The specific goals of the upper-division undergraduate program were conceived with the mission of the Academy in mind and are distinct from those developed for the graduate program. The goals and objectives in the individual courses for both majors are written to these specific program goals which are designed to introduce students to the theory principles and methods used in sport science by providing instruction and supervised practice i.e. 1. To require students to read and analyze existing texts and journals to gain knowledge of the principles and methods governing the practices in the profession of sport. 2. To provide class work on the theory and practice of the sport disciplines to produce educated individuals who can: a. Think independently. b. Articulate clearly their ideas orally and in writing. c. Discuss with conviction issues of significance in their chosen discipline. d. Exhibit an expanded view or vision of the sport discipline of their major specifically and sport in general. e. Understand an expanded view on sport and its role in society on a national and international basis. 3. To provide class work which shows students how to take theoretical information and put it into practice by: a. Reviewing issues and trends in the world of sport and making appropriate application of the knowledge in creating solutions. b. Gaining knowledge of the theory of sport in order to apply it correctly to the right situation at the right time. c. Demonstrating the appropriate skill sets to work in the profession of sport at various levels from amateur through professional. d. Engaging in self-directed study critical thinking critical incidence reporting and problem solving specifically in sport and in the world in general. 4. To increase the student?s awareness of the need for a personal philosophy and the use of ethical principles related to a chosen profession and life in general by: a. Reading information on the philosophical sociological psychological and historical aspect of the sport profession in the United States. b. Gaining knowledge of current sport literature its origins deviations and expressions in a contemporary world. c. Gaining knowledge of ethical principles and how these can be applied in the world of sport and life in general. 5. To provide materials necessary for students to gain the knowledge skill sets and practical abilities to succeed in the discipline of the sport major being studied. 6. To provide a practical experience in the area of sport discipline where a student can fully test the knowledge and sets of skills acquired in real life experience under a qualified mentor.