Sport Leadership and Management- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health

The Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) major prepares students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport.

Program Requirements

A. Exploring KNH Matrix (9 hours)

KNH Department requirement of a minimum of 9 credits (or 3 courses) in KNH outside the SLAM major or specific area of concentration; multiple course levels required.

B. Sport Leadership and Management Practicum: (3 hours)

KNH 495 Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management (3)

C. Statistics Course (4 hours):

STA 261 Statistics (4)

D. Sport Leadership Core Courses: (18 hours)

Psychosocial Sport Leadership (6 hours)

KNH 272 Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership in Sport Contexts (3)

KNH 375 Psychological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise (3)

Sport Leadership and Culture (6 hours)

KNH 378 Sport, Power and Inequality (3)

KNH 276 The Meaning of Leisure (3)

Contexts of Sport Leadership (6 hours)

KNH 472 Sport in Schools and Colleges (3)

KNH 473 Children and Youth in Sport (3) or

KNH 471 Sport, Leisure, and Aging (3)

In ADDITION TO the requirements listed in A-D above, students must complete ONE of four specialized SLAM concentrations listed below:

1. Sport Management (30 hours)

A. Sport Management Courses (15 hours)

KNH 212 Sport Management (3)

KNH 313 Sport Economics and Finance (3)

KNH 414 Facilities and Event Management in Sport (3)

KNH 416 Sport Marketing (3)

ONE of these:

KNH 453O Legal Issues for KNH Professionals (3)

KNH 4536 Sport Administration (3)

KNH 453M Ethics in Sports (3)

KNH 448 International Perspectives in Sport (3)

B. Communication Course (3 hours)

ONE of these:

COM 134 Intro to Speech Communication (3)

COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)

COM 143 Introduction to Media (3)

COM 231 Small Group Communication (3)

COM 259 Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations (3)

JRN 101 Introduction to Journalism (3)

C. Business Writing or Media Course (3 hours)

ONE of these:

ENG 313 Technical Writing (3)

ENG 315 Business Writing (3)

ENG/IMS 224 Digital Writing and Rhetoric: Composing with Words, Images and Sounds (3)

IMS 201 Information Studies in the Digital Age (3)

IMS 222 Web and Interaction Design (3)

IMS 355 Principles and Practices of Managing Interactive Projects (3)

IMS 390 Special Topics in Interactive Media Studies (3)

JRN 201 Reporting and News Writing I (3)

D. Business Courses (9 hours)

ONE of these options:

Option 1 (Management)

MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)

MGT 291 Introduction to Management & Leadership (3)

MGT 304 Cross Cultural Management (3) or

MGT 414 Motivation and Work (3) or

MGT 415 Leadership and Learning (3) or

MGT 416 Organizational Change Management (3)

Option 2 (Marketing)

MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)

ECO 201 Principles of Microeconomics (3)

MKT 291 Introduction to Management & Leadership (3)

Option 3 (Entrepreneurship)

MGT 111 Introduction to Business (3)

ESP 201 Introduction to Entrepreneurship (3) or

ESP 306 Financial Aspects of Entrepreneurial Ventures (3) or

ESP 366 Imagination and Entrepreneurship (3) or

ESP 464 Social Entrepreneurship (3)

Option 4 (Summer Business Institute)

Note: Summer Business Institute NOT open to students with majors or minors in business.

BUS 301 Macro Concepts in Contemporary Business (3)

BUS 302 Micro Concepts in Contemporary Business (3)

BUS 303 Business Process Integration (3)

2. Coaching (29 hours)

A. Coaching Courses (23 hours)

KNH 184 Motor Skill Learning and Performance (3) and

KNH 184L Motor Skill Learning and Performance Laboratory (1)

KNH 244 Functional Anatomy (3) and

KNH 244L Functional Anatomy Laboratory (1)

KNH 337 Foundations and Fitness Training for Coaches (3)

KNH 338 Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching (3) or

KNH 438 Principles of Effective Coaching (3)

KNH 447 Sport Pedagogy (3)

KNH 473 Children and Youth in Sport (3) or

KNH 471 Sport, Leisure, and Aging (3)

ONE of these:

EDL 206 The Nature of Group Leadership (2)

KNH 212 Sport Management (3)

KNH 453M Legal Issues for KNH Professionals (3)

KNH 453O Ethics in Sports (3)

B. Contexts of Coaching (3 hours)

ONE of these:

KNH 274 Critical Perspectives on the Body (3)

KNH 279 African Americans in Sport (3)

KNH 448 International Perspectives in Sport (3)

KNH 475 Women, Gender Relations, and Sport (3)

C. Communication/Management Courses (3 hours)

ONE of these:

COM 134 Intro to Speech Communication (3)

COM 135 Introduction to Public Expression and Critical Inquiry (3)

COM 136 Introduction to Interpersonal Communication (3)

COM 231 Small Group Communication (3)

COM 259 Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations (3)

MGT 291 Introduction to Management & Leadership (3)

3. Sport Journalism (47 hours)

Note: Sport Journalism is a collaborative dual degree program in partnership with the Department of Communication. Students must complete a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism, and then by fulfilling all SLAM basic requirements and this concentration requirement, will also obtain a B.S. in Kinesiology and Health. Students cannot complete this concentration in SLAM and get a B.S. degree in KNH without fulfilling the requirements for a B.A. in Journalism (dual degree requirement).

A. Sport Leadership and Management Courses (9 hours)

THREE of these:

KNH 274 Critical Perspectives on the Body (3)

KNH 279 African Americans in Sport (3)

KNH 313 Sport Economics and Finance (3)

KNH 338 Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching (3) or

KNH 438 Principles of Effective Coaching (3)

KNH 448 International Perspectives in Sport (3)

KNH 453M Ethics in Sports (3)

KNH 475 Women, Gender Relations, and Sport (3)

B. Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism (38 hours)

4. Sport Media (48 hours)

Note: Sport Media is a collaborative dual degree program in partnership with the Department of Communication. At the time of publication, majors in the Department of Communication are being revised. For more information, please see the chair of the Communication Department.

A. Sport Leadership and Management Courses (9 hours)

THREE of these:

KNH 274 Critical Perspectives on the Body (3)

KNH 279 African Americans in Sport (3)

KNH 313 Sport Economics and Finance (3)

KNH 338 Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching (3) or

KNH 438 Principles of Effective Coaching (3)

KNH 448 International Perspectives in Sport (3)

KNH 453M Ethics in Sports (3)

KNH 475 Women, Gender Relations, and Sport (3)

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