Full Course List for Bachelor of Sport Science Program
ART 203 Sport Art: The Artist and the Athlete (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
BIO 201 Anatomy & Physiology I (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
BIO 202 Anatomy & Physiology II (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
CIS 146 – Trends in Computer Applications (3 sem. hrs.)
This course is designed to provide an overview of the many ways computers are changing and influencing the sports field at the personal, business, and organizational levels. The ever-changing world of technology has a profound impact on every aspect of the world of sports. This course will enhance the student’s ability to use the latest in technology on a daily basis to survive and thrive in today’s high-tech world of sports.
MTH 465: Statistical Measurements in Sports (3 semester hours)
This course is designed to assist the student with the understanding of the basic concepts in probability and statistics as they relate to kinesiology and sports. The information learned in this course will make students better informed and critical readers of analytical data and the processes of statistical calculations. Topics include descriptive data analysis, data collection, probability and sampling distributions, correlation, sampling, normality of distribution, and effect size. This course requires a final paper/project.
PHL 205 Philosophy of Shaolin Kung-Fu (3 sem. hrs.)
There are many philosophies on coaching and the best coaches and teachers study and adapt them to fit their own coaching goals. The Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, China is famous for training some of the best and most respected athletes in the world. Using three books of ancient Chan teachings (dating back to the 5th century) provided directly from the Shaolin Temple and information on the history, development, and expression of Shaolin, this course will provide an overview of their training, with ways to apply this famous system to any coaching philosophy.
SAB 301 Sports Officiating (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAB 302 Technology of Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAB 305 Sociology of Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAB 310 History of Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAB 334 Ethics in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAB 361 Contemporary Issues in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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. The Undergraduate Orientation module is included in this course and students are given an extra week for completion.
SAB 368 Psychology of Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAB 371 Sports Coaching Methodology (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAB 373 Scientific Principles of Human Performance (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAD 320 Applied Sports Performance (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAD 346 Sports Medicine (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAD 356 Sports Nutrition (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 322 Foundations of Amateur & Professional Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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).
SAM 340 Organization and Management in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
This course is designed to provide a comprehensive and contemporary introduction of administration, organization, and management principles and their application in broad sports settings.
SAM 342 Personnel Management in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 344 Sports Marketing (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 367 Olympic Culture (3 sem. hrs.)
This is a 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.
SAM 386 Legal Concepts in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 392 Sports-Agent Business (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 400 Leadership Principles in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 445 Sports Managerial Accounting (3 sem. hrs.)
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).
SAM 448 Sports Promotion and Event Planning (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 450 Fundraising in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 451 Public Relations in Sports (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 482 Sports Facilities Management (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 486 Sports Law and Risk Management (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 487 Introduction to Sports Security Management (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 488 Contemporary Sports Security Management (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAM 489 Introduction to Emergency Management for Sport Settings (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SPT 496 Applied Topics in Sport (6 sem. hrs.)
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 the Chief Academic Officer to be allowed to take SPT 496 in lieu of the mentorship. Students may not register for the course until permission is granted.
SPT 497 Professional Examination Preparation (3 sem. hrs.)
This course is designed to prepare the student, who is majoring in Sports Strength & Conditioning, for successful completion of the CSCS examination, which will certify the student as a specialist in the field. Membership in the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) is required of each student enrolled in this course. This course must be taken in the student’s last semester of study.
SPT 498 BSS Mentorship (culminating experience) (6 sem. hrs.)
The BSS Mentorship is the culminating experience of the degree program. It enables the student to get in-depth training under the direct supervision of a leader in the student’s chosen field. The student will work 300 contact hours. The Mentorship Handbook can be found in the Student Portal. The Handbook reviews all requirements and provides a checklist to be followed. To be eligible to register for the Mentorship, a student must have completed all coursework, be in full standing, and have a GPA of at least 2.0.
SAR 320 Exercise Physiology (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAR 326 Personal Training (3 sem. hrs.)
This course will combine sports science and entrepreneurial principles toward the design and implementation of a personal training business.
SAR 332 Sports Strength & Conditioning (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAR 380 Exercise Testing and Prescription (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SAR 490 Senior Research Project (3 semester hours)
This course covers the basic knowledge of measurement, data analysis, and evaluation for conducting the evidence-based practice in exercise and sport science, physical education, fitness, health, and sport-related fields. A study of measurement theory, instruments used to collect data, and procedures for data analysis specific to human performance, kinesiology, exercise, and sport are also covered in this course. This course requires a final paper/project. Prerequisite: MTH 465 Statistical Measurements in Sports.
SCS 303 Coaching Track and Field (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SCS 308 Coaching Baseball (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SCS 313 Coaching Basketball (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SCS 332 Coaching American Football (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SCS 334 Coaching Golf (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SCS 376 Coaching Tennis (3 sem. hrs.)
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.
SCS 378 Coaching Volleyball (3 sem. hrs.)
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.