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Course Category: Sport Administration

Students will be given an overview of the components involved in sports programming and athletic administration. These include, but are not limited to: the history of sport and sports administration, legal issues, ethics, marketing, facilities, and leadership skills.
This course will cover topics including the NCAA and other athletic organizations, their member divisions and conferences, athletic department administration and the responsibilities of the athletic directors, coaches and their staff, and management of student-athletes from multiple perspectives.
Prerequisites
BA 210
The purpose of this course is to explore the basic concepts and principles of sports marketing as it relates to strategic planning, marketing analysis, legal considerations, and media concerns. This course will also focus on concepts as they relate to sports marketing such as licensing, sponsorship, advertising, public relations, and consumer behavior.
Prerequisites
MKT 208
This course will introduce legal concepts and how sports administrators will apply these concepts into their management of personnel, events, facilities, athletic programs, governance issues, and marketing as well as conducting basic legal research. Types of law discussed will include, but not be limited to, tort, contract, intellectual property, liability and negligence, and constitutional laws.
Prerequisites
BA 302
The purpose of this course is to familiarize students with the knowledge and foundational principles pertinent to the planning techniques concerning indoor and outdoor facility development used for college Athletics, sport, recreation and physical education.
Prerequisites
BA 210
This course will be an introduction to the principles and practices of the business and management of international sport. This emerging field deals with transnational and cross-cultural issues including but not limited to international politics, cultures, economics, law, marketing, ethics, monetary polices and foreign competition. It will create a greater awareness and appreciation for working in a multicultural, multinational setting.
Prerequisites
BA 210
This course will identify the structure and function of sport organizations along with the issues that sport managers will have to address. Where the power lies and how individual sport organizations fit into the greater sport industry play a critical role in how successful a sport manager will be in an ever more global sport industry.
Prerequisites
BA 210
This course provides an overview of the components involved in sports programming and athletic administration. Specifically the course will focus on planning, organzing, leading and controlling sport situations.
This course will investigate multiple aspects of sport ethics through a review of a wide range of literature in sport.
This course will examine the leadership and management skills necessary for a fully functioning athletic department at the junior/community college level (NJCAA), and at the Division I, II & III (NCAA) levels.
This course will explain and evaluate all aspects of sport communication and its impact on the management, marketing and operationsl goals of sport organizations.
This course will examine the impact that finances have on decision making in sport organizations. Short case studies will be utilized throughout he course to clarify a variety of procedures and policies.
A discussion of the theories, concepts and development of analytics in sports administration today. Students will evaluate and analyze the methods of sport analytics; player performance, player management, sports data strategies, team management, game day operations and strategies. They will also explore methods used in sports team marketing and communications, ticket pricing, loyalty and sponsorship program development, and customer relationship marketing. This is a case-study and project-based course involving extensive sports team business data analysis.
This course will outline how legal issues intertwine with sport leader duties and responsibilities, and how to best use that information to make sound operational decisions.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of the leadership skills needed to work in the field of sport. Research information as well as practical examples will be utilized. Decision making, organizational change, emotional intelligence, vision, strategic planning and crisis management will be reviewed.
This course is designed to provide students with a conceptual blueprint for teaching sport and the fundamentals associated with sports coaching to include theory of coaching, principles of physical training, and principles of sports management.
This course is an examination of major psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise participation and performance. It will provide information on topics, such as motivational theories, cognitive theories, emotional theories, attribution theories, mental conditioning and the humanistic approach, team dynamics, performance enhancing strategies, and gender and cultural issues.
This course develops an understanding of, and analyzes highly effective performance training programs for any level of athlete. Areas of focus include basic physiology, periodization, nutrition, professional standards, high performance models and leadership.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of contemporary sport technology from multiple perspectives. Innovation and improvement of sports performance will be the main emphasis areas.
This course is designed to examine in-depth current developments in specific areas of interest to the student within the coaching field. Content will be developed between the academic advisor and the student as requested on an individual basis.
This course will break down the research process as it relates to sport management. Research design, implementation, analysis and assessment will be discussed and a research project will be conducted.
This course will analyze and evaluate the management of sport facilities at all levels. Risk management and security issues, the history of the industry and financing will be discussed.
This course will address specific issues affiliated with international sport management such as structure of governance, policies and procedures, and cultural differences and expectations. Discussion will also occur regarding the interrelationship between all business aspects and international sports including but not limited to sport media, sport facilities, sport event management and sport tourism.
This course is an overview of major issues in sport including but not limited to globalization, race and ethnicity, gender equity/Title IX, media/social media, performance enhancing drugs, youth specialization and the finance implications.
This seminar serves to integrate the student's coursework in sport administration by examining in depth an issue or problem of significance and special interest to the student. Research, writing, and presentation skills are employed in this course. Each student will design his/her own project, subject to approval of the faculty member, in order to fulfill the course requirements. The project shall demonstrate (1) integration of the MSA program objectives, (2) graduate-level writing skills using APA format, (3) graduate level critical thinking skills and (4) in-depth understanding and application of the objectives of the area of emphasis utilizing appropriate research techniques. A research paper and a PowerPoint presentation are required.
Prerequisites
Completion of all courses in the MSA program (may take one other course concurrently).