Administration and Organization in Sport and Recreation – SMGT 404

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 09/05/2023

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.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.


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.

Course Assignment

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussions are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each discussion. 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.

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.

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

Each quiz will cover the Learn Section material for the assigned Modules: Weeks. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contains 30 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 75 minute time limit.