semester, alternate years. Prerequisite: SPM 101 or permission of instructor.

SPM 302 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. 

SPM 401 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 101 and junior standing.

If you are interested in studying sport management at a Christian college in Pennsylvania, we invite you to contact Geneva College for more information.