BS in Sport and Recreation Management

 
Professor Jeffrey Fountain - BS in Sport and Recreation Management Degree Program
Dr. Fountain is an associate professor of sport and recreation management in the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business and Entrepreneurship. His areas of specialization include sport marketing, sport finance, sport organization & administration, and sport in popular culture.


The Bachelor of Science in Sport and Recreation Management program is designed to give you a strong foundation in the areas of management, marketing, communications, and event operations as they pertain to the sports industry. This foundational knowledge will help you to succeed in the ever-expanding world of sport management. You will also have the option of gaining experience with a sport or recreation organization through an internship. The knowledge and experience you will receive from the BS in Sport and Recreation Management program will prepare you for an entry-level sport management position within the sport or recreation industry.

Quick Facts

   Program Features:
  • 120 credit hours required
  • You may begin your enrollment in August (Fall) and January (Winter)
   Program Formats
  • Day-Main Campus
  • 8 and 16 week terms are available (All ACT, ECN and FIN courses are 16 weeks)

Curriculum Guide  arrowtop

This curriculum requirement is for new BS in Sport and Recreation Management students starting after August 23, 2010. If you began the BS in Sport and Recreation Management program prior to August 23, 2010 please contact the Academic Advising Office and set up an appointment with your advisor.

Total credits: 120

Business Core (36 Credits)
ACT 2200 Financial Accounting  3 credits
ACT 2300 Managerial Accounting  3 credits
ISM 3660 Management Info Systems  3 credits
MGT 2050 Principles Of Management  3 credits
MGT 4170 Organizational Behavior  3 credits
MGT 4880 Business Strategy and Policy  3 credits
SPT 1050 Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management  3 credits
SPT 2150 Sport in Society  3 credits
SPT 2350 Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management  3 credits
SPT 3550 Principles of Economics and Finance in Sport  3 credits
SPT 3650 Sport Marketing  3 credits
SPT 4550 Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation  3 credits

Sport and Recreation Management Major Courses (30 Credits)
LED 3000Introduction to Leadership3 credits
SPT 3150Facility and Event Management3 credits
SPT 4425Organization and Administration of Sport3 credits
SPT 4850Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management3 credits
MKT 3210Professional Selling3 credits
MKT 3220Advanced Selling3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
MGT/MKT xxxxAny MGT or MKT Elective (must have MGT or MKT prefix)**3 credits
*Note: The SPT XXX courses in this category are satisfied with any of the following:
SPT 2050, SPT 2950, SPT 3200, SPT 3375, SPT 3425, SPT 3775, SPT 3925, SPT 4950

**Note: The MGT XXX/MKT XXX course can be satisfied with any of the following: MGT 1010, MGT 1999, MGT 2150, MGT 2510, MGT 3020, MGT 3050, MGT 3150, MGT 3900, MGT 3999, MGT 4100, MGT 4400, MGT 4910, MGT 4920, MGT 4990 or MKT 3230, MKT 3240

or

Sport and Recreation Management Internship Option (30 Credits)
SPT 4850Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management3 credits
SPT 4950SPT Internship12 credits
MKT 3210Professional Selling3 credits
MKT 3220Advanced Selling3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
SPT xxxxSPT Elective (must have SPT prefix)*3 credits
*Note: The SPT XXX courses in this category are satisfied with any of the following: SPT 1050, SPT 2050, SPT 2150, SPT 2350, SPT 2950, SPT 3150, SPT 3200, SPT 3375, SPT 3425, SPT 3550, SPT 3650, SPT 3775, SPT 3925, SPT 4425, SPT 4550

Open Electives (18 Credits)

Current students: Please consult your Academic Advisor for program requirements or access SharkLink for your CAPP report. Program requirements are subject to change, and your Academic Advisor or CAPP report can provide you with the courses required for your catalog term.

Course Descriptions  arrowtop

Full-Time professionals are available to discuss the BS in Sport and Recreation Management curriculum with you in greater detail. Simply call 800.338.4723 or contact our Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Business Core

ACT 2200     Financial Accounting  (3 cr.)

Provides an introduction to financial accounting and its decision-making elements. Areas covered are the conceptual frameworks of accounting, financial statements and their components, and advance manufacturing environments. Prerequisite: MATH 1030 or higher.

ACT 2300     Managerial Accounting  (3 cr.)

Integrates the accounting process with the planning, coordinating, and control functions of the business organization. Topics include strategic planning, tactical and operational decision making, budgeting, responsibility accounting, and performance measurement. Prereqiuiste: MATH 1030 or higher

ISM 3660     Management Info Systems  (3 cr.)

Discusses the use of computers in business, as well as database management and information system fundamentals. Prerequisites: TECH 1110, MGT 2050, and MKT 3050.

MGT 2050     Principles Of Management  (3 cr.)

Provides an overview of management history and theory, schools of management thought, the functions and processes of management, and the environment within which the modern manager operates.

MGT 4170     Organizational Behavior  (3 cr.)

The class material will include both theory and practical application of Organizational Behavior in organizations. OB is the study of how individuals and groups impact the behavior within an organization. It is a field of systematic study that focuses on improving productivity, quality, and assisting practitioners to develop methods to empower people as well as to design and implement to change programs. We live in a world characterized by rapid change, globalization, and diversity. OB offers insights in these areas while providing guidance for managers in creating an ethically healthy work climate. Prerequisite: MGT 2050.

MGT 4880     Business Strategy and Policy  (3 cr.)

Business Strategy and Policy is an integrative senior course in strategic management building on functional area learning in management, accounting, finance, operations and marketing. The course focuses on the solution of specific business problems utilizing a corporate simulation which requires students to develop a strategy to lead their own company and implement the strategy through tactics for operations, management, marketing, and finance. Students are measured by a balanced scorecard estimating their performance in each area and their preparation for the future. Prerequisites: MATH 3020, FIN 3010 and ECN 2020.

SPT 1050     Introduction to Sport and Recreation Management  (3 cr.)

Provides an overview of the sport and recreation industry, history, and theory of management principles, and the examination of the key components of sport and recreation management: leadership, event management, marketing, fund-raising, budgeting, ethics, sport law, and public relations.

SPT 2150     Sport in Society  (3 cr.)

Studies the impact sport has on our society. The course examines the different levels of sport and emphasizes issues related to economics, education, race, gender, youth sports, social mobility, violence, and deviance.

SPT 2350     Ethics in Sport and Recreation Management  (3 cr.)

This course examines morality and ethical issues pertaining to sport. Topics include sportsmanship, fan behavior, performance-enhancing drugs, drug testing, gender equity in sport, violence on and off the field, and youth sport participation.

SPT 3550     Principles of Economics and Finance in Sport  (3 cr.)

Examines current economic and financial issues that impact sport and recreation management. Topics include budget development, funding, capital projects, economic impact, and supply and demand in the sport and recreation industry. Prerequisites: SPT 1050.

SPT 3650     Sport Marketing  (3 cr.)

A focus on the principles of sport marketing and the application of a sport marketing plan. Topics include advertising, marketing mix, consumer behavior, and relationship marketing.

SPT 4550     Legal Aspects of Sport and Recreation  (3 cr.)

Reviews the legal considerations, responsibilities, and liabilities of institutions and their personnel as related to sport and recreation. Examines event management, personnel relations, and governmental regulations that impact sport and recreation. Prerequisite: SPT 1050 or SPT Faculty approval.


Sport and Recreation Management Major Courses

LED 3000     Introduction to Leadership  (3 cr.)

This course presents leadership as an on-going and developing set of theories and models. Recognizing these theories and models provides a basis for understanding how leadership influences the success of individuals, groups, and organizations. The development of several of these theories and models will be considered to create a current perspective on leadership.

SPT 3150     Facility and Event Management  (3 cr.)

This course studies the guidelines and principles of managing sport and recreation events and facilities. Topics include event logistics, critical planning techniques, negotiations, funding, and facility design, operation, and maintenance. Prerequisite: SPT 1050.

SPT 4425     Organization and Administration of Sport  (3 cr.)

Reviews the principles of organizational structure and behavior within sport organizations. Topics include organizational policies and procedures, organizational effectiveness, communication networks, and leadership values. Prerequisite: SPT 1050

SPT 4850     Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management  (3 cr.)

A capstone course for senior sport and recreation management majors. Students will examine trends in the industry, career paths, and discuss current topics in sport and recreation. Prerequisites: SPT 1050, Senior Standing, and SPT Faculty approval.


Sport and Recreation Management Internship Option:

SPT 4850     Seminar in Sport and Recreation Management  (3 cr.)

A capstone course for senior sport and recreation management majors. Students will examine trends in the industry, career paths, and discuss current topics in sport and recreation. Prerequisites: SPT 1050, Senior Standing, and SPT Faculty approval.

SPT 4950     Sport and Recreation Management Internship  (12 cr.)

A supervised work placement for a period of 16 weeks in the student's major area of study. A minimum of 420 hours is required. There is also a classroom component for this course. Prerequisites: cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, completion of 36 or more credits within Major Requirements and permission from SPT faculty. Sport and Recreation Management Majors Only.




Undergraduate Program