Aug 12, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HPE6300 SPORT MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM I COURSE PROCEDURE


HPE6300 SPORT MANAGEMENT PRACTICUM I

2 Credit Hours

Student Level:

This course is open to students on the college level in either the Freshman or Sophomore year.

Catalog Description:

HPE6300 - Sport Management Practicum I (2 hrs.)

The course is designed to provide the student with practical experience in a sport-related business, industry, or organization. Practicum students participate in various components and functions of the management and operation of a sport or fitness facility or sport organization or business.  The practicum student can be placed in a professional or amateur sport entertainment facility or organization, for-profit or nonprofit organization, sporting goods related facility, or within a sport services or sport tourism business or organization. Students must clock a minimum of 80 hours in the field and a minimum of 16 hours in class.

Course Classification:

Practicum

Prerequisites:

None

Co-requisites:

Practicum I should be taken as a co-requisite with HPE 6305 Introduction to Sport Management

Controlling Purpose:

The overall purpose of the practicum it to allow the pre-professional student to apply knowledge and skills attainted in the sports management program in a work environment. Experiences must directly and explicitly include activities within the sport industry, which are relevant to the academic content covered within the sport management program.

Learner Outcomes:

The student will…

  • Generate a list of specific personal and professional goals to be attained
  • Use a reflective process to determine the effectiveness of strategies implemented during the practicum
  • Demonstrate soft skills in a professional manner which meet or exceed industry standards
  • Explain the skills, practices, and theories applied in the various sport management positions and functional areas of sport management as witnessed via the practicum
  • Identify current challenges and trends within the specific practicum site and reflect on potential solutions from a sport management perspective and by utilizing strategic planning technique

Unit Outcomes for Criterion Based Evaluation:

The following outline defines the minimum core content, not including the final examination period. Instructors may add other material as time allows.

UNIT 1: Generate a list of specific personal and professional goals to be attained during the practicum

Outcomes:  The pre-professional student will…

  • Reflect on various skills, competencies, and attitudes for specific practicum positions available
  • Develop a list of measurable goals to achieve during the practicum
  • Create a professional resume which reflects competencies gain through the practicum which might be used for internship opportunities or to gain employment in a sport-related field

UNIT 2: Use a reflective process to determine the effectiveness of strategies implemented during the practicum.

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will complete weekly journaling.

  • Describe duties and responsibilities which reflect on the effectiveness of approaches, strategies, etc. implemented
  • Identify key areas of growth
  • Identify key challenges and determine an approach or strategy to implement the following week
  • Reflect on feedback from site supervisor and establish a plan for addressing areas of concern

UNIT 3: Demonstrate soft skills in a professional manner which meet or exceed industry standards.

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Reflect upon site supervisor evaluations to determine personal or professional challenges to be addressed
  • Demonstrate professional writing and communication skills
  • Demonstrate respect of colleagues, clients, supervisors, etc.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to accept responsibility and take initiative
  • Demonstrate ethical behaviors expected of the sport industry
  • Demonstrate understanding of laws and rights of employees, clients, etc.
  • Demonstrate organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm and motivation for all aspects of a position
  • Demonstrate overall potential as a professional in sport management
  • Maintain regular attendance, punctuality, and reliability

UNIT 4: Explain the skills, practices, and theories applied in the various sport management positions and functional areas of sport management as witnessed via the practicum.

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Differentiate the skills and competences required of various sport management positions and functional areas of sport management
  • Identify concepts of management theory and their application in the sports industry or organizations
  • Discuss organizational environment and explain organizational effectiveness and how it is measured in sport business
  • Describe the importance of strategic planning, organizational culture, and organizational change
  • Differentiate between functional areas such as marketing, consumer behavior, communication in the sports industry, finance and economics, and facility and event management

UNIT 5: Identify current challenges and trends within the specific practicum site and reflect on potential solutions or influence on the site from a sports management perspective and by utilizing strategic planning technique.

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Generate a list of potential challenges or trends witnessed within the practicum site
  • Choose one challenge or trend and describe its influence on the practicum site
  • Using a strategic planning process, develop a plan to address the challenge or address how the trend might further advance the practicum site

Projects Required:

Weekly Reflection Journal Professional Resume

Management Plan for at least one challenge or trend

Textbook:

Visit the Cowley College Bookstore for more information.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Refer to the course syllabus and the Cowley College Bookstore

Attendance Policy:

Students should adhere to the attendance policy outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus.

Grading Policy:

The grading policy will be outlined by the instructor in the course syllabus and will following college policy.

Maximum class size:

Based on classroom occupancy

Course Time Frame:

The U.S. Department of Education, Higher Learning Commission and the Kansas Board of Regents, define credit hour and have specific regulations that the college must follow when developing, teaching and assessing the educational aspects of the college. A credit hour is an amount of work represented in intended learning outcomes and verified by evidence of student achievement that is an institutionally-established equivalency that reasonably approximates not less than one hour of classroom or direct faculty instruction and a minimum of two hours of out-of-class student work for approximately fifteen weeks for one semester hour of credit or an equivalent amount of work over a different amount of time. The number of semester hours of credit allowed for each distance education or blended hybrid courses shall be assigned by the college based on the amount of time needed to achieve the same course outcomes in a purely face-to-face format.

Refer to the following policies:

402.00 Academic Code of Conduct

263.00 Student Appeal of Course Grades

403.00 Student Code of Conduct

Disability Services Program:

Cowley College, in recognition of state and federal laws, will accommodate a student with a documented disability. If a student has a disability which may impact work in this class and which requires accommodations, contact the Disability Services Coordinator.