Sports Leadership

SPORT MANAGEMENT AREA

MISSION STATEMENT:   The Human Performance Department academic track offerings will :

     1.  Provide a quality curriculum and environment conducive to student success and foster academic excellence.

     2.  Provide a quality faculty committed to equip students with the necessary knowledge and skills to compete for available jobs in local, state, national and global markets.

     3.  Provide a rich learning environment ensuring the availability of the appropriate technologies, activities, diversity and care.

     4.  Provide the preparation of the student in their respective fields to be life-long learners and servant leaders.

The Common Professional Component as defined by the Commision on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA) in accordance with North American Society For Sport Management (NASSM) and National Association For Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) identifies topical areas to be covered with undergraduate sport management degree programs.  Those include:

     A.  Social, psychological and international foundations of sport management.

     B.  Ethics in sport management

     C.  Sport Marketing & Communication

     D.  Finance/Accounting/Economics

     E.  Legal Aspects of sport

     F.  Integrative Experience

The Sport Leadership track prepares students for a variety of administrative positions within the sport and recreational industry. Sport leadership caters to the successful operation of a variety of sport organizations and operations—such as intercollegiate athletics, sport facilities, professional sport organizations, parks and recreation organizations, sport marketing companies and multi-purpose facilities.  The curricula adequately prepares students to think critically and deal effectively with issues in a changing global environment. 

The Sport Management Area is a 51 hour program of which 33 hours are core requirements. The student may choose 18 elective hours from the Business, Human Performance or Mass Communications courses listed and dependent upon the student's area of interest. The Area requires a 6 hour internship and portfolio component from  core course requirements.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS TO THE PROGRAM

Students choosing the Sport Leadership track with the Sport Management Area program must complete HP 201 History & Philosophy of PE & Sport, HP 315 Introduction to Sport Management and English 112 Freshman Composition II for continuation with the program.   There is a portfolio requirement and six hour internship requirement for the Area for graduation.

SPORT MANAGEMENT AREA

Minimum requirements for the Area 54 Hours

Core requirements 36 hours

HP 201 History & Philosophy of PE & Sport fall 3
HP 315 Introduction to Sport Management both 3
HP 360 Gender & Diversity Issues in Sports spring 3
HP 370 Sport Facility Design & Management spring 3
HP 371 Sport Finance fall 3
HP 405 Sport Marketing spring 3
HP 415 Ethics in Sport fall 3
HP 430 Psychology of Sport fall 3
HP 444 Sport Policy & Governance fall 3
HP 445 Sport & The Law spring 3
HP 485 Internship fall/spring/summer 6
** Students must have passed ENG 112 to enroll in classes above HP 315

Electives 18 hours

HP 234 Safety in Sport and Physical Activity 2
HP 300 Principles of Strength Training and Conditioning—fall (Pre: BIO 110) 3
HP 325 Sport and Media--spring 3
HP 350 Leadership in Sport Tourism & Recreation—spring 3
HP 375 Current Issues and Trends in Sport--fall 3
HP 480 Special Topics—fall/spring 3
CHS 351 Christian Coaching--spring 3
BA 301 Marketing I—fall/spring (Prerequisite: ECO 222) 3
BA 302 Marketing II—fall/spring (Prerequisite: BA 301) 3
BA 303 Business Law 3
BA 311 Principles of Management—spring (Prerequisite: ECO 222) 3
BA 312 Organizational Behavior 3
BA 313 Small Business Management 3
BA 314 Human Resource Management—spring (Prerequisite: BA 311) 3
BA 315 Sales Management 3
BA 384 Business Ethics--fall 3
BA 402 Promotion Management 3
BA 412 Risk Management and Insurance--spring 3
MAC 165 Audio-Videp Production 3
MAC 210 Mass Media and Society—fall 3
MAC 240 Reporting and Newswriting--fall 3
MAC 275 Broadcasting Digital Media I 3
MAC 371 Writing for Public Relations—spring 3
MAC 375 Broadcasting and Digital Media II 3
MAC 380 Special Topics 3


SPORT MANAGEMENT AREA    Suggested Curriculum Guide Sheet
3 Freshman fall                                       Freshman spring
Eng 111 3 hr                                           Eng 112 3hr
Gen Ed 3 hr                                            Gen ED 3 hr
Gen Ed 3 hr                                            Gen Ed 3 hr
HP 103 2 hr                                            Gen Ed 3 hr
Gen Ed activity 1 hr                               Gen Ed 3 hr
OR 100 1 hr*                                          Or 100 1 hr*
Gen Ed 3 hr
15 hrs                                                       15 hrs

Sophomore fall                                         Sophomore spring

HP 201 3 hr                                              Gen Ed 3 hr
ECON 222 3 hr                                         HP 315 3 hr
Gen Ed 2 hr                                               Sport Mgt Elective  3hr
Gen Ed 3 hr                                               Sport Mgt Elective 3 hr
Gen Ed 3 hr                                               Elective 3 hr
14 hrs                                                        15 hrs

Junior fall                                                  Junior spring

HP 360 3 hr                                               Sport Mgt Elective 3 hr
HP 371 3 hr                                               Elective 3 hr
Elective 3 hr                                              HP 370 3 hr
Sport Mgt Elective 3 hr                             Sport Mgt Elective 3 hr
Elective 3 hr                                              Elective 3 hr
15 hrs                                                         15 hrs

Senior fall                                                   Senior spring

HP 430 3 hr                                                HP 405 3 hr
HP 444 3 hr                                                HP 445 3 hr
Sport Mgt elective 3 hr                               HP 485 6 hr
Elective 3 hr                                               Elective 3 hr
Elective 3 hr                                               Elective 3 hr
15 hrs                                                          15 hrs

The curriculum has 24 hours of electives outside of the Sport Management Area and General Education courses which would allow for an additional minor should the student choose to do so.

SPORT MANAGEMENT AREA STUDENTS AT LEXINGTON LEGENDS GAME Sunday, April 16, 2012 & with Financial Advisor Billy Wilcoxsin at SWAT Club meeting in October 2012.

         

 CU alumni Christi Thomas McGuire of WKYT Channel 27

CU alumni Christi Thomas McGuire of WKYT Channel 27

CU grad Lauren Shrader, promotions manager of Lexington Legends

CU grad Lauren Shrader, promotions manager of Lexington Legends

Alumnus Christi McGuire at Haiti telethon

Alumnus Christi McGuire at Haiti telethon

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