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EIU Master of Science in Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreations

Sport Administration Courses

PREREQUISITES

 

KSR 4760: SPORT LAW - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3)  A survey of the law as it relates to professionals in the field of sport and fitness management. Pertinent concepts and legal constraints including liability, negligence, and tort related to employment in various professional positions in the sport industry.

 

KSR 4764: SPORT MANAGEMENT PRINCIPLES - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) Examination and analysis of how the essential management functions of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling are applied in the sport industry environment.

 

KSR 4765: MARKETING IN SPORT - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) An analysis of fundamental theories and issues in sport marketing, grounded in traditional marketing principles. This course focuses on the unique application of the marketing mix to sporting events, including the conceptualization of sport fan identity and attachment, sport sponsorship relationships, and participative sport involvement.

 

REQUIRED COURSES

 

KSR 5000: RESEARCH METHODS IN KINESIOLOGY, SPORT, AND RECREATION - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) An exposure to various types of research methods in related subject areas, a critical evaluation of selected studies, and writing the research report.

 

KSR 5005: LITERATURE REVIEW IN KINESIOLOGY AND SPORTS STUDIES - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course provides a practical guide that complements research methodology content with particular focus on conducting a comprehensive literature review.

 

KSR 5211: PROMOTION AND SALES MANAGEMENT IN SPORT - 3 CREDITS

 

KSR 5212: FINANCE IN SPORT - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) Analysis of core financial concepts and theories as they apply to the sport industry, including accounting principles, financial statements, sources of revenue, methods of budgeting, fundraising for new facilities, legal issues, and technology integration. 

 

KSR 5213: SPORT FACILITIES AND EVENT MANAGEMENT - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) Analysis of core aspects of managing sport facilities and sport and recreation events, including the conceptualization of sport and recreation events, facility and event management planning process, budgeting, site selection, booking, ticketing, sponsorship, and technological innovations.

 

KSR 5215: LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This is a graduate course relating to the application of tort law, contract law and constitutional law within the sport and fitness industry. The course will provide a legal framework concerning negligence, liability, and risk management practices pertaining to sport businesses.

 

KSR 5980: INTERNSHIP IN SPORTS ADMINISTRATION - 3 CREDITS

(Arr.-Arr.-3) A supervised experience in the various aspects of sports administration. Student will be assigned to a hosting agency which could be a school or college; a sports arena, stadium, recreation area, or a professional team. NOTE: May be repeated for three hours with permission of department chair

 

ELECTIVE COURSES

KSR 5010: ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORT - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course addresses ethical issues within the sporting context and industry. The values promoted within sport will be examined along with common ethical dilemmas faced by those involved in sport and physical activity management. The course will cover issues ranging from fair play to sportsmanship to Title IX and drug use for performance enhancement.

 

KSR 5130: EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) This course is designed to provide students with theoretical knowledge and research findings related to exercise behavior change strategies and factors that influence physical activity participation and adherence among individuals and groups. This course will focus on the role that modifiable factors (e.g. attitudes) have on physical activity and basic concepts of the behavior theories, applications, and strategies that enhance physical activity adoption and maintenance.

 

KSR 5210: ADMINISTRATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) Examination and analysis of essential management principles required for effective administration of intercollegiate athletics programs.

 

KSR 5214: GOVERNANCE IN SPORT - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) Overview of the politics and administration of various major sports organizations and areas of sports activity.

 

KSR 5710: SOCIOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF SPORT IN AMERICA - 3 CREDITS

(3-0-3) The course focuses on sports as a social and cultural phenomenon. It investigates the influence of social units, fundamental and social processes, and social values of sport in America.

 

KSR 5950: THESIS - 3 OR 6 CREDITS

(Arr.-Arr.-3 or 6) (Credit/No Credit) NOTE: A maximum of nine semester hours may be earned in a combination of 5950 and 5990.

 

KSR 5990: INDEPENDENT STUDY - 1 TO 6 CREDITS

(Arr.-Arr.-1 to 6) Individual pursuit of study selected by the student. May be repeated once; a maximum of nine semester hours may be earned in a combination of 5990 and 5950.

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Dr. Andrew Kerins, Graduate Coordinator

2504 - Lantz Arena
217-581-7594
Fax: 217-581-7973
ajkerins@eiu.edu


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