Sport Administration (SPAD)

SPAD 180. The Sport Spectator Experience3 Units

Description: This course presents an overview of the sport industry from the perspective of the fan/spectator.

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SPAD 281. Principles of Sport Administration3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: Principles and theory of administration and management as they apply to the administration and management of sport, fitness, leisure, and recreation services, and programs.

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SPAD 284. Issues and Ethics in Sport3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: This course will examine relevant issues and trends in sport administration.

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SPAD 360. Administration of Intramural Activities3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Description: History, present status, objectives, units of competition, program of activities, rules and regulations, awards, and administrative problems related to administration of intramural activities.

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SPAD 369. Directed Readings in Sport Administration1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Supervised readings pertaining to a research topic in Sport Administration.

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SPAD 382. Sport Management and Leadership3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the College of Education and Human Development or College of Business or officially accepted as a Sport Administration minor.

Description: This course is designed to expand the student's understanding of various management theories, research, and their application to sport organization and administration.

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SPAD 383. Sport Marketing3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the College of Education and Human Development or College of Business or officially accepted as a Sport Administration minor.

Description: The application of the principles of promotion and marketing to the sport and fitness industry including the areas of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs and resorts, and more.

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SPAD 390. Sport Governance3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAD 281; and admission to the College of Education and Human Development or College of Business or officially accepted as a Sport Administration minor.

Description: The course is designed to provide knowledge and awareness of the rules and laws governing various sports organizations as well as participants.

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SPAD 391. Sociology of Sport3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SOC 320; or Sport Administration major or minor; or consent of instructor.

Description: Examines race, gender, social class, and other factors as they affect sport in society.

Note: Cross-listed with SOC 420.

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SPAD 401. Career Development in Sport Administration1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): SPAD 383; admitted as a Sport Administration major; and one other 3-hour SPAD course.

Description: This course is designed to provide the student an orientation on the professional careers within the sport industry. The course is designed to prepare the student for an internship or full-time employment with a sport organization. This course will assist students to develop industry knowledge and professional development for a career in the sport industry. This will provide career counseling, supervised practicum and volunteer experiences and extended opportunity for students to develop their professional network.

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SPAD 402. Internship in Sport Administration - CUE3-4 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Sport Administration major, SPAD 401.

Description: An individually arranged course combining work experience with a related academic or creative project.

Course Attribute(s): CUE - This course fulfills the Culminating Undergraduate Experience (CUE) requirement for certain degree programs. CUE courses are advanced-level courses intended for majors with at least 90 earned credits/senior-level status.

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SPAD 403. Field Experience in Sport Administration1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Degree status; completion of 21 hours toward degree; completion of 6 hours of Sport Administration courses.

Description: Supervised practical work experience in an organization or business related to the student's academic field area of specialization or career interest.

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SPAD 404. Financial Principles in Sport3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Sport Administration major or consent of instructor.

Description: Examines basic financial and managerial accounting concepts necessary to be financially literate in the business of sport. Analysis into the understanding of corporate annual reports in the sport industry will further equip the student with essential management tools while providing the student with an overview of the financial strengths and weaknesses of various sporting goods manufacturing companies.

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SPAD 405. Sport Facility Management3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Sport Administration major or consent of instructor.

Description: Investigates the design and development of various athletic facilities in diverse settings. Examines corporate, community, and commercial facilities for strengths and weaknesses in design and management procedures.

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SPAD 445. Sport Communication3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Sport Administration major or instructor permission.

Description: The purpose of this course is two-fold: 1) to explore sport communication theories and how they relate to current issues and topics within the sport communication realm, particularly as they address mass media communication and the larger sport environment; and 2) to examine more practical concepts, activities, and behaviors related to sport communication and apply them to professional and collegiate sports.

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SPAD 480. Athletics in Higher Education3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall Only

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Sport Administration major or consent of instructor.

Description: Examination of the historical development of athletics within American institutions of higher learning with an emphasis upon concept and ideas that underlie the developments and the major problems affecting contemporary intercollegiate athletics.

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SPAD 489. Legal Aspects of Sport3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring, Summer

Prerequisite(s): Admission to Sport Administration major or consent of instructor.

Description: The exploration of litigation has mandated that sport administrators be able to discern potential areas of liability. This course will inform those in sport administration, athletics, physical education, and recreation of legal duties and responsibilities, legal rights, liability prevention, alternatives to litigation and actions to pursue if involved in a suit.

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SPAD 490. Senior Seminar in Sport Business3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Prerequisite(s): SPAD 382, SPAD 383, and SPAD 390; and Sport Administration major.

Description: Analysis of the sport industry since 1945. Emphasis on specific segments ranging from professional sport and intercollegiate athletics to the sport club industry and sporting goods.

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SPAD 509. International Sport3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: This course is designed to examine sport from an international perspective, identifying differences in governance and social issues affecting sport managers.

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SPAD 510. Entrepreneurship in Sport Business3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior Standing or consent of instructor.

Description: This course will provide an analysis of entrepreneurship in sport and the sport industry. Emphasis will be placed on the structure and framework of entrepreneurial endeavors and the theory and practice on entrepreneurs in sport.

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SPAD 521. Independent Study in Sport Administration1-3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor.

Description: Independent examination of selected topic(s) in Sport Administration.

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SPAD 524. Management of Professional Baseball3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: This course is designed to examine the professional baseball segment of the sport industry from a managerial perspective, identifying the sports history, governance structures,and the social issues affecting sport managers.

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SPAD 525. Sport Event Planning and Management3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: This course is designed to introduce students to principles and practices of planning, funding, operating, and evaluating events within the sport industry. This course includes actual hands-on involvement with event planning and management.

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SPAD 529. Women and Sport3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: An effort to understand the role of the American woman in sport. Studies concepts about women, sport, and society in contemporary and historical perspectives.

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SPAD 530. Sport Promotion and Sales3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: Covers the application of various promotional strategies such as advertising, direct sales, sales promotion, and publicity and examines how those strategies are integral to a sport organization's marketing plan.

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SPAD 536. Sport Administration in Nonprofit Organizations3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the principles of management and their practical applications to sport, leisure and recreation organizations in the nonprofit sector.

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SPAD 561. Special Topics in Sport Administration1-3 Units

Term Typically Offered: Occasionally Offered

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: Selected projects of interest to Sport Administration faculty.

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SPAD 571. Sport for Development and Peace3 Units

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing or consent of instructor.

Description: This course will introduce students to sports for social change, often referred to as Sport for Development and Peace (SDP). Through this class, students will develop practical and theoretical knowledge of SDP by learning about key issues and concepts. The goal of the class is for students to develop an understanding of how SDP relates to their future career of choice in the sport industry.

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