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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: SPMT612 Course ID: 2771 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course provides students with the fundamental knowledge and skills for designing and managing sport and recreation facilities and organizing sport events. Included in the course are topics related to planning for events and tournaments, scheduling of facilities and events, and overall management of events. Students will examine several different types of sporting events from local tournaments to the Olympics. The course will also delineate the factors involved in the planning, design and management of events while examining the social, economic and environmental impacts of sporting events on the host community. Throughout the course students are encouraged to attend and/or volunteer at sporting events to put the course knowledge in to practice.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

CO1: Deconstruct global sport event management and the nature and scope of opportunities in the sport event industry.

CO2: Examine the processes involved in sport event management, the application of these procedures leading to event implementation and goal attainment.

CO3: Judge the importance of sport events to the development of short and long term objectives on a local, national, and international scope.

CO4: Solve and critique the various components of major sport events and attribute the relevance of sponsors to the successful implementation of sport events.

CO5: Analyze the market to bid for the opportunity to host sports events and generate ecomonic impact in the community.

CO6: Examine sports industry best practices to utilize technology to best serve fans, and successfully market events.

CO7: Examine research on sports events at multiple stages within the event process and prepare a plan to critically assess sports events to minimize risk and maximize success.

Describe how you will evaluate your students for each graded activity.

Reading Assignments:

All twelve (12) chapters of the primary textbook (Strategic Sports Event Management: Olympic Edition) will be covered throughout this eight (8) week course. As a learner, you are expected to read each of the assigned chapters. Other material will be assigned for reading as determined appropriate by the Instructor.


There are eight (8) forum questions during this eight week course. Discussion questions require students to interact with their instructor and fellow students via the Discussion Board. The instructor will post a question that each student will answer in a substantive nature. Students should state their opinion and provide evidence (supporting references and/or personal reflection) to support their response. Students are also required to respond to the initial posting from the Instructor as well as respond to at least two (2) additional postings of a fellow learner. The initial discussion posting must be at least 500 words and are to be posted by Wednesday evening with at least two classmate responses to be posted by Sunday evening (each response to student posts must be at least 250 words). See discussion board rubric below.

If initial reply is not at least 500 words points will be deducted in proportion to how much less than 500 words initial post is. For example, if student does an initial post of 250 words (and does 2 student replies of at least 250 words each) then the highest grade possible for the student would be 50/100.

Homework Assignments:

There are five (5) homework assignments during the course. Each assignment varies in structure and in length. Assignments will give you the opportunity to apply the concepts from your reading. Assignments should be prepared in Microsoft Word and uploaded into the student folder by the specified due date.

Final Project
Students will prepare a detailed sport event audit for an event of their choice (to be approved by the Instructor). Specific instructions on the project can be found in the “assignment” section of the classroom. The final project is designed to measure learning acquired during the course and intended to provide the Instructor a gauge of the student’s overall knowledge and understanding of the course subject material.

THIS CLASS DOES NOT HAVE A TEXTBOOK. This class uses Open Educational Resources (OERs) rather than a textbook. Each week in the Lessons tab you will have different readings/videos that you will read/watch to learn the weekly material. Students are encouraged to augment assignments and forums with outside readings of their interest.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.