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Program in Sport Management

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Jason Rice, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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Sport Management

A dream career for some people — perhaps you? — is working for a professional sports team. Maybe what intrigues you is managing a local sports recreation center, promoting sporting events, or being an athletic director. We’ve designed our sport management program to prepare students to work in dynamic sport industry careers like these.

Our curriculum draws from a wide spectrum of course disciplines, including sales and marketing, business and psychology to give you a deeper understanding of important concepts and their role in today’s world. You’ll have opportunities to practice what you learn in the classroom as you interact with sport professionals, organizations, and projects through internships and other industry focused experiences in the Chicago-area.  

Sport Management, B.A.

The Sport Management program is designed to provide the academic foundation and practical experience required to make an impact in today's sport industry. Business and sport-focused courses with tailored emphasis in a student's chosen area provide a unique combination in preparing students to be curious, engaged, ethical and purposeful citizens and leaders.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

Major Requirements

  • SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the broad scope and significance of sport in modern society. Attention given to the relationship between athletes, sport fans and sport organizations; the intersection of sport history and current events; sport as a global business; and sport innovation. Students learn to apply elements of human centered design to investigate issues in sport.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, U.S. Power Structures.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 210 - Sport Marketing

    SMGT 210 - Sport Marketing

    4.00 credit hours

    Introduces essential marketing, promotion and sales principles as currently applied in the sport industry. Topics include sport consumer behavior, market segmentation and selection, strategic market planning and analysis, marketing information management, integrated marketing communications, external relations and sponsorship cultivation and activation. Trends, issues and problems influencing the industry are also examined.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101 and Sport Management major or minor.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 220 - Sport Budgeting and Finance

    SMGT 220 - Sport Budgeting and Finance

    4.00 credit hours

    Basic theory in finance, budgeting and economics are explored. Financial decision-making, including cash management; ratio analysis; asset management; short, intermediate and long-term financing are a course focus. Different types of budgets are reviewed with students learning the budget preparation and approval process. Accounting trends and economic theory are also applied to sport settings/organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    4.00 credit hours

    Exposure to and analysis of legal and ethical issues surrounding the sport industry. Topics may include negligence, liability, and risk management; employment law, contract law, and negotiations; regulatory agencies and governance structures; theories of ethics, concepts of morality, personal philosophy regarding social responsibility, and professional code of ethics; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and social issues such as sportsmanship, fan behavior, performance enhancing drugs, drug testing, and hazing. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Ethical Dimensions, Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 310 - Applied Sport Sales

    SMGT 310 - Applied Sport Sales

    4.00 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the entire sales process with hands-on training and experience. Students learn best practices for ticket sales, corporate sales, client management and customer service. Current trends and issues are also discussed.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing and Sport Management major.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    4.00 credit hours

    A complete investigation into sport facilities, venues, and events. Introduces students to the development of a venue, the event bid and creation process, financing and ownership structures of facilities and events, operational aspects of facilities and events, evaluation of the customer experience, and recent trends in facility/event management. Students will further develop their understanding of accessibility in sport, risk management, emergency planning, volunteer services, and budgeting. A Community Engaged Learning Experience is built into this course.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 220.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Community Engaged Learning.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    4.00 credit hours

    The culminating experience for all majors and minors in the Sport Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework and experiences. Students plan and manage an event.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 330, SMGT 497 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 490 - Sport Management Internship Seminar

    SMGT 490 - Sport Management Internship Seminar

    2.00 credit hours

    Students engage with their internship cohort and reflect on the internship experience. Course includes reflections of the internship experience, group discussions of discipline related topics and a culminating project.

    Prerequisite(s)

    20 credit hours in Sport Management core.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 497 - Sport Mgmt. Internship

    SMGT 497 - Sport Mgmt. Internship

    10.00 credit hours

    A full-time immersed experience in service to a community partner in the student's interest area. The agency is selected through cooperation between the student, the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator and an agency supervisor. Students must apply one term in advance through the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator.

    Prerequisite(s)

    20 credit hours in Sport Management core.

    Schedule Of Classes

Note:

Students must also choose a minor from another NCC department to complete the major.

Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree

Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language. For more information, see the B.A. Degree Requirements within the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Sport Management, Digital Marketing Track, B.A.

The Sport Management program is designed to provide the academic foundation and practical experience required to make an impact in today's sport industry. Business and sport-focused courses with tailored emphasis in a student's chosen area provide a unique combination in preparing students to be curious, engaged, ethical and purposeful citizens and leaders.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

Major Requirements

Sport Management Core Courses

  • SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the broad scope and significance of sport in modern society. Attention given to the relationship between athletes, sport fans and sport organizations; the intersection of sport history and current events; sport as a global business; and sport innovation. Students learn to apply elements of human centered design to investigate issues in sport.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, U.S. Power Structures.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 210 - Sport Marketing

    SMGT 210 - Sport Marketing

    4.00 credit hours

    Introduces essential marketing, promotion and sales principles as currently applied in the sport industry. Topics include sport consumer behavior, market segmentation and selection, strategic market planning and analysis, marketing information management, integrated marketing communications, external relations and sponsorship cultivation and activation. Trends, issues and problems influencing the industry are also examined.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101 and Sport Management major or minor.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 220 - Sport Budgeting and Finance

    SMGT 220 - Sport Budgeting and Finance

    4.00 credit hours

    Basic theory in finance, budgeting and economics are explored. Financial decision-making, including cash management; ratio analysis; asset management; short, intermediate and long-term financing are a course focus. Different types of budgets are reviewed with students learning the budget preparation and approval process. Accounting trends and economic theory are also applied to sport settings/organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    4.00 credit hours

    Exposure to and analysis of legal and ethical issues surrounding the sport industry. Topics may include negligence, liability, and risk management; employment law, contract law, and negotiations; regulatory agencies and governance structures; theories of ethics, concepts of morality, personal philosophy regarding social responsibility, and professional code of ethics; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and social issues such as sportsmanship, fan behavior, performance enhancing drugs, drug testing, and hazing. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Ethical Dimensions, Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 310 - Applied Sport Sales

    SMGT 310 - Applied Sport Sales

    4.00 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the entire sales process with hands-on training and experience. Students learn best practices for ticket sales, corporate sales, client management and customer service. Current trends and issues are also discussed.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing and Sport Management major.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    4.00 credit hours

    A complete investigation into sport facilities, venues, and events. Introduces students to the development of a venue, the event bid and creation process, financing and ownership structures of facilities and events, operational aspects of facilities and events, evaluation of the customer experience, and recent trends in facility/event management. Students will further develop their understanding of accessibility in sport, risk management, emergency planning, volunteer services, and budgeting. A Community Engaged Learning Experience is built into this course.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 220.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Community Engaged Learning.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    4.00 credit hours

    The culminating experience for all majors and minors in the Sport Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework and experiences. Students plan and manage an event.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 330, SMGT 497 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 490 - Sport Management Internship Seminar

    SMGT 490 - Sport Management Internship Seminar

    2.00 credit hours

    Students engage with their internship cohort and reflect on the internship experience. Course includes reflections of the internship experience, group discussions of discipline related topics and a culminating project.

    Prerequisite(s)

    20 credit hours in Sport Management core.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 497 - Sport Mgmt. Internship

    SMGT 497 - Sport Mgmt. Internship

    10.00 credit hours

    A full-time immersed experience in service to a community partner in the student's interest area. The agency is selected through cooperation between the student, the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator and an agency supervisor. Students must apply one term in advance through the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator.

    Prerequisite(s)

    20 credit hours in Sport Management core.

    Schedule Of Classes

Digital Marketing Courses

  • ARTD 107 - 2D Design: Explorations in Image Making

    ARTD 107 - 2D Design: Explorations in Image Making

    4 credit hours

    A foundations course focused on process, study and application of core concepts of visual design - visual elements, principles of design and creative process. Course objectives include creative problem solving through acquisition of technical skills and introduction to a variety of materials.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ARTD 140 - Digital Art and Design

    ARTD 140 - Digital Art and Design

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to digital imaging, computer graphics and graphic design to communicate messages using digital visuals. Emphasizes hands-on computer experience with digital image manipulation techniques, drawing and editing tools that allow students to create computer based graphic arts, design and page layout.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ARTD 275 - Photography II: Digital

    ARTD 275 - Photography II: Digital

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the basic tools and programs used in the electronic imaging process of digital photography. Students develop their imagery, artistic statements and concepts through the use of DSLR cameras and software.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MEDI 200 - Digital Media Writing

    MEDI 200 - Digital Media Writing

    4.00 credit hours

    Digital media writing introduces students to writing on different types of platforms including the web, applications and social media. Students learn to write in a variety of different genres including blog writing, online news and public relations. The course also hones writing and research skills for digital writing.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Humanities, U.S. Power Structures.
    iCon(s)
    Innovating the World.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • MKTG 330 - Digital Marketing

    MKTG 330 - Digital Marketing

    4.00 credit hours

    Explores the growing impact of Digital Marketing as an important component within the Promotion Mix. It examines methods for designing effective web-based marketing strategies using a range of digital tools. Emphasis is placed on social media, mobile marketing trends, e-commerce, search engine optimization, email marketing and online display advertising. Students develop the skills needed to evaluate the effectiveness of digital marketing strategies across product categories and industries.

    Prerequisite(s)

    MKTG 300.

    Schedule Of Classes

Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree

Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language. For more information, see the B.A. Degree Requirements within the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Sport Management, General Business Track, B.A.

The Sport Management program is designed to provide the academic foundation and practical experience required to make an impact in today's sport industry. Business and sport-focused courses with tailored emphasis in a student's chosen area provide a unique combination in preparing students to be curious, engaged, ethical and purposeful citizens and leaders.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

Major Requirements

Sport Management Core Courses

  • SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the broad scope and significance of sport in modern society. Attention given to the relationship between athletes, sport fans and sport organizations; the intersection of sport history and current events; sport as a global business; and sport innovation. Students learn to apply elements of human centered design to investigate issues in sport.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, U.S. Power Structures.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 210 - Sport Marketing

    SMGT 210 - Sport Marketing

    4.00 credit hours

    Introduces essential marketing, promotion and sales principles as currently applied in the sport industry. Topics include sport consumer behavior, market segmentation and selection, strategic market planning and analysis, marketing information management, integrated marketing communications, external relations and sponsorship cultivation and activation. Trends, issues and problems influencing the industry are also examined.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101 and Sport Management major or minor.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 220 - Sport Budgeting and Finance

    SMGT 220 - Sport Budgeting and Finance

    4.00 credit hours

    Basic theory in finance, budgeting and economics are explored. Financial decision-making, including cash management; ratio analysis; asset management; short, intermediate and long-term financing are a course focus. Different types of budgets are reviewed with students learning the budget preparation and approval process. Accounting trends and economic theory are also applied to sport settings/organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    4.00 credit hours

    Exposure to and analysis of legal and ethical issues surrounding the sport industry. Topics may include negligence, liability, and risk management; employment law, contract law, and negotiations; regulatory agencies and governance structures; theories of ethics, concepts of morality, personal philosophy regarding social responsibility, and professional code of ethics; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and social issues such as sportsmanship, fan behavior, performance enhancing drugs, drug testing, and hazing. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Ethical Dimensions, Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 310 - Applied Sport Sales

    SMGT 310 - Applied Sport Sales

    4.00 credit hours

    Provides an overview of the entire sales process with hands-on training and experience. Students learn best practices for ticket sales, corporate sales, client management and customer service. Current trends and issues are also discussed.

    Prerequisite(s)

    Junior standing and Sport Management major.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    4.00 credit hours

    A complete investigation into sport facilities, venues, and events. Introduces students to the development of a venue, the event bid and creation process, financing and ownership structures of facilities and events, operational aspects of facilities and events, evaluation of the customer experience, and recent trends in facility/event management. Students will further develop their understanding of accessibility in sport, risk management, emergency planning, volunteer services, and budgeting. A Community Engaged Learning Experience is built into this course.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 220.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Community Engaged Learning.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    4.00 credit hours

    The culminating experience for all majors and minors in the Sport Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework and experiences. Students plan and manage an event.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 330, SMGT 497 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 490 - Sport Management Internship Seminar

    SMGT 490 - Sport Management Internship Seminar

    2.00 credit hours

    Students engage with their internship cohort and reflect on the internship experience. Course includes reflections of the internship experience, group discussions of discipline related topics and a culminating project.

    Prerequisite(s)

    20 credit hours in Sport Management core.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 497 - Sport Mgmt. Internship

    SMGT 497 - Sport Mgmt. Internship

    10.00 credit hours

    A full-time immersed experience in service to a community partner in the student's interest area. The agency is selected through cooperation between the student, the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator and an agency supervisor. Students must apply one term in advance through the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator.

    Prerequisite(s)

    20 credit hours in Sport Management core.

    Schedule Of Classes

General Business Courses

  • ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting

    ACCT 201 - Financial Accounting

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUSN 265 - Business and Economics Statistics

    BUSN 265 - Business and Economics Statistics

    4.00 credit hours

    Provides an overview of basic statistics as it applies to business. The focus is on learning statistical concepts by applying analytical reasoning to business applications. Examples illustrating the relevance of statistics to broad areas of business are used. The course requires students to use spreadsheet programs, statistical programs, the Internet and other computer tools in analyzing statistics. The focus is on application of the material and on solving problems. Only one of BUSN 265 and PSYC 250 may be taken for credit.

    Prerequisite(s)

    MATH 130 or higher.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Quantitative Analysis.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COMM 280 - Business and Professional Communication

    COMM 280 - Business and Professional Communication

    4.00 credit hours

    An intermediate course in which students develop the skills and strategies for use in written, face-to-face and electronic communication in professional settings. Students learn fundamentals of writing and presenting in professional contexts and may investigate organizational communication practices such as interviewing, performance feedback, training and meeting management.

    Prerequisite(s)

    CARD 102 or COMM 100; COMM 200 or COMM 214; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECON 200 - Principles of Microeconomics

    ECON 200 - Principles of Microeconomics

    4.00 credit hours

    Introduction to the theory of consumer choice, social and individual welfare, the behavior of business firms and market structure, and other applied microeconomic topics.

    Prerequisite(s)

    MATH 130 or higher.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

    • An additional four credit hour BUSN, ECON, or SMGT elective course

Additional Requirements for the B.A. Degree

Students must demonstrate elementary competence in a foreign language. For more information, see the B.A. Degree Requirements within the Academic Regulations section of this catalog.

Sport Management Minor

The Sport Management minor is designed to provide the academic foundation and practical experience required in today's sport industry.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 20 credit hours, including:

  • SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

    4.00 credit hours

    An introduction to the broad scope and significance of sport in modern society. Attention given to the relationship between athletes, sport fans and sport organizations; the intersection of sport history and current events; sport as a global business; and sport innovation. Students learn to apply elements of human centered design to investigate issues in sport.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Social Science, U.S. Power Structures.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

    4.00 credit hours

    Exposure to and analysis of legal and ethical issues surrounding the sport industry. Topics may include negligence, liability, and risk management; employment law, contract law, and negotiations; regulatory agencies and governance structures; theories of ethics, concepts of morality, personal philosophy regarding social responsibility, and professional code of ethics; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and social issues such as sportsmanship, fan behavior, performance enhancing drugs, drug testing, and hazing. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 101.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Ethical Dimensions, Writing Intensive.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

    4.00 credit hours

    A complete investigation into sport facilities, venues, and events. Introduces students to the development of a venue, the event bid and creation process, financing and ownership structures of facilities and events, operational aspects of facilities and events, evaluation of the customer experience, and recent trends in facility/event management. Students will further develop their understanding of accessibility in sport, risk management, emergency planning, volunteer services, and budgeting. A Community Engaged Learning Experience is built into this course.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 220.

    Cardinal Directions Designation(s)
    Community Engaged Learning.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

    4.00 credit hours

    The culminating experience for all majors and minors in the Sport Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students' ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework and experiences. Students plan and manage an event.

    Prerequisite(s)

    SMGT 330, SMGT 497 and Senior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

Elective(s)

An additional four credit hours of Sport Management.

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

SMGT 101 - Contemporary Sport Studies

4.00 credit hours

An introduction to the broad scope and significance of sport in modern society. Attention given to the relationship between athletes, sport fans and sport organizations; the intersection of sport history and current events; sport as a global business; and sport innovation. Students learn to apply elements of human centered design to investigate issues in sport.

Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Social Science, U.S. Power Structures.

SMGT 210 - Sport Marketing

4.00 credit hours

Introduces essential marketing, promotion and sales principles as currently applied in the sport industry. Topics include sport consumer behavior, market segmentation and selection, strategic market planning and analysis, marketing information management, integrated marketing communications, external relations and sponsorship cultivation and activation. Trends, issues and problems influencing the industry are also examined.

Prerequisite(s): SMGT 101 and Sport Management major or minor.

SMGT 220 - Sport Budgeting and Finance

4.00 credit hours

Basic theory in finance, budgeting and economics are explored. Financial decision-making, including cash management; ratio analysis; asset management; short, intermediate and long-term financing are a course focus. Different types of budgets are reviewed with students learning the budget preparation and approval process. Accounting trends and economic theory are also applied to sport settings/organizations.

Prerequisite(s): SMGT 101.

SMGT 230 - Sport Law, Ethics & Organization

4.00 credit hours

Exposure to and analysis of legal and ethical issues surrounding the sport industry. Topics may include negligence, liability, and risk management; employment law, contract law, and negotiations; regulatory agencies and governance structures; theories of ethics, concepts of morality, personal philosophy regarding social responsibility, and professional code of ethics; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; and social issues such as sportsmanship, fan behavior, performance enhancing drugs, drug testing, and hazing. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented.

Prerequisite(s): SMGT 101.
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Ethical Dimensions, Writing Intensive.

SMGT 290 - Special Topics

2.00-4.00 credit hours

Each version of this course will feature a selected topic relevant to the dynamic field of sport management. Repeatable with different topics.

SMGT 310 - Applied Sport Sales

4.00 credit hours

Provides an overview of the entire sales process with hands-on training and experience. Students learn best practices for ticket sales, corporate sales, client management and customer service. Current trends and issues are also discussed.

Prerequisite(s): Junior standing and Sport Management major.

SMGT 330 - Sport Facility and Event Management

4.00 credit hours

A complete investigation into sport facilities, venues, and events. Introduces students to the development of a venue, the event bid and creation process, financing and ownership structures of facilities and events, operational aspects of facilities and events, evaluation of the customer experience, and recent trends in facility/event management. Students will further develop their understanding of accessibility in sport, risk management, emergency planning, volunteer services, and budgeting. A Community Engaged Learning Experience is built into this course.

Prerequisite(s): SMGT 220. Concurrent enrollment in SMGT 230.
Cardinal Directions Designation(s): Community Engaged Learning.

SMGT 390 - Special Topics

4.00 credit hours

Each version of this course features a selected topic relevant to the dynamic field of sport management. Repeatable with different topics.

SMGT 450 - Sport Mgmt. Senior Capstone

4.00 credit hours

The culminating experience for all majors and minors in the Sport Management program. The aim of the capstone is to assess students’ ability to synthesize and integrate the knowledge and skills they have developed throughout their coursework and experiences. Students plan and manage an event.

Prerequisite(s): SMGT 330SMGT 497 and Senior standing.

SMGT 490 - Sport Management Internship Seminar

2.00 credit hours

Students engage with their internship cohort and reflect on the internship experience. Course includes reflections of the internship experience, group discussions of discipline related topics and a culminating project.

Prerequisite(s): 20 credit hours in Sport Management core. Concurrent enrollment in SMGT 497.
             

SMGT 497 - Sport Mgmt. Internship

10.00 credit hours

A full-time immersed experience in service to a community partner in the student’s interest area. The agency is selected through cooperation between the student, the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator and an agency supervisor. Students must apply one term in advance through the Sport Management Clinical Coordinator.

Prerequisite(s): 20 credit hours in Sport Management core.

Michelle Amore

Half-time Assistant Professor of Exercise Science
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5740
Taylor Arman

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Athletic Training Coordinator of Clinical Education
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5575
Martha Cammarata

Half-time Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5771
Larry Jinkins

Clinical Coordinator for Sport Management; Instructor of Sport Management
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5737
Tamara Kadera

Half-time Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5746
Beverly Menninger

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator, Master of Occupational Therapy Program; Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
School of Educ & Health Sci
+1 630 637 5751
Kristin A Paloncy

Assistant Professor of Health Science; Program Director of Health Science
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5515
Jason Rice

Assistant Professor of Sport Management; Sport Management Program Director
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5736
Kendall Selsky

Associate Professor of Athletic Training; Athletic Training Program Director
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5546
Michelle Sheperd

Assistant Professor of Masters in Occupational Therapy; Program Director of Masters in Occupational Therapy
Occupational Therapy
+1 630 637 5739
Marilyn Skarbek

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Exercise Science Clinical Coordinator
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5495
Marci Swede

Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences
School of Educ & Health Sci
+1 630 637 5511
Tammy Wynard

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Chairperson, of the Department of Kinesiology
Kinesiology
+1 630 637 5743

Faculty Emeriti

Gerald Gems
Professor of Kinesiology Emeritus
A.A., Mayfair Junior College, 1975; B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1980; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1989
grgems@noctrl.edu

Heidi Matthews
Professor of Kinesiology Emerita
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1981; M.S., University of Arizona, 1982.
hmmatthews@noctrl.edu

Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your sport management education.

You can join a variety of clubs and organizations to enhance your experience within the sport management major. The NCC Sport Management Association (SMA) is the student organization at North Central intended to promote stronger understanding of and professional development in the highly competitive sports industry. SMA is for students who are looking for a way to strengthen their marketability in the job place or just looking for a group of people who share their passion for sports.

Other student organizations opportunities include our nationally acclaimed Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), NCC Sport Management Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Student Governing Association (SGA), College Union Activities Board (CUAB), Dispute Resolution program, Intramurals and varsity athletics. You can also serve as an administrative assistant for a varsity athletic team or with the physical education office.

Internships

As a culmination to your undergraduate studies, you must participate in an internship during your senior year. You’ll gain real world, hands-on experience to help launch your career in the sport industry with opportunities to work with professional sport teams and their affiliates, sport agencies, sport services providers, event management companies, health clubs, corporate wellness centers, park districts, secondary schools and higher education institutions. Naperville is located in the heart of Chicago’s large metropolitan area with access to many of the Midwest’s premier corporations, sport organizations, and professional sports teams.


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