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 exciting 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 operations. Marketing strategies, management practices, along with techniques of providing a good experience for target users, which accrue economic benefits to the entire service area are examined. An 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. Differences of recreation and public sports facilities are compared.

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