Sport Management: Course Descriptions

250 Sport and Recreational Management (3)

An introduction to the fields of sport and recreational management; overview of theories of management and administration to sports and recreation.

260 Leisure Planning & Programming (3)

Provides a basic understanding of the knowledge, skills, and values required for successful planning & programming of leisure services for all populations. Presents the steps necessary to establish, market, and manage the human and financial resources in leisure activities. Includes observations of recreational programs, including those in aging communities, tourism, etc.

380 Facility Design and Event Management (3)

Includes knowledge of the various types of indoor and outdoor facilities, fiscal management, technological advances in equipment, planning of facilities, and event management.

431 Media Relations in Sport (3)

Study of professional and collegiate sports and their relationship with the various media outlets. (Same as COM 431).

440 Sport Marketing, Promotions, and Fundraising (3)

An investigation of the principles, applications, and techniques of marketing, promotions, corporate sponsorships, and fundraising within the various sporting industries.

444 Financial Applications to Sport (3)

Applies principles of finance to budgeting, operations, and business decision-making in various sport and exercise-related settings (e.g., schools, colleges, pro teams, retail establishments, and corporations). Prerequisites: MAT 152, ACC 201, ECO 201.

485 Introduction to Law in Sport and Exercise Sciences (3)

Law affecting participation, supervision, and administration of amateur, professional, and recreational sport and exercise.

499 Internship (3, 6 or 12)

Intensive, senior-level supervised work experience in Sport Management (SM). An evening seminar and/or written report of experiences may be included. In order to be permitted to represent Barry University in the public sector, students approved for off-campus internships must, in addition to satisfying stipulated academic requirements in the major, meet personal and professional standards established by national governing bodies. Students must be currently certified in CPR/AED and First Aid. All internship assignments are local in order to provide appropriate faculty supervision. Rare exceptions may be made for offsite internships by the Dept. Chair for exceptional students who have demonstrated superior academic performance and the ability for self-motivation. Students must be able to provide personal transportation to all internship affiliations and absorb expenses related thereto. A total of 12 cr. hrs. is required for all SES majors. Students must be in academic “Good Standing” in their SES major as well as prior approval of the Program Coordinator and Dept. Chair.


112 CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer (1)

National Safety Council certification examinations: Professional Rescuer CPR (Includes AED/O2 Admin) and Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens. Lecture and lab must be taken concurrently.

112L CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer Laboratory (1)

This Laboratory course applies the cognitive and affective components of the SES 112 lecture in the practical experiences needed to prepare the student to make appropriate decisions about the care needed in case of emergency. Provides opportunity to acquire skills necessary to act as a crucial link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. National Safety Council certifications: Professional Rescuer CPR (Includes AED/O2 Admin) and Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens.

210 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Sciences (3)

Historical foundations of physical education, sport, and exercise. Introduction to the fields of Exercise Science, Physical Education, Sport Management, Leisure and Recreation Management and Athletic Training. Participation in a variety of sport experiences. A focus of the class is to examine the common elements that unite the fields of Sport and Exercise Sciences.

335 Introduction to Sport Psychology (3)

An analysis of the social and psychological dimensions of sport. Emphasis is placed on social and psychological theories and research related to physical activity, physical education, corporate fitness, and athletic programs. Prerequisites: PSY 281 or college-level course work in Psychology.

340 Adapted Physical Activity, Recreation and Sport (3)

An introductory course designed for pre-professionals to develop competencies necessary to deliver service in accordance with federal laws. Motor, sensory, and cognitive disabilities will be discussed. Emphasis is placed on individualized educational programming and adapting regular physical activity, recreation, and sport programs.

360 Essentials of Exercise Physiology (3)

This is an entry-level course in exercise physiology, which is the study of how the body (subcell, cell, tissue, organ, system) responds in function and structure to 1) acute exercise stress, and 2) chronic physical activity. Aspects of chemistry, biology, and physics are integrated to explain biological events and their sites of occurrence in the human body as they affect exercise and training. The course includes the energy systems, neuromuscular concepts as applied to sports, and functions of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems during rest, steady state and exhaustive physical activity. This course satisfies a general education “distribution” requirement in Science and is required for SEPP, SESA, SPM and SPMD majors. 3 hours lecture and 2 hours lab weekly. Laboratory to be taken concurrently with lecture. Laboratory fee required. Prerequisite: BIO 220/230.

360L Essentials of Exercise Physiology Laboratory (1)

This lab course is designed to provide students the opportunity to learn basic principles of exercise response and training and their applications to diverse populations. It is designed to help pre-professionals in physical education and sport management related majors understand the interrelationships among energy intake, energy production during exercise, and physiologic systems which support physical activity and training responses. Its applied perspective is designed to help physical educators, coaches and beginning exercise and sport professionals understand and appreciate the scientific foundations of exercise and physical activity/sport. Co-requisite: SES 360. Prerequisites: BIO 220/230 and BIO 220/230 Lab.

480 Contemporary Issues and Ethics in Sport (3)

The senior “capstone” course for all SES majors which integrates the knowledge and concepts gained from prior course work and field experiences with real life situations in sport. Examines the positive and negative consequences of the way sport is organized, managed, and reported in American society by drawing from current events and articles. Provides a philosophical overview of the values that sport personifies in today’s society. Prerequisite: Senior status.