Certification in Sports Security Management examines sports security specifically as well as other general areas within the scope of security operations; namely, sports administration, facility management, and public relations. The popularity and visibility of sport contests makes them attractive targets for all kinds of disruptive activities from guerilla marketing to terrorist attacks. The attack on athletes during the 1972 Olympic Games highlighted the need for increased security measures surrounding sports events and the importance of comprehensive planning and follow-through by security services. Governing bodies and event hosts are no longer simply responsible for staging the event itself but rather for insuring the safety of athletes and spectators, care of the venues, and insuring the financial integrity of the event
CEM 487 Introduction to Sports Security Management
This course examines the concepts, principles and methods of organizing and administering security management and loss-prevention activities in industry, business, government and sport venues. Emphasis is on protection of assets, personnel and facilities.
CEM 488 Contemporary Sports Security Management
In this course students examine principles and issues in security management as well as the challenges, concepts, strategies and skills needed to manage security-related operations and activities. Focus is on leadership in management, personnel management, security planning and evaluation, communication and best practices.
CEM 489 Introduction to Emergency Management for Sport Settings
This course examines theories, components, systems, and strategies in contemporary disaster and emergency management. Students examine: 1) The historical, administrative, institutional, and organizational framework of disaster and emergency management in the United States; 2) The role of the federal, state, and local governments in disasters; 3) The role of nongovernmental organizations in emergency management; 4) The role of land use regulation, the media, crisis communication, insurance, and citizen participation; 5) The social and economic costs of disasters; and 6) The management of natural and man-made disasters.
CEM 543 Sports Administration
The study of basic concepts, theories and organization of administration. The managerial environment, ethics, social responsibilities and strategic management as related to sport are also explored.
CEM 551 Sports Public Relations
A study of the nature, content and application of public relations in sport programs as related to educational institutions, organizations and associations.
CEM 583 Sports Facilities and Event Management
The study of the principles involved in planning, marketing, producing and evaluating sports events and facilities.