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Course Details

Course Code: SPHE491 Course ID: 4536 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This senior capstone class is the final course in the degree sequence for students majoring in Sports Management. In this dynamic and interactive course, learners will review, assess and then apply many of the concepts they have researched during undergraduate studies through the creation of a customized graduation portfolio. This portfolio can be used for future career or academic goals and serve as a tangible job aid that houses previously acquired knowledge. Real life, hands on tools for career advancement will be examined and then applied, including the creation of a professional resume. An investigation of the job market in the field of sports management will also take place through case study analysis and lively, career focused discussions. Alternative career paths for sports and health sciences degree holders will also be explored. (Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program)

Course Schedule

No Course Offerings.

Current Syllabi

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

  1. Examine a variety of paths to employment existent in the sports industry.
  2. Apply fundamentals sport managers utilize in relation to facility and event management, sports law, sports marketing, sports finance, and ethics in sports management.
  3. Breakdown job opportunities available for sports management students in the sports industry.
  4. Formulate plans for professional preparation and professional development for careers in sports management.
  5. Evaluate multiple functions of management in sport and specific skill sets required of sport managers.
  6. Generate an effective process for making ethical decisions in the sports industry.
NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.75 %
Week 2 Forum 3.75 %
Week 3 Forum 3.75 %
Week 4 Forum 3.75 %
Week 5 Forum 3.75 %
Week 6 Forum 3.75 %
Week 7 Forum 3.75 %
Week 8 Forum 3.75 %
Assignments 45.00 %
Week 2: Athletics and the Law 15.00 %
Week 4: Emergency Management 15.00 %
Week 6: Marketing the Dolphins 15.00 %
Final Project 25.00 %
Week 8: Event Management 25.00 %

Required Course Textbooks:

There is not an assigned text for this class.

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 Sports Management

National Collegiate Athletic Association

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

National Junior College Athletic Association

National Federation of State High School Associations

National Intramural-Recreational Sports Association

Collegiate Event and Facility Management Association

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.