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Number:SM431
Name:Athletic Administration
Description:This course presents information that helps students better understand and administer various sports programs. A background of budgeting, promotions, public relations, and administration of the front office is included. This prepares the student for an administrative position in sports from youth sports through sports at the professional level.
Credit(s):3
Offered (DAY schedule):Every fall semester
Instructor Permission Required:N
Pre-Requisite(s): SM125
Junior standing or permission of instructor

Course Objectives

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: • Discuss the importance of planning and how to achieve goals • Recall and fully understand the principles of effective management practices and how they apply to sport organizations • Be thoroughly familiar with the management environment and management’s ethical and social responsibilities • Identify the importance of the role of strategic planning in different organizational structures • Understand and apply key strategies in the creation of an effective organizational culture • Recognize the skills required by sport managers in problem-solving, decision making, negotiation, and conflict resolution in labor relations • Demonstrate an appreciation of the principles of resource allocation • Comprehend and develop an appreciation for human resource management in athletic administration • Apply effective communication skills in athletic administration • Use management information systems in athletic administration.

Books Previously Used in this Course

Term Year Title ISBN Author Edition Publisher Instructor New Used Rental eBook
F 2016 ADMIN.OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 9781450468152 WEIGHT 15 HUMAN KIN West $0 $64 $0
F 2015 ADMIN.OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS 9781450468152 WEIGHT 15 HUMAN KIN King $83 $12 $0
F 2014 APPLIED SPORT MANAGEMENT SKILLS 9781450434157 LUSSIER 2ND 14 Whitmore $0 $69 $0
F 2014 No Text Required Cragen $0 $0 $0
F 2013 APPLIED SPORT MANAGEMENT SKILLS 9780736074353 LUSSIER 9 Whitmore $0 $0 $0
F 2012 Applied Sport Management Skills 978-0-7360-7435-3 Lussier, Robert 2009 Human Kinetics Publishers Whitmore $72 $54 $0
F 2011 APPLIED SPORT MANAGEMENT 0-7360-7435-X LUSSIER HUMAN KINE Cragen $72 $54
F 2009 APPLIED SPORT MANAGEMENT 0-7360-7435-X LUSSIER HUMAN KINETICS Cragen $64 $48
F 2008 MANAGEMENT FOR ATHLETIC/S 0-9623126-7-3 BRIDGES 4 ESM BOOKS Cragen $61 $46
F 2006 Management for Athletic/Sport Administration 4th 0962312673 Francis Bridges 4th ESM Books King $0 $0
F 2005 ORGAN.MGMT.ADMIN.F/ATHLETIC PROGRAMS KINDER 4TH 98 Orser $48 $36
F 2003 Strategic Planning for Intercollegiate Athletics 0789008890 Yow Young $0 $0
F 2002 MANAGEMENT OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION & SPORT 0072489138 BUCHER 12 MCG Young $81 $61
F 2001 Event Management F/Sport Directors 0-87322-968-1 Human Kinetics Human Kin Young $22 $17
F 2001 Strat.Planning F/Collegiate Athletics 0-7890-1057-7 Yow Haworth Young $25 $19
F 2000 Who Moved my Cheese? 0-399-14446-3 Johnson Putna Young $20 $0
F 2000 AD's Survival Guide 0-13-531476-3 Koehler PH Young $40 $0
F 1999 Managing Sport, Fitness & Recreation Programs 0-205-15944-3 Stier A&B Bacon $44 $0