Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) promotes advancement of the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education and disseminates knowledge about sport management courses, curricula, and teaching.
Sport Management Education Journal (SMEJ) promotes advancement of the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education and disseminates knowledge about sport management courses, curricula, and teaching. This established semiannual journal, previously published by the North American Society for Sport Management, addresses a range of issues concerning graduate and undergraduate education in sport management. Topics of interest include curriculum planning, curriculum design, future employment requirements, trends and their impacts, course content, fieldwork, internships, experiential learning, teaching methods, accreditation, community education, tenure, and promotion. Manuscripts based on conceptual, philosophical, and empirical inquiry will be considered for publication.
In addition to articles that advance the body of knowledge in pedagogy as it relates to sport management education, SMEJ includes a section devoted to the review of material that facilitates sport management education, including textbooks in common sport management concentrations and other areas. Recent issues of SMEJ have included articles on the changing climate of the sport management academic job market, the career expectations of sport management doctoral students, job transition and socialization of new employees in sport administration, mentoring functions in the sport management academy, and sport management accreditation. Some of the subjects that future issues will touch on are applying intergroup contact theory to the sport management classroom and factors influencing student selection of a sport management major from a consumer-oriented perspective.
Sport Management Education Journal also features a special section called Pedagogical Innovations. In an effort to encourage growth in the exchange of pedagogical practices in sport management, this section solicits contributions that aid SMEJ readers in an expressly practical manner. These submissions address the everyday needs of sport management educators and industry professionals in search of ideas that can be put to use immediately.
For individual subscribers, SMEJ is available in online-only or print plus online subscription formats. Both versions allow subscribers full access to the journal’s authoritative content and online access to digital archives of back issues. Those who wish to stay updated on recent content may visit the SMEJ website to sign up for the free notification of the table of contents, which details the articles and authors for each new issue.
Institutional subscriptions are offered in the same formats mentioned previously as well as print only. Institutional subscriptions must be placed by phone.
Lynn L. Ridinger, PhD, is an associate professor of Sport Management and Chair of the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Old Dominion University, in Norfolk, Virginia. Dr. Ridinger has authored several chapters for edited books and numerous articles appearing in the Journal of Sport Management, Leisure Sciences, Journal of Leisure Research, Sport Management Review, and Sport Marketing Quarterly. She has made over 50 presentations at national and international conferences and has received over $90,000 in funding. She serves as an Executive Council member of the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and was the recipient of the 2013 NASSM Distinguished Sport Management Educator Award.