Courses identified with an (e) following the course number (e.g., BIO 201(e)) are available as an eBook.
This course is designed to introduce concepts relating sport to art. Through an examination of notable sports artists, the importance of the inter-relatedness of sport and art is explored. Analyses of the artists and their approaches to sport as art are presented.
Anatomy & Physiology I addresses three major themes: organization of the body and its parts from the basic chemical building blocks to the more complex teamwork of organ systems, the support and movement of the human body, and the integration and coordination of the body and its functions.
Anatomy & Physiology II addresses three major themes: the transport of various substances throughout the body, the absorption and excretion of essential substances, and the human life cycle and how it is determined, mainly through genetic expression.
This course is designed to assist the student with the understanding of the basic concepts in probability and statistics as they relate to sports. The information learned in this course will make students better informed and critical readers of sports information presented in the media. Topics include descriptive data analysis, data collection, probability and sampling distributions, and correlation.
Discipline, focus, respect, balance, a healthy mind and body - these are some of the terms that define the foundation of Shaolin philosophy. Using the five books of ancient Chan teachings (dating back to the 5th century) provided directly from the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, China, this course offers an overview of the 1500 year history of the Shaolin Temple, the development of Shaolin philosophy, and the expression of this philosophy through kung-fu, Chinese medicine, and Chan Buddhism. This course will help the student understand how to apply this time-tested and world respected philosophy to any or all aspects of their personal and professional endeavors.
This course is designed to teach students the rules and regulations for specific sports; it explains how to apply them in games. Current rule changes will be reviewed and discussed.
This is a course designed to explore the many facets of technology in the business and operation of sport. The purpose of the course is to deepen the students’ understanding of the role technology plays in security, marketing, athletic performance, communications, and general operations.
This course is designed to introduce the mutual influences which society and sport have on each other. How people in sports relate to one another and create social measures that enable them to compete without compromising a basic social contract is one focus of this course. Understanding sport groups and the social issues that have an impact on sport is a central theme.
This survey course examines the development of competition in the human condition from its inception to the highly developed enterprise that has emerged in contemporary times. Observations of the influence of culture and history on this development are central to the presentation of this course.
Some leaders are more effective than others because of who they are as individuals and how they approach the ethical circumstances they face. The application of these ethical approaches in sports is the central theme of this course. This course supports the thesis that principle-centered leaders are more capable of inspiring confidence and rallying others to achieve common goals.
This course is designed to introduce current issues in society and their impact on sport at all levels of participation. Emphasis focuses upon the variety of the issues facing sport as a leisure activity and as an industry, as well as how the issues are addressed by the media, sport organizations, coaches, and administrators.
This course focuses on the study of the motivational phenomena that affect the performance of individual athletes and teams. Stress and leadership characteristics of coaches and athletes will also be studied.
This course is designed to provide a conceptual blueprint for teaching sport and examining the fundamentals of sport coaching. The development of a personal coaching philosophy will be derived from a process of consciously assessing critical issues and developing a clear rationale for holding one particular approach as opposed to another.
In order to optimize performances, guarantee safety and promote well-being in athletes, coaches must constantly update and modify their coaching practices by seeking out new knowledge in the sport sciences. This course teaches coaches to be active consumers and appliers of scientific information.
This course is designed to cover the complete spectrum of training intensity. A conditioning program is established to meet the needs of each specific sport.
This course is designed to give the student the basic understanding needed to recognize sport-related injuries and to provide appropriate emergency treatment, along with ensuring proper follow-up sports health care.
This course is designed to emphasize the importance of nutrition on the enhancement of performance and on the prevention of diseases, such as cardiovascular disease, cancer, and obesity. Specific applications of nutrition and sport will also be examined.
This course addresses the scope, the history, the empirical foundations and the philosophical aspects in the development of sport both as a leisure activity and as an industry. Special emphasis is placed on the relationship between the evolution of sport and social institutions (such as education, religion, politics, mass media, etc).
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive and contemporary introduction of administration, organization, and management principles and their application in broad sports settings.
This is a survey course in which the student will study the recruitment, procurement, development and utilization of the human resources in any organization. Concepts of motivation and teamwork are closely examined.
This course examines the basic principles of marketing and how they are applied to the field of sport. They are evaluated in terms of the elemental marketing mix, which includes product, place, price, promotion, and public relations.
This is a seminar course that examines the history, culture, and structure of the Olympics and the Olympic movement as both a genesis and a product of the history of sport and the human condition. The connection between sport as a human activity and its relationship to other human activities will be surveyed and evaluated.
This course introduces a basic conceptual understanding of legal issues related to sport, including but not limited to negligence, sexual harassment, corporal punishment, product liability, anti-discrimination, contracting, buying, hiring, and termination.
An overview of the sports-agent business and an examination of the various aspects associated with being a sports agent are presented in this introductory survey course. The expanding sport-agent business, particularly in the U.S., is examined in light of its benefits and consequences both to the professional and the amateur athlete.
This course teaches concepts, principles, and skills of leadership for managers in the sports industry who must influence others to get things done. Styles of successful sport coaches and managers will be examined and analyzed in the context of their times and settings.
This course is designed to give students the financial management tools they need to succeed in the sports industry. The rapidly growing industry demands that those in the industry have a command of the basic principles of finance. (Pre-requisite: 200-level (beginning) accounting course).
Basic concepts of planning and conducting sports-related events, from inception to completion, are examined in this course. Applications of principles for marketing and public relations to the sports industry are evaluated and surveyed.
This course presents the essentials of fundraising and provides an overview of the field of fundraising to give development staff, managers, and directors a platform from which to operate fundraising programs.
This course is a study of the nature, content, and application of the various concepts of public relations activities as they apply to sport. Techniques and principles of basic marketing as applied to public relations are also examined.
All sporting events take place in some type of facility. This course examines the principles and skills needed to manage such facilities and the events within them.
This survey course takes a practical approach to law and sport, exemplifying how to use the law as a day-to-day management tool. Issues discussed include risk management, the responsibilities of game officials, breach of contract, product liability, the role of the EEOC, the right to participate, and statutes such as the American with Disabilities Act.
This course examines the concepts, principles, and methods of organizing and administering security management and loss-prevention activities in industry, business, government, and sport venues. Emphasis is on protection of assets, personnel, and facilities.
In this course students examine principles and issues in security management as well as the challenges, concepts, strategies, and skills needed to manage security-related operations and activities. Focus is on leadership in management, personnel management, security planning and evaluation, communication, and best practices.
This course examines theories, components, systems, and strategies in contemporary disaster and emergency management. Students examine: 1) The historical, administrative, institutional, and organizational framework of disaster and emergency management in the United States; 2) The role of the federal, state, and local governments in disasters; 3) The role of nongovernmental organizations in emergency management; 4) The role of land use regulation, the media, crisis communication, insurance, and citizen participation; 5) The social and economic costs of disasters; and 6) The management of natural and man-made disasters.
This is a seminar course in which various topics important to the field of sport are examined and assessed through selected readings.
Undergraduate students who have accrued many years of experience within their respective fields may petition to produce an original writing project in lieu of the mentorship experience. The project will incorporate a specific written document which chronicles the student’s applied sports experience within the student’s discipline. Students must petition to be allowed to take this course.
The mentorship is a supervised work experience of 400 clock hours in the sport industry to enhance an individual’s ability to become a productive contributor to the profession.
This course is a study of various factors that affect human performance, including regulatory mechanisms, adaptations, and changes that occur as a result of physical activity.
This course will combine sports science and entrepreneurial principles toward the design and implementation of a personal training business.
This course presents approaches to assessing and enhancing human sport performance through improving strength and cardiovascular endurance. The various methods of achieving optimum performance are examined, along with a focus on injury prevention.
This course is a concentrated study of the principles of exercise testing and prescription for healthy and diseased states. The prerequisite for this course is SAR 320.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic track and field skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic baseball skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic basketball skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic cross-country running skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic American football skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic golf skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic gymnastics skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic soccer skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic softball skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic swimming skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic tennis skills.
This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic volleyball skills.