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Springfield College Course Info

Springfield, Massachusetts


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SMRT 270

Communication in Sport and Recreation

The course provides the student with a basic understanding of communications processes and how to manage and utilize these processes and effective ways. The students will learn the concepts and practices of effective communication through writing and verbal/oral assignments and presentations, reading assignments, case research and critical thinking. The course will cover areas including working with utilizing the various forms of media, particularly social media, the foundation of communications, the role of sport and recreation staff members and collegiate and professional sport organizations and recreation organizations, the ways in which interpersonal, interpersonal and small group communications are used in sport, recreation and business organizations, and finally how to use communications and advocacy and persuasion. Honed communication skills are an important management skill; some say it is the most important management competency

Units: 3.0