PHED 2200

Credit Hours


Course Title

Introduction To Sport Management


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Catalog Description

This course introduces students to the meaning of sport management in terms of its scope, foundations, issues, and future trends. It examines the job responsibilities and competencies required of sport managers in a variety of sports, or sport-related organizations. The course also provides the student with an overview of the different facets and career opportunities available in the field of sport management.




Contemporary Sport Management by P. Pedersen, J. Parks, J. Quarterman and L. Thibault, Human Kinetics publisher (newest edition)

Expected Educational Results

PHED 2200 provides the individual student with an overview of the structure of the sports industry and highlights the scope and variety of career opportunities in that area. Upon completion of the course, the student will:

1. Recognize the broad scope of industry settings and career opportunities with the Sport Management field;
2. Demonstrate an understanding of the foundations of the field including the historical and business

3. Examine and evaluate amateur and professional sport opportunities and develop an understanding of the

expectations of sport managers in these areas; and
4. Develop written, oral, and communication skills.

General Education Outcomes

I. Students develop speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills in the following ways:
i. Develop speaking skills through peer group activities, class discussions, and oral presentations;
ii. Develop listening skills through note taking in class, responding to oral and technical presentations, and

from peer group activities in class;
iii. Develop reading skills through comprehension of textbook materials and the evaluation of secondary


iv. Develop their writing skills by planning and revising short reports and essays.
II. Students demonstrate effective critical thinking and problem-solving skills in the following ways:
i. Analysis of case studies and demonstration of the proper strategies for litigation avoidance;
ii. Learn basic sports legal terminology; and
iii. Create a valid sports management contract.

Course Content

1. What is Sport Management?
2. History of Sport Management
3. Management Principles Applied to Sport
4. Legal Principles Applied to Sport
5. Ethical Principles Applied to Sport
6. Collegiate Sport
7. Professional Sports Organizations
8. Sports Communications Broadcasting
9. Recreation and Facility Management
10. Event Management
11. Sport Agencies
12. Sporting Goods Industry and Licensed Apparel
13. Health Fitness Industry
14. Income Disparity in Sport
15. Sports Information/Public Relations
16. International Sport
17. Sport Tourism