Sport Management Minor

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SPORT MANAGEMENT MINOR 18 HOURS

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    Introduction to the sports industry, including foundations of sports management and an awareness of career opportunities in the sports industry, history of the profession, management and organizational skills, current trends and future issues.
    Offered: Every spring Prerequisite: none
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    The interaction between sports and society, including relationship of sports to social variables, institutions, and social issues, and ethical dilemmas in sports, within a Christian worldview perspective.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: None
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    Planning and designing areas and facilities in sports and use of those facilities for sporting events, including include maintenance, supervision, scheduling, planning, renovation and related topics.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: SM102
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    This course includes the process of planning for and organizing an event in sport. Organizing a plan for an event would include financial planning, risk management, scheduling, facility use, communication, promotions, and registration.
    Offered: Spring Prerequisite: None
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    This course will focus on general techniques and concerns dealing with coaching. A specific focus will be placed on effective instructive skills in coaching, including feedback, use of practice time, and fundamental techniques of sports skills. As part of this course’s practical experience, the student will serve as an assistant coach for one of our varsity sports.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: SM102
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    This course applies the principles of promotion and marketing to the sport and fitness industry, including the area of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs, and resorts.
    Offered: Fall Prerequisite: SM102

PROFESSIONAL ENGAGEMENT0 HOURS

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    Students engage with significant experts and nationally recognized thought leaders hosted by the School of Business & Government.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail
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    Practical strategies and skills for career searches, job interviews, resume creation, networking, and career portfolio development. Developing career goals and plans. Includes six workshops and a networking dinner.
    Offered: Every semester Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail
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    Annual roundtable with leaders in the sports management industry. Opportunity to understand how theory and practice come together in the actual experiences of significant leaders in the sports industry. Interaction and networking with these leaders during and after the roundtables.
    Offered: See department schedule Prerequisite: None Pass/Fail

For help with declaring a minor or certification, please contact the University Registrar’s Office. Students changing majors, may consider using coursework from the previous major toward one of these programs. Guidelines for minors and certifications may be found in the Academics section of the Traditional Undergraduate Catalog, under “Additional Program Options.”

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