2023-2024 Catalog


SMG - Sports Management

SMG-155 Introduction to Physical Education, Sport, and Wellness

To acquaint the Physical and Health Education and Sports Management majors, and Coaching minors with principles, philosophy, history, objectives, scientific basis and formal structure of the professional field. Career options and professionalism will be stressed. The specialized areas of kinesiology and sub disciplines will be covered to aid in understanding and allow for a meaningful approach to the discipline.


SMG-210 Computers & Technology in Physical Education and Sport

This course is designed to educate the student in practical computer and technology applications relevant to Health, Kinesiology, Recreation and sport related vocations. This course is also designed to enhance the student's knowledge of basic computer applications and their potential within the student's chosen profession.

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SMG-255 Scientific Aspects of Physical Educationand Coaching

Application of exercise science concepts for those involved in teaching physical education and youth sport coaching. The influence of exercise on the cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, and central nervous systems will be discussed from a developmental context of childhood and adolescence.


SMG-350 Ethics and Character Development in Sport

An extensive investigation of moral and ethical concepts, principles, and issues faced in the organization and administration of sport. The course is designed to help develop sound reasoning skills for the resolution of moral and ethical dilemmas. Emphasis will be placed on understanding how personal ethics affect organizational and personal responsibility. Special attention will be given to professional ethics in sport management, the establishment of a code of professional ethics, and applying this code of ethics to issues in sport.


SMG-354 Sports Management

A thorough study of the principles of sports management. The processes of planning, organizing, staffing, directing, coordinating, reporting, budgeting, and overall evaluation will be thoroughly explored. Specific aspects of leadership, goal setting, communications, motivation, decision-making, and time management will be addressed. A survey of the careers and professional opportunities will be identified.


SMG-371 Administration of Physical Education and Athletics

An in-depth course in the organization and administration of physical education, intramural, and athletic programs. Particular problems of each program will be investigated and analyzed. The process of planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, directing, reporting, budgeting, and evaluating will be an integral part of this course.


SMG-420 Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Fund Raising

The application of fundamental marketing concepts to the sport industry will be presented. Sport will be discussed as a product and as a market. A second component of the course will provide basic techniques for program promotion. A comprehensive Public Relations plan will be developed. A final aspect of the course will be to present sound and positive practices leading to successful fund raising.


SMG-422 Sports Management Internship

An in-depth leadership experience related to the sports management field and/or industry. Field placement will be coordinated in cooperation of the instructor.


SMG-480 Senior Seminar in Health and Human Performance

A capstone course focusing on current issues, trends, topics, professional entry, and professional opportunities. Major specific.

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