ERIC Number: EJ1068676
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Issues in Athletic Administration: A Content Analysis of Syllabi from Intercollegiate Athletics Graduate Courses
Comeaux, Eddie; Brown, Alan; Sieben, Nicole P.
Innovative Higher Education, v40 n4 p359-372 Aug 2015
This study examined courses focused on intercollegiate athletics in sport-related graduate programs (e.g., Sport Leadership, Sport Management, and Athletic/Sport Administration). A content analysis of course syllabi was used to determine the alignment of course scope and content. Analysis included course type (i.e., required or elective), instructor status, course hours per week, number of major readings, course objectives, course topics, course structure and activities, and student assessment. While several course topics were consistent across syllabi, intercollegiate athletics courses were found to vary widely in their course purpose statements, course objectives, and major readings. This study highlights new directions for future work in aligning professional preparation programs for athletic administrators and has implications for course design, which we believe is significant because of the importance of intercollegiate athletics within U.S. higher education.
Descriptors: College Athletics, Intercollegiate Cooperation, Graduate Study, Business Administration Education, Administration, Content Analysis, Course Descriptions, Alignment (Education), Elective Courses, Academic Rank (Professional), Reading Materials, Course Objectives, Student Evaluation, Professional Development
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