The sport business industry is among the largest industries in the United States. Sport management is the field of study offering the specialized training and education necessary for individuals seeking careers in any of the many segments of the industry. An increasing number of institutions offer sport management programs. Concern over the lack of an identified and recognized base of common knowledge for sport management resulted in the development of the NASPE-NASSM Joint Task Force on Sport Management Curriculum and Accreditation. The task force developed a competency-based minimum body of knowledge needed for baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral levels. The work resulted from study of curricular research and consultation with academicians, practitioners, and professional associations. The final document was approved as standards by professionals in June 1992.
Members of the NASPE-NASSM Joint Task Force are Stan Brassie, Co-Chair, Univ. of Georgia; Brenda Pitts, Co-Chair, Univ. of Louisville; Roxanne Albertson, Univ. of North Texas; Peter Farmer, Tulane Univ.; Perry Haggerty, Univ. of New Brunswick; Charles Higgins, Ohio Univ.; Steve Horton, NCAA; Sue leglis, McMaster Univ.; Guy Lewis, Univ. of South Carolina; Bonnie Parkhouse, Temple Univ.; Janet Parks, Bowling Green State Univ.; Mike Peterson, PGA; Robin Monsky, formerly of the Atlanta Braves; Carl Schraibman, Kent State Univ. Contact Stan Brassie, Dept. of Physical Education and Sport Studies, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, or Brenda Pitts, Dept. of HPER, Univ. of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292.