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Sports Management A.A. Degree
Semester Hours:  69
Effective Term: Fall 2015
Prerequisites: RDG094 or appropriate reading placement score.
Corequisites: None

Program Description: The Sports Management Degree prepares individuals to meet the needs of the sports industry. Students completing this degree will be exposed to sport promotion, health and fitness center management, sporting goods management/sales, and the successful operation of numerous types of sport organizations, ranging from various professional teams/leagues, to many national and international amateur sports organizations, federations, conferences, and associations.

The program's Business core focuses on the basics of accounting, computer information systems, marketing, management, the legal environment of business, human relations, and supervisory techniques. The program's Sports/Fitness core focuses on the basics of the history/philosophical foundations of sport/physical education, strength/athletic training, sports nutrition, lifetime fitness/wellness, sports safety training, and physical activity.

Recommended Proficiencies: Students wishing to enroll in this program must possess the ability to read, write and communicate effectively.

Course Requirements
Sports Management A.A. Degree (69)

Recommended Proficiencies
High School diploma or GED; College-level Reading, Writing and Oral Communication skills recommended.

RDG094 College Reading

General Education Requirements (35-36)

Written Communications (6)
ENG101 English Composition III (3)
ENG102 English Composition IV (3)

Oral Communications (3)
COM263 Intercultural Communication (3)
This course also satisfies the Special Awareness Requirement for Cultural Awareness (Ethic/Race/Gender)

Arts and Humanities (6)

Arts (3)
MHL100 Music Appreciation (3)
MHL207 Survey of Jazz/Popular Music (3)
These courses also satisfy the Special Awareness Requirement for Global/International and Historical Awareness

Humanities (3)
PHI105 Introduction to Ethics (3)
This course also satisfies the Special Awareness Requirement for Intensive Writing/Critical Inquiry

Social and Behavioral Sciences (9)
ECN201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3)
MSC101 Media and Society (3)
PEH101 Personal Health (3)

Physical and Biological Sciences (8)
NTR141 Nutrition and Wellness (4)
BIO160 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology (4)

Mathematics (3-4)
MAT141 College Mathematics, Standard (4) or higher

Special Awareness Requirements (0-9)

Select courses from the AGEC list to fulfill these requirements:
1. At least three semester credits of coursework in
Intensive Writing and Critical Inquiry (Fulfilled by the General Education Humanities Requirement)
2. At least three semester credits of coursework in Cultural Awareness (Ethnic/Race/Gender) (Fulfilled by the General Education Oral Communication Requirement)
3. At least three semester credits of coursework
in Global/International Awareness or Historical Awareness (Fulfilled by the General Education Arts Requirement)

Note: Courses used in areas such as Oral Communications, Arts and Humanities, Social and Behavioral Sciences may also be used to satisfy requirements in the three Special Awareness Requirements categories. A course may not be used to satisfy more than one Special Awareness Requirements category.

Core Requirements (30)

Business Core Requirements (12)
ACC201 Financial Accounting (3)
BUS123 Business Relations (3)
BUS190 Principles of Management and Leadership (3)
BUS201 Legal Environment of Business (3)

Sports and Fitness Core Requirements (18)
PED100 History and Philosophical Foundations of
Sport and Physical Education (3)
PED102 The Management of Sport (3)
PED101 History of Intercollegiate Athletics (3)
PED105 Women and Sport in the U.S. (3)
PED112 Introduction to Strength Training (3)
PEH200 Sports Safety Training (3)

Other Requirements (4)
PAC course (1)

Computer Competency (3):
CIS120 Survey of Computer Information Systems or higher

Reading Competency: RDG094 College Reading

Students must earn a grade of C or better in all required courses.
Students must earn a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of at least a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale.
Students must earn a minimum of 20 credits from CAC.

Program Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
Program Objectives
1. (Application Level) Apply standards of managerial competencies to sport organizations.
2. (Evaluation Level) Compare and contrast internal and external factors that shape/govern sport in a culture.
3. (Analysis Level) Identify and examine the fundamental aspects of sport products, markets, consumer research, sponsorship, and promotion to sports marketing.
4. (Analysis Level) Breakdown and explain the key elements of budgeting, accounting, public/private joint financing, and revenue development to the finance of sport organizations.
5. (Synthesis Level) Generalize and discuss the legal aspects of sport, including state/federal legislation, liability, risk management, contracts, and collective bargaining.
6. (Analysis Level) Analyze and outline the economics of sport, including the fundamental concepts of supply and demand, economic forecasting, and economic impact assessment.
7. (Evaluation Level) Identify and interpret the key elements of ethical behavior in sport organizations, to include consideration of both professional and personal ethical systems in sport organization management.
8. (Analysis level) Examine and model theoretical concepts of sport management in a practical setting.
9. (Application Level) Describe and accurately apply the basic principles of the following to sport management:
a. Exercise Science/Physiology,
b. Sports Nutrition,
c. Weight Management,
d. Sports Psychology,
e. Basic Fitness/Wellness Issues, and
f. Basic Kinesiology.
Standards for Program
Refer to the Sport Management Program Standards and Review Protocol, published by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM). http://www.nassm.com/InfoAbout/NASSM/ProgramApproval