Mount St. Joseph University

Business: Sport Management Course Descriptions

Undergraduate 2018-2019

SPM 150 Introduction to Sport Management (3)
This course introduces the components of sport and the sport industry including an introduction to business concepts applied to sport. Career opportunities and competency skill sets will also be discussed as well as the many different settings in which sporting activities occur.

SPM 150S Serv Lrng:Intro to Sport Mgmt (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SPM 150
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SPM 185 Historical & Socio-Cultural Dimensions in Sport (3)
This course discusses sport as a microcosm of society. The influence of history, cultural traditions, social values, and psychosocial experiences will be explored. Students will learn that as sport managers in the sport industry, they will benefit from recognizing that these historical and socio-cultural influences affect every aspect of sport. Students will also identify and discuss the internal and external factors that influence and shape sport in society.

SPM 225 Principles of Athletic Administration (3)
This course is designed to assist the prospective coach and administrator with gaining competence in applying competitive tactics and strategies appropriate to the sport environment. Particular emphasis will be placed on developing effective administration, coaching education, scouting procedures, conducting efficient practice sessions, utilizing game management strategies, skill analysis, sportsmanship, coaching diverse athletes, managing athletes' behavior, preventing and addressing drug and alcohol abuse, and coaching using the games approach. A 15 hour field component is required.

SPM 240 Governance & Policy in Sport (3)
This course introduces students to the power and politics of sport organizations. Students learn how people involved in governance set the tone of an entire organization and how individual sport governing bodies fit into the greater sport industry. How these organizations control sport activities on a local, national, and global level will be discussed as well as an understanding of their authority, organizational structure, and function.

SPM 305 Health Issues (3)
This course reinforces the concept that living a healthy and productive life involves both the mind and body. It presents the fundamentals of wellness and principles for living both a mentally and physically healthy life. In the course, topics include exploring the various dimensions of wellness, eliminating self-defeating behaviors, assessing the health-related components of physical fitness, and the dangers of stress and other negative factors.

SPM 330 Sport Marketing,Promotion and Sales (3)
Marketing and sales concepts within the unique aspects of sport and the sport industry will be discussed. The sport consumer and sport product markets will be studied. A 20 hour minimum field component including active participation in at least one of the following areas with instructor/department approval is required: fundraising, ticket sales, consumer demographic or psychographic research, merchandising, sponsorship, endorsement, venue and event marketing, special events, media promotion, or other instructor approved area.

SPM 330S Serv Lrng:Sport Marketing Promo & Sales (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SPM 330
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SPM 340 Coaching of Team Sports (3)
Crosslisted ATR 340. This course focuses on the coaching team sports. Emphasis will be on coaching theory, instructional skill development, planning for practices, and game strategies.

SPM 340S Serv Learn:Coaching of Team Spts (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SPM 340
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SPM 341 Coaching of Individual and Dual Sports (3)
Crosslisted ATR 341. This course focuses on the coaching of individual and dual sports. Emphasis will be on coaching theory, instructional skill development, planning for practices, and game strategies.

SPM 342 Sport Skills (3)
Crosslisted ATR 342. This course focuses on the development of cognitive and psychomotor skills of selected sports. Emphasis will be on psychomotor skill development and assessment of these skills.

SPM 343 Principles of Coaching (3)
New Course
In depth analysis pertaining to the coaching of team/individual and dual sports.

SPM 355 New Media & Public Relations (3)
Prerequisite(s): COM 100 and COM/ENG 101
This course stresses the familiarity with the principles of interpersonal communication, mass communication, and interaction with the public and media as they involve the sport industry. Emphasis will be placed on interactions both internal and external to sport agencies particularly those involving communication at entry-level sport management positions that also include "new media" such as broadcasting and webcasts.

SPM 360 Professional Team Sports (3)
New Course
An examination of professional team sports including topics such as ownership, league operations, governance, the role and impact of television, labor/management relationships, licensing and sponsorship, and the perceived role of professional sport in American society. Course content will be disseminated through a combination of lectures, readings, guest speakers, videos, field trips, and student presentations.

SPM 375 Sport Facilities and Event Management (3)
This course will introduce students to the application of basic principles of facility management with emphasis on intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, and multisport club operations. The function of the course is threefold: first, it is intended to provide Sport Management students with a broad appreciation of facility management; second, it will provide students with an up-to-date understanding of facility management concepts as they are currently being applied in various sport management contexts; and finally, it is intended to provide a foundation for those students who plan to do advanced study and work in facility management.

SPM 375S Serv Lrng:Sport Facility Mgmt (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SPM 375
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SPM 380 Sport Law (3)
Crosslisted LGS 380. Sport and recreation activities by their very nature have the potential for litigation. Familiarity with the law in these areas and the legal concepts behind the law will be discussed. Topics such as risk management, liability, crowd control, as well as tort, constitutional, and contract law will be stressed.

SPM 386 International Sport Management (3)
This course is designed to guide students toward a critical understanding of sport in the global context. The course provides students with a conceptual and theoretical foundation of international sport management through a sociocultural examination of the field of play in various parts of the world, issues and challenges of the global sport environment, and the governance of international sport. Management principles such as macroeconomics, finance, law, service quality, and social responsibility in the global environment will be discussed. Students will also be exposed to international sport business strategies in marketing, new media, facility management, and tourism.

SPM 386S Serv Lrng:International Sport Management (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SPM 386
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SPM 390 Contemporary Sport Leadership (3)
New Course
This course is designed to guide students toward a critical understanding of contemporary leadership in the sport context. The course provides students with a conceptual and theoretical foundation of leadership in the context of sport. Students will develop their own models for effective leadership by exploring leadership styles and skill sets, ethical approaches, strategy and innovation, communication and conflict resolution, team and group dynamics, diversity, global contexts, and organizational change.

SPM 394 Sport Management Internship (0) EXP
New Course
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A sport management related work experience supervised by a sport management faculty member in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Work assignment is for a minimum of 15 hours a week. Credit is awarded as a general elective upon completion of the work experience and documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated as a general elective up to nine credit hours.

SPM 395 Sport Finance & Development (3)
This course discusses contemporary examples from marketing, sponsorship, facility construction, and sport law to illustrate the crucial role that money, budget, and finance plays in the finance and economics of the sport business. The economics of sport teams, championships, and merchandising will also be discussed.

SPM 396 Sport Management Internship (3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A sport management related work experience supervised by a sport management faculty member in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Work assignment is for a minimum of 15 hours a week. Credit is awarded as a general elective upon completion of the work experience and documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated as a general elective up to nine credit hours.

SPM 396A Sport Management Internship (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A sport management related work experience supervised by a sport management faculty member in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Work assignment is for a minimum of 15 hours a week. Credit is awarded as a general elective upon completion of the work experience and documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated as a general elective up to nine credit hours.

SPM 425 H.R. Management in Sport (3)
This course is designed to guide students toward an understanding of human resource management in the sport and recreation environment. Human Resource Management in Sport (HRMS) provides future practitioners with a solid foundation in managerial competencies, the strategic importance of human resource management in sport, and the implications of organizational justice within the context of sport. Students will explore major organizational processes in the management of human resources including organizational justice, job design, staffing and career considerations, leadership, performance appraisal, reward systems, and marketing.

SPM 440 Current Issues Business of Sport (3)
Prerequisite(s): SPM 150, SPM 185, SPM 240
This course addresses the continuing growth of the multibillion dollar sports industry and the contemporary issues and dilemmas currently facing today's sport business leaders. Overviews and insights into collegiate, professional, and Olympic sports will be discussed in the multidisciplinary context of major business disciplines such as: management, marketing, finance, information technology, ethics, and law. This course is intended to pull together all of the aspects of the sport industry and prepare the student for the internship through focused readings on current issues.

SPM 450 Special Topics:Principles of High School Athletic Admin (3)
New Course
To provide students with a realistic and practical approach to the administration of high school athletics. Students will develop a working knowledge of high school athletic department operations in areas of student athlete eligibility, staff development, event management, scheduling, community relations and facility planning.

SPM 495 Sport Management Capstone (1) CAP
Concurrent requisite(s): SPM 490
A final component of the Sport management major is the Capstone Synthesis Reflection. This essay is a culminating reflection that allows students to demonstrate the integration of their major into the broader focus of their liberal arts core and the mission of Mount Saint Joseph University. The co-requisite Internship serves as a catalyst for completion of the Capstone Synthesis Reflection required of graduating Mount St. Joseph University students in the major of Sport Management.

SPM 495S Serv Lrng:Sport Management Capstone (1) EXP
Concurrent requisite(s): SPM 495
Service Learning is an opportunity to engage in service to others while making academic connections to course material. This one credit hour course requires 30 hours of meaningful community service. Students will serve a community partner accomplishing projects relevant to the academic course to which the Service Learning credit is attached. Students will also be required to engage in different forms of reflection such as journaling, group guided reflection, and a one-on-one meeting with the course instructor. Students will develop a greater understanding of social problems, a sense of responsibility to our surrounding communities, and an increased awareness of their own faith and values.

SPM 496 Cooperative Education Work Experience: Alternating (1-3) EXP
Prerequisite(s): CED 220
A sport management related work experience supervised by a sport management faculty member in collaboration with the cooperative education staff. Work assignment is for a minimum of thirty hours a week. Credit is awarded as a general elective upon completion of the work experience and documentation of predetermined Learning Agreement. Evaluation of work performed is on a pass/fail basis. The course may be repeated as a general elective up to nine credit hours.