Sports Management (SM)

SM 2200  Introduction to Sports Management  (3)  

Provides an overview of all facets of sports management and sports administration including career opportunities, job responsibilities, organizational structure, marketing and promotion, public relations, and event and facilities management. Discusses the meaning of sports management in terms of its scope, principles, issues, and future trends. Investigates sports management in both the private and public sectors.

SM 3100  Administration of Athletics  (3)  

An intensive review of those procedures necessary to the organization and administration of athletic programs. Includes discussion of philosophy and ethics, budgets, eligibility, scheduling, equipment inventories and purchasing, contract development, marketing and public relations, facility and event management as well as other topics related to athletic administration.

SM 3300  Sports Facilities Management  (3)  

Introduces students to the scope and complexity of the design, operation, and maintenance of sport and recreational facilities and equipment. Students learn the elements of planning, design, management, and maintenance of sport and recreational venues, as well as related issues including budgeting and finance, security, risk management, liability, operations, evaluation, and local, state, and federal requirements.

SM 3370  Sports Governance  (3)  

This course will take an in-depth look at how governing bodies of professional and amateur sport organizations function. Discussion will include topics such as membership, organizational structure, constitution, by-laws of each organization, and the functions of each organization for its members. The study of specific organizations will include the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and the National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association (NIRSA).

SM 3500  Sports Event Management  (3)  

An intensive review of the procedures and functions required to manage a sport or recreational event include planning, organizing, implementing and evaluating such events. Investigates topics including operations, risk management, marketing and sponsorship, budgeting/finance, scheduling and booking, customer service and volunteer management.