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SPORT MANAGEMENT:
Career Planning and Professional Preparation

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by WILLIAM F. STIER, JR.  

1st edition, 1998, 150 pages, paperback, $21.95
ISBN 978-0-89641-308-5
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The purpose of Sport Management: Career Planning and Professional Preparation is four-fold. First, to provide a concise but thorough introduction to the sport management profession, including a glimpse into the history and tremendous growth of the field of sport management as a distinct subdiscipline within physical education. Second, to enable men and women who are contemplating a career within the world of sport to develop an accurate understanding of what life is like as a professional in the business of sport, the business of sport management. Third, to explain the various curricular options which are available within the sport management program at the State University of New York, Brockport. And, fourth, to provide insight as well as strategies and tactics that may be helpful for future young professionals in their efforts to secure apporopriate full time positions in the world of sport upon graduation from college.

This book is divided into five chapters plus 25 appendices. In chapter one the reader is provided with an overall introduction to the sport management profession. Information is presented about the early history as well as more recent developments relative to the professional preparation programs for managerial and administrative postiions within a wide variety of sport organizations and businesses.

Chapter two provides information about how a student might propare oneself for a career position within the world of sport. Chapter three explains in detail the curricular options available in the sport management program at State University of New York, Bollege at Brockport. Chapter four examines the advantages and challenges associated with a variety of experiential learning opportunities including different types of field experiences, i.e.., practica and internships. And, chapter five includes hints, strategies and tactics useful in making oneself marketable in the very competitive world of sport business, including credential preparation and preparing for job interview.

The author, an experienced manager in sport and higher education as well as in the world of business, attempts to answer many of the most frequently asked questions by young men and women who are thinking about a career within the world of sport management. Hopefully, this book will serve as a foundation upon which each reader will be able to develop an ever greater understanding and appreciation of the challenges, problems and rewards associated with the business of sport. For not only will sport itself face numerous problems and challenges in the years and decades to come but those men and women who are intimately involved in the management of such programs will also face significant challenges as they endeavor to perform their varied responsibilities and duties as sport managers and leaders. (Stier, 1998, p. vii).

CONTENTS

    Chapter 1: AN OVERVIEW OF SPORT MANAGEMENT

      Introduction
      The Beginnings of Sport Management
      The Scope of Sport Management
      Sport Management Curriculum at the Undergraduate Level
      Specialized Core Courses in Sport Management
      Foundation, Cognate, or Allied Courses
      Field Experiences
      Internships — Opportunities to Learn and to Contribute
      Career Opportunities in tbhe Exciting World of Sport Management
      Competencies and Skills Neede in the World of Sport Management
      Types and Areas of Specific Jobs in the World of Sport Business
      Sport Management Areas of Responsibility
      Specific Job Titles in Sport Management
      Conclusion
      References

    Chapter Two : PREPARING FOR THE SPORT MANAGEMENT PROFESSION

      Making Wise decisions Regarding One's Career and One's College
      Obtaining a Clear Picture of Sport Management as a Career
      The Processes of Management
      Realistic Expectations of Life as a Sport Manager
      Academic Content of Professional Preparation Programs
      Uniqueness of Individual Sport Management
      Potential Controversial Issues Associated with Sport Management
      Perceived Advantages of Working within the world of Sport Management
      How to Evaluate Undergraduate Sport Management Programs
      Conclusion
      References

    Chapter Three : SUNY BROCKPORT'S SPORT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

      Other Career Options Offered within the Physical Education and Sport Umbrella
      Advantages of SUNY Brockport
      Entrance Requirements for the Undergraduate Sport Management Program
      Normal Progress Through the Sport Management Program
      The Sport Management Concentration
      The Sport Management Certificate
      Strength of the Faculty-Scholars and Practitioners
      The National Sport Management Advisory Board
      Advisory Committee Members
      Student "Outcomes" for Sport Management at SUNY Brockport
      Five Essential Components of Brockport's Sport Management Program
      Advising and Counseling Services for the Sport Management Student
      SUNY Brockport's Undergraduate Sport Management Curriculum
      Sport Management Core-Required of all Students
      Cognate Courses-Required of all Students
      Required Courses of All Non-Physical Education Majors
      Sport Management Core-Course Descriptions
      The Internship
      Organizations and Clubs
      Library Holdings
      Computer Laboratories on Campus
      Conclusions

    Chapter Four : SPORT MANAGEMENT FIELD EXPERIENCES

      Pre-Practica, Practica and Internship Experiences
      Internship Experiences at SUNY Brockport
      The Internship Application Process
      The Exit Interview
      General Topics from which Interview Questions may be asked
      Specific Requirements — Relating to the Internship Experience
      Value of Field Experiences
      Things which can happen During an Internship
      Information about Internships
      Information for Supervisors of sport Management Internships
      Types of Internship Sites Obtained by SUNY Brockport's Students
      Conclusions

    Chapter Five : BECOMING AND REMAINING MARKETABLE WITHIN THE SPORT MANAGEMENT PROFESSION

      Definition of Marketability
      What Employers Look for in Selecting Employees
      Being Able to Learn Quickly
      The Job Search
      Networking, Networking and Networking some More
      Success Stories of Prior Graduates of SUNY Brockport
      Recent Graduates
      Conclusion
      Suggested Readings

  • APPENDICES

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Dr. William F. Stier, Jr., a distinguished service professor, is the graduate coordinator of Athletic Administration and directs the coaching certification program and the sports management concentration at the State University of New York at Brockport. He received his Ed.D. from the University of South Dakota and began his coaching career in the junior high schools. On the high school level he has coached cross country, baseball, track and field, and basketball and served as athletic director. At the college level, he coached basketball as well as assumed positions of athletic director and chairperson of Health, Physical Education and Recreation in both public and private institutions of higher education. Dr. Stier has authored over 270 scholarly articles and has published sixteen books in sport management, marketing, fundraising and coaching. He presently serves as editor of two scholarly, refereed (blind review) professional journals: The Physical Educator and the International Journal of Sport Management. He is also currently listed in Who's Who in International Education and has received numerous honors and awards.


 

 

 

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