Full Course List for Bachelor of Sport Science Program

ACC 201: Financial Accounting (3 semester hours)
Students will learn how to compile and analyze financial statements, determine the value of a firm, and evaluate a
business and its competitors. This introductory survey course of financial accounting will help you prepare for
more advanced business courses. (This is a prerequisite for SAM 445 Sports Managerial Accounting.)

ANT 101: Introduction to Anthropology (3 semester hours)
This course explores the ways in which the human experience is both a shared and individual experience. The
course provides a framework for examining, comparing, contrasting, and analyzing the fundamental facets of
humanity such as gender, ethnicity, language, economics, and art.

ANT 201: Lost Worlds and Archeology (3 semester hours)
This course is an introduction to what archaeologists have learned about the human experience in their
investigations of “Lost Worlds” from the beginning of humanity to the establishment of urban life. The objective
of this course is to explore the way archaeologists have investigated lost worlds using examples of archaeological
remains deposited over the past 3 million years, including stone tools, burial goods, pottery, architecture, and
skeletal remains.

ANT 202: Introduction to Race, Class, and Culture (3 semester hours)
This course explores the emergence of racial and class structures in society from a global perspective. We will
examine the formation of the global African Diaspora using comparative cross-cultural frameworks developed in
the fields of anthropology and cultural studies. This course provides an overview of cultural reformulations and
socio-historical experiences of people of African descent in North America, South America, Central America, the
Caribbean, as well as Europe and Asia. The goal of this course is to identify the structural patterns of racial and
class formation and address the lived experiences of race and class by comparing and contrasting case study
materials on various socio-cultural and historical points, such as family, religion, labor, migration, and interaction
with indigenous peoples. In addition to exploring substantive issues, students will gain exposure to different
disciplinary approaches and methodologies regarding “Africanisms” and the impact of race and class on research
design, as well as the theoretical implications of race as a social phenomenon vs. race as a lived experience.

ART 203: Art Appreciation (3 semester hours)
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 are presented.

BIO 201: Anatomy & Physiology I (3 semester hours)
BIO 201L: Anatomy & Physiology I Lab (1 semester hour)
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 semester hours)
BIO 202L: Anatomy & Physiology II Lab (1 semester hour)
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.

BIO 205: Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness (3 semester hours)
This course covers the physical and physiological changes women’s bodies undergo during and after
pregnancy. You will learn a variety of exercises and modifications that have been specifically designed for
pregnant women, along with, how to assess which exercises are appropriate in each trimester.

CIS 146: Trends in Computing (3 semester hours)
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. (This course
relies on Microsoft Office Suite for all assignment completion. This is a required course for all students.)

COM 101: Business Communication (3 semester hours)
Learn how to leverage your communication skills to help you succeed in business. Improve your communication
tools with activities that will help you connect with others, both within and beyond the workplace.

ECN 101: Principles of Economics (3 semester hours)
This course provides an introduction to a broad range of economic concepts, theories and analytical techniques. It
considers both microeconomics – the analysis of choices made by individual decision-making units (households
and firms) – and macroeconomics – the analysis of the economy as a whole. The use of a market, supply and
demand, model will be the fundamental model in which trade-offs and choices will be considered through
comparison of costs and benefits of actions. Production and market structure will be analyzed at the firm level.
Macroeconomic issues regarding the interaction of goods and services markets, labor and money at an aggregate
level will be modelled. The role of government policy to address microeconomic market failures and
macroeconomic objectives will be examined.

ENG 101: English Composition I (3 semester hours)
This course prepares students for college writing. It covers the writing process, the general criteria used to
evaluate writing, and conducting basic research and utilizing it in written work while adhering to APA style.
Informative and persuasive writing are emphasized.

ENG 102: English Composition II (3 semester hours)
This course prepares students for college writing by focusing on argumentation, research and the critical
thinking required to argue effectively. It covers summarizing, rhetorical analysis, the research process,
effective research practices including evaluating and integrating sources effectively, audience, and cohesion.
(Prerequisite: ENG 101 or equivalent (beginning) English course.)

ENG 201: American Literature: Unheard Voices (3 semester hours)
This course is designed to familiarize students with the diverse voices of early American literature. Spanning
the late 18th century through the mid-20th century, the course explores a range of literary works and historical
contexts and examines the American experience from a variety of perspectives through reading, discussion,
written analysis, and application.

ENG 202: American Literature: Diversity (3 semester hours)
This course explores the concept of diversity through the lens of literature. Students will read, analyze, and
discuss a variety of multicultural literature written by authors from diverse backgrounds and will consider how
the literature intersects with topics such as race, gender, religion, and sexuality.

ENG 206: English for Business and Entrepreneurship (3 semester hours)
In this course, you will learn about topics leading to the development of a business plan. Students will explore
entrepreneurship by examining ideas, products, and opportunities. Students will learn about the basics of
market research, including how to identify an opportunity. The course will focus on business plans, why these
plans are important, and will give you a chance to practice composing a business plan. In the final unit of the
course, we will present basics for funding a business and will help you create a persuasive presentation, or
pitch, based on a business plan.

GEO 101: Human Geography (3 semester hours)
This is an introductory course that is designed to introduce students to the social sciences branch of
Geography. This course gives a broad overview of Geography and the spatial tools of analysis that
Geographers use. The main emphasis of study is placed on understanding globalization, location, spatial
arrangement, and spatial interaction of the human environment, which includes population, culture, religion,
language, geopolitics, economic activity, and settlements.

MUS 200: Resonances: Engaging Music in its Cultural Context (3 semester hours)
This course offers a fresh curriculum for the college-level music appreciation course. The musical examples
are drawn from classical, popular, and folk traditions from around the globe.

MTH 101: College Mathematics (3 semester hours)
This course reviews basic math fundamentals and introduces the student to concepts that will help the
development of rational thinking and quantitative reasoning skills needed for the professional life. Topics will
include problem solving, financial management, probability and statistics, and selected other topics such as
logic, set theory, functions, measurement and geometry, equations and counting systems.

MTH 201: Precalculus (3 semester hours)
Precalculus is a preparatory course for Calculus. It builds upon the intermediate level of Algebra and makes
intensive use of technology to conceptualize functions and methods of function manipulation with emphasis on
quantitative change. Topics include a library of functions (linear, quadratic, exponential, logarithmic, polynomial,
rational and trigonometric), transformations, compositions, inverses and combinations of functions and solving
triangles. This course requires use of technology that is equal or better than TI83 graphing calculator.

PHL 205: Philosophy of Shaolin Kung Fu (3 semester hours)
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.

PHY 101: Introduction to Physics (3 semester hours)
This is an introductory physics course that focuses on basic physics concepts and connections to everyday life.
Course topics include Newtonian mechanics, fluids, heat, vibrations, electricity and magnetism, light and
sound, quantum phenomenon, nuclear radiation, relativity, and cosmology. Connections to everyday life and
society include energy conservation, global warming, nuclear energy, the origin of the universe,
pseudoscience, and the search for extraterrestrial life. Students will gain an appreciation for the physical world,
improved critical thinking and reasoning skills, and improved scientific literacy.

PSY 101: Introduction to Psychology (3 semester hours)
A study of mental processes and behavior, with emphasis on the scientific nature of contemporary
psychological investigation. Topics may include the biology of behavior, sensation and perception, learning,
memory, cognition, motivation, emotion, life-span development of behavior, personality, abnormal behavior
and its therapies, social behavior, and individual differences.

SAR 200: Sports Related Concussions (3 semester hours)
This course provides an in-depth review of the risks, prevention, recognition, treatment, and management of
sport-related concussions. This course also discusses the importance of awareness and education strategies for
coaches, athletes, parents, administrators, and health care professionals.

SAR 220: Sports First Aid (3 semester hours)
A guide to preventing, responding to and managing sports injuries. Being a successful coach requires knowing
more than just the “X’s and O’s” of the sport; a coach must also fulfill the role of a “first responder” for his or
her athletes.

SPT 100: Achieving Academic Success (3 semester hours)
A comprehensive introduction to the college experience providing academic and personal wellness
management tools. Topics include general study skills, the use of academic technology, introduction to
Academy resources, services, and use of the library, and developing a healthy lifestyle and mindset. (This is a
required course for students entering the Academy with 29 credits or less.)

SPT 101: Academy Orientation (3 semester hours)
A comprehensive introduction to the college experience providing academic and personal wellness
management tools. Topics include general study skills, the use of academic technology, introduction to
Academy resources, services, and use of the library, and developing a healthy lifestyle and mindset. (This is a
required course for students entering the Academy with 30 credits or more.)

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 is the pre-requisite to SAR 490.

SAB 301: Sports Officiating (3 semester hours)
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: Business Information Systems (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
Sports leaders (coaches, managers, and administrators) understand the importance of ethical behavior and having
an ethical decision-making process. Yet at the same time sports leaders are constantly being challenged by a battle
of contrasting interests which often result in poor decisions that lead to cheating and corruption. The role of
coaches and administrators is made easier when they have a solid understanding of the nature of sports themselves
and what it really means to strive for excellence rather than winning at all costs. This course provides a
philosophical grounding in the true nature of sport along with a foundation in the science of competition. It
examines some of the most common misleading assumptions about sports and provides alternative narratives so
that leaders can abide by written codes of conduct; model, teach and reinforce ethical behavior with their athletes;
and develop an ethical decision-making process.

SAB 361: Contemporary Issues in Sports (3 semester hours)
This course is designed to introduce current issues in society and their impact on sport at all levels of
participation. The course covers a variety of issues facing sport as a leisure activity and as an industry. It also
examines how these issues are addressed by coaches, administrators, sport organizations, and the media. Overall,
this course examines the social impact of sports, the effect of gender, race and ethnicity on sports, the role of the
media in sports, and more.

SAB 368: Psychology of Sports (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
This course develops a theoretical base for teaching sports and sports skills and thus has a practical application.
The course includes the development of a coaching philosophy, with an emphasis on ethics in coaching and
establishing a successful coaching style. A review of the impact of contemporary trends and issues in coaching is
included. Managerial skills common to all coaching activities are discussed.

SAB 373: Scientific Principles of Human Performance (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
This course provides a contemporary examination of the sport management field. It introduces sport management
as an academic major and as a professional endeavor. The primary intent of this course is to equip prospective
sport managers with a basic understanding of administration theory and practice as specifically applied to the
sport profession. The development of a critical understanding of the position and the environment in which sports
managers perform is also a vital element of this course. Overall, students will develop a professional perspective
and learn management concepts that can be applied to various sport management careers.

SAM 342: Human Resource Management in Sports (3 semester hours)
It is critical to effectively manage human resources in the sport industry in order to maximize the success of the
organizations. This course will cover both theoretical and current practices involved in the fundamentals of
managing individuals and groups in sport and recreation organizations.

SAM 344: Sports Marketing (3 semester hours)
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, and promotion.

SAM 367: Olympic Culture (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
This course teaches concepts, principles, and skills of leadership for professionals in the sport 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 their settings. The thoughts generated by the information presented in
this course will help students develop a new and informed way of looking at the art and science of leadership.
Overall, this course examines the principles and skills needed to become an effective leader in the field of sport.

SAM 445: Sports Managerial Accounting (3 semester hours)
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. (Prerequisite: 200-level (beginning) accounting course.)

SAM 448: Sports Promotion and Event Planning (3 semester hours)
This course provides a fresh perspective on event management. Upon completion of this course, students will
understand the competencies necessary for managing and operating sport events through theory and application.

SAM 450: Fundraising in Sports (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
This course is a study of the nature, content, and application of the various concepts of strategic communication
as applied to sport. The course covers many ways in which individuals, media outlets, and sport organizations
work to create, disseminate, and manage messages to their constituents.

SAM 482: Sports Facilities Management (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 Americans with
Disabilities Act.

SAM 487: Introduction to Sports Security Management (3 semester hours)
This course examines the concepts, principles, and methods of organizing and administering security management
within the sport profession. A primary emphasis is on protection of assets, personnel, and facilities. Topics related
to securing information, identity theft, emergency response, staff training, policy implementation, and
contingency planning are covered in the course. Students will learn the basic principles of security management
and its application within sport settings.

SAM 488: Contemporary Sports Security Management (3 semester hours)
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, human resource management, security planning and evaluation, communication, and best practices.

SAM 489: Introduction to Emergency Management for Sport Settings (3 semester hours)
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.

SAR 320: Exercise Physiology (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
This course is a concentrated study of the guidelines for exercise testing and prescription aimed at serving the
general population and numerous clinical and special populations. (Prerequisite: SAR 320 Exercise

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. (Prerequisite:
MTH 465 Statistical Measurements in Sports)

SCS 303: Coaching Track and Field (3 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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 semester hours)
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.

SPT 496: Applied Topics in Sport (6 semester hours)
Undergraduate students who have accrued many years of experience within their respective sports fields may
petition to produce an original writing project in lieu of the internship 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
internship. Students may not register until permission is granted.

SPT 497: Professional Examination Preparation (3 semester hours)
This course is designed to prepare each student, who is majoring in Sports Strength & Conditioning, for
successful completion of the Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (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.

SPT 498: Internship (culminating experience) (6 semester hours)
The Academy’s internship program is a practical learning experience planned, supervised, and evaluated for
credit by faculty and field supervisors. It enables a student to apply the knowledge gained through course work
while under the direct supervision of a leader in the student’s chosen field; 300 contact hours are required.
Internship study can provide many opportunities for valuable practical experiences, since the student can
select, within established guidelines, both the site and the type of experience desired. Before enrolling in the
internship all coursework must be completed, although students may be permitted to take their final two
courses at the same time as the internship.