Managing and Programming of Recreation and Sport Facilities
This course provides students with an understanding of the nature and scope of functions which occur at large, multi-use recreation and sport facilities and which require multi-skilled individuals to successfully manage their enterprises. The course deals with the emerging recreational sport industry as well as the special event nature of high investment facilities which seek to optimize their use and cater to heavy public use. Recent experience of voter-authorized expenditures or privately funded facilities are utilized to provide students with the broadest understanding of career possibilities. Marketing strategies, management practices and maintenance demands, along with techniques of providing a good experience for target users, which accrue economic benefits to the entire service area are examined. A historical perspective of how public assembly activities have evolved is explored to better understand the dynamics of recreation and sport activities and to anticipate future trends.

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