Learning Goals & Objectives

Learning Goal 1 (Knowledge-Observed in Writing)

Candidates in the undergraduate Sport Management programs will demonstrate content and professional knowledge necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will:
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the common principles of sport management; sport leadership; sport operations management; event and venue management; and sport governance.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of finance, and the economics of sport as they fit into national and international economies.

Learning Goal 2 (Knowledge – Observed Skills and Dispositions)

Candidates in the undergraduate Sport Management programs will demonstrate professional skills and dispositions necessary for successful performance in their field.

Students will: 
  • Demonstrate the ability to communicate with various public and professional audiences through written texts, oral discussions, and multi-media presentations. 
  • Demonstrate skill in the application of the basic principles of interpersonal and mass communications through interaction with internal and external sport publics.
  • Demonstrate essential management and business related skills in the work place.
  • Demonstrate skillful operation of technology and assessment related tools that may be applied to various sport management settings.

Learning Goal 3 (Service)

Candidates in the undergraduate Sport Management programs will demonstrate willingness to use their skills to benefit and serve society.  Within the contexts of their work, candidates promote authentic learning, social and emotional development, and a commitment to social justice in environments that foster respect for diversity and the dignity of all.  

Students will:
  • Demonstrate understanding of the critical social, psychological, and philosophical base issues of the sport environment.
    Demonstrate understanding of moral and ethical implications of sport policy and strategies.

Learning Goal 4 (Professionalism)

Candidates in the undergraduate Sport Management program will demonstrate self-reflection as a habit of mind, continuously assessing and refining their professional practice as they construct a rich repertoire of research-based knowledge, skills, and attitudes for effective performance ensuring that all students and/or clients have optimal opportunities to learn and grow. 

Students will: 
  • Learn to ask challenging, probing questions and seek thorough, well-rounded answers.
  • Act with integrity and fairness to ensure a professional system of accountability for every student’s academic and social success and will model principles of self-awareness, reflective practice, transparency, and ethical behavior.

Learning Goal 5 (Leadership)

Candidates in the undergraduate Sport Management programs will become adept at applying their acquired knowledge in the process of evaluating their own professional performance and decision-making with respect to its impact on students and/or clients, organizations, and wider community.

Students will:
  • Demonstrate the ability to assume leadership roles in various professional settings and work effectively with diverse groups and organizations seeking to improve the performance of those they lead.
  • Understand and can anticipate and assess emerging trends and initiatives in the sport environment.