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Sport Management (SPMT)
Graduate School of Education
201 Introduction to Sport Management (3:3:0). Open to non-majors. Introduces students to the sport management profession. The primary focus is on the sport industry, including professional sport entertainment, amateur sport entertainment, for-profit sport participation, nonprofit sport participation, sporting goods, and sport services.
241 Practicum (3:3:0) Prerequisite: SPMT 201. Provides paid or voluntary experience in a sport industry setting. Work sites are chosen by students after approval of faculty supervisors.
302 Sport and Ethics (3:3:0). Investigates moral issues in sport and judgments about right and wrong behavior among athletes, coaches, spectators, and other support personnel.
318 Gender and Racial Issues in Sport (3:3:0). Investigates dominant gender and racial ideologies and their influence on sport.
320 Psychology of Sport (3:3:0). Covers psychological theories of personality, motivation, and anxiety explored in the sport environment. Examines social-psychological research on audience effects, team cohesion, leadership, and fan behavior.
405 Sport Operation and Planning (3:3:0). Presents principles and techniques of planning and operating sport facilities. Emphasizes the principles and concepts of organization and administration including communication, personnel management, management of physical resources, and risk management. A variety of sport operations will be examined including indoor stadia, athletic field complexes, and the management of recreation and intramural activities.
412 Sport Marketing and Finance (3:3:0). Investigates the principles and processes involved in sport marketing and finance. Focuses on such topics as research and development, sport promotion, sport sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, and distribution of sporting goods.
480 Special Topics in Sport Management (3:3:0). See course description in the Schedule of Classes. Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas of sport management. Announced in advance.
490 Internship (9). Prerequisites: 90 hours (pass/fail); HEAL 205, 323, and 350; PHED 200 and 304; PRLS 317, 405, and 410. Provides paid or voluntary work experience in sport industry settings. Requires a minimum period of 1012 weeks of full-time employment. Applies course work, theories, and research to work settings. Work sites are chosen by students after the approval of faculty supervisors. Includes meetings and assignments prior to as well as during the internship.