SPMT602 - Collegiate Sports Administration
Course Code: SPMT602 Course ID: 2717 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
Students in this course will explore principles, techniques, and process related to the management of college athletics. It is important in today's dynamic environment of collegiate athletics that students employ effective leadership and management principles. Through analyzing case studies, students will demonstrate problem solving related to handling athletic personnel and program issues. Studying collegiate athletic administration involves interpreting NCAA By-laws, including a comparison between division I, II, and III compliance regulations. To ensure readiness for athletic management, students will evaluate the duties of an athletic director and create a strategic plan for an athletic department, including a mission statement and comprehensive budget. Lastly, students will determine the critical steps to getting hired in collegiate athletics. Students will also prepare a portfolio, including an application letter and resume customized for applying for a position in athletic administration at the collegiate level.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|01/27/20 - 07/03/20||07/06/20 - 08/30/20||Summer 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):
- Analyze the governance structure of college athletics.
- Create an athletic department mission statement.
- Differentiate effective relationship building strategies in college athletics.
- Apply leadership and management strategies in solving personnel challenges.
- Apply leadership and management strategies in solving program issues.
- Identify and implement strategies for securing a position in college athletics.
- Analyze and prioritize the primary duties of an athletic director.
- Analyze different resources and create a strategic plan for a college athletic department.
For a description of specific evaluation requirements for each assignment and forum, please review the rubric in each assignment area. In addition, a forum rubric example is available in you Resource section
|Week #1||5.00 %|
|Week #2||5.00 %|
|Week #3||5.00 %|
|Week #4||5.00 %|
|Week #6||5.00 %|
|Week #7||5.00 %|
|Week 2 Assignment: Mission and Goals||12.50 %|
|Week 3 Assignment: Building Relationships||12.50 %|
|Week 5 Assignment: Leadership in Programs and Personnel||12.50 %|
|Week 7 Assignment: Athletic Director Interview||12.50 %|
|Final Project||20.00 %|
|Week 8 Assignment: Finsl Project - Strategic Planning||20.00 %|
See Course Outline
There may be other materials, including websites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor during the course.
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the APUS academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.
The OWL at Purdue
APA Style Homepage
North American Society for Sport Management
|Book Title:||Managing Intercollegiate Athletics, 2nd ed. - eBook available in the APUS Online library|
|Publication Info:||Holcomb Hathaway Publishers|
|Author:||Covell and Walker|
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.