Goal 1 : Be able to understand the administrative functions of an athletic administrator including, but not limited to: planning, organizing, leading, implementing, controlling, and evaluating; and identify and develop a personal leadership style to prepare for athletic administration career at high school or intercollegiate levels.

  • SLO 1 : Investigate a variety of leadership styles and theories, identify preferred leadership approaches, and prepare a speech that includes foundations of a personal leadership philosophy.
  • SLO 2 : Participate in research, discussion, debate related to historical abuses and current trends in the field of athletic administration to prepare for leadership in the field.
  • SLO 3 : Interact regularly with athletic administrators to gain insight into best practices, real-life scenarios, dilemmas, and challenges they encounter.
  • SLO 4 : Complete projects in specific areas of future responsibilities including:  budgeting and fiscal management, scheduling, policy review and implementation, and systematic evaluation of coaches and other employees.

Goal 2 : Be able to utilize a variety of experiential learning methods to gain insight and prepare for key areas of responsibilities including: 1) facility design, operations & maintenance 2)  budgeting and branding 3) supervision and mentoring 4) sports medicine 5) legal issues and risk management

  • SLO 5 : Participate in a semester long case study service learning project in partnership with an athletic administrator in the field in the planning stages of new construction or renovation of an athletic facility, and culminating with a formal presentation to actual professionals in the field.
  • SLO 6 : Explore all aspects of the promotion of and fiscal management of interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic programs including branding, contracts, fund raising, marketing, promotions, and sponsorships.
  • SLO 7 : Identify key responsibilities related to personnel and human resources including effective supervision and mentoring skills.
  • SLO 8 : Gain an understanding of the key administrative responsibilities related to sports medicine along with associated legal duties of administrators and coaches to ensure safety for participants and others in practice and competition.

Goal 3 : Be able to identify the educational level for intended career either at high school or college (non-scholarship or scholarship), and complete a field experience at a private or public Institution, or an Athletics Conference.

  • SLO 9 : Develop and/or update resume and cover letters to prepare for professional career opportunities including interviews for field experience, internships and entry level positions.
  • SLO 10 : Select the educational level for a required field experience and complete that experience under the supervision of a site and faculty supervisor.

Goal 4 : Be able to demonstrate the ability to design, evaluate, and conduct research in the field.

  • SLO 11 : Successfully complete a thesis or independent study consisting of original research.
  • SLO 12 : Describe and evaluate prior research in the field, and compare and contrast research findings to existing scholarly literature within a thesis or independent study.
  • SLO 13 : Present and defend a completed thesis or independent study orally and with well-organized and well-designed visual aids in a professional manner.