Sport Management Emphasis

61 credits, including Physical Education Core

Objective #1: To understand and appreciate the physical education and sport setting (16 credits)

Criteria for courses: Courses that fulfill this objective (a) introduce the concepts of sport and motor development, and (b) explore administrative duties in the athletic setting.

Activity Performance Techniques III
One (1) Field based PEAC course, examples include: 11
Beginning Soccer
Softball
Ultimate Frisbee
One (1) Court based PEAC course, example include: 11
Beginning Tennis
Beginning Basketball
Beginning Volleyball
One (1) Lifetime activity PEAC course, examples include: 11
Beginning Yoga
Spinning
Beginning Kayaking
Additional Coursework (10 credits):
PE 2281Practical Outdoor Skills1
PE 3322Introduction to Sport Psychology3
PE 4493Issues in Sport3
Approved Electives3
Movement Theory and Motor Development
Physiology of Exercise
and Physiology of Exercise Laboratory
Biomechanics
and Biomechanics Laboratory
Kinesiology for Teachers and Coaches
Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education
Tests and Measurements in Physical Education
Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries
Methods of Teaching Secondary Physical Education
Adapted Physical Activity

Objective #2: To develop leadership and management skills (15 credits)

Criteria for courses: Courses that fulfill this objective (a) introduce the concepts of leadership in the sport setting, and (b) explore administrative duties in the athletic setting.

PE 3364Introduction to Sport Law3
PE 4473Facilities Planning and Design3
PE 4475Organization and Administration of Physical Education3
CMP 3347Sport Communication3
Approved Electives3
Business and Professional Communication
Image Management
Groups and Communication
Communication Inquiry
Foundations of Leadership
Conflict Management

Objective #3: To understand and interpret the business setting (15 credits)

Criteria for courses: Courses that fulfill this objective (a) provide a business perspective of the understanding of the management setting; (b) provide understanding of human resource management; and (c) provide understanding of legal implications in running a business.

ACCT 3303Accounting Concepts3
MGT 3312Individual and Organizational Behavior3
MGT 4473Human Resource Management3
or MGT 4441 Leading in Organizations
PE 3366Sport Marketing3
Approved Electives3
Possible Elective Choices:
ACCT 2201Principles of Accounting I3
ACCT 2202Principles of Accounting II3
CMP 2241Introduction to Public Relations3
ECON 2201Principles of Macroeconomics3
ECON 2202Principles of Microeconomics3
FIN 3315Corporate Financial Management3
MGT 2216Business Statistics3
MGT 2217Advanced Business Statistics3
MGT 2261Legal Environment of Organizations3
MGT 4441Leading in Organizations3
MKTG 2225Basic Marketing Management3
MKTG 4427Consumer Behavior3
POLS 4409Community Planning3
POLS 4441Administrative Law3
POLS 4442Constitutional Law3
POLS 4443Civil Rights and Liberties3
POLS 4451Public Organizational Theory3
POLS 4452Budgeting and Finance3
POLS 4454Public Workplace Issues3
POLS 4456Labor Organization3
POLS 4457Grantwriting3

Objective #4: To obtain practical experience in the field of sport management (3 credits)

Criteria for courses: Candidates will engage in a pre-approved 45-hour sports management internship.
Three (3) credits required.

PE 4490Practicum in Physical Education3