Feb 20, 2020  
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog 
    
2019 - 2020 Cowley College Academic Catalog

HPE6305 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT COURSE PROCEDURE


HPE6305 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT

3 Credit Hours

Student Level:

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

Catalog Description:

HPE6305 - Introduction to Sport Management (3 hrs.)

This course will provide an overview of the sport management profession. Course content will examine various components of the management and operation of sport and fitness facilities and organizations. Introduction to the sport industry will include professional and amateur sport entertainment, for-profit and nonprofit sport participation, sporting goods, sports services, and sport tourism.

Course Classification:

Lecture

Prerequisites:

ENG2211 Composition I

Co-requisites:

HPE 6300 Sport Management Practicum I

Controlling Purpose:

The course is designed to provide the student with experiences for determining an appropriate sport industry field as a profession. An understanding of the managerial decisions and strategies used in the business of sport can be applied to other fields of study or professions. Students will gain knowledge.

Learner Outcomes:

The student will…

  • Define sport and sport management as a profession
  • Understand the evolution of sport as a business industry and discuss the role of sports in historical, economic, political and cultural perspectives
  • Describe various sport business and industry structures and settings
  • Explain the skills, practices, and theories applied in the various sport management positions and differentiate between the various functional areas of sport management
  • Identify current challenges and trends within sport management

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: Define sport and sport management as a profession

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Discuss examples of traditional and nontraditional sporting activities
  • Explain the components of management as they relate to various positions and settings within sport
  • Identify the various skills, competencies, and attitudes needed to be successful within a sport management position
  • Identify opportunity for entry-level positions or internships
  • Design a plan for gaining employment as a sport manager

UNIT 2: Understand the evolution of the sport as a business industry and discuss the role of sports in historical, economic, political, and cultural perspectives.

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Outline the historical evolution of organized and recreational sport
  • Identify major business and market structures which influenced sport as an industry
  • Identify key individuals and companies influential in the development of sport as an industry
  • Explain the historical and current influences of economics on sport as a business
  • Identify and discuss ways culture influences sport and the role of sport in society
  • Describe the political aspects of sport, sport business, and sport industry
  • Explain laws which control sport, sport business, and sport industry
  • Reflect on the ethical behaviors and expectations of the sport professional

UNIT 3: Describe various sport business and industrial structures and settings

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Explain the origins and value of community sport
  • Define the various types of community sport organizations
  • Identify and discuss potential challenges in managing community sport
  • Explain the origins and value of interscholastic athletics
  • Outline the governance and operating models of interscholastic athletics
  • Identify and discuss the ethical influences and challenges of interscholastic athletics
  • Explain the origins and value of intercollegiate athletics
  • Outline the governance and finances of intercollegiate athletics
  • Identify and discuss the ethical influences and challenges of intercollegiate athletics
  • Explain the historical and unique aspects of professional sport
  • Outline the revenue sources and economic impact of professional sport
  • Outline the governance of professional sport
  • Identify and discuss the ethical influences and challenges of professional sport
  • Explain the functions and types of sport management and marketing agencies
  • Describe the ethical issues of sport management and marketing agencies
  • Define sport tourism as a business or industry
  • Explain the function of sport tourism
  • Describe ethical issues impacting sport tourism
  • Design a plan for managing at least one of the sport management sites

UNIT 4: Explain the skills, practices, and theories applied in the various sport management positions and differentiate between the various functional areas of sport management.

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Differentiate the skills and competencies required of various sport management positions and functional areas of sport management
  • Identify concepts of management theory and their application in the sport industry or organizations
  • Identify and 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 sport industry, finance and economics, and facility and event management

UNIT 5: Identify current challenges and trends within sport management.

Outcomes: The pre-professional student will…

  • Outline federal and state legislation which impact sport business and industry
  • Describe the positive and negative sociological aspects of sport
  • Explain the benefits of sport for personal or societal change
  • Generate an overview of various perspectives on international sport
  • Justify the importance of understanding research as a sport manager
  • Examine current topics and trends in research and the potential impact on sport, sport industry, or sport management

Projects Required:

Management Plan for at least one site type.

Pre-professional academic and career plan.

Textbook:

Visit the Cowley College Bookstore for more information.

Materials/Equipment Required:

Refer to 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.