COB 16-21 NEW COURSE SPTM 30100 revised

February 22, 2017

Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document

Program Name: Sports Management

  • Document No: COB 16-21 NEW COURSE SPTM 30100
  • Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2017
  • Submitting Department: Managerial Studies & White Lodging School College of Business
  • Date Reviewed by Department: February 17th, 2017
  • Submission Date: February 22nd, 2017
  • Date Reviewed College/School Curriculum Committee: February 24th, 2017
  • Contact Person: Judith L. Hack WLS Curriculum Chair
  • Approval by Faculty Senate: May 5, 2017
  • Date Reviewed by Senate Curriculum Committee: 4/14/17
  • Name(s) of Library Staff Consulted: NA
  • Will New Library Resources Used?: No
  • Form 40 Needed?: Yes

Task: Course Change or New Course Proposal

  • Program Name: Sports Management
  • Degree Name(s): Bachelor of Science in Business

Section II: This section is for changes in courses only

  • Subject: SPTM 30100, Practicum in Intercollegiate Athletics-New Course
  • Justification: New major in Sports Management being created for the College of Business



SPTM 30100 Practicum in Intercollegiate Athletics

Credit hours: 1.0

Training and practical experience of 150 hours in on and off campus intercollegiate athletic operations. Exposure to all aspects of the collegiate athletic industry, including away trips to other universities.

Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

  1. Students completing this course will be able to define and describe 20 multi-faceted collegiate athletic experiences observed in collegiate athletics-one of the largest segments of the Sports industry- which will be evident to them in a semester long practicum experience and they will complete a written and oral report citing the knowledge and experiences achieved throughout this 150 hours of on and off campus positions of responsibility in the sports industry and they will complete the work with a passing grade.
  2. Students will be totally responsible for the planning, organizing and transporting athletes to public functions and games at colleges and universities across the multi-state area on two occasions, which will result in an understanding of the importance of the principles of time management and transport challenges for the organization and themselves. They must be successfully evaluated with a passing grade by the home and away team athletic directors/managers regarding their performance.
  3. Students will be able to use this experiential practicum course to learn about the reality of the business of sports management and the short careers of college athletes and the simultaneous educational process of the athlete through completion of a research paper on all three areas with a passing grade. Building upon that will be a requirement to evaluate the facility where they completed their practicum. A log of the multi-tasking and time management experiences through weekly reflections during the course is also required during this practicum
  • Impact on Students: NA
  • Impact on University Resources: No new resources/faculty/funds at start-up, but program growth will require all of those in the future.
  • Impact on other Academic Units: NA