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Rome, Italy

Global Sport Management

Global Temple Conference

Course Number: 
3222
Subject: 
Sport and Recreation Management
Semester(s) Offered: 
Spring 2023
Spring 2022
Credit Hours: 
3
Description: 

This course will cover the various governance structures of international sport with an emphasis on sport structures and governance models in areas other than the United States of America including how sport is organized, managed, funded, and governed globally. Students will gain a global perspective through the study of sport and its economic, cultural, sociological, and political role in Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, Asia, Australia/Oceana, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa.

While in Rome, students will also approach local issues regarding youth sports (high school and club) and its facilities, fiscal advantages of sports associations, the development of professional athletes in sports such as fencing, rugby, volleyball and cycling and multicultural nationals’ teams. Students will have the opportunity to compare many aspects of the Italian sport system and the raise of athletes into professional sports to that of the USA and debate on important current topics of Italian and International sport. 

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