The TU Olympic Academic Experience carries 3 (undergrad) or 2 (graduate) credit. The course typically transfers as a management elective. Transcripts are mailed directly to the college the student identifies for transfer credit.

Course Description: MGT390/690 [Hybrid]
Theory and Organization of the Olympic Games

This course is designed to provide a broad understanding the historical, organizational, philosophical, ethical, and economic influences on the Modern Olympic Games with a special focus on current issues. Students will examine the structure of the International Olympic Committee, National Governing Bodies, Host Site Organizing Committees, and the individual sport federations. Participation as a spectator or volunteer for the XXXI Olympiad in addition to interaction with practitioners involved in the preparation of the global games will generate an applied understanding of organization and structural components of hosting the Olympics. Students are scheduled to meet former Olympians and possibly a member of the IOC to engage in discussions on the theories of nationalism and capitalism as they impact the Olympics. The course will be divided into assignments related to videos, readings, slide shows, and web information. By blogging / journaling about their their social and cultural activities while attending the Games and traveling in Rio de Janeiro, South America, students will document their learning experiences. In addition, the students will prepare several short narrative papers and answer questions relative to the topics.

Francis Dove Edwin (Pictured) is an adjunct instructor at Tiffin University. Currently Dove-Edwin serves as President of the Sierra Leone World Olympian Association and General Secretary for the African Olympians Association. He is an Executive Board Member for the Africa Weightlifting Federation, former Olympic Coach, and former two-time Olympian (1988 - South Korea; 2002 Barcelona).  Dove-Edwin will teach the MGT390 course in 2016.