Sports Management - Central Arizona College

Central Arizona College
8470 N. Overfield Road
Coolidge, AZ 85228
Phone: (520) 494-5444
Sports Management AAS
Description for the
Effective Term:
Semester Hours:
List of Course
Requirements for
the Catalog:
The CAC Sports Management Degree prepares individuals to
meet the needs of the sports industry. Students completing
this degree will be exposed to sport promotion, health and
fitness center management, sporting goods management/sales,
and the successful operation of numerous types of sport
organizations, ranging from various professional
teams/leagues, to many national and international amateur
sports organizations, federations, conferences, and
associations. The program's Business core focuses on the
basics of accounting, computer information systems,
marketing, management, the legal environment of business,
human relations and supervisory techniques. The program's
Sports/Fitness core focuses on the basics of the
history/philosophical foundations of sport/physical education,
strength/athletic training, sports nutrition, lifetime
fitness/wellness, sports safety training, and physical activity.
Fall 2009
Signal Peak
Students wishing to enroll in this program must possess the
ability to read, write and communicate effectively.
General Education Requirements:
Composition (3): ENG101
Oral Communication (3)
Arts (3): Select 3 credits
Humanities (3): PHI105 suggested
Social/Behavioral Science (6): ECN201 and ECN202
Biological/Physical Lab Science (8): NTR141 and BIO160
Mathematics (3): MAT162
Total General Education Requirement Credits: 29
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Other Degree Requirements:
Computer Competency (3): CIS120
Physical Education Activity (3): Select 3 credits
PSY101 Intro to Psychology (3)
MSC101 Intro to Mass Communication (3)
Total Other Degree Requirements: 12 Credits
Sports and Fitness Core:
PED100 History and Philosophical Foundations of Sport &
Physical Education (3)
PED102 The Management of Sport (3)
Plus 4 of the following courses (12):
PED101 History of Intercollegiate Athletics (3)
PED103 Foundations of Exercise (3)
PED105 Women and Sport in the U.S. (3)
PED108 Intro to Athletic Training (3)
PED112 Intro to Strength Training (3)
PEH200 Sports Safety Training - CPR/AED for the
Professional Rescuer (3)
Total Sports/Fitness Core = 18 credits
Business/Management Core:
ACC201 Financial Accounting (3)
BUS123 Human Relations (3)
BUS190 Applied Business Management (3)
BUS201 Legal Environment of Business (3)
Total Business Core = 12 credits
Learning Outcome
Statements for
Total Sports Management Degree = 71 credits
1. Apply managerial competencies to sport organizations.
2. Identify and discuss internal and external factors that
shape/govern sport in a culture.
3. Relate the fundamental aspects of sport products, markets,
consumer research, sponsorship, and promotion to sports
4. Relate the key elements of budgeting, accounting,
public/private joint financing, and revenue development to the
finance of sport organizations.
5. Explain the legal aspects of sport, including state/federal
legislation, liability, risk management, contracts, and
collective bargaining.
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Standards for
6. Describe the economics of sport, including the fundamental
concepts of supply and demand, economic forecasting, and
economic impact assessment.
7. Discuss the regulation and governance of sport
8. Identify and relate the key elements of ethical behavior in
sport organizations, to include consideration of both
professional and personal ethical systems in sport
organization management.
9. Apply theoretical concepts of sport management in a
practical setting.
10. Describe and accurately apply the basic principles of the
following to sport management:
a. Exercise Science/Physiology,
b. Sports Nutrition,
c. Weight Management,
d. Sports Psychology,
e. Basic Fitness/Wellness Issues, and
f. Basic Kinesiology.
Refer to the Sport Management Program Standards and
Review Protocol, published by the National Association for
Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) and the North
American Society for Sport Management (NASSM).
October 2008