Catalogue 2020 - 2021

SPMN 341 Sport Agency & the Professional Athlete


3 cr.


SPMN 250 and junior standing.

Course Description

This course examines the role, responsibilities and function of the sport agent in the professional sport.  Topics include the history of sport agency, regulations, registration and certification, client recruitment and evaluation, contract negotiations, agent-athlete relationship, personal services including financial management, post-career counseling and community/social responsibility initiatives.  The course will also explore the role of the sport agent as it relates to the league, governing bodies, players’  union and the individual athlete.  Ethical dimensions of sport agency as well as professional agent sport career development strategies will be considered.