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B.A. in Sport Management: Curriculum

Curriculum Details

120 Total Credits Required

To receive a bachelor’s degree from Concordia University, St. Paul, all undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements. The online bachelor’s degree in sport management also requires 45 credit hours of coursework covering core concepts in kinesiology, exercise, and sport management.

The program core can be completed in just over five semesters, although your transfer credits and general education coursework will vary the time it takes you to finish.

Required Courses

This course is designed to expose students to the principles and concepts necessary for understanding the basic elements of research in kinesiology and allied health. Students will learn about the research process, types of measurement and research, and proper writing style. Emphasis will also be placed on locating and evaluating credible evidence from various sources. Concepts from this course will assist students in applying research methods to topics within their own fields of interest.

This course is designed to provide the student with a working knowledge about a number of topics regarding the sociological aspects of sport and physical activity. This course engages the students on the impact of sport and exercise in our lives and to make them aware of the social processes which either influence the institution of sport or are influenced by the institution of sport. Concepts covered will include: sport and exercise within and among societies and nations, social organizations, economics, education, the family unit, governments, religions, social differentiation (e.g., status, ethnicity, gender, age, careers, ethical), and social problems (e.g., honesty and violence).

Sport Management theories and practices will be examined using a multi-disciplinary approach. Topic areas to be examined include: organization and management, marketing and promotion, special event management, facility management and design, management forecasting, and career opportunities.

This course is an overview of legal aspects relevant to managers in the sport and recreation environment. Areas of study include tort law, contract law, constitutional law, legislation and administrative law related to the operation and administration of sport, recreation and athletic programs. Risk management strategies and sport management applications of legal issues are also addressed.

Sport marketing and fundraising presents an overview of the various techniques and strategies used in meeting the and needs of consumers in the sport industry as well as understanding how sport can be used to assist in the marketing of other companies and products. Areas to be addressed are the uniqueness of sport marketing, an overview of the segments of the sport industry, the importance of market research and segmentation in identifying the right sport consumer, the use of date-based marketing in researching the sport consumer the overview of the marketing mix as individual units and the relationship between those units, and the development and endorsement packages.

This course helps students understand how to plan, design, and maintain sport facilities. In addition, event management and programming will be examined within the context of stadium and arena management.

This course will include a comprehensive analysis of issues related to sports business. Topics will include finance, accounting, and budgeting as it relates to the world of sports business.

This course examines the physics of human movement. Content areas include the structural mechanics of bone construction, muscle contraction, ligament, and tendon plasticity and elasticity. Sport implement mechanics and the mechanics of environmental conditions (e.g. friction, air, and water resistance) are also explored. Sport performance issues will also be analyzed for mechanical efficiency.

The physiological basis for human performance and the effects of physical activity on the body’s functions are examined in theory and application. Representative experiences include lecture, discussion, group exercises, class teaching, and written projects.

This seminar course serves as the senior outcomes exam for all KHS majors. The course emphasizes professionalism, teamwork, and leadership, as it provides final preparation for student transition to job or graduate school. (Prerequisite: senior status)

This internship places students directly in a setting where students learn to apply entry-level competencies. The student and advisor collaborate with the on-site supervisor in selecting an appropriate internship site that meets the need of the student, the needs of the internship site and the program needs.

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