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Course : SPAD

Course Number
Section Number
DX1; X20
Spring 2022
Bridwell Hall, 321
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

This course provides graduate Sport Administration students with enhanced knowledge and basic skills through:


  1. Gaining knowledge and skills in the general daily management of sport and recreation facilities.
  2. Gaining knowledge and skills necessary for management and staffing of sport and recreation facilities.

3.   Accumulating experience in facility or event planning, design, and costs associated with the construction of facilities and/or running of events.

4.   Understanding and reviewing the daily operations of a recreation/sports facility dealing with legal concerns, maintenance, and risk management.

5.    Gathering information and experience in planning, organizing, managing, and marketing for sport and recreation facilities.

1.   Students must virtually research, tour, and report on different aspects of a sport/recreation facility.

2.   Working together, students will design a sports or recreation facility and develop a cost projection and building schedule for construction.

3. Students will develop and/or review marketing pieces to promote sport or recreation event(s) or facility to the public.

All written work must be typed and submitted through D2L unless otherwise stated by the instructor. All work will be done in Times New Roman or Aerial 11 or 12 point font on a Word Document. Documents submitted as anything other than a Word document will be returned for the student to correct before grading. If a document is sent to the students as something other than a Word document, students may submit that back for grading in the same format (i.e. Excel spreadsheet). APA 7th edition formatting applies to all written work submitted and deductions will be taken for incorrect spelling, grammar, citations, references headings, and cover page requirements. See each individual assignment for more detail. If assignments are submitted as a pdf, notes, google, etc. will not be graded until submitted in the correct format and receive the 5 point/day deduction for being late from the date returned to the student by the professor.

Students are required to participate in the online discussions by posting to the Discussion Board. Each student will be required to make a minimum of two (2) posts for each topic that will be engaging and bring about appropriate online conversation. Discussions will focus on chapters from Fried (2021) and supplemental material provided by the instructor. Each student will read/view the designated material or chapter, and be prepared to thoroughly discuss it each week on the discussion board.

As this is a fully online course, students are highly encouraged to attend any virtual class meetings scheduled. If they are not able to do so, the instructor will assume the student will watch the posted video of the meeting to gain any information shared.

If without prior approval (minimum of 48 hours before due date), an assignment is turned in late, a deduction of 5 points per day will be enforced. Any instructor-approved late assignments turned in more than 5 days late will not be accepted or graded. Any assignment not pre-approved by the instructor to be submitted late will not be accepted or graded.


Any makeup work will be decided in a case-to-case situation.

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

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All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and 2) earned 60 hours. Students may meet this requirement in one of three ways: by passing the Writing Proficiency Exam, passing two Writing Intensive Courses (only one can be in the core), or passing English 2113. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

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