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Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM)

Program Description:

Sports Leadership and Management (SLAM) prepares individuals for sport and physical activity program leadership in both the public and private settings.  The curriculum examines sport in the contexts of historical and contemporary culture. It looks at sport’s cultural relationship with education, the economy, families, the media, and politics, and considers race, class, and gender differences in the sport experience.

Students select ONE concentration area within SLAM: Coaching and Youth Sports -or- Sports Leadership.

Coaching and Youth Sports:

This concentration is designed to provide a scientific and pedagogical foundation with multiple experiences that enable students to observe, assist, coach, and create programs that encourage physical activity across the age spectrum:  youth, high school, collegiate, elite-level, or private coaching.  In addition to the identified core courses, there are 32 hours available as electives. Suggested classes for electives may include, but are not limited to:

  • KINE 2330 Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries
  • KINE 3312 Coaching Invasion Game Principles
  • KINE 3313 Coaching of Net/Wall Game Principles
  • KINE 3303 Organizational Principles of Exercise & Sport Activities
  • KINE 4320 Teaching Secondary Physical Education
  • KINE 4321 Teaching Elementary Physical Education
  • KINE 4330 Program Design & Administration
  • SOCI 3337 Racial and Ethnic Groups in America
  • SOCI 3339 Race, Sport, & Media
Sports Leadership:

This concentration provides students with managerial, psychosocial, socio-cultural, and developmental knowledge about sport participation to allow them to understand and to provide leadership related to key issues in sport while analyzing and engaging in the business and culture of sport. In addition to the identified core courses there are 32 hours available as electives. Suggested classes for electives may include, but are not limited to:

  • BLAW 3310 Legal and Ethical Environment of Business
  • ECON 3306 Sports Economics and Business
  • KINE 3303 Organizational Principles of Exercise & Sport Activities
  • KINE 4330 Program Design & Administration
  • MANA 3318 Managing Organizational Behavior
  • MANA 4330 Team Management
  • PSYC 4350 Sport Psychology
  • SOCI 3341 Sociology of Sport
  • SOCI 3337 Racial and Ethnic Groups in America
  • SOCI 3339 Race, Sport, & Media

Admissions Requirements and Maintaining Major Status

Requirements can be found in the UTA Catalog (scroll down to the Sports Leadership and Management section).

Degree Plan

Bachelor of Arts Degree in Kinesiology

Suggested Course Sequences

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology – Sports Leadership and Management, Coaching and Youth Sports Concentration, Suggested Course Sequence

Bachelor of Arts in Kinesiology – Sports Leadership and Management, Sports Leadership, Suggested Course Sequence