Catalogue 2020 - 2021

SPMN 461 Advanced Field Experience in Sport Management


3 cr. each.


3.0 overall GPA, instructor permission, and two faculty endorsements.

Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain extensive hands-on experience in a sport organization. Students are placed in a sport business environment and their work experience is communicated to a faculty sponsor via faculty-student meetings, on-site visits, written assignments, oral presentations, final project, and formal AFE defense. Only students who have demonstrated academic excellence; a high degree of commitment to a career in the sport industry; and the necessary motivation, leadership and managerial skills to undertake the AFE course are eligible for enrollment. The AFE is a six-credit course designed to primarily be taken in the senior year. Concurrent enrollment in SPMN 460 and SPMN 461 is required.