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Welcome to and GRADUATE Sports Administration INTRODUCTIONS Prospective Students Graduate Assistant – Bryan Shelangoski Department Secretary – Maggie Vasquez Adjunct Faculty Guest Speakers 3 Full-time Faculty Full-time Faculty: Dr. Ted Abernethy – 1995 Ph.D. - Ohio University

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introductions
INTRODUCTIONS
  • Prospective Students
  • Graduate Assistant – Bryan Shelangoski
  • Department Secretary – Maggie Vasquez
  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Guest Speakers
  • 3 Full-time Faculty
full time faculty
Full-time Faculty:
  • Dr. Ted Abernethy – 1995
    • Ph.D. - Ohio University
    • M.S. in Sports Administration - St. Thomas University
    • Originally from Pennsylvania – Pitt Undergrad
  • Dr. Seok-Ho Song – 2002
    • Ph.D. - University of New Mexico
    • M.A. - Southern Illinois University
    • Originally from South Korea
  • Dr. Jan Bell – 1985
    • Ed.D. - Temple University
    • M.Ed. - S.U.N.Y. - College at Brockport
    • Originally from Maryland
background of sports administration
Background of Sports Administration
  • Ohio University, 1966 – first graduate program
  • St. Thomas (Biscayne College), 1973 – started the first undergraduate program, a B.A. in Sports Administration
  • STU’s M.S. in Sports Administration was first offered in 1977.
  • In 1994, we offered the MBA and in 1996, the BBA.
  • In 2000(approximately), we began the Joint J.D./M.S. in sports administration
  • Last summer, A3 2006, we started to offer the Joint J.D./M.B.A. in sports administration
sports administration program approval
Sports Administration Program Approval
  • Today, according to the NASSM (North American Society for Sport Management) website, there are 123colleges or universities offering some type of master’s degree in sports administration or sport management.
  • Of those 123 schools, only 27 have attained the NASPE/NASSM Program Approval – St. Thomas is one of the 27 approved programs. (<25%)
  • www.nassm.com (February 20, 2007)
programs offered in sports administration
Programs offered in: Sports Administration
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA)(42-45 hours)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)(36 hours)
  • Joint J.D. / M.S. with the Law School(27 hours plus the law degree)
  • Graduate Certificate(12 hours)
  • Joint J.D. / M.B.A. with the Law School(minimum 33 hours plus the law degree) (passed Board of Trustees 2/14/06 – began May, 2006)
spo ad graduate students at stu
SPO AD Graduate Students at STU:
  • Come from somewhere other than South Florida.
  • Have a variety of backgrounds, experience, and undergraduate majors.
  • Take advantage of opportunities to get sports (related) experience while taking their classes.
  • Are quite diversified via their gender, race, color, national and ethnic origins.
because of these factors

Because of these factors,

Most graduate sports administration students at St. Thomas enroll as full-time students.

(Usually 2 courses per term depending on desired courses and their availability. Each course meets one time per week for four hours. Law school students usually take 1 course per term.)

course offering timeframe
Course Offering Timeframe

Graduate courses in accounting, business, management and sports administration are offered in 5 nine-week termsduring a calendar year

5 terms per year calendar
5 – TERMS per year CALENDAR
  • A3 (summer) = May 15 -> July 15, 2007
  • A6 (first half of Fall) = August 11 -> October 12, 2007
  • A7 (second half of Fall) = October 13 -> December 14, 2007
  • A1 (first half of Spring) = January 5 -> March 7, 2008
  • A2 (second half of Spring) = March 8 -> May 9, 2008
  • A3 (summer) = May 12 -> July 12, 2008

Repeat:

  • A6 (first half of Fall) = Mid-August - > Mid-October, etc.

Consult the Graduate Catalog and/or the University’s web site for the exact dates.

what we offer
What we offer:
  • Business Courses with an application to sports.
  • Opportunities to getexperience through volunteer work and internships.
  • Access to professionals in the industry who serve as adjunct professors, guest lecturers and mentors, many of whom are our alumni.
  • Access to classmates who are working in the industry and bring their experiences to class.
required courses for either degree
Required Courses for either degree:
  • Seminar & Principles of Sports Administration
  • Applied Research Methods
  • MBA also requires a 27 credit hour core of business, accounting, finance and management courses
  • AND, depending on the degree being pursued you’ll select 2-8 electives from . . .
sports administration electives
Sports Administration Electives
  • Sports media and and public relations
  • Facility and event management
  • Sports financial management
  • Sports marketing and promotions
  • Sports psychology
  • Leisure services management
  • Collegiate sports governance
  • Fund raising
  • Negotiations in the sports industry
  • Sports ethics
  • Internship I, Internship II
program elements
Program elements
  • Students – number of . . . Varies – average class size
  • Academics –
    • Each class meets one night per week from 6 – 10 PM
    • Class format
  • Experiential Opportunities –
    • Emailed announcements – 1 time per week or more
    • Students are expected to get involved
  • Internship –
    • Not required
    • Some are not for credit – but for the experience
    • Some are for credit
  • Alumni Relations –
    • 500 +/- alumni get monthly Alumni updates emailed
    • Also send job postings as they are received
stu spo ad alumni database go to
STU Spo Ad Alumni Database = go to:

http://www.stu.edu/sports-administration-alumni-article-1726.html

  • To view list of alumni:
    • name,
    • company,
    • title,
    • degree and
    • year
where students get experience locally
Where students get experience – locally:
  • Florida Marlins, Florida Panthers
  • Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins
  • St. Thomas University
  • University of Miami, FAU, FIU, MDC, etc.
  • McDonald’s Air & Sea Show
  • CA Championship at Doral (PGA)
  • Sony Ericsson Open – Tennis Tournament
  • Homestead Miami Motor Speedway
  • Orange Bowl Committee
  • South Florida Super Bowl Host Committee - 2010
  • American Airlines Arena, Etc.
concluding remarks
Concluding remarks . . .
  • Keys to getting a job in sports
    • Knowledge – through classes
    • Experience – announced opportunities
    • Networking base – via interaction from the above as well as the STU alumni network
  • Our Motto is:

WHATEVER IT TAKES !!!

after admissions decisions the orientation packet
After Admissions Decisions, the Orientation Packet
  • Will be emailed approximately one month prior to the anticipated start term (with many attachments) (By the end of June)
  • Will include date, time, etc. for advising and registration
contents of orientation packet
Contents of Orientation Packet
  • Intent form – to be completed and returned
  • Academic calendar
  • Tuition and fees schedule
  • Program Course selection form – to be completed and returned
  • Policy information pertaining to volunteer experiences, internships and comprehensive exams
  • List of accepted students with contact and other information – potential source of roommates
  • Housing/apartment list
other goodies
Other Goodies:
  • Annual Spo Ad Grad Student Reception – August 8, 2007 – time to network
  • Financial Aid – primarily restricted to loans – go to B.A.S.I.C. +/or apply on-line
  • Housing – We have a list – ask for it.
  • Today’s session – personal interview & writing assessment
any questions thank you
Any questions?? THANK YOU . . .
  • For taking the time to visit with us today.
  • We hope your visit to sunny South Florida is enjoyable.
  • If your application file is complete, you should hear something from us in a couple of weeks.
  • Good Luck