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Sport and Recreation Management Course Descriptions

SRM 201   Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management

3 credits

An introductory course examining the historical developments in sport and recreation in the United States; analyzing the interrelationship between sport and the American culture from a social context; and identifying existing employment opportunities in the sport management industry.

 SRM 202   Sport and Recreation Programming

3 credits

An overview of the programmatic elements and techniques currently applied in professional, amateur, and recreational sport. Emphasis is placed on participatory sports that will include an examination of informal, intramural, club, fitness, and instructional sport programming; value and benefits of participatory sports; publicity and promotion; facility utilization; and equipment concerns.

SRM 204   Special Topics

1-3 credits  

Selected topics are presented in the area of sport and recreation management depending upon the students' interest, the appropriateness of the topic, and the research currently available.

SRM 301   Legal Issues in Sport and Recreation Management

3 credits

Designed to introduce the student to the numerous legal principles and issues involved in the field of sport and recreation management. This course explores tort liability, negligence and product liability. Also examined are constitutional law, labor laws, personal freedoms, due process, and risk management.

SRM 302   Management of Sport andRecreation Facilities

3 credits

Introduction to the principles and practices of design and operation of sport and recreation facilities with emphasis on parks, golf courses, swimming centers, sport complexes, tennis centers, community and commercial enterprises, and athletic fields.

 SRM 397   Internship

0-3 credits

Prerequisite: BUA 203, SRM 201

A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student's career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit from applying classroom learning to actual job experience. ("0" credit receives CR/NC grade.)

 SRM 401   Finance and Economics of Sport and Recreation Management

3 credits

Prerequisites: ACC 201, ECO 201, FIN 300 or 301

This course is designed to examine finance in sports and recreation management. The course investigates the finances of sports teams and the communities in which they operate as well as the economic impact of sport and recreation on society by examining such areas as budgeting, law, policy, development, the impact of the media, and the general economic principles of sport and recreation management.

SRM 402  Leadership in Sport and Recreation Management

3 credits

Prerequisite: SRM 201, 202

An overview of the essentials of leadership, also programmatic elements and techniques currently applied in effective leadership. Provide in-depth information in adventure programming. Special focus will be given to technical skills of leadership and will also address the equally important facilitation skills and metaskills essential to highly effective leadership.       

SRM 404   Special Topics in Sport and Recreation Management

1-3 credits

Prerequisite: Permission

Selected topics are presented in the area of sport and recreation management depending upon the students' interest, the appropriateness of the topic, and the research currently available.

SRM 414   Independent Study

3 credits

Prerequisite: Permission

A course designed for qualified students interested in pursuing research into topics of significance in sport and recreation management not available through regular courses. The student is expected to read a substantial number of major works in the field and prepare a critical documented paper and/or field project to be contracted between the instructor and student.

 SRM 422   Sport and Recreation Marketing

3 credits

Prerequisite: MKT 201

A course to provide a foundation for sport and recreation marketing strategies based on marketing theory and research. Also investigates the sport consumer and segmentation, integration of the marketing mix, marketing principles and practices as they relate to the sport and recreation field.

 SRM 497   Internship

0-3 credits

Prerequisite: BUA 203 , SRM 201

A course designed to provide the student with field work experience through a work opportunity related to the student's career objective. A learning contract is used to focus expectations, duration of the experience, and means for evaluation. The student will benefit applying classroom learning to actual job experience. ("0" credit receives CR/NC grade.)

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