Sport Leadership and Management- Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health

The Sport Leadership and Management (SLAM) major leads to a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health. This major prepares students to succeed in leadership positions in the sport industry (recreational to professional, youth to adult) by providing them with knowledge and skills to critically analyze and innovatively engage in the business and culture of sport.

Program Requirements

Exploring KNH Matrix
Select at least nine KNH hours outside of major/concentration but inside of KNH. The KNH courses must be at more than one course level. 19
Sport Leadership and Management Practicum
KNH 495Practicum in Sport Leadership and Management3
Statistics Course
STA 261Statistics4
Sport Leadership Core Courses
Psychosocial Sport Leadership:
KNH 272Contemporary Perspectives on Leadership in Sport Contexts3
KNH 375Psychological Perspectives in Sport and Exercise3
Sport Leadership and Culture:
KNH 276The Meaning of Leisure3
KNH 378Sport, Power and Inequality3
Contexts of Sport Leadership:
KNH 472/KNH 572Sport in Schools and Colleges3
KNH 473Children and Youth in Sport (Coaching Concentration requires both KNH 471/KNH 571 and 473 courses)3
or KNH 471/KNH 571 Sport, Leisure, and Aging
Concentration
Select one of four concentrations29-43
Total Credit Hours63-77

In ADDITION TO the requirements listed above, students must complete ONE of four specialized SLAM concentrations listed below:

Concentrations

Sport Management (30-31 hours)

Sport Management Courses
KNH 212Sport Management3
KNH 313Sport Economics and Finance3
KNH 414/KNH 514Facilities and Event Management in Sport3
KNH 416/KNH 516Sport Marketing3
Select one of the following:3
Legal Issues KNH Professionals
Sport Administration
Ethics in Sports
Global Sport Perspectives
Communication Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Journalism
Introduction to Media
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations
Business Writing or Media Course
Select one of the following:3
Technical Writing
Business Writing
Information Studies in the Digital Age
Web and Interaction Design
Principles and Practices of Managing Interactive Projects
Special Topics in Interactive Media Studies
Reporting and News Writing I
Business Courses
Select one of the following options:10
Option 1 (Management):
Introduction to Business
Introduction to Management & Leadership
Human Resource Management
Cross Cultural Management
Employee Engagement and Motivation
Leadership and Learning
Leading Organizational Change
Option 2 (Marketing):
Principles of Microeconomics
Introduction to Business
Principles of Marketing
Option 3 (Entrepreneurship):
Entrepreneurship Foundations
Introduction to Entrepreneurship and Business Models
Entrepreneurial Value Creation and Capture
Entrepreneurial Mindset: Creativity and Organization
Option 4 (Miami PRIME): 1
Macro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Micro Concepts in Contemporary Business
Business Process Integration
Total Credit Hours31
1

Miami PRIME is NOT open to students with majors or minors in business.

Coaching (29 hours)

Coaching courses
KNH 184Motor Skill Learning and Performance3
KNH 184LMotor Skill Learning and Performance Laboratory1
KNH 244Functional Anatomy3
KNH 244LFunctional Anatomy Laboratory1
KNH 337Foundations and Fitness Training for Coaches3
KNH 338Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching3
or KNH 438/KNH 538 Principles of Effective Coaching
KNH 447/KNH 547Sport Pedagogy for Coaches and Practitioners3
KNH 473Children and Youth in Sport (Coaching concentration requires both KNH 471/KNH 571 and 473 courses)3
or KNH 471/KNH 571 Sport, Leisure, and Aging
Select one of the following:3
Sport Management
Ethics in Sports
Legal Issues KNH Professionals
Contexts of Coaching
Select one of the following:3
Critical Perspectives on the Body
African Americans in Sport
Global Sport Perspectives
Women, Gender Relations, and Sport
Communication/Management Course
Select one of the following:3
Introduction to Management & Leadership
Principles of Public Speaking
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Small Group Communication
Introduction to Strategic Communication and Public Relations
Total Credit Hours29

Sport Journalism (43 hours)

Students in the Sport Journalism concentration complete two Bachelor’s degrees with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health (major in SLAM) and a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (major in Journalism). Students should contact the Department of Media, Journalism and Film for information on their specific requirements in Journalism. (Please note with a major in Journalism students must complete ALL additional College of Arts and Science Global Miami Plan requirements).

Sport Leadership and Management Program requirements
Select three of the following:9
Critical Perspectives on the Body
African Americans in Sport
Sport Economics and Finance
Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching
Principles of Effective Coaching
Global Sport Perspectives
Ethics in Sports
Women, Gender Relations, and Sport
Bachelor of Arts with a major in Journalism
A dual degree is required34
Total Credit Hours43

Sport Media (43 hours)

Students in the Sport Media concentration complete two Bachelor’s degrees with a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology and Health (major in SLAM) and a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Culture (major in Media and Culture). Students should contact the Department of Media, Journalism and Film for information on their specific requirements in Media and Culture. (Please note with a major in Media and Culture students must complete ALL additional College of Arts and Science Global Miami Plan requirements).

Sport Leadership and Management Program Requirements
Select three of the following:9
Critical Perspectives on the Body
African Americans in Sport
Sport Economics and Finance
Psychosocial Aspects of Coaching
Principles of Effective Coaching
Global Sport Perspectives
Ethics in Sports
Women, Gender Relations, and Sport
Bachelor of Arts with major in Media and Culture
A dual degree is required34
Total Credit Hours43