Effective leaders in today’s sport organizations require skills to address challenging situations in sport. This course provides an environment for students to explore ethical leadership principles to refine critical thinking and decision-making skills. Through a seminar format, students produce a capstone project. This is a Leadership Experiential Learning designated course.


4 sh


SPT major, senior standing, SPT 2320 and SPT 3510


  • Fall
  • Spring

Course Outcomes

  1. Students will be able to:
    •Critically evaluate current issues and challenges confronting leaders in the sport industry to create conclusions from sources of evidence.
  2. •Demonstrate proficiency in organizing content effectively to write and speak with clarity.
  3. •Conduct research and demonstrate advanced academic search techniques to make informed decisions.
  4. •Exhibit awareness of and apply strategies for effective administration of sport management programs, facilities and staff.
  5. •Apply debate, discussion, and dialogue skills to challenges in the sport industry by analyzing competing positions in sport management.
  6. •Prepare and lead group discussions on a variety of topics related to sport.
  7. •Develop an understanding of job search strategies and effective job announcement analysis to prepare materials for a successful application.
  8. •Analyze and reflect on personal biases about cultures and beliefs and how this facilitates one’s own and other people’s understandings of themselves in an increasingly diverse sport industry.
  9. •Apply course knowledge learned throughout the sport management curriculum and practical experiences to a signature project.

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