STHM 4296 | Capstone – Current & Ethical Issues in Sport & Recreation | 3 Credits

The purpose of this course is to examine current issues that are of concern to sport and recreation administrators. The student will gain a basic understanding of these issues and develop appropriate strategies for effectively dealing with these issues/problems. Students will be encouraged to take advocacy positions on certain issues that are addressed. The course will build on the competencies students have already developed in their earlier courses, which introduced them to current issues; professional ethics, rights, and responsibilities; concepts of morality; theories of ethics; ethical behavior; and ethical codes. Given their working knowledge, students will be called upon in class to identify solutions to current issues and to make ethical decisions when confronted with ethical dilemmas.