HPER 250   Introduction to Sports Management (3 Hours)

The sport industry has become a dominant influence in American society, and is evolving at a dramatic rate. Students will be introduced to the dynamic nature of sport management and the potential for successful and satisfying career opportunities in the sport industry, as well as sport principles as they apply to management, leadership style, communication, and motivation. This course serves as a foundation for students’ further studies in various subject areas. The primary focus of this course will be to provide an overview of the sport industry and cover basic fundamental knowledge and skill sets of the sports manager, as well as potential job employment and career choices in the field/profession of sport management, such as sport marketing, sport law, sport facility and event management, economics of sport, and sport finance. 3 hrs. lecture/wk.