Sport Management (SPMT)


SPMT 1302 Foundations of Sport Management: 3 semester hours.

This course studies the intricacies involved in the management and leadership of sport programs in health, kinesiology and sports management. Specific management techniques, administration techniques and theories will be studied to provide the foundation for effective leadership and supervision of sport programs. This course will also provide a study of administrative considerations of various sport programs, including aims, policies, principles, staffing, scheduling, finance, facilities and equipment, maintenance, legal considerations, risk management, publicity, and program evaluation.

SPMT 2310 Sport Governance: 3 semester hours.

This course is designed as an in-depth study of major sport governing agencies. Specifically, the students will study the organizational structure, constitutions, policies, procedures, and membership requirements of sport agencies at the state, national, and international levels. The course will also provide an introduction to sport governance, managerial activities related to governance, strategic management and policy development, ethics in sport organizations, scholastic sport, amateur sport in the community, campus recreation, intercollegiate athletics, major games in amateur sport,Olympic Sport, Paralympics sport, North American Professional sport, internationalprofessional sport, and the future of sport governance, among other topics of interest relating to sport governance.
Prerequisites: SPMT 1302.

SPMT 4311 Legal Aspects of Sport: 3 semester hours.

This course reviews legal foundations and issues specific to recreation and sport management. A theoretical approach to litigation with emphases on risk management, the safety of participants, and the appropriate ethical behavior of service providers will be introduced. Opportunities for practical experience will be provided.