SPT3740 Sport Law

Course Overview

Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor:  Staff

Course Description:

To help equip the sport management professional we will introduce students to legal aspects of sport and recreation in various settings. From city recreation programs at a local park to professional teams in giant stadiums, there are legal issues that management must navigate to run successful programs while limiting the organizations liability.

How This Course Benefits Students:

Students will be introduced to the legal/business responsibilities of sport and recreation managers, as well as coaches, staff and volunteers. Among the areas covered are: the legal status of organizations, risk management, contracts, and liability.

Why This Course Is Important:

Around the world, but especially in the United States, legal issues surrounding sport and recreation are numerous and serious. For the believer working in this field, it is imperative that he or she know, understand and follow applicable laws. Negligence in this area will jeopardize our programs, our witness and possibly the safety or lives of our participants.