Sport Management

Bachelor of Science Degree: 181.0 quarter credits

About the Program

The Bachelor of Science in Sport Management program is designed for students who plan to pursue careers in sport-oriented organizations such as business, media, law, marketing and other similar areas of concentration. This major draws on the strengths of many of the University’s academic programs, including business administration, communications and technology.

Through Drexel’s Sport Management program, students master the knowledge and skills necessary for success in professional sport organizations, collegiate athletics, event management and recreation industries.

The program incorporates four main points of emphasis: sport business, sport marketing, sport media and sport law. Covering a wide range of areas of study, this focus allows students to match their skills, abilities and interests with a specific niche within the sport industry. Through the program, students develop a professional portfolio that will include such items as a press kit, facility operations manual, sponsorship deck, and sports contract. Students will then refine their portfolio items and present the final product for review in their senior year.

Coursework

The sport management major consists of 181.0 credits. All students enrolled in the program are required to take 52.0 credits of general education courses plus 24.0 credits of general business. These courses are supplemented by 24.0 credits of free electives.

The balance of the program is based on technical elective courses drawn from four major concentrations, namely: sport business (21.0 credits); sport marketing (18.0 credits); sport law and ethics (21.0 credits); and sport media and technology (18.0 credits).

Degree Completion Options

The Bachelor of Science degree in sport management can be completed in either four or five years:

Five-year option, with co-op experience
This option allows for the greatest amount of employment experience, with three distinct six-month periods of employment included with studies. After the start of the sophomore year, students study or work through all terms, including summers.

Four-year option, with internship experience
This option includes just one six-month period of full-time employment. After the start of the sophomore year, students study or work through all terms, including summers.

For more information about this major, visit Goodwin College's Sport Management web page.

Degree Requirements

General Education Requirements
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
CS 161Introduction to Computing3.0
or INFO 101 Introduction to Information Technology
CT 230Web Development I3.0
CT 240Web Development II3.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience2.0
Three Natural Science Courses *9.0
Two Social Science Courses **6.0
General Business Requirements
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
Areas of Sport Management
Sport Business Courses
SMT 110The Business of Sport3.0
SMT 200Introduction to Sport Facility and Event Management3.0
SMT 225Sports Budgeting3.0
SMT 320Economic Aspects of Sports Management3.0
SMT 340 [WI] International Aspects of Sport3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Recreation, Wellness & Society
Olympic Games
Sports Facility Planning & Management
Sports Event Management
Sport Marketing Courses
SMT 201Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations3.0
SMT 215Sports Ticket Sales & Operations3.0
SMT 300Quantitative Analysis and Statistics for Sports3.0
SMT 305Fundraising in Sports3.0
SMT 307Corporate Sponsorship in Sports3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Capital Campaigns in Athletics
Fan Experience Management
Sport Tourism
Sport Law and Ethics Courses
SMT 152Leadership in Sports & Society3.0
SMT 230Sports and the Law3.0
SMT 255Legal Foundations of Title IX3.0
SMT 310Sports Contracts3.0
PHIL 325Ethics in Sports Management3.0
or SMT 254 Women & Minority Opportunities in Sport
SMT 260Sports Agents & Labor Relations3.0
or SMT 337 Risk Management in Sports
SMT 235Sports Administration and Governance3.0
or SMT 245 NCAA Compliance
Sport Media and Technology
SMT 205Sports Information3.0
SMT 250 [WI] Technology and Sport3.0
SMT 315Sports Publications & Graphics3.0
COM 290Sports and the Mass Media3.0
Select two of the following:6.0
Fundamentals of Journalism
Public Relations Principles and Theory
Sports Journalism
Electronic Publishing
Portfolio Requirement
SMT 401Professional Portfolio3.0
Electives
Free Electives24.0
Total Credits181.0

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Natural science courses are any anatomy (ANAT), bioscience and biotechnology (BIO), chemistry (CHEM), food science (FDSC), nutrition and foods (NFS), physics-environmental (PHEV), and physics (PHYS) courses

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Social science courses are any psychology (PSY), sociology (SOC), anthropology (ANTH), and political science (PSCI) courses.



Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

Sample Plan of Study 

5 YR UG Co-op Concentration

Term 1Credits
BUSN 101Foundations of Business I4.0
ENGL 101Expository Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
SMT 110The Business of Sport3.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
INFO 101
or CS 161
Introduction to Information Technology
Introduction to Computing
3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
CT 230Web Development I3.0
ENGL 102Persuasive Writing and Reading3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
SMT 200Introduction to Sport Facility and Event Management3.0
UNIV G101The Drexel Experience1.0
Natural Science Elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
ACCT 115Financial Accounting Foundations4.0
ANTH 101Introduction to Cultural Diversity3.0
CT 240Web Development II3.0
ENGL 103Analytical Writing and Reading3.0
SMT 340 [WI] International Aspects of Sport3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 4
BLAW 201Business Law I4.0
COM 290Sports and the Mass Media3.0
SMT 201Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations3.0
SMT 250 [WI] Technology and Sport3.0
Natural Science Elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 5
COM 230Techniques of Speaking3.0
ECON 201Principles of Microeconomics4.0
SMT 225Sports Budgeting3.0
SMT 230Sports and the Law3.0
Natural Science Elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 6
COM 270 [WI] Business Communication3.0
SMT 205Sports Information3.0
SMT 215Sports Ticket Sales & Operations3.0
SMT 255Legal Foundations of Title IX3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
MKTG 301Introduction to Marketing Management4.0
SMT 152Leadership in Sports & Society3.0
SMT 310Sports Contracts3.0
Social Science Elective3.0
Sport Management 'Area' Elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 8
ORGB 300 [WI] Organizational Behavior4.0
SMT 315Sports Publications & Graphics3.0
Two Sport Management 'Area' Electives*6.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 9
SMT 307Corporate Sponsorship in Sports3.0
SMT 309Capital Campaigns in Athletics3.0
Sport Management 'Area' Elective*3.0
Social Science Elective3.0
Free Elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
SMT 300Quantitative Analysis and Statistics for Sports3.0
SMT 305Fundraising in Sports3.0
Free Elective3.0
Sport Management 'Area' Elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 11
Two Sport Management 'Area' Electives*6.0
Free Electives6.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 12
SMT 401Professional Portfolio3.0
Free Electives6.0
Sport Management 'Area' Elective*3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Total Credit: 181.0

 

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 See degree requirements.


Co-op/Career Opportunities

Co-op Opportunities

Drexel University has long been known for its co-operative education programs, through which students combine periods of full-time, career-related employment with their studies. Co-op employment is required for sport management students and is central to their experience.

Within the sport management major, co-operative education gives students experience in a range of sport related jobs and settings, from coaching to the business of sports to health-enhancing activities. Students may be placed with professional athletic teams, or with organizations aligned with sports (e.g. , a sports agency). Co-op experiences are available with many of the region’s sports, recreation, and health organizations, including professional sports teams,  college athletic departments, sports media networks, non-profit organizations, law firms, youth fitness organizations, fitness centers, sports complexes, and others.

Career Opportunities

The multidisciplinary nature of the sport management program allows its graduates to be ready for a wide range of sport-related professions, including athletic management, sports and recreational activities at all levels (professional, semi-professional, collegiate, scholastic, and youth) within a range of organizations (public, private, community, recreation, scholastic, professional, and amateur), and for varying purposes (competitive, fitness, wellness, and rehabilitation).

Sports management graduates are uniquely qualified for leadership, support, or coaching positions in professional and amateur sports organizations, in recreation and community centers, in high schools and colleges, and in other sports venues, as well as in the health and wellness industry.The program also prepares students for graduate or professional study in a variety of fields including sport management, sports psychology, communication, law, education, business administration, and other fields.

Visit the Drexel Steinbright Career Development Center page for more information on career opportunities.

Courses

SMT 101 Principles of Coaching 3.0 Credits

This course will include setting performance goals in coaching, the various roles of the coach, ethical conduct in coaching, the psychology of coaching, coach-athlete compatibility, coaching burnout, personality of the coach, and coaching youth sports. An emphasis is places on conducting practices and competitions to enhance the social-emotional growth of athletes.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 102 Principles of Coaching II 3.0 Credits

This course will examine the administrative side of coaching by approaching the profession from a business manager’s standpoint. The NCAA’s Champs Life Skills model will be incorporated into the course. Students will develop their own personal philosophies and strategies crucial for fostering development of student athletes outside of sport.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 101 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 110 The Business of Sport 3.0 Credits

This course will introduce students to the billion-dollar industry and identify the vast, creative, and substantial role business plays in professional, collegiate and amateur sports. Sports business applications are explored in the following areas: sponsorship. Promotions, marketing, fundraising, finance, media, ticketing, public relations, labor, facilities, e-sports and sport careers.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 152 Leadership in Sports & Society 3.0 Credits

This course helps the students realize and understand their impact as role models in the community and leaders for youth in American society. The students and coaches will learn about theory and identify and develop their leadership styles.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 200 Introduction to Sport Facility and Event Management 3.0 Credits

Introduction to Sport Facility and Event Management. An introduction to the planning, running, maintaining and evaluating of sporting facilities and events. This course will introduce students to topics pertinent to the operation of sports facilities and to the management and organization of sports events. Financial considerations for both the private and public sector will be emphasized.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 201 Sports Marketing, Promotion, and Public Relations 3.0 Credits

Students will build an integrated marketing plan for a sporting event by first describing how the four Ps of marketing are applied in sports. Students learn about the uses of the essential elements of marketing. Students will be able to identify the conventions of sport promotions and public relations.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 203 Sports Conditioning 3.0 Credits

Course will examine principles of sports conditioning and training. Students will gain an in-depth understanding of training principles in a non-sport specific format. Developing and administering a training plan is a key component to coaching and students will be adept at this skill after completing this course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 205 Sports Information 3.0 Credits

This course is an overview of sports information and media relations and its role in the field of sport management. This course will cover skill sets and roles a sports information specialist must demonstrate in order to be successful.There will be emphasis on writing, communication, planning, and organizational skills.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 210 Prevention and Care Athletic Injuries 3.0 Credits

This course will concentrate on the coach's role in the health and well being of the athlete. Emphasis will be placed on both preventive and well being of the athlete. Emphasis will be placed on both preventive measures to decrease an athlete's chance for injury as well as the appropriate response when injury does occur. The psychological implications of injury to an athlete will be explored and specific injuries will be discussed.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 215 Sports Ticket Sales & Operations 3.0 Credits

Course will examine the diverse and changing environment of ticket and operation sales in the sport industry. Course will expose students to the standards, principles and practices that can be applied to multitude of areas that ticketing touches within the sports industry.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 220 Recreation, Wellness & Society 3.0 Credits

This course chronicles the history and trends in recreation in modern society. It identifies the major operations of the recreation industry and demonstrates its economic impact; compares and contrasts the purposes and practices of recreation, leisure, and sport. Emphasis will be placed on asking to what degree increased recreation impacts the health and wellness of a society.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 225 Sports Budgeting 3.0 Credits

Basic theory in finance and accounting applied to managerial control of sport organizations. Includes forms of ownership, taxation, financial analysis, capital budgeting, and economic impact studies.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: ACCT 115 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 230 Sports and the Law 3.0 Credits

Reviews the legal and regularity aspects, elements, and relationships for all constituents participating in sports: administrators, coaches, athletes, agents, vendors, sponsors, faculty managers and owners, and spectators. Seminal court cases are discussed. Students examine the inextricable links between the law and business ethics.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 235 Sports Administration and Governance 3.0 Credits

Sports create governance structures, policies, and procedures, even at the most rudimentary level. This course examines the purpose and practice of sports governance and how it relates to sports administration from little league, to the Olympic Games, to international federations, to professional sports.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 240 Olympic Games 3.0 Credits

Provides an overview of modern Olympic Games focusing on the organization, politics, economic implications and the bidding process of the Games. Topics of sponsorship, media coverage and ethical considerations will be discussed. The course will also address how the spirit of the Olympic Games has changed over time.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 245 NCAA Compliance 3.0 Credits

This course will overview basic regulatory, legal and due process rules that govern NCAA competition. Course will cover elements of NCAA regulations, rules interpretations, enforcement decisions and sanctions. An understanding of NCAA rules compliance will be gained through legal cases and actual NCAA enforcement proceedings.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 250 [WI] Technology and Sport 3.0 Credits

Students will identify the major areas where technology has enhanced the performance of athletes and the participation in sports spectatorship. They will be introduced to the essential technologies used in sport management with an emphasis on communication technology. This is a Writing Intensive course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 254 Women & Minority Opportunities in Sport 3.0 Credits

This course chronicles the major events and strategies used for women and minorities to have equal opportunities to participate in sports at all levels. It pOints out the social and legal issues surrounding the dramatic rise in women and minority participation at all levels of play.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman

SMT 255 Legal Foundations of Title IX 3.0 Credits

This course will overview the basic legal concepts surrounding Tille IX and its applications to intercollegiate athletics programs. The basic elements of Tille IX and how various tests are applied by the court system will be included. Course will focus on actual legal cases, investigations and remedial plans.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 230 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 260 Sports Agents & Labor Relations 3.0 Credits

This course examines the controversial nature of being a sports agent. Students will be exposed to legal and ethical issues that surround sports agents. Additionally, students will review the labor relations laws and collective bargaining agreements that govern professional sports through a variety of lectures, readings and assignments.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 230 [Min Grade: D] and BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 270 Sports Facility Planning & Management 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to provide learning experiences in managing sport facility operations, planning new sport facilities, and renovating and maintaining new facilities. An understanding of sports facilities, their design, and management will be gained through field study, speakers, and standard classroom material.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 200 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 275 Sports Event Management 3.0 Credits

This course provides the student with exposure to comprehensive event planning, funding and managing sports events including those for professional, amateur and collegiate sports events, and commercial, recreational, and club sports.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 200 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 280 Kinesiology 3.0 Credits

Provides an introduction and overview to the science of human movement. Identifies uses of the field of kinesiology in relation to science, medicine, human behavior, athletics, and overall fitness. Applies knowledge and concepts to the areas of physical activity, athletics, and recreation/fitness. Students will actively participate in and observe human movement in human performance labs.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit

SMT 290 Digital Media in Sport 3.0 Credits

This course is designed to introduce students to the digital landscape of sport business. Topics include current issues in digital sports media, digital media and sports facilities, digital media and professional sports teams, mobile applications in sport, and selling digital sport products and services.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 205 [Min Grade: D], SMT 201 [Min Grade: D] (Can be taken Concurrently)

SMT 300 Quantitative Analysis and Statistics for Sports 3.0 Credits

This is an intensive course presented for the non-specialist in statistical analysis and statistical models applicable in the sports industry. The emphasis is on proper application of classical descriptive and inferential techniques to design-making using sample data. Covers statistical techniques that can be applied to further studies in the sports.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman or Sophomore
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and (MATH 101 [Min Grade: D] or MATH 181 [Min Grade: D])

SMT 305 Fundraising in Sports 3.0 Credits

Course will examine skills, strategies and techniques needed for successful revenue generation in the sport industry. Areas to be addressed include characteristics of a donor, preparing direct mail solicitation, understanding major gift fundraising, and importance of donor research. Ethical issues and trends in athletic development will also be addressed.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 201 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 307 Corporate Sponsorship in Sports 3.0 Credits

Course will examine corporate sponsorship and its impact on the sport industry from a sales and marketing perspective. Students will gain an understanding of sponsorship inventory, pricing, negotiation, and activation of sponsorship agreements.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 201 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 309 Capital Campaigns in Athletics 3.0 Credits

Course will examine strategies organizations use to develop and launch successful athletic capital campaigns. Areas addressed include understanding a capital campaign and setting fundraising goals. Organizational readiness, feasibility study and campaign failures will also be addressed.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 201 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 310 Sports Contracts 3.0 Credits

Course will cover basic legal issues and strategies surrounding contract issues in sports. Students will be introduced to basic elements of contract law and see it applied by the court system in the context of the sports industry.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 230 [Min Grade: D] and BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 315 Sports Publications & Graphics 3.0 Credits

Course will examine sports publications such as tickets, fund raising and marketing brochures, media guides, annual reports and website publications. Students will submit writings to the sport management online digest.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 205 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 320 Economic Aspects of Sports Management 3.0 Credits

An introduction to the economic aspects of sport management, which will examine labor relations, supply and demand, restrictive practices, stadium funding mechanisms, and franchise values and movements. The growing importance of the media in the sports-economic nexus and the inextricable link between economics and law will be emphasized.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 337 Risk Management in Sports 3.0 Credits

Course will cover basic issues and strategies surrounding risk management in athletics. Students will be introduced to types of legal obligations and liability exposure inherent in sports and the tools used to minimize risk. Emphasis will be on safety review and risk assessment.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 230 [Min Grade: D] and BLAW 201 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 340 [WI] International Aspects of Sport 3.0 Credits

Continuing with the true spirit of the Olympic Games, sports can be a rich avenue for building an international community. This course compares and contrasts how sports are perceived, organized, and played in many countries. It examines the social, political, and economic aspects of sports in other countries. Students will learn about major international sporting events. This is a writing intensive course.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 345 Fan Experience Management 3.0 Credits

Course will explore impact of fan experience on the sports industry. Course will examine customer service philosophies and techniques to improve overall experience of consumers. Course will also review research methods used to measure fan/ sponsor experience and determine impact on retention, entertaining spend and per capita spending.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 201 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 347 Sport Tourism 3.0 Credits

Students will investigate international sport tourism organizations and their services, and analyze issues including: Sport tourism facility and event financing; sport tourism impacts; and globalization and sport tourism.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 365 Operations Management in Sport 3.0 Credits

This course tracks the growing network of media outlets devoted to sports coverage and shows the essential conventions of sports coverage. Students discover how sports news is gathered, designed, and disseminated to many audiences and observe the dynamics between and among athletes, athletic events, businesses of sports, and the media.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 250 [Min Grade: D] and ORGB 300 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 390 Special Topics in Sports Management 3.0 Credits

This course will cover special topics of interest to students in the Sports Studies and Management major. May be repeated for credit.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated multiple times for credit

SMT 399 Independent Study 0.5-12.0 Credits

Provides supervised study that allows students to explore additional sport management topics of their choosing.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 3 times for 12 credits
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT.
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 401 Professional Portfolio 3.0 Credits

The professional portfolio is a capstone course that provides sport management majors an opportunity to demonstrate achievement in their major and engage in self-reflection. Components include refiective essays and samples of relevant professional work completed during the college experience.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Not repeatable for credit
Restrictions: Can enroll if major is SMT and classification is Senior.
Prerequisites: SMT 225 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 250 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 305 [Min Grade: D] and SMT 310 [Min Grade: D]

SMT 475 Sports Industry Practicum 3.0 Credits

The practicum is designed to develop greater breadth and depth of students' understanding and experience within the industry. The practical application of knowledge and skill acquired in class will help students extend their expertise by working in a sport management related organization. Suggested for non-co-op students.

College/Department: Goodwin School of Technology & Professional Studies
Repeat Status: Can be repeated 2 times for 6 credits
Restrictions: Cannot enroll if classification is Freshman
Prerequisites: SMT 110 [Min Grade: D] or SMT 101 [Min Grade: D]

Sport Management Faculty

Brett Burchette, EdD (Drexel University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Sports marketing, corporate sponsorship, athletic development, ticket sales and promotion.
Amy Giddings, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. International aspects of sport and culture, principles of coaching, teambuilding, group dynamics, minority issues in sport including availability and accessibility concerns, character development.
Jim Reese, EdD (University of Northern Colorado). Associate Professor. Sport ticket sales, strategies, and operations; quantitative analysis and statistics for sport; economic aspects of sport management.
Ellen Staurowsky, EdD (Temple University). Professor. Social justice issues in sport; gender equity in sport; Title IX pay equity and equal employment opportunity; athlete exploitation; college sport reform; and misappropriation of American Indian imagery in sport.
Karen Weaver, EdD (University of Pennsylvania). Associate Clinical Professor. Sport marketing, promotions, public relations, media, and leadership in sport.
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