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EDPE 241 – Sports Management

Credits: 3.00

Course Description: Examination and analysis of contemporary issues and trends in physical education and athletics not especially appropriate within the boundaries of an existing course. Prerequisite: Twelve hours in physical education and related areas.

Section Description: Course_Description: This course will serve as an overview of the field of sports management. Time will be spent exploring the development of the industry, current state, and future trends in the discipline through the lenses of recreation, amateur and professional sports. Students will be introduced the basic tenets and principles of sports management. In addition to the many facets of sports management, the course will present students the opportunity to explore career options in sports management. Goals: • Students will be able to identify the basic principles of sports management • Students will gain a knowledge of careers in sports management • Students will be able to identify important issues and possible future trends in the field of sports management • Students will learn about organizational management and leadership • Students will have an understanding of Risk management and Sports Law • Students will have an understanding of sports marketing and promotions Learning_Outcomes: • Through an exploration of text, guest speakers and experiential learning students will be able to articulate basic principles of sports management including the role of the sports manager, identifying leadership styles, and recognizing basic sports management fundamentals and theories • Students will be able to identify career opportunities in sports management including the development, particular tasks, and the career path of those opportunities • Students will demonstrate an understanding of Risk Management and Sports Law through effective research methods and writing skills • Students will construct a Sports marketing and promotions packet through effective research methods, collaboration, and experiential learning • Students will create a mock sports organization demonstrating an understanding of all facets of sports management, organizational management, and leadership styles

CRN: 91876

Section: Z1

Enrolled/Seats: 23/25

Days Time Location
R 16:00 - 18:45 LAFAYETTE HALL L100

Instructor(s): Leon H. Lifschutz

Meeting Dates: 25 Aug 2014 - 03 Dec 2014