The Associate of Arts Degree with an Emphasis in Sports Management

This emphasis prepares students to enter the world of business in sport or to pursue a Bachelor’s degree. It provides an overview of the history and role of sport in society, leadership, ethics, governance and communication. Students will obtain business administration skills through a course in marketing and general principles of management. With the goal of working in the context of a sports organization, the focus is on leadership roles within amateur and professional sports, recreational venues, college and university sports programs, and the marketing and management of sport and fitness-related goods and services.

Program Learning Outcomes:

1. Gain breadth of knowledge regarding sports rules and regulations, management, history, coaching, and field and equipment maintenance. 2. Develop personal leadership qualities, governance and decision-making abilities for officiating in a variety of sport venues. 3. Learn how to appraise the methods and means of physical strength, stamina and endurance training. 4. Apply fundamental concepts of organization, management, administration, marketing, and policy development for professional and intercollegiate sports. 5. Become familiar and gain core competencies in liberal arts education from a Christian perspective and achieve personal growth with intentionality toward developing Christian character.

Requirements:

Art 101: Introduction to Visual and Performing Arts (4.5) Biology 201: Introduction to Biology I (4.5) Biology 201L: Biology Laboratory I (1.5) Business 299: Essentials of Management (4.5) College Forum 101: College Thinking and Learning I (4.5) College Forum 201: Self-Discovery and Life Planning (1.5) Communications 105: Intercultural Communication (4.5) Communications 210: Elements of Public Speaking (4.5) English 101: Freshman Composition: Expository Writing (4.5) Health Science 101: Introduction to Health Science (4.5) History 110: Survey of American History (4.5) Philosophy 201: Introduction to Philosophy (4.5) Physical Education 105: Strength and Conditioning (4.5) Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology (4.5) Religious Studies 101: Introduction to the History and Literature of the Old Testament (4.5) Religious Studies 105: Introduction to the History and Literature of the New Testament (4.5) Religious Studies 210: Introduction to Christian Thought and Contemporary Issues (4.5) Sociology 201: Introduction to Sociology (4.5) SPM 101: Introduction to Sports Management (4.5) SPM 120: Sports Officiating (4.5) SPM 130: Sport Facilities Management (4.5) SPM 205: Principles of Marketing (4.5)

Emphasis Courses:

SPM 101: Introduction to Sports Management (4.5) Business 299: Essentials of Management (4.5) Physical Education 105: Strength and Conditioning (4.5) SPM 120: Sports Officiating (4.5) SPM 130: Sport Facilities Management (4.5) SPM 205: Principles of Marketing (4.5)

Additional Electives:

Biological and Physical Sciences Biology 202: Introduction to Biology II (4.5) Biology 202L: Biology Laboratory II (1.5) Biology 210: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology I (4.5) Biology 210L: Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory I (1.5) Biology 211: Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology II (4.5) Biology 211L: Anatomy & Physiology Laboratory II (1.5) Chemistry 101: Introduction to Chemistry I (4.5) Chemistry 101L: Chemistry Laboratory I (1.5) Chemistry 102: Introduction to Chemistry II (4.5) Chemistry 102L: Chemistry Laboratory II (1.5) Earth Science 101: Introduction to Earth Science (4.5)

Business and Information Technology Business 105: Personal Finance (4.5) Business 298: Teams and the Work Process (4.5) Business 299: Essentials of Management (4.5)

Humanities and Fine Arts Communications 101: Communication Concepts (4.5) Communications 215 (Religious Studies 211): Homiletics (4.5) ESL I: English as a Second Language I (4.5) ESL II: English as a Second Language II (4.5) ESL III: English as a Second Language III (4.5) ESL IV: English as a Second Language IV (4.5) English 091: Developmental English I (4.5) [determined by placement testing]

54

English 092: Developmental English II (4.5) [determined by placement testing] English 093: Developmental English III (4.5) [determined by placement testing] English 101: Freshman Composition: Expository Writing (4.5) English 205: Introduction to Literature of the English Language (4.5) English 210: Introduction to World Literature (4.5) English 215: Literature of C.S. Lewis (4.5) English 220: Introduction to Christian Literature (4.5) English 223: Intermediate Composition and Critical Thinking (4.5) History 101: Human Civilization I: The Ancient World (4.5) History 105: Human Civilization II: The Western World (4.5) History 110: Introduction to Church History (4.5) History 210: Survey of American History (4.5) Philosophy 210: Ethical Decisions in the Workplace (4.5) Religious Studies 211: Life of Christ (4.5) Religious Studies 212: Paul’s New Testament Letters (4.5) Religious Studies 223: Foundations of Christian Missions (4.5) Spanish 101: Introductory Spanish I (4.5) [CLEP credits] Spanish 102: Introductory Spanish II (4.5) [CLEP credits] Spanish 201: Intermediate Spanish I (4.5) [CLEP credits] Spanish 202: Intermediate Spanish II (4.5) [CLEP credits]

Mathematics

Mathematics 091: Developmental Math I (4.5) [determined by placement testing] Mathematics 092: Developmental Math II (4.5) [determined by placement testing] Mathematics 093: Developmental Math III (4.5) [determined by placement testing] Mathematics 115: Ideas of Math (4.5)

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Political Science 205: Introduction to U.S. Government (4.5) Psychology 101: Introduction to Psychology (4.5) Psychology 102: Introduction to Psychology and Biblical Counseling (4.5) Sociology 201: Introduction to Sociology (4.5)