UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA
COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE
Planning and Management of Sports and Fitness Facilities
Brian E. Menaker
Phone: 352-392-4042, ext. 1322
Rm. 206A, FLG
MW 3:00-4:30, Th 12:30-2:30
Dr. Charles S. Williams
352-392-4042, ext. 1265
Rm. 190C, FLG
Class Meeting Time
period (1:55 – 2:45 p.m.), Rm. 210
This course is designed to provide the student with basic concepts of how to manage
and operate sport facilities. Topic covered include maintenance, booking, scheduling,
concession, marketing, promotions, facility needs assessment, how to communicate
need, budget, funding sources, project planning and monitoring, ADA standards, risk
This course endeavors to facilitate:
Understanding of the importance of maintaining clean, safe, secure, and
functional sport facilities.
Understanding of human relation’s concepts, necessary personnel, and
administrative tasks associated with supervising both volunteer and paid staff.
Understanding of basic methods in assessing need for additional sport facilities
and how to communicate that need.
Understanding factors that need to be considered in sport facility budget
development and monitoring techniques to stay within a prescribed budget.
Examination of funding sources for sport facilities
Becoming acquainted with various steps in designing a sport facility and method
of monitoring project status.
G. Examination of ADA standards, building codes, national requirements, and
recommended facility standards that are specific to sport facilities.
H. Understanding of basic risk management programs with specific emphasis on
those applying to large venue settings.
Sawyer, T. H. (Ed.). (2009).
Facility design and management, for health, fitness,
physical activity, recreation, and sports facility development. (12
IL: Sagamore Publishing.