• SPST-100 Intro to Sport Mgmt (3)

    This course examines the contributions to culture of recreational as well as highly organized and competitive programs at the high school, college, and professional levels. An interdisciplinary approach is used to study participation and behavior in sport activities. The course considers the involvement of business and government in sport and the role of sport in economic activity. Descriptions of career opportunities are provided to help the student design a course of study that best meets his or her career goals.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • SPST-105 Sport Industry Seminar (3)

    This one-credit seminar is designed to familiarize students with the range of career opportunities that exist within the sport industry as well as familiarize and develop a ?toolbox? of skills necessary to navigate the profession. Understanding the importance of a handshake, learning to write an effective cover letter and designing an eye-catching resume will all be addressed along with other professional necessities. This course is a prerequisite to the two required experiential opportunities in the major: the Practicum (SPST 390) and Internship (SPST 490).

    Graded S/U.

    Attributes: NLIB
    Pre-requisites: SPST-100 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management
  • SPST-140 Athletes as Activists (3)

    Sport is a microcosm of society rather than a separate entity. In this way, sport, and athletes specifically, have been change agents as well as the recipients of change, as what happens outside of sport shapes what happens inside and vice versa. This course explores the ways in which athletes and sport organizations engage in broader social issues and use their visibility and status to advocate and bring focus to particular societal concerns.

    Attributes: SPHR YLIB
  • SPST-201P P3 Sport and Society (3)

    A survey of the social relations among the stakeholders (athlete, coach, owner, fan, media) in sport. Emphasis is placed on how sports reflect and reinforce social issues and problems that exist in society today, such as drugs, violence, gambling, and discrimination based on gender, race, ethnicity, and religion.

    Attributes: AMSS P3 SPHR YLIB
  • SPST-203 History of Sport (3)

    This course will examine the historical development of sports in American society from its? earliest colonial form to the current multi-billion dollar industry we see today. This course will analyze the external and internal events, and or specific individuals, which have helped shape and define the sport industry. Cross-listed with HIST 203.

    Attributes: HINA HSCS SPHR YLIB
  • SPST-205 CC Gender & Sport (3)

    Most individuals are raised to view gender in the binary, clearly separating male and female. This thinking is then translated into sport participation. This course will both use and challenge that thinking by critically examining how gender is seen, shaped, and encouraged through sport. By exploring how different sport identities (e.g. football, tennis, rugby, figure skating) and different gender ideologies (e.g. masculinity versus femininity) are combined and viewed, we can begins to see how broader understanding of societal roles of women and men are translated into a sporting context. Using discussions of historical contexts, media representations, sexuality, and race, the course will foster understanding of the contemporary landscape of sport. This course is a repeat of WGST/SPST 305. Students who have already completed SPST 305 or WGST 305 Women in Sport and Leisure, should not take this course, as additional credit will not be awarded.

    Attributes: CC SPHR WGST YLIB
  • SPST-212 Psychology of Sport (3)

    An overview of the field of exercise psychology as it applies to sport. Both individual psychological behavior and team psychological behavior are examined. Topics include the psychology of competition, motivation, leadership, and aggression. Cross-listed with PSYC 212.

    Attributes: SPHR YLIB
  • SPST-215 Budgeting & Plan in Sport (3)

    This course discusses the use of financial analytical tools to draw insights regarding a firm?s corporate objectives and performance, and to make management decisions regarding its future prospects in multiple sport industry contexts. Other topics are planning & forecasting, interest rates, risk, and the time value for money.

    Attributes: NLIB SPBE
  • SPST-231 College Athletics (3)

    An overview of the issues, problems, and concerns facing managers of collegiate athletics. Areas of emphasis include the organizational structure of college athletic departments, conferences, and the NCAA, as well as an analysis of current issues regarding academic and recruiting legislation, finances, and Title IX/gender equity.

    Attributes: NLIB SPBE
  • SPST-240 Sport Law (3)

    This course will introduce the student to the U.S. legal system and focus on the areas of tort, contract, agency, professional sport law issues and constitutional law as they apply to sport. An emphasis is placed on helping students identify legal issues, understand legal principles and apply those principles to legal problems. Additionally, the course is designed to help students think critically and frame persuasive written and verbal arguments by applying case law to factual settings.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: SPST-100 D-
  • SPST-245 Software in Sport (3)

    Being a successful sport practitioner requires knowledge of software that is used in the day to day activities of sport organizations. This course will provide introductory training of programs that are used in the sales, marketing, advertising, and dissemination of information from sport organizations

    Attributes: NLIB
  • SPST-250 Facility&Operations Mgmt (3)

    This course explores the various aspects of facility and operation management, including budgeting, operations, marketing, media relations, public relations, volunteer management and risk management. The course combines concepts learned through reading and lectures, with practical experience on-campus and off-campus supplementing in-class materials.

    Attributes: NLIB SPBE ZCIV
  • SPST-255 Sustainability in Sport (3)

    Throughout this course students examine sport organizations and sport business functions that have an impact on both the global and local environment. Sustainability is acknowledged as a global concern with local impacts that are both immediate and delayed. This course considers sustainability within varying segments of the sport industry that may include international, professional, intercollegiate, and youth sport, as well as recreation and fitness. As potential and actualized solutions are discussed, students explore relationships between stakeholders who are both internal and external to the sport industry.

    Attributes: SPBE YLIB
  • SPST-260 Sport & Recreation Mgmt (3)

    This course reviews the overarching principles of recreation management and explores various philosophies, theories, and concepts of recreation and the value this has to the betterment of a modern, healthy society. Students will be exposed to the recreational programs and services of departments around the country; ultimately preparing their own seasonal brochure. An overview of potential career avenues (e.g. YMCA, Eco-tourism & Outdoor Recreation, aquatics facilities, collegiate & university leisure programming, Disney, the Cruise ship industry, corporate wellness) for those aspiring to work in this area of the sport industry will also occur.

    Attributes: NLIB SPBE
  • SPST-265 P5 Int’l Cultures & Sport (3)

    This course will provide students with an in-depth analysis of the sport industry as it exists in countries around the world. Participants in the class will focus on the various professions that exist within the sporting realm and examine how recreational, scholastic, college/university, and professional sport contribute to the culture. Also explored will be the role government, the media, and business play in sport and the economic impact sport has within the focus countries and throughout the world. We will begin by examining the focus countries more closely; looking at such basics as geography, weather, food, political systems, general demographics, industries, educational systems and leisure interests. Research will then be conducted into the topic of sport, the sport industry in general, the history of various sports, various contemporary issues and finally how we, as Americans, and the natives of the focus countries view sport differently and similarly. Week long international trip, usually taken over Spring Break, is a required component of the course. Additional fees apply.

    Attributes: ISFS P5 SPHR YLIB ZTRA
    Pre-requisites: GPA >=2.75
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management
  • SPST-270 P5 Culture Through Film (3)

    This course uses sport films to examine relationships of power in society and the way those relationships are contested and reinforced. Regardless of race, class, gender, and status, sport has the ability to reach many. However, this ability to reach across demographics does not imply that each demographic has been treated equally or shares similar experiences in world culture. Hollywood’s use of film has provided a variety of competing discourses on many of these demographics. This course will examine the way in which filmmakers use sport to examine, explore, and reposition elements of culture and history. Students will engage with persons from other cultures in ways that develop empathy for members of non-dominant cultures and language groups. Students will also analyze questions of gender or ethnic/racial identity as they explore the cultural construction of difference.

    Attributes: P5 SPHR YLIB
  • SPST-280 Thry & Behav in Sport Orgs (3)

    Course will explore the sport organization from the outside in. Beginning with how sport organizations are designed in hierarchy and control, moving to the inner workings of communication, politics, and culture, this course will help students gain an understanding of the different designs and behaviors that sport organizations subscribe to.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Restrictions: Excluding: -Class: Freshman
  • SPST-290 Sport Industry Experience (1 TO 3)

    This course serves as a credit earning option for students completing valuable industry experience outside the normal sequence of their practicum and internship. Registration for the course requires a confirmed placement, agreed upon hours and length of experience to determine credit hours, and permission of advisor.

    Graded S/U.

    Attributes: NLIB
    Pre-requisites: SPST-100 C
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management
  • SPST-320 Sport Marketing&Promotions (3)

    This course focuses on application of the principles of promotion and marketing to the sport and fitness industry. Comprising the industry includes the area of professional sports, corporate fitness, college/high school athletics, clubs and resorts. The function of the course is threefold: first, it is intended to provide Sport Management students with a broad appreciation of marketing; second, it will provide students with an up-to-date understanding of marketing concepts as they are currently being applied in various sport management contexts; and finally, it is intended to provide a foundation for those students who plan to do advanced study and work in marketing.

    Attributes: NLIB ZCIV
    Pre-requisites: (MGMT-221 D- OR MKTG-221 D-) AND SPST-100 D-
  • SPST-330 Economics of Sport (3)

    This course investigates numerous microeconomic aspects of the sports entertainment industry. Among these are the pricing and allocation of labor, the determination of franchise values, and the role of regulation for this unique industry. In particular, the market for sports is discussed in the context of the well-known leagues such as Major League Baseball, the NBA, and the NFL. Lastly, other forms of entertainment, such as the music industry, are analyzed on the basis of structure, pricing, and marketing practices. Cross-listed with ECON 330.

    Attributes: SPBE YLIB
    Pre-requisites: ECON-105C D-
  • SPST-350 Negotiations & Athlete Rep (3)

    This course examines the core areas of both law and business as they apply to athlete representation. The course provides students with an in-depth examination of the responsibilities and supports that professional athletes require from their representatives. Those responsibilities covered in the course include negotiating tactics, contracts, arbitrations, and insurance and tax implications. The consequences of athlete representation as they affect the amateur status of athletes are also explored.

    Attributes: NLIB PLAW SPBE
    Pre-requisites: MGMT-203 D- OR SPST-240 D-
  • SPST-365D CC International Sport (3)

    This course explores international organizations within the field of sport from a political, cultural, management, and business perspective. The course encompasses the identification of popular and obscure sports on the world stage. Additionally, the course focuses on the framework of sport in relation to recognized international organizations and governing agencies.

    Attributes: CC ISFS SPBE YLIB
  • SPST-375 Sport and Social Media (3)

    Examines how and why sports fans make connections to favorite sports, teams, athletes and experts through social media at all levels. Historical, sociological and geographical relationships are examined via readings, lectures, seminar discussions and computer lab work analyzing emerging trends. Course includes the practical application of social media in promoting athletes, coaches and teams through the creation of a student e-portfolio. Cross-listed with COMM 375.

    Attributes: SPHR YLIB
    Pre-requisites: -
    Restrictions: Excluding: -Class: Freshman
  • SPST-380 Sales and Client Services (3)

    Selling is perhaps the most valuable skill to acquire in all of business; in sport, the ability to convince others to purchase products and services drives the multi-billion dollar industry. This class discusses techniques and provides real-life sales experiences imperative to a successful sport manager. Outside speakers, practitioners who spend their lives selling, offer insight into what makes a successful salesperson.

    Attributes: NLIB ZCIV
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Junior, Senior
  • SPST-385 Service Learn Sport Managers (3)

    This interactive classroom learning environment examines community service learning and character education as a means for engaging high-school-aged youth and partnering with them to promote a message of sportsmanship. Students work with local high school administrators, coaches, and students to develop strategies for addressing issues of sportsmanship in their schools, communities, leagues.

    Attributes: YLIB
  • SPST-390 Practicum (3)

    The first of two experiences required of the major, students are able to apply classroom theory & concepts to the real-life, day to day activities of a sport-related organization. A number of different experiential opportunities exist within the Rochester area as well as on campus. Whether the student is interested in the area of professional sports, facility operations, college athletics, event management, sport marketing, player representation, corporate wellness, municipal recreation, fitness club management or sport reporting, the resources exist to gain invaluable experience just around the corner.

    The process begins by first having a meeting with the Director of Experiential Learning and Outreach. A Letter of Proposal is then prepared by the student before a decision is rendered. A minimum of 120 hours is expected to be invested along with the completion of two (2) evaluations, written papers and other specific assignments relating to the practicum placement.

    Permission of the program director is required to register.

    Attributes: NLIB
    Pre-requisites: SPST-105 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Junior, Senior
  • SPST-399 Research and Evaluation (3)

    This course focuses on the research and evaluation process in the field of sport management. Students first gain an understanding of how research and evaluation are commonly used in the sport management industry and then take a hands-on approach to understanding the various approaches to research. Building on skills acquired in learning communities, 199 courses, and work produced in other courses, students learn how to conduct and report on research. Topics include problem selection, literature review, instrumentation, methodology, and types of research commonly used in sport management. Time is divided between the process of formal evaluation and the use of quantitative and qualitative research. As a culminating project, students are asked to develop their own evaluation or research project that becomes the basis for their senior research project.

    Attributes: NLIB ZRES
    Pre-requisites: ECON-221 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management
  • SPST-401 Sport Business & Finance (3)

    A study of financing and accounting principles as applied to managerial control of sport organizations. Emphasis is on forms of ownership, taxation, financial analysis, feasibility studies, and economic impact studies.

    Attributes: NLIB
    Pre-requisites: ECON-221 D- OR STAT-160 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Class: Junior, Senior
  • SPST-420 Sport Leadership & Ethics (3)

    As a capstone course, this course works to assimilate lessons learned throughout the program with a focus on ethical decision making as well as strategies and techniques employed by successful and unsuccessful leaders across many industries. Class focus will be on the development of skills and knowledge necessary to be an active participant in the process of building and sustaining an excellent organization/company. Additionally, students will examine the notions of fairness and morality as they relate to the management of sport and will concentrate on those concepts as they pertain to real sport industry examples.

    Attributes: NLIB ZCAP ZCIV ZRES
    Pre-requisites: SPST-390 C
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Senior
  • SPST-421 Capstone Project (1)

    This class will apply the concepts learned throughout a student’s educational experience in a culminating capstone project. Working as a collective group, students will undergo an in-depth exploration of an issue currently facing the sport industry.

    Attributes: YLIB
    Pre-requisites: SPST-390 C OR SPST-420 Y C
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management
  • SPST-460 Event Plan&Sponsor Sales (3)

    Readings and discussion on the various aspects of sports events planning and management. Includes budgeting, operations, marketing, sponsorship sales, media relations, public relations, and volunteer management. Students will apply knowledge to the implementation of an actual event.

    Attributes: NLIB SPBE
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Junior, Senior
  • SPST-490 Internship (3 TO 6)

    Students are able to explore career opportunities and gain practical experience through an approved work experience in a local, regional or nationally recognized sport-oriented business or organization. The College’s internship policy applies, with additional requirements and responsibilities to be determined in consultation with the Director of Experiential Learning and Outreach. A minimum of 400 hours is required for the internship. As a result of the extensive commitment of time expected to be made, the course is offered in the summer as well as the fall/spring semesters.

    The process begins by first having a meeting with the Director of Experiential Learning and Outreach. A Letter of Proposal is then prepared by the student before a decision is rendered. A minimum of 400 hours is expected to be invested along with the completion of two (2) evaluations, written papers and other specific assignments relating to the practicum placement.

    Permission of the department chair is required.

    Attributes: NLIB ZCAP
    Pre-requisites: SPST-390 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Junior, Senior
  • SPST-493 Advanced Field Experience (12)

    This is a selective program that directly involves students with an approved sport organization for an entire semester. Eligible students will have demonstrated both excellence in the classroom and an ability to work independently. The College’s internship policy applies, with additional requirements and responsibilities to be determined in consultation with the Director of Experiential Learning and Outreach. A minimum of 600 hours is required for the Advanced Field Experience. Permission of the department chair is required.

    Attributes: NLIB ZCAP
    Pre-requisites: SPST-390 D- AND GPA >=3.00
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Senior
  • SPST-495 Senior Seminar (1)

    This course one-credit seminar is designed to complete the senior thesis as well as prepare soon-to-be graduates for life-long learning and professional growth. Approximately half of the course will be spent completing the research, writing the thesis paper, and presenting the results. Other portions of the course will explore continuing education opportunities, elements of personal and professional growth, and various initiatives designed to help students find success in their professional careers.

    Attributes: YLIB ZCAP ZRES
    Pre-requisites: SPST-399 C
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Senior
  • SPST-496 Independent Study (1 TO 3)

    Independent study allows students and supervising faculty to work on a special topic or project of mutual interest. The course is intended to allow students to explore areas of study not regularly available. Completion of the Independent Study/Tutorial Authorization form is required.

    Attributes: NLIB
    Restrictions: Including: -Major: Sport Management -Class: Junior, Senior
  • SPST-497 Baseball OPS Challenge (3)

    Each fall a team of sport management students is chosen to represent the college at the national baseball operations case challenge. Team members meet during the months of December, January, and February to prepare for the competition, which is usually held on a weekend at the beginning of March. Sports management programs, and other graduate and undergraduate programs across the country compete against each other by preparing an analysis and presentation of a real baseball operations decision–the type of decision a team’s General Manager and his staff is faced with over the course of a season. Five-person teams of students are asked to evaluate proposed player transactions, apply statistical analysis of player performance and assess the financial impact of the team’s proposed moves.

    This course is typically comprised of seniors who are full-time students and who have previously taken SPST 240 and, if possible, SPST 350. This course may be used by sport management majors to fulfill one of their three sport management business electives.

    Permission of the instructor is required to register.

    Attributes: NLIB
    Pre-requisites: SPST-240 D-
    Restrictions: Including: -Class: Senior
  • SPST-1025 Sport and American Culture (3)

    This course explores the resonance with which sport operates as a lens on American cultural values. A close look is taken at the role of sports in our culture in the 20th century, contextualizing our understanding of current figures and trends through a consideration of earlier figures such as Red Grange, Jim Thorpe, Jesse Owens, Jack Johnson, and Babe Didrikson Zaharias. This interdisciplinary investigation of the role of sports in American culture combines films, histories, sociological studies, novels, and biographies.

    Attributes: LC YLIB
    Restrictions: Including: -Class: Freshman -Attribute: New Core 20-21
  • SPST-1197 Data Anal Sport Wagering (3)

    Using the different aspects of sport wagering as a foundation, this course provides students an introduction to quantitative data analysis as well as the fundamentals of regression analysis. Topics covered include variable relationships, probabilities, market analysis, and basic modeling. These subjects are tied together by developing an understanding of the functional relationship between a sportsbook and the people wagering against the house. This is accomplished through examining data sets, completing case studies, and reviewing live situations.

    Attributes: DA YLIB
    Restrictions: Including: -Attribute: New Core 20-21

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