This course provides intensive guided independent study in areas of sport management, exercise science. With the instructor’s approval, students will complete a research project related to their internship experience that is in-depth and up-to-date.
The focus of this course is on qualitative action research. Students will be given the opportunity to learn how the research process works, from conceptualizing and defining the project, examining similar research, collecting data, analyzing the data, to using the results to determine the impact of the research study. KN 402 is taken during a student’s internship. It is offered as an online course, which meets partial requirements for degree completion in Exercise Science and Sport Management Programs. A grade of “C” or higher is required for the course to be accepted towards graduation requirements.

This course will introduce students to the fundamentals of conducting needs assessments, planning, constructing, equipping and staffing, programming and managing facilities and events in sport, leisure, and wellness. Design, analyze, and evaluate research in sport; Apply fiscal management practices in managing a sport organization; and Apply management, leadership, and organizational concepts, principles, and theories in directing a sport organization.