Administration and Organization in Sport and Recreation – SMGT 404

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

A study of the problems and considerations involved in the successful management of sport and recreation programs. Areas considered include program planning, organization, leadership and evaluation, and current organizational trends.


SMGT 302 and SMGT 305


This course provides upper class students with a working knowledge of the administrative, managerial, supervisory, and leadership processes in health, physical education, recreation, fitness and sport organizations. The development of competencies in these areas is designed to emphasize the importance of academic training of competent professionals who will soon be leaders “in the field” of the sport industry.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Analyze and critique different managerial topics of sport and recreation service agencies;
  2. Understand, describe, and apply administrative and managerial ethics through leadership as applied to educational, recreational, athletic, and sport organizations;
  3. Identify and explain administrative/organizational theories, terminology, principles, and structures as they exist in education, recreational, athletic, and sport settings;
  4. Understand the relationship between managerial research and practice in the sport and recreation service field; and
  5. Recognize opportunities and challenges facing the field and examine the possible underlying causes of these and generate alternative solutions.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations/notes

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forum(s) (2)

Discussion boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 300 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be 100 words.

Article Reviews (2)

Students will review two (2) articles that present unique perspectives on leaders within the context of the management function. After reading the articles, students will provide an analysis of the content.

Case Studies (6)

Six (6) case studies with problem questions based on relevant course content will be completed. The sudent will apply the concepts and theories from the course to solve problems and present answers and responses to case studies.

Quizzes (7)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the assigned module(s)/week(s). Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain {25 multiple-choice and true/false, 2 short answer, etc.} questions, and have a 75 minute time limit.