Essay about Sport Management

748 Words Jun 12th, 2013 3 Pages
Sport Management
We were given the task to explore three websites that define their own version of what sport management actually in tales and how it is applied in the real world as we know it. The first website we were ask to look through for a definition is called the North American Society for Sport Management. When looking through this site I found they stated that NASSM is actively involved in supporting and assisting professionals working in the fields of sport, leisure and recreation. The purpose of the North American Society for Sport Management is to promote, stimulate, and encourage study, research, scholarly writing, and professional development in the area of sport management - both theoretical and applied aspects (North
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I think this definition is short, sweet, and to the point. The last site we were asked to explore was the Athletic Business Magazine. I could not find a concrete definition of their version of sport management, but I did find out what they are about in promoting it. They stated that for decades, decision-makers in the multibillion-dollar athletic, fitness and recreation industry have regarded Athletic Business as their "must read" resource for the latest and best information available to help ensure their professional success (© Athletic Business Media Inc., 2013). Born 35 years ago as a magazine devoted to a sports industry just beginning to think of itself as an industry, Athletic Business has grown to become an internationally recognized multimedia brand. Athletic Business is read in print by more than 40,000 qualified subscribers (and tens of thousands more online) representing colleges and universities, high schools, park and recreation departments, military branches and bases, health clubs, YMCAs, professional sports teams, stadiums and arenas, sports architecture firms, and hospital and corporate wellness centers (© Athletic Business Media Inc., 2013).
Now after reading all the sites, lecture, and the book. I have come to find that sport management is defined as involving any combination of skills related to planning, organizing, directing, controlling, budgeting, leading,

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