Preston Robert Tisch Institute for Global Sport

Amateur Sports Governance

The structure of amateur sports governance includes collegiate bodies and national and international federations. College sports governing bodies such as the National Collegiate Athletics Association and the Big East Conference play significant roles in creating philosophy statements, building brand image among the membership, establishing compliance structures, and administering coveted post-season championships. National and international sports federations develop and promote opportunities for amateur sports participation that can lead to area championships, world championships, and the Olympics. This course will focus on examining the role, impact, and power of organizations that govern and administer amateur sports. Among the topics to be examined are: historical analyses of national and international governing bodies, sports federations, and college athletics conferences; organizational missions and goals; political power; the growth and impact of profit-making business models; athlete access; and benchmark legislation. Prerequisite: None
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Associated Degrees