SPMT696 - Experiential Learning and Practicum Experience in Sports Management
Course Code: SPMT696 Course ID: 4829 Credit Hours: 6 Level: Graduate
This course is designed to provide students experiential learning in the field of sports management. Students will apply knowledge gained throughout the sports management graduate program to a professor-approved practicum site. The practicum consists of 160-180 hours of supervised field work over 16 weeks. Throughout the 16 weeks, students will share their practicum experiences with their instructor and classmates through course dialogue and complete a concluding activity designed to culminate programmatic objectives of their graduate program. The experience will entail a partnership between the student, an outside organization, and a supervising professor who is responsible for directing the intellectual content and outside activities of the practicum. To qualify, the student must identify and obtain approval for an organization/project of interest and select and obtain approval for a workplace mentor prior to registering for the course.
After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):
- Identify and obtain approval for an organization or project of interest related to your concentration and/or area of study in order to demonstrate learning and apply concepts to practice.
- Select and obtain an approval for a workplace mentor to guide your work during your practicum.
- Synthesize, integrate and apply management theory to an identified practice of sports management.
- Refine skills in critical reflection and analysis through completion of a reflection log.
- Evaluate and develop theory in the context of sports management practice.
- Complete a 240 hour practicum in a professor approved organization under the guidance of the mentor.
- Integrate theory and practiced through submission of an applied research paper using Kolb’s experiential learning cycle as the basis for reflection on that experience demonstrating the student’s ability to review, synthesize, and analyze theory and their experience based upon the literature and their course of study.
- Demonstrate integration of concepts, theories, and practice as a result of completion of core and required course work for the Masters in Sports Management Degree.
Required Course Textbook:
There are no required textbooks for this course. However, all students should review all textbooks and supplemental materials used in the various courses taken during their graduate studies at APU/AMU.
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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
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