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Course : Graduate Practicum to the Sport Industry

Course Number
SPAD 6053
Section Number
Spring 2024
Bridwell Hall,
Days & Times
Final Exam Day/Time

Students will:

  1. Gain knowledge and skills necessary for managing/leading sport-related programs.
  2. Develop and/or strengthen professional contacts within the field of Sport Administration.
  3. Create an electronic portfolio showcasing one’s course work, applicable projects, experiences, talents and skills in leading/managing sport-related programs and administration of recreation, leisure and/or sporting events.
  4. Presentation of key areas of experience to faculty highlighting experiential learning and challenges experienced.  

1.    Students must work in an administrative capacity with a sport-related organization under the supervision and leadership of a professional in the field.

2.    Practice specific skills and develop leadership qualities essential for success in one’s chosen field.

3.    Students will network and cultivate connections with other professionals in the field.

4.Students will create an electronic portfolio showing specific coursework and projects throughout their degree work at MSU inclusive of individual leadership and/or management experiences, public presentations, and administrative obligations.

During this course you will be expected to deal with your subject area, your instructors, your peers, and your colleagues as a professional. This includes dressing appropriately for your on-sight work, presentations, and/or field trips (only business casual dress accepted.)

Within the course of the semester the university faculty responsible for this course will physically visit as many students as possible a minimum of once per semester. For those out of the region/state/country the faculty supervisor will visit via electronic means at least once per semester.

Designed to offer students an opportunity to work with professionals in the field through practical application of acquired knowledge, skills, and best practices associated with sport management. Students are required to complete 220 contact hours at selected facility/organization. 

All assignments will be due via D2L on the assigned day and time listed on the portal. All assignments, unless otherwise noted must be typed in 11or 12 point font and submitted as a Microsoft Word document. All discussion posts and reports or papers must be developed using 7th edition formatting. No unapproved late assignments will be accepted! ***PDF and other types of formatted documents submitted will not be graded unless specifically requested by the professor within the assignment instructions.***

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.

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