Administration and Abilities for the Management of Sports Centers

Program Presentation

Today, sports organizations are growing at a rapid pace. This reinforces the need for professionals with a comprehensive education in each area that makes up what is the management of a sports organization.

The world of sports organizations is becoming more competitive. For this reason, the professionals of the field are required to stay up-to-date and develop the necessary knowledge and skills to be able to manage this context in a competent manner and so carry out their job successfully.

The Administrative Abilities for the Management of Sports Centers aims to develop professionals with the skills that enable them to provide answers to the challenges of the sports business, through quality management and innovation. Each of the subjects that make up this program provides an in-depth knowledge on the areas that make up the administration of a sports institution.

Who is the programme for?

The proposed training methodology, in addition to the clarity, amplitude and didactics of the design of the content, allows targeting the Administrative Abilities for the Management of Sport Centers program professionals of different areas, with or without experience in the area, who wish to expand and consolidate their knowledge to apply them on the field of sport business   or to steer their professional career towards the management of sport organizations.

Diploma

The title will be granted by the university in which the student has enrolled, with the endorsement of the Ibero-American University Foundation (FUNIBER).

Program Structure

The estimated length for the completion of the Administrative Abilities for the Management of Sport Centers program is of 1 year, in which the student completes a total of 430 hours (43 credits).

Regarding the distribution of time, it is established that:

  • This being a distance learning program, not subject to face-to-face classes, there is no specific date of initiation, which is why the student can finalize the enrolment process at any time, as long as there are available spaces in the program.
  • Due to academic and learning reasons, this program has a minimum length of six months.
  • The maximum amount of time to finish this program is one year. In this time, the student must have turned in all the corresponding evaluation of the subjects and the Study and Resolution of Cases, as well as the Final Project or the Supervised Classroom Practice.

The credit structure of the Administrative Abilities for the Management of Sport Centers is shown in the following table:

  CREDITSa DURATIONb HOURS
Subjects 27 7 7
Study and Resolution of Cases 6 2 60
Final Project or Practice 10 3 100
TOTAL 43 12 430

a. Equivalence in credits may vary according to the university granting the title.
b. Length in months

Objectives

General Objective:

  • Train professionals with the knowledge and skill necessary to efficiently perform in the field of sport management. 

Specific Objectives:

  • Go in-depth on the leadership and administration styles in sport organizations.
  • Develop abilities for the planning and management of sport centers. 
  • Know how to choose and apply the most appropriate techniques for the management of a sport team. 
  • Apply the new technologies of the Communication and Information Society in the field of sports.

Career Opportunities

Some of the career opportunities of the Administrative Abilities for the Management of Sport Centers program are the following:

  •  Athletic Director of a sport organization. 
  •  Area Coordinator in a sport organization (marketing, human resources, IT, etc.). 
  •  Advisor and consultant for sport organizations. 
  •  Any part of sport business where there are functions requiring knowledge in Sport administration.

Note: The execution of the professions is regulated by the legislation of each country.

Study Plan

The Administrative Abilities for the Management of Sport Centers is composed of 3 parts:

  • 1ST PART: SUBJECTS (27 CREDITS)

The objective of this part is to provide ample knowledge on the management of sport organizations, from their theoretical, conceptual and historical fundamentals, to their organizational, administrative, social economic and sport implementation.

The subjects and credits that compose the program are shown in the following table: 

  SUBJECTS CREDITS
1 Administration and Management of Sport Entities 4,5
2 Administration and Strategic Planning of Sport Organizations 4,5
3 Marketing in Sports and Its Application 4,5
4 Strategic Management of Human Resources 3
5 Sports Team Management Techniques 3
6 Management and Leadership Skills in Sports 3
7 Information Society and Sport 4,5
  TOTAL 27

These subjects, despite being independent among each other, are structured in a coherent pedagogical order.

  • 2ND PART: STUDY AND RESOLUTION CASES (6 CREDITS)
  2ND PART: STUDY AND RESOLUTION CASES CREDITS
1 STUDY AND RESOLUTION CASES 6

The objective is to present a comprehensive document that shows the complete development of a practical theoretical or applied case based on the doctrine, theories and disciplines studied.

The development of this part pits the student against the effective comprehension of the related knowledge and forces the student to solve a real-world or simulated problem. It is suggested that the student starts this at the end of the last subject, because it is during this time when the student will have the resources necessary for its development.

  • 3RD PART: FINAL PROJECT OR SUPERVISED CLASSROOM PRACTICE (10 CREDITS)
  3RD PART: FINAL PROJECT OR SUPERVISED CLASSROOM PRACTICE CREDITS
1 FINAL PROJECT OR SUPERVISED CLASSROOM PRACTICE 10

The last part of this specialization program is destined to the development of a Supervised Classroom Practice or the development of a Final Project.

The decision regarding which activity to do has to be chosen by the student during the 1st part: Subjects, according to specific information that will be provided.

Management

Academic Administration

  • Dr. Alfonso Salguero del Valle. Doctor in Physical Activities and Sports Sciences. Professor of the Sports and Physical Education Department from the University of León.
    General Academic Coordination

Coordinación General Académica

  • Dr.(c) Irma Domínguez Azpíroz. International Coordinator.

Teaching staff and Authors

  • Dr. Antonio Eduardo López Fuenzalida. Doctorate in Exercise Sciences from the University of Cordoba (Spain). Professor at the Ibero-American International.University.
  • Dr. Narcis Gusi Fuentes. Professor. Department of Didactics of Musical, Visual and Bodily of the University of Extremadura.
  • Dr. Alfredo Cordova Martinez. Professor of University College. Department of Physiology at the University of Valladolid.
  • Dr. Borja del Pozo Cruz. Doctorate in Science in Physical Activity, sports performance and health. Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of Seville.
  • Dr. Olga Miller Gonzalez. Doctorate in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports.Graduate in Teaching. Associate Professor in the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León.
  • Dr. Enrique Garces of Los Fayos. Doctorate in Psychology. Professor in the Department of personality, evaluation and psychological treatment of the University of Murcia.
  • Dr. Alfonso Salguero del Valle. Doctorate in Science in Physical Activity and Sports.Professor of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León.
  • Dr. Javier Gonzalez Gallego. Professor of Physiology at the University of León. Director of the Institute of Biomedicine at the University of León.
  • Dr. Sara Marquez Rosa. Professor in the area of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León. President of the Spanish Federation of Psychology in Sports (FEPD).
  • Dr. Carlos González de Haro. Doctorate in sports performance from the University of Zaragoza. Researcher in the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology at the Faculty of Medicine of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Carlos Pablos Abella. Doctorate in Psychology. Professor of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of Valencia.
  • Dr. Susana Martinez. Doctorate in Biology. Professor at the University of León.
  • Dr. Aurelio Olmedilla Zafra. Doctorate in Psychology. Professor of the Faculty of Sports Science at the Catholic University San Antonio of Murcia.
  • Dr. Francisco Ortin Montero. Doctorate in Sports Psychology. Professor in the Department of personality, evaluation and psychological treatment of the University of Murcia.
  • Dr. Gema Torres Luque. Doctorate in Sports Science. Professor at the Department of Didactics of musical, plastic and body expression of the University of Jaén.
  • Dr. Joseph A. de Paz Fernández. Doctorate in Medicine. Professor of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of León.
  • Dr. Ildefonso Alvear Ordenes. Doctorate in Science in Physical Activity and Sports. Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of León.
  • Dr. In José Enrique Sirvent Belando. Doctorate in Science (Nutrition and Food Science) at the University of Alicante. Associate Professor in the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Science at the University of Alicante.
  • Dr. José Gerardo Villa Vicente. Professor in the area of Physical Education and Sports at the University of León.
  • Dr. Miguel Del Valle de Soto. Professor at the University of Oviedo. Director of the School of Sports Medicine at the University of Oviedo. Vice President of the Spanish Federation of Sports Medicine.
  • Dr. Nicolas Terrados Cepeda. Doctorate in Medicine and Surgery. Professor in the Department of Functional Biology at the University of Oviedo.
  • Dr. Nuria Garatachea Vallejo. Doctorate in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports. Assistant Professor. Dr. of the Department of Physical Education and Sports at the University of Zaragoza.
  • Dr. Pilar Sanchez Collado. Doctorate in Pharmacy. Professor at the Department of Biomedical Sciences at the University of León.
  • Dr. Susana Aznar Lain. Doctorate in Sciences of Physical Activity and Sports. Professor in the Department of Didactics of Musical, Visual and Bodily at the University of Castilla La Mancha.
  • Dr. Maurizio Battino. Doctorate in Biological Sciences at the Università delle Marche. General Director of the Area of Health and Nutrition of the Ibero-american University Foundation.
  • Dr. Francesco Visioli. Doctorate in Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Technology from the University of Brescia. Researcher in the Madrileño Instutute of Advanced Studies (IMDEA).
  • Dr. Hector Antonio Solano Lamphar. Academic Dean of the Ibero-American International University
  • Dr. Jose Manuel Figueroa. Doctor in Projects by the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
  • Dr. Nadal Jose Garcia. Institute of Higher Education Pedraforca, Department of Education, Government of Catalonia, L'Hospitalet de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Dr. Luis Vivanco Sierralta. Biomedical Research Center of La Rioja (Spain). Coordinator of the area of Bioethics at Funiber.
  • Dr. (c) Carmen Lili Rodriguez Velasco. Doctoral candidate in Education. Master's degree in occupational and organizational psychology.
  • Dr. (c) Irma Dominguez Azpiroz. Doctoral candidate in Education. Master in International Nutrition. Master's Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management. Academic Coordinator of the Area of Health and Nutrition at FUNIBER.
  • Dr. (c) Sandra Sumalla Cano. Doctoral candidate in Projects. Master’s degree in International Nutrition. Master's Degree in Physical Activity: Training and Sports Management.
  • Dr. (c) Anna Marin Bachs. Doctoral candidate in Education. Master’s degree in International Nutrition.
  • Dr. (c) Amelia Stein. Doctoral candidate Science of Physical Activity and Sports by the University of León.
  • Dr. (c) Jose Alberto Frade-Martins Parraça. Doctoral candidate associated with the University of Extremadura. Professor of the Faculty of Health and Sports at the University of Evora, Portugal.
  • Dr. (c) Jose Maria Garcia Lafuente. Doctoral candidate of the Physiology Department at the University of Extremadura.

FUNIBER Training Scholarships

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To apply for it, you only need to send your application for a scholarship on the website’s main page with the required data, and the evaluation committee will examine the suitability of your candidature to be granted economic aid, in the form of a scholarship in FUNIBER Training.