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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

SMS 304 Sport Development

3 Credit(s) CS WC
The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport is a central concern for governments, sport governing bodies and sport practitioners worldwide. This course examines the inter-relationship between elite and mass sport across history, drawing on comparative international examples from Australia, Canada, Finland and UK to China, Cuba, the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc countries. An in-depth empirical study of sports in the US is modeled on international lessons of systematic sport development offering everyone healthy paths to excellence and improved education, healthcare and social harmony. Three lecture hours per week.