COB 16-25 NEW COURSE SPTM 41500 revised

May 5, 2017

Purdue Northwest Curriculum Document

Program Name: Sports Management

  • Document No: COB 16-25 NEW COURSE SPTM 41500
  • Proposed Effective Date: Fall 2017
  • Submitting Department: Managerial Studies & White Lodging School College of Business
  • Date Reviewed by Department: February 22nd, 2017
  • Submission Date: January 27th, 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 I: This section is for changes in programs, minors and certificates

  • List the major changes in each program of study, minor or certificate:
  • Impact on Students:
  • Impact on University Resources:
  • Impact on other Academic Units:

Section II: This section is for changes in courses only

  • Subject: SPTM 41500, Public/Private Sports Club Management – New Course
  • Justification: New major in Sports Management being created for the College of Business




SPTM 41500 Public/Private Sports Club Management

Credit hours: 3.0

A study of the organization and management structures, opportunities and operations within the private and public sports club industry. Emphasis on the manager’s role and duties plus the financial aspects of budgeting and managing memberships and member services.

Prerequisites: Senior standing.


Course Objectives / Learning Outcomes

  1. Students completing this course show mastery for the challenges and diversity of the Public/Private Sports Club industry, which will be proven by attaining a passing grade on the evaluation of site reports from three different types of industry field trips by the instructor.
  2. Students will be able to define and describe their awareness of the importance of starting/building club membership and services with good financial management and cost controls resulting in viability, which will be assessed and evaluated through passing three class team projects on six case studies on three different industry businesses types.
  3. Students will successfully complete development of their own ideal Sports Club operation in the one segment of the industry they prefer to work in post-graduation. This semester long project should result in a passing professional presentation to the faculty and experts in the field of Public or Private Sports Club Management
  • 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