The Academy is offering its Esports Management Certification program to students at Bryant & Stratton College. The instructor facilitated esports certification program concentrates on four areas necessary for sports managers to understand the landscape of the fast-paced, exciting world of esports. Courses focus on the global phenomenon of esports, esports coaching methodology, esports administration, and esports facilities and events management.
CETF 570 eSports: A Global Phenomenon
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Global Association of International Sports Federation (GAISF) have created the Esports Liaison Group to further the communication and collaboration between the Olympic Movement and esports and gaming stakeholders. The inclusion of esports in the Southeast Asian Games is evidence of the growing engagement between esports and traditional sports. This course is designed to introduce students to the concept of esports, the unique elements of competitive gaming, and the variety of roles coaches and management professionals can play in the fast-growing industry.
CETF 571 eSports Coaching Methodology
Becoming a quality coach requires the development of proficiency across a number of functional areas. Developing into a coach that can oversee a comprehensive esports program requires a systematic integration of academic study and front-line coaching experience. This course is designed to provide that systematic process of incorporating practical esports coaching experience with formal educational course material. Students will examine the six primary functions of a quality coach (Set the Vision, Shape the Environment, Build Relationships, Conduct Practices and Structure Competition, Read & React to the Field, and Learn & Reflect) from the perspective of their specific esports context (game title, developmental level of athletes, structural and social supports). Students will develop their personal Envision (Plan), Enact (Implement), Evaluate (Review), and Enhance.
CETF 572 eSports Administration
This course is designed to introduce administrative and managerial concepts to esports coaches and administrators. These concepts are integral to the successful development of an esports program. Information concerning the practical application of business models and theories pertaining competitive gaming will be presented. Business techniques associated with personnel development and program growth will also be examined. Overall, this course is designed to cover administration, organization, and management principles applicable to the development and growth of an esports program.
CETF 573 eSports Facilities and Event Management
This course provides a comprehensive look at what it takes to produce a successful esports event from conception to fruition to evaluation. Students will learn the principles of planning, marketing, producing, and evaluating events and facilities, while applying these concepts to the unique aspects of esports. Design and operations of both practice and competition venues will be explored. This course also examines technology requirements needed for esports practices and competitions, in addition to exploring the concepts and methods of organizing security management for events. Upon completion of this course, students will understand the competencies necessary for managing and operating eSport practices, competitions, and events.
The Academy partners with Bryant & Stratton College to offer its Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness course online to students at its three Virginia campuses (Richmond, Hampton & Virginia Beach locations). The course includes faculty facilitated online discussions and students who complete the course will be issued a certification of completion.
CER 559F Pregnancy and Postpartum Fitness
Physical activity is essential to leading a healthy life and reducing the risk of developing chronic disease and unhealthy weight gain. This is especially true for women during pregnancy. Physical activity can have long-term benefits for the mother and child. It can improve quality of life, lessen many discomforts associated with pregnancy, and provide strength and endurance for a better labor and delivery experience. This course is designed to assist the fitness professional in developing an introductory understanding of a special fitness population, pregnant clients, and to consider the implications that pregnancy has for exercise and physical activity.