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PHED 2200

This is an archive of the Common Course Outlines prior to fall 2011. The current Common Course Outlines can be found at http://www.gpc.edu/programs/Common-Course-Outlines.
Credit Hours 3
Course Title Introduction To Sport Management
Prerequisite(s) None Specified
Corequisite(s) None Specified
Catalog Description
This course introduces students to the meaning of sport management in terms of its scope, foundations, issues, and future trends. It examines the job responsibilities and competencies required of sport managers in a variety of sports, or sport-related organizations. The course also provides the student with an overview of the different facets and career opportunities available in the field of sport management.

Expected Educational Results
PHED 2200 provides the individual student with an overview of the structure of the sports industry and highlights the scope and variety of career opportunities in that area. Upon completion of the course, the student will:

1. Recognize the broad scope of industry settings and career opportunities with the Sport Management field;

2. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of the field including the historical and business perspectives;

3. Examine and evaluate amateur and professional sport opportunities and develop an understanding of the expectations of sport managers in these areas; and

4. Develop written, oral, and communication skills.

General Education Outcomes
I. Students develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the following ways:

i. Develop speaking skills through peer group activities, class discussions, and oral presentations;

ii. Develop listening skills through note taking in class, responding to oral and technical presentations, and from peer group activities in class;

iii. Develop reading skills through comprehension of textbook materials and the evaluation of secondary sources; and

iv. Develop their writing skills by planning and revising short reports and essays.

II. Students demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the following ways:

i. Analysis of case studies and demonstration of the proper strategies for litigation avoidance;

ii. Learn basic sports legal terminology; and

iii. Create a valid sports management contract.

Course Content
1. What is Sport Management?

2. History of Sport Management

3. Management Principles Applied to Sport

4. Legal Principles Applied to Sport

5. Ethical Principles Applied to Sport

6. Collegiate Sport

7. Professional Sports Organizations

8. Sports Communications – Broadcasting

9. Recreation and Facility Management

10. Event Management

11. Sport Agencies

12. Sporting Goods Industry and Licensed Apparel

13. Health Fitness Industry

14. Income Disparity in Sport

15. Sports Information/Public Relations

16. International Sport

17. Sport Tourism

Assessment of Outcome Objectives
A. COURSE GRADE
Tests and a final exam prepared by individual instructors will be used to determine part of the course grade. Instructors may also require special projects appropriate to the subject matter.

B. DEPARTMENTAL ASSESSMENT
The departmental assessment will be conducted every three years in the following manner:

1. All students in all sections will be required to complete a common written final exam containing questions related to the expected educational results.

2. Additionally, all students will be required to complete one short-answer essay question.

3. An item analysis will be completed on the test items administered and a representative sample of the short-answer essay questions will be reviewed by a committee of at least three full-time faculty members who teach the course.

USE OF ASSESSMENT FINDINGS
A departmental committee will review the item analysis to determine:

1. If the test questions were appropriate for assessing the desired educational outcomes.

2. If the level of student success was achieved.

3. If a revision of course instruction to improve student’s achievement is needed.

4. A specific time line for implementation of recommended changes.

Last Revised: May 13, 2011
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