Sport Administration minor

Office: W339 Thompson Hall

(716) 673-3892

Bruce Klonsky, Coordinator

Email: sport.psychology@fredonia.edu

Website: http://www.fredonia.edu/department/sportmanagement/

One of two Interdisciplinary Studies sport minors, the Sport Administration minor program offers interested students the opportunity to explore administrative and related skills. Participation in an applied outside experience (i.e., practicum/internship or independent study) is strongly recommended.

The Sport Administration minor provides students with background in (a) the behavioral dimensions of sport, (b) general management and organizational skills and issues, (c) sport-specific management principles, strategies, and issues; (d) marketing, finance, and legal issues, and (e) communication and ethical issues.

The course categories included in this program were strongly influenced by the Sport Management Program Standards established by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the North American Society for Sport Management. This track will aid in the preparation and viability of students for jobs and graduate work in sport management, marketing, and public relations.

Requirements for Sport Administration minor

(21 credit hours)

Required Core Courses:

SPMG 210Principles of Sports Management

3

PSY 237Sport Psychology

3

SOC 335Sociology of Sport

3

PSY 237 and SOC 335: prerequisite required

Elective Courses: (one course required of students)

BUAD 323Organizational Behavior

3

PSY 347Organizational Psychology

3

BUAD 323 and PSY 347: prerequisite required

Areas of Concentration

Select three courses from the following two areas:

Marketing, Finance and Legal Issues:

BUAD 310Legal Environment of Business

3

BUAD 330Human Resource Management

3

BUAD 328Marketing Foundations

3

BUAD 340Marketing Research

3

PHIL 310Business Ethics

3

BUAD 330, BUAD 328, BUAD 340: prerequisite required

Communications and Ethical Issues:

COMM 200Electronic Media Writing

3

COMM 251Audio Production I

3

COMM 255Studio Production

3

COMM 130Foundations in Journalism

3

COMM 222Principles of Public Relations

3

COMM 420Communication Law and Ethics

3

PHIL 211Philosophy of Sport

BUAD 480Internship

1-9

COMM 480Communication Internship

1-15

ENGL 465English Internships

1-12

SPMG 400Internship in Sport Management

1-7

COMM 200, COMM 255, and COMM 420: prerequisite required