Health, Physical Education and Recreation | Administrative Theory & Management Practices in Leisure Services (3)
R525 | 7058 | Dr. Sarah J. Young
Class Time: 2:30p - 5:00p
Location BH 144
Description of Course Content: This course will investigate how
management of leisure services has changed over the last few decades
and the impact upon today's manager. Additionally, the course will
study contemporary management issues influencing the delivery of
leisure services in public and non-profit settings with particular
emphasis given to implications for leisure service managers.
Required Book List: Rainey,H. (1997). Understanding and managing
public organizations. San Francisco: Jossey Bass Publishers.
DeSensi, J.T., & Rosenberg, D. (1996). Ethics in sport manaagement.
Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology, Inc. Only pp.24-103
(text is on reserve in HPER library)
Summary of Assignments:
* Mapping the Field/Analysis of Journals. The objective of this
assignment is for students to review current journals within the last
2-3 years and critique their usefulness and effectiveness.
* Management Issues Paper. Each student will locate 4-5 research
journal articles that investigate current management issues in your
area of interest. Read the journal articles and then type a paper
that includes the citations for each of the 4-5 research articles
with a one-half page abstract on each of the articles.
* Management Issure Presentation/Facilitation. Students will
research and present a management issue to class. After the
presentaiton, the presenter will facilitate an activity related to
the management issue.
* Management Theorist Presentation. Each student will research a
management theorist and report their major contributions to
contemporary management in the form of an in-class 10-15 minute
presentation. In addition to the presentation, a one-page brief
outline of the theorist and their major contributions will be
* Theory Paper. Students will show in a 12-to 20-page double-spaced
paper, how a particular theory has contributed to the development of
our knowledge about management.