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SPMT699 - Sports Management Practicum and Integration Project

Course Details

Course Code: SPMT699 Course ID: 2779 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

The experiential or practical component of the course aims to apply learning in an aspect of interest related to the degree and concentration in Sports Management. The Masters of Science in Sports Management requires students to complete a cumulative hourly requirement of volunteering their services in a specific industry work environment. It is understood to be a supervised practicum which requires approval by APUS before entering into the relationship with the organization. The selection of an organization or site for the practicum must relate to the content of the student’s course work and/or concentration. Students will be involved with the experiential learning process through volunteering and completing an Integration process which describes concepts and skills developed through the experience. This course may not be taken until all other courses are COMPLETED and student has a 3.0 GPA.

Course Schedule

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Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

  1. 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.
  2. Select and obtain an approval for a workplace mentor to guide your work during your practicum.
  3. Synthesize, integrate and apply management theory to an identified practice of sports management.
  4. Refine skills in critical reflection and analysis through completion of a reflection log.
  5. Evaluate and develop theory in the context of sports management practice.
  6. Complete a 120-150 hour practicum in a professor approved organization under the guidance of the mentor.
  7. Integrate theory and practice 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.
  8. 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 Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

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.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.