Department of Sport Management ~ Slippery Rock University ~ Phone: 724.738.2117 (or 2060) ~ Fax: 724.738.4858
Slippery Rock University Sport Management Department

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Undergraduate Curriculum

SPMT 150 - Practical Application
Provides students with early-on structured observations, micro-teaching experiences and seminars to enhance their awareness, understanding and comprehension about persons of all ages in public and private schools, sport facilities, sport and fitness agencies. SPMT 150 may be repeated to a maximum of 4 credits in different experiences. This is a Theory and Technique Course.
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 194
Credits: 1

SPMT 194 - Introduction to Sport Management
This course is an introduction to the field of sport management. Career options and managerial content will be reviewed. Foundation studies of sport, including history, philosophy, and professional skills, will be discussed. This is a Theory and Technique Course.
Prerequisites & Notes
(Must achieve at least a C grade before progressing to other SPMT courses.)
Credits: 3

SPMT 196 - Global Sport Management
As the economy has shifted from a domestic to a globally competitive marketplace, the demand has grown for sport managers who can function effectively in the international environment. This course develops a framework for understanding the international aspects of sport management. It provides future sport managers with a broad view of the factors underlying international sport competition, sport economics, sport marketing, sport management, and sport governance. Emphasis is on environmental dynamics, cultural and economic constraints, multinational sport business organizations, unique international sport events and international sport operations, strategy and policy.
Prerequisites & Notes
Declared Sport Management major.
Credits: 3

SPMT 269 - Sociocultural Aspects of Sport Management
This course is designed to give the students an understanding of the internal and external factors that shape sport in American culture. This course will analyze how sport mirrors societal changes and how sociological phenomena affect participation and behavior. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Credits: 3

SPMT 286 - Sport Communication
This course is intended to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of communication and communication techniques that managers use to achieve excellence in sport organizations. Focus will be placed on public relations, as well as techniques for improving the communication skills of each student in an organized sport setting. Students will receive in-depth exposure to, (a) theories underlying the use of public relations in sport, (b) new technologies in sport communication, (c) desktop publishing in sport organizations, (d) sport organizational communication techniques, and (e) sport media relations. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Prerequisites & Notes
PESM 194, 294 or permission of the instructor
Credits: 3

SPMT 294 - Sport Management and Ethics
This course is designed to integrate the concepts learned from the foundation courses in management as they apply to management areas of sport and sport agencies. The ethical strategies of sport management will be emphasized in all management decisions. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 194 or permission of the instructor
Credits: 3

SPMT 315 - Diversity Issues in Sport Management
The purpose of this course is to provide students with the opportunity to gain knowledge, understanding and appreciation of diversity and diversity issues related to sport and the sport industry. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 194, 196, and 269,or permission by instructor
Credits: 3

SPMT 394 - Sport Marketing
Sport Marketing is designed to apply marketing principles to the area of sport, sport events and sport products. Marketing strategies including sales, promotions and advertising of sport will be emphasized. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 150, 194, 294, 286, MRKT 330 or permission of the instructor
Credits: 3

SPMT 396 - Sport Enterprise
The sport industry requires students who are trained in all aspects of sport business. This course develops a framework for understanding the business aspects of sport management. It provides future sport managers with a broad view of the factors underlying sport economics, sales and sales management strategies, budgeting, financing strategies, and economic impact. This course is designed to familiarize students with: the economics of sport, interscholastic sports budget and finance, intercollegiate athletics budget and finance, professional sport budget and finance, sales techniques, and sales management.
Prerequisites & Notes
150-01, 150-02, 194, 286, 294, MRKT 330 or permission by instructor.
Credits: 3

SPMT 406 - Sport Facility and Event Management
This course is designed to assist the sport management student in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills needed to manage a sport facility and to plan a complete sporting event. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only ).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 150, 194, 196, 269, 286, 294, and 394,or permission by instructor
Credits: 3

SPMT 450 - Sport Management Internship
This course provides students with the opportunity to apply sport and fitness career-oriented skills in public, commercial, and private agencies. The internship is designed to be an in-depth experience. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 150, 194, 294, 286, 394, 494, 506, 515, 586 and 599
Credits: 12

SPMT 486 - Sport Law
The course will demonstrate how constitutional law, contract law, tort law, labor and anti-trust law, apply to the sport industry. In addition the course will provide a fundamental understanding of the court system and how legal issues are decided. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only ).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 150, 194, 196, 269, 286, 294, and 394, or permission by instructor
Credits: 3

SPMT 494 - Sport Management Senior Seminar
This course is designed for the senior Sport Management student, this course will examine topics dealing with sport finance management, sport law, sport facility management, and time and stress management. Field trips to sport agencies will be required. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 150, 194, 294, 286, 506, and advanced standing or permission of instructor
Credits: 3

SPMT 499 - Sport Management Research Methods
A study of research methodology and terminology in Sport Management entailing a critical analysis of available research. Specific attention is directed to formal written communication and oral presentation skills. This is a Theory and Technique Course (open to Sport Management majors only).
Prerequisites & Notes
SPMT 150, 194, 196, 286, 294, and 394,or permission by instructor
Credits: 3

Elective Courses

MGMT 351 - Organizational Behavior
Study of the satisfaction, motivation, learning, problem solving and growth of persons in organizational settings. Conceptual learning is combined with self-analysis in each area.
Credits: 3

MRKT 330 - Principles of Marketing
An analytical overview of market decision-making including  product, pricing, place, and promotional strategies.
Credits: 3

 

 

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Department of Sport Management
014 West Gym
Slippery Rock University
Slippery Rock, PA 16057
Phone: 724.738.2117 (or 2060)
Fax: 724.738.4858