Sport Mgmt & Rec Studies (SMR)

SMR 221  Foundations of Sport Management and Recreation (WI)  (3)  

The basic concepts of the sport management and recreation fields. Theories, concepts, philosophies, and common industry practices in sport management and recreation. (Writing Intensive Course)

SMR 231  History of Sport  (3)  

This course will provide students with an understanding of the historical context on the development of sport. Students will learn how sport has shaped society, and how society has shaped sport over the course of time.

SMR 240  Introduction to eSports  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, principles, policies, and common industry practices that are standard with the eSports ecosystem in both recreation and competitive eSports management. This is an introductory course covering a broad variety of topics, ranging from governance and policy to the necessary components of event production. This course will assist students in the acquisition of skill-based competencies that are necessary for a career in an emerging and/or non-traditional sport.

SMR 271  Recreational Games and Group Development Activities  (2)  

An introduction to games for all populations including recreational, educational, developmental, and therapeutic settings. Emphasis is on cooperative games and group development activities.

SMR 275  Outdoor Pursuits Expedition Field Seminar  (3)  

Intensive technical skills training in selected land and water outdoor pursuits including backpacking and canoe/kayak touring leading to certifications. Student pays all expenses.

SMR 301  Youth Sports Program  (3)  

Methods and principles of organizing and administering youth sports programs. Activities include directed practical experiences.

SMR 302  Field Experience in Recreation and Youth Leadership  (3)  

A minimum of 100 clock hours required. This course will provide practical field experiences in one of the following areas of concentration: community recreation and youth sports, camping and outdoor education, and youth development.

SMR 310  Camping and Outdoor Education  (3)  

This course highlights the out-of-doors and its potential for enhancing the Recreational Leadership program. Special emphasis is placed on activities and education opportunities in the out-of-doors. Student pays all expenses.

SMR 311  Recreation for the Aged  (3)  

The course provides the student knowledge of recreational activities suitable for the older adult. The class includes directed practical activities.

SMR 312  Organization and Administration of Camp Programming  (3)  

Methods of organization and administration of camp programs including knowledge of standards, utilization of facilities, and personnel roles.

SMR 321  Sports Officiating I  (3)  

Basic principles, concepts, mechanics, and rules applications for officiating football and/or volleyball athletic contests according to the policies of the National Federation of High School Associations.

SMR 322  Sports Officiating II  (3)  

Basic principles, concepts, mechanics, and rules applications for officiating basketball and/or baseball/softball athletic contests according to the policies of the National Federation of High School Associations.

SMR 331  Topics in International Sport Management and Recreation  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts associated with effective and successful international management strategies within the Sport Management and Recreational Leadership field.

SMR 335  Human Resource Management in Sport and Recreation  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce to students the fundamental concepts, principles, and application associated with managing employees in relation to the sport management and recreational leadership field.

SMR 340  Legal and Ethical Aspects of Sport Management and Recreation  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, principles, and applications associated with the legal system in relation to the sport and recreation industries. This course was developed with the purpose of providing students with a general overview of the legal issues that professionals in the sport and recreational fields encounter.

SMR 350  Security Management in Sports  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce to students the fundamental concepts, principles, and best practices of sport event security, homeland security, and risk management for safeguarding our stadiums, venues, and arenas. This course will cover in specific detail the aspect of data-driven decisions and protections as it pertains to densely populated areas containing groups of people.

SMR 355  Principles of Finance in Sport Management and Recreation  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, principles, and applications associated with finance in recreation and sport management. It is a general sport finance course covering a broad variety of topics ranging from basic financial concepts to budget formats. This course was developed with the purpose of providing students with a general overview of the recreation and sport financial issue they are likely to encounter in their professional careers.

SMR 360  Challenge Course Programs and Management  (3)  

Provides theoretical and experiental understanding of program and management practice associated with the use of Low Challenge Courses in education, recreation, and therapeutic settings. Technical skill development, facilitation strategies, safety procedures, equipment management, and program design are addressed.

SMR 410  Business of Sport  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): SMR 340 and EC 221 or EC 222.

A macro-economical view of the professional and intercollegiate sport industry. Topics will include: revenue sharing, collective bargaining, labor issues, antitrust issues, sport franchise valuation, Olympics, and athlete compensation mechanisms.

SMR 420  Youth Development Leadership  (3)  

A comprehensive examination of theory and practice in contemporary youth development leadership and youth serving agencies.

SMR 425  Contemporary Issues in Sport Management and Recreation  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts associated with current issues and trends within the Sport Management and Recreational Leadership field.

SMR 440  Communication in Sport  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts and common practices associated with communicating in the sport industry that include: history and development; role of mass media, digital, mobile, and social media; integrated communication; crisis communication; sociological aspects of communication; legal issues in sport communication.

SMR 450  Sport and Recreation Facility Management  (3)  

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles, application, and topics of sport and recreational facility management. After completing this course students will have gained valuable insight into theory and practice of sport and recreation facility management for a diverse range of sport and recreation facilities.

SMR 466  Public and Media Relations  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts associated with public and media relations within the Sport Management and Recreational Leadership field.

SMR 476  Sport Management and Recreation Marketing  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Junior Standing.

This course is designed to introduce students to the principles and application of marketing theory to the sport and recreation industries. This is a general course covering a wide range of sport marketing topics. These topics include promotion and media relations in sport and recreation, licensing and sponsorship of sport products, and the marketing mix strategies for sport and recreation organizations. After completing this course students will have gained valuable insight into the theory and practice of sport marketing stategies for a diverse range of sport and recreation organizations.

SMR 480  Practicum in eSports  (3)  

The purpose of this course is to facilitate field experience learning opportunities within the eSports industry so that students can gain valuable and practical experiences under the supervision of a professional practitioner. This symbiotic relationship enhances the student’s marketability in the field of eSports. Furthermore, this course is designed to provide eSports students with an opportunity to gain experience as creative decision-makers and to better prepare them to enter the eSports industry. This practicum shall consist of no less than 100 clock hours.

SMR 486  Sport Management and Recreation Promotion and Event Planning  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts associated with promotion and event management within the Sport Management and Recreational Leadership field.

SMR 490  Sport Management and Recreation Administration (WI)  (3)  

Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

The purpose of this course is to introduce students to the fundamental concepts, practices, principles, and application associated with managing recreation and sport organizations. It is a general sport management and recreation course covering a broad variety of topics ranging from the functions of management to organizational effectiveness. (Writing Intensive Course)

SMR 492  Internship in Sport Management and Recreation  (6)  

Practical field experiences in selected programs.