• Required Textbook:
    Snell, S., & Bohlander, G. (2013). Managing human resources (16th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western. Purchase Online
    This course involves the study of the principles of personnel management including staffing, training, creation of a favorable work environment, labor relations, compensation, benefits, laws, position descriptions, and employee evaluations.
  • Required Textbook:
    Masteralexis, L. P., Barr, C. A., & Hums, M. A. (2012). Principles and practice of sport management (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
    Purchase Online

    This survey course is designed to provide a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to administration, organization, and management principles and their applications in the broad sports settings.


  • Required Textbook:
    Mullin, B., Hardy, S., & Sutton, W. (2007). Sport marketing (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course includes an in-depth study of sports marketing and the influence it has in accomplishing objectives in today's world of sports. It involves a thorough review of the product (in both its tangible and "service" forms) and of how the product is brought to market. Topics include advertising, promotions, public relations, location, pricing, sponsorships, licensing, market segmentation, and the role of research.

  • Required Textbook:
    Fried, G. (2010). Managing sport facilities. (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course involves the study of the principles, guidelines, and recommendations for planning, constructing, using, and maintaining indoor and outdoor sports, physical education, recreation, and fitness facilities.

  • Required Textbook:
    Cotten, D. J., & Wolohan, J. T. (2010). Law for recreation and sport managers. (5th ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt. Purchase Online

    This course introduces students to the fundamental tenets of the law and familiarizes them with legal structure and basic legal terminology. Various types of law are examined as well as the impact each has on the sports industry. A thorough review of risk management is provided as it interfaces with legal liability issues involved in the sports industry.



  • Required Textbook:
    Bell, B. (2003). If I knew then what I know now - life skills strategies for success from today's student-athlete leaders (1st ed). Tucson, AZ: The Game of Life. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to introduce students to principles, guidelines, and recommendations for coaches and athletic administrators for implementing programs to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting.