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LIU Post Announces New 18 Credit Minor In Sports Management


Morgan Lyle,Assistant Director of Public Relations
LIU Post, Long Island University

Brookville, N.Y. -- Beginning in September 2013, the Department of Health, Physical Education and Movement Science at LIU Post will offer an 18 credit minor in Sports Management for undergraduate students.

The first course, PE 140 (Introduction to Sports Management) will be offered in the fall on Monday and Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. The other courses in the minor will be offered in subsequent semesters, with days and times still to be determined. 

Recent national research has indicated that sports management is the fastest growing field in the area of sports studies. The emphasis in sports management is to provide the skills needed to organize, administer and facilitate sports programs.
Coursework includes gaining knowledge about marketing, public relations, sales, facility management, law, media, event management, economics and athletic management. The minor consists of the following 18 credits:

  • PE 140-Introduction to Sports Management: This course focuses on the basic philosophy, function, and principles of sports at all levels. Students will be exposed to the various career options plus their attendant roles and responsibilities.
  • PE 141-Facility Management: This course will focus on the planning, designing and financing of athletic facilities. In addition attention is accorded to the primary goals and objectives of facility managers.
  • PE142-Sports Marketing: This course focuses on the process of designing and implementing activities for the promotion and distribution of a sport product to the consumer. The principal steps in developing a marketing plan are outlined.
  • PE 143-Economics of Sports: This course will analyze contemporary sports using an economic approach. Issues such as the remuneration of professional athletes, the impact of competitive balance on team profits, the dichotomy and possible exploitation of student-athletes, and the pricing of television rights are subjected to economic analysis. Anti-trust legislation and public financing of facilities are also critically examined.
  • PE 144-Sports Law: This course will provide the student with a concentrated foundation for understanding the law and its relationship to organized athletics and sports management. Specific topics that will be highlighted include the impact of anti-trust laws, personal service contracts, labor law, injury and liability, gender equity and sexual harassment. An examination of the role of legal services within the realm of sports organizations will be covered.
  • PE 145-Sports Management Internship: Students will have an experience in the area of sports management at the college professional level or in the recreation advertising, marketing or facilities under the supervision of the program director.

Students from any major are welcome to enroll. Call Academic and Career Planning for more information at 516-299-2746 or the Department of Health, Physical Education and Movement Science at 516-299-2671.

Posted 06/14/2013

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