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SPHE316 - Sports and Recreation Facility Management

Course Details

Course Code: SPHE316 Course ID: 3314 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course prepares students with an interest in pursuing a career in the fast growing industry of sports facility or event management. During the course, students will acquire professional skills that can be applied in a wide variety of career positions. A range of topics includes facility financing, alcohol management, crowd management, and box office management. Upon completion students will have basic fundamentals to comprehend the field of facility and event management.

Course Schedule

No Course Offerings.

Current Syllabi

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

  1. Demonstrate how sustainability procedures reduce energy expenditures in facility management and apply best practices for “greening” sport facilities and understand sport event operations, the steps in planning and producing an event and event logistics.
  2. Evaluating facility financing and construction plans, bidding, project budgets and the roles and relationships of managers in this process and understanding public subsidies from the past to present and the various taxes and application of those taxes.
  3. Defining and detailing the importance of meeting ADA requirements in facility development and management.
  4. Examining contracts and new online technological portals to access current issues in Sports Facility Management and identifying the different types of facility contracts.
  5. Develop the knowledge and skills for recognizing risks and proper avoidance and describe the importance of crowd management and how it is essential to any event along with medical emergency and evaluation plans.
  6. Identify the concept of concession management and how it plays a role in a facility’s success and assess the significance of certain types of event tickets and how they can drive concession management.
NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Forum 1 3.75 %
Forum 2 3.75 %
Forum 3 3.75 %
Forum 4 3.75 %
Forum 5 3.75 %
Forum 6 3.75 %
Forum 7 3.75 %
Forum 8 3.75 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Week 1: Going Green Assignment 15.00 %
Week 3: Favorite Stadium/Arena 15.00 %
Week 4: Project Outline 15.00 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Week 7: Risk Analysis Project 25.00 %

Required Readings:

See Course Outline

Additional Resources:

There may be other materials, including websites outside the classroom, assigned by the Instructor during the course.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain websites are useful. Please abide by the APUS academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note website addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

The OWL at Purdue

APA Style Homepage

North American Society for Sport Management

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.