Academic Catalog 2020-2021

Slippery Rock University

Sport Management (SPMT)

SPMT 506 -  Sport Facility and Event Management  

This course is designed to assist the sport management student in acquiring the necessary knowledge and skills needed to manage sport facilities anywhere in the world and to plan a complete sporting event. The course will also evaluate additional functions of the facility, which relate to risk and event management on a global basis.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

SPMT 586 -  Sport Law  

The course will demonstrate how constitutional law, contract law, and tort law apply to the sport industry. In addition, the course will provide a fundamental understanding of the court system and how legal issues are decided.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

SPMT 590 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

SPMT 595 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

SPMT 598 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

SPMT 599 -  Research Methods in Sport  

A study of research methodology and terminology in sport management entailing a critical analysis of available research. The emphasis is on research as an aid to management decision making. This course is designed in the belief that one must have done research in a field situation to fully understand the steps in designing a research study that will yield relevant, timely, and accurate information. A further objective of this course is to provide experience in applying research concepts and methods to a current management problem. Specific attention is directed to formal and written communication and oral presentation skills.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate or Post Baccalaureate.

SPMT 635 -  Organizational Theory in Sport  

This course introduces the student to the field of sports management, to the development of sport management theory, and to the external environment of management and its impact on mangers

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 669 -  Sociocultural Aspects of Sport Management  

The major emphasis of this course is on sport in North America. Informed by some basic ideas from sociology, the course examines how sport socializes young people and adults and considers the role of sport in perpetuating and dismantling gender, race and class inequalities. Additionally, the course considers social, economic, political and cultural issues involved with viewing and participating in sport.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 690 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 695 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 696 -  Sport Governance  

The major emphasis of this course is on governance issues in the sport industry. Informed by basic concepts developed in other classes, the course examines how governing bodies function in the sport industry.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 698 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 700 -  Independent Study  

With the prior approval of the student''s advisor and the written approval of the sponsoring professor, a student may pursue an individual project especially suited to meet the student''s interests and needs. A topic may receive from one to three semester hours credit. A student may enroll in separate Independent Studies (different topics of study) up to a total of six semester hour'' credit. Independent Study courses give students the opportunity to pursue research and/or studies that are not part of the university's traditional course offerings. Students work one on one or in small groups with faculty guidance and are typically required to submit a final paper or project as determined by the supervising professor.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 750 -  Internship  

Supervised in-depth practical experience which provides the opportunity to practice and/or apply Physical Education career-oriented skills in selected agencies or institutions. A student may enroll in a 9 credit internship.

Credits: 9

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 769 -  Current Issues in Sport Management  

The major emphasis of this course is on current global issues in the sport industry.  Informed by basic concepts developed in other classes, the course examines how current issues in sport are based on historical decisions, and how these decisions impact the current and future role of the sport industry.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 778 -  Sport Law  

An introductory course to legal and regulatory factors governing sport management, programs in intercollegiate and interscholastic athletics. The course provides a frame of reference for the areas of liability, negligence, and risk management within the larger legal field. Also, it is designed to give some understanding of the scope and pervasiveness of law and sport.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 779 -  Sport Marketing Research  

This course is designed to provide the student with the basic knowledge and understanding of promotional, marketing and fund-raising considerations of sport organizations. It will offer a thorough understanding of the key concepts, principles and procedures as related to sport promotions and fund-raising. The course will attempt to provide guidelines for organizing successful promotional, marketing and fund-raising events.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 780 -  Budgeting and Finance in Sport  

This course is intended to provide students with comprehensive understanding of the financial management principles used in sport organizations. Focus will be placed on financial budgeting and analysis as well as sources of revenue for sport organizations. Along with conventional income sources such as tax support, municipal and corporate bonds, ticket sales, concessions and fundraising, the students will receive in-depth exposure to more recent innovations related to licensing sport products, and corporate sponsorships

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 786 -  Legal Liability in Sport and Sport Facilities  

This is a graduate level course relating to the application of constitutional law, contract law, and tort law to the sport industry.  The course will also provide a legal framework concerning negligence, liability, and risk management issues pertaining to the venues where sport/entertainment takes place.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 790 -  Experimental  

A unique and specifically focused course within the general purview of a department which intends to offer it on a "one time only" basis and not as a permanent part of the department's curriculum.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment limited to students with a semester level of Graduate.

SPMT 794 -  Management & Ethics  

The major emphasis of this course is on the management of sport organizations and ethical issues within the sport industry.  Information presented in this course will examine managerial and ethical theories, management functions, styles, skills, roles and principles.  Through practical application exercises, the student will apply managerial and ethical theories, principles as well as concepts of management.  Ultimately, the student will develop essential managerial competencies and skills for ethical decision making appropriate for today''s complicated and complex sport industry.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 795 -  Workshop  

A workshop is a program which is usually of short duration, narrow in scope, often non-traditional in content and format, and on a timely topic.

Credits: 1-6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 798 -  Selected Topics  

A Selected Topics course is a normal, departmental offering which is directly related to the discipline, but because of its specialized nature, may not be able to be offered on a yearly basis by the department.

Credits: 1-3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 799 -  Research Methods in Sport  

A study of research methodology entailing critical analysis of available research. Specific attention is directed to formal written communication using a prescribed format.

Credits: 3

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

SPMT 800 -  Thesis  

Students pursuing a thesis program should contact their academic advisor concerning research after completing about one-half of their degree coursework. The advisor will assist the student with the necessary steps (such as preliminary selection of a topic and arranging for the appointment of a committee) to proceed.

Credits: 6

Term(s) Typically Offered: Offered as Needed

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.