Catalogue 2018 - 2019

SPMN 450 Managing Collegiate/Scholastic Athletic Programs


3 cr.


SPMN 250 or permission of instructor.

Course Description

This course provides the student with an opportunity to combine classroom instruction with hands-on experience in sport management through a practicum in the University's Athletic Department. The course is designed to allow the student to apply theoretical knowledge to the practice of sport management through a variety of activities and assignments that may include game operations, facility management, compliance, fund raising, shadowing of athletic administrator, budgeting, event coordination, sport marketing, and media relations. Key learning outcomes focus on effective performance as a member of a sport management team, application of quality management principles to college/university/scholastic sport programs and services, development of professional skills, understanding of practice of sport management, and refinement of career direction.