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Exercise Science

The first in a series of two courses designed to study the gross and micro structure and function of the major systems of the human body. This course will focus primarily on support and movement systems, communication, control, and integrative systems. This course is designed for students who need an introduction to anatomy and physiology. This includes those pursuing pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-physical therapy, pre-medical technology, sports science majors, and others who have an interest in the material. Prerequisites: Minimum of C in NS-BI 101 or instructor permission. Recommended: NS-CH 102 or NS-CH 111.

The second in a series of two courses designed to study the gross and micro structure and function of the major systems of the human body. This course will focus primarily on endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. This course is designed for students who need an introduction to anatomy and physiology. This includes those pursuing pre-medicine, pre-nursing, pre-physical therapy, pre-medical technology, physical education majors, and others who have an interest in the material. Prerequisites: Minimum of C in NS-BI 204.

A study of fundamental principles of chemistry and properties of matter. Emphasizes scientific method, relationship of chemistry to the other natural science, and consumer chemistry. Intended primarily for those who have not previously taken a chemistry course. Course fee attached.

Practical emergency treatment of the injured; practice in bandaging, splint application, artificial respiration, and other first aid measures. Student has the opportunity to gain Red Cross CPR/First Aid Certification. There is a $28 fee to cover certification cost. Course fee attached.

Includes a historical and contemporary view of physical education career possibilities, aims, and objectives, with a view toward the development of a basic philosophy of physical education, sport, and fitness.

This course is designed to expose students to cause, immediate care, and therapy for athletic injuries. It includes lectures, field trips, and practical application in the training room atmosphere. The art and science of “taping” will be stressed. Resource material will include the Cramer self-study training techniques. Course fee attached.

This course is designed to expose students to cause, immediate care, and therapy for athletic injuries. It includes lectures, field trips, and practical application in the training room atmosphere. The art and science of “taping” will be stressed. Resource material will include the Cramer self-study training techniques. Course fee attached.

Methods of classification of exceptional students, program planning, and teaching of activities appropriate to needs of the handicapped are examined.

This course is designed to review the many aspects of nutrition and how it plays a role in improving and impeding health, fitness, and sport performance. Prerequisite: NS-BI 101. Recommended: NS-BI 204. Course fee attached.

This course will consider the basic principles related to measurement and evaluation including the selection, administration, and use of tests unique to the field of health and physical education. Special emphasis will be placed on testing procedures.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with “real-world” experience. The specific elements of the practicum will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

This course will consider the use of health and fitness field and laboratory instruments, techniques, procedures, and equipment. Special emphasis will be placed on the ability to administer test protocols for evaluating the health-related components of physical fitness. Prerequisites: SP-SH 308, SP-SH 310, and SP-SH 320.

This course will emphasize the necessary leadership qualities and skills expected for leading exercise activities. The student will develop professional competencies through classroom instruction as well as observational and practical experiences. Prerequisite: SP-SH 415. Course fee attached.

It is the goal of this course to introduce students to a variety of situations involving organization and administrative duties, and through this process, provide students with a broad range of organizational and administrative skills useful in the successful administration of athletic, school health, and physical education programs.

Required of all seniors graduating with a major from this department. The course format differs from year-to-year depending on the facilitator and industry-related issues. The intent of the course is to prepare the student for the transition to further education or employment. Specific attention is given to synthesis and integration of the learning experience. Research, special projects and readings, and discussion are typical formats for this course. Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Permission of the Department Chair.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training, under the tutelage of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

This course focuses on the application of psychological principles within the realm of sports and competition. Special attention will be given to the psychological components of sport that can hinder and enhance the athlete. Coaching and mentoring strategies are evaluated, as well as topics such as motivation, personality, anxiety, performance, and environment. (Offered on ground and alternate years)

Fitness & Recreational Leaders

Fitness & Recreational Core

Includes a historical and contemporary view of physical education career possibilities, aims, and objectives with a view toward the development of a basic philosophy of physical education, sport, and fitness.

The purpose of this course is to introduce the student to the use of recreational games and activities in order to improve quality of life. Focus is on small and large group activities.

The study, practice, and organization of sports such as soccer, volleyball, basketball, baseball, softball, etc.

An introduction to the history and philosophy of intramural programs, as well as foundational information in recreation.

Negligence liability; control of amateur, professional and school sports; violence/crowd; product liability; risk management; selected current issues. Prerequisites: SP-SM 200 Introduction to Sport Management.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of sports marketing and event management. Description of content includes, but is not limited to, historical development of sport marketing, special event and their use in sports, the role of the media and ticket sales and their use in promotions. The student will understand the four P’s of marketing correlated in the world of sports. Prerequisite: Introduction to Sport Management SP-SM 200.

This course is designed to take an in-depth view of the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating special events. The main purpose of this course is to understand both broad and detailed event planning, explore adjustments tactics when unforeseen circumstances arise, learn how to keep patrons safe during events, and how to properly evaluate the success or failure of the event

A foundational course detailing numerous outdoor activities, their effects and benefits for our society. Course fee attached.

Methods of classification of exceptional students, program planning, and teaching of activities appropriate to needs of the handicapped are examined.

This course is designed to review the many aspects of nutrition and how it plays a role in improving and impeding health, fitness, and sport performance. Prerequisite: NS-BI 101. Recommended: NS-BI 204. Course fee attached.

This course focuses on the application of psychological principles within the realm of sports and competition. Special attention will be given to the psychological components of sport that can hinder and enhance the athlete. Coaching and mentoring strategies are evaluated, as well as topics such as motivation, personality, anxiety, performance, and environment. (Offered on ground and alternate years)

This course focuses on designing, planning, and managing sports arenas and facilities. Prerequisites: SP-SH 202 or SP-SM 200.

It is the goal of this course to introduce students to a variety of situations involving organization and administrative duties, and through this process, provide students with a broad range of organizational and administrative skills useful in the successful administration of athletic, school health, and physical education programs.

Required of all seniors graduating with a major from this department. The course format differs from year-to-year depending on the facilitator and industry related issues. The intent of the course is to prepare the student for the transition to further education or employment. Specific attention is given to synthesis and integration of the learning experience. Research, special projects and readings, and discussion are typical formats for this course. Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Permission of the Department Chair.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience related to the focus of the practicum. The specific elements of the practicum will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training, under the tutelage and evaluation of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

Sports Management

Sports Management Core

Includes the basic concepts of sport management, career preparation, and professional opportunities. This course is a primer to the different areas that sports management practitioners must understand and master to be efficient in their careers.

Designed for those interested in possibly pursuing accounting, but wanting to become familiar with accounting principles or for those not looking to major in accounting, but are in need of some basic accounting skills. (Offered spring)

Nature and purpose of accounting, basic accounting concepts and procedures, methods of processing, summarizing and classifying financial data. The accounting cycle, merchandising, measuring and reporting current assets and liabilities, and accounting for partnerships and corporations are topics covered. (Offered fall)

An introduction to the history and philosophy of intramural programs, as well as foundational information in recreation.

This course examines the psychological and sociological variables important in understanding individual motivation, group functioning, change, creativity, organizational design, conflict, and leadership in organizations. Particular attention is given to the application of leadership and management principles within the organizational structure. (Offered fall) (Offered online: Replaces EX-BS 356 Organizational Behavior & Leadership)

This course is designed to take an in-depth view of the process of planning, implementing, and evaluating special events. The main purpose of this course is to understand both broad and detailed event planning, explore adjustments tactics when unforeseen circumstances arise, learn how to keep patrons safe during events, and how to properly evaluate the success or failure of the event.

Negligence liability; control of amateur, professional and school sports; violence/crowd; product liability; risk management; selected current issues. Prerequisites: SP-SM 200 Introduction to Sport Management.

This course focuses on the fundamentals of sports marketing and event management. Description of content includes, but is not limited to, historical development of sport marketing, special event and their use in sports, the role of the media and ticket sales and their use in promotions. The student will understand the four P’s of marketing correlated in the world of sports. Prerequisite: Introduction to Sport Management SP-SM 200.

Types of managerial functions necessary for organizational operation are explored. The course is built around the topics of planning, organizing, directing, controlling, and decision-making. (Offered odd years fall)

This is a study of the theory and practice of professional ethics. Cases and essays by noted thinkers are studied and discussed in depth from a Christian perspective. Course will be tailored to individual student interests such as business, religion, etc. (Offered even years spring)

This independent study is designed to provide the student with hands-on experience related to the focus of the practicum. The specific elements of the practicum will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

This course focuses on designing, planning, and managing sports arenas and facilities. Prerequisites: SP-SH 202 or SP-SM 200.

It is the goal of this course to introduce students to a variety of situations involving organization and administrative duties, and through this process, provide students with a broad range of organizational and administrative skills useful in the successful administration of athletic, school health, and physical education programs.

Required of all seniors graduating with a major from this department. The course format differs from year-to-year depending on the facilitator and industry related issues. The intent of the course is to prepare the student for the transition to further education or employment. Specific attention is given to synthesis and integration of the learning experience. Research, special projects and readings, and discussion are typical formats for this course. Prerequisite: Senior Standing or Permission of the Department Chair.

This independent study is designed to provide the student with on-the-job training, under the tutelage and evaluation of a practitioner. The specific elements of the internship will be decided upon with a faculty advisor and articulated in a learner contract. The student is required to complete 40 hours of work for each credit hour.

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