INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT
This course will cover the foundations of sport business as an occupation and industry, the sport management function and best practices, sport finance, sport economics, sport sponsorship, sport marketing, sport law, event management, sport ethics, and social issues in sport. The course will also provide a discussion of the many segments of the sport industry, including youth sport, interscholastic athletics, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, and international sport.
INTRO TO EXERCISE SCIENCE
This course will investigate the nature, scope, and impact of exercise science. The course will provide the student a broad knowledge base of Kinesiology studies through a study of the concepts, theories, history, current status, and future directions of the disciplines. Additionally, this course will offer an overview of exercise science and related fields to develop an understanding of the range of career paths in the field.
This course introduces basic sport marketing concepts with application to youth, high school, college and professional institutions. Areas covered include: promotions and public relations, sport consumption, marketing strategies and strategic planning.
A basic understanding of the law is essential to anyone involved in the sport industry. This course provides an introduction to common legal concepts as they apply to sport managers and organizations. Students are expected to identify and analyze legal issues, as well as the ramifications of those issues. Students will also be expected to identify and analyze strategies to apply the law and limit liability of sport organizations. This class discusses and analyzes the applicable law governing the sport industry. Contracts, personal injury, risk management, labor law, intellectual property, employment, discrimination, and antitrust are major areas covered in this class.
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT SOCIOLOGY AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
For Sport Sociology the following areas are covered: The nature of sport, sport and social values, sport and social theory, cultural variations in sport, socialization into sport, sport within educational institutions, social stratification and sport, the female athlete, race and sport, deviance in sport, sport and the mass media, and the political economy of sport. For Sport Psychology, the following areas are covered: motivation and achievement in sport, aggression in sport, social facilitation, anxiety in sport, children in sport, sport personology arousal and activation levels, and attention in sport. Writing intensive.
SPORT IN CULTURE
The focus will be on analyzing sport in different cultures. The main question will involve the way sport reflects cultural values and how it is defined in each culture. Sport will be seen as a microcosm of society at large on the one hand, as well as independent of cultural influence, i.e., universalism of sport. The goal will be to compare sport in the following cultures: USA, United Kingdom, China, Japan, and the Eastern Bloc. Writing intensive.
This course will examine basic nutritional needs in relation to macronutrients (i.e. carbohydrates, protein and fat) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals). Emphasis will be placed on analysis of food intake as it relates to healthy body function and the relationship between sound nutrition and the prevention of disease. Additional topics will include caloric intake versus caloric output and controlling the food environment. Students will perform computerized analyses of their personal food intake.
CARE AND PREVENTION OF SPORT INJURIES
This course will cover the basic principles in the prevention, recognition, evaluation, and treatment of athletic injuries and illness. Students will also learn the techniques used in taping, bandaging, and strapping. Professional Rescuer CPR and Blood borne and Airborne Pathogens certification will be included. This course will encompass a variety of classroom activities such as lectures, demonstrations, and laboratory techniques.
TOPIC: LEADERSHIP IIN SPORT
Leadership theory has made a significant transformation over time in both sports and the world we live in. This course will examine the evolution of leadership theory from the classical period through contemporary models. Students will analyze these theories and identify the major perspectives, theories and philosophies in sport and leadership contexts. The course will provide the students an opportunity to become more self-aware of their own personality characteristics, current leadership strengths, and areas of challenge. Students will use leadership theories and models to address contemporary problems in current and actual sport leadership settings. Writing intensive.
PREREQUISITES: HFS 170 AND 204, BIOL 125B
This course includes the study of how the body (sub-cell, cell, tissue, organ, system) responds in function and structure to 1) acute exercise stress, and 2) chronic physical activity. Aspects of chemistry, biology, and physics are integrated to explain biological events and their sites of occurrence in the human body as they affect exercise and training. The course includes the energy systems, neuromuscular concepts as applied to sports, and functions of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during rest, steady state and exhaustive physical activity.
EXERCISE FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS
PREREQUISITE: HFS 373 OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
This course examines basic epidemiology, ecology and pathophysiology of common disease states, and provides recommendations for exercise and concerns for diseased and other special populations requiring alterations to exercise prescription for normal populations. This course provides practical information on exercise for persons with a wide range of specific diseases and disabilities. Writing intensive.
APPLIED PROJECTS IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
1.00 â€“ 6.00 CREDITS
PREREQUISITES: SPORT MANAGEMENT MAJOR OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
Applied sport management credits are earned when a student participates in a faculty-guided, skills-based project. Although specific projects differ based on the needs of the client, each program has an experiential as well as an academic component. Courses may be taken for 1-6 credits; 4 credits are required for completion of the sport management major. The student is expected to budget a minimum of three hours per week for each credit earned. Each project has its own specific academic output. Some projects are group efforts; others require participation by individuals. The student may enroll for a maximum of six semester hours of Applied Projects in Sport Management during the Wittenberg career. Prerequisites for Applied Projects vary according to the project. Instructor is not responsible for securing the projects for students. If students do not present a project proposal, they will choose from a selection of instructor-provided case studies/sport management projects to complete. This course may be repeated.
SPORT MANAGEMENT POLICY
PREREQUISITES: HFS 150, HFS 222, HFS 301, BUS 365, ACC 225
This is the capstone course in the sport management major. Students will examine the strategic direction of sport organizations, and how such strategic policies can be most effectively implemented. To make these decisions, managers must accurately assess threats and opportunities in the organizationâ€™s environment and the organizationâ€™s strengths and weaknesses. Students will examine business principles and practices within the context of professional leagues and collegiate sport, and address issues such as management, labor relations, marketing, communications, diversity and ethics. The course builds on knowledge that has been acquired throughout the major and challenges students to think about how critical issues affect sport organizations. The models and perspectives to be reviewed are particularly relevant to the rapidly changing environment in which sport organizations currently find themselves. Writing intensive.