Courses in Sport Management
Students will explore opportunities for children, youth, and adults available in sport, leisure, and recreation enterprises. The various roles that sport and recreation play in our culture will be studied. Sport and recreation enterprises from amateur athletics, community-based activities, professional sports, school, and club-based athletics will be examined.
Students will examine sport within society to evaluate how it can be used as a ministry tool. Principles of sociology of sport, historic developments within sports ministry, and Biblical mandates will help students to construct a theology which integrates faith and sport. Church and parachurch sport/recreation ministry models will be reviewed. Attention will be given to methods of programming and curriculum development related to evangelism and discipleship associated with the culture of sport. Communication the gospel within a sport setting will include student preparation and delivery of sports-specific messages and object lessons.
This course emphasizes the development of leadership skills through interactive classroom-field experience using group dynamic techniques. Students will be given an opportunity to experience leadership in directing individual and group games, fitness and/or community groups.
Prerequisites: SM 111 and 224
Practicum in some aspect of sport management designed to give student practical, directed experience.
Prerequisites: SM 111, 224, and consent
Planning, organizing and evaluating recreation programs. Principles of personnel management, budgeting, private fundraising and leadership are introduced.
Prerequisites: BA 252 (or concurrently), SM 111, and 224
An examination of social and legal issues which impact the field of recreation. Interpretation of state and federal legislation which apply to recreation programs. Senior writing project.
Prerequisites: SM 111, 224, junior standing at the time of registration, and sport management major or minor
A study of various aspects of sport management, the subject area of which will be determined by the instructor according to student interest.
A professional experience which immerses students in an area of concentrated, sport management-related, area of interest and is supervised by faculty in the department.
Applied capstone experiences are designed to be integrative and immersive experiences in areas of practical professional interest in sport management. Through the capstone, students will apply and develop their abilities to think strategically, make decisions, implement plans, communicate effectively, and apply knowledge in a professional setting.
Course may be taken in 3-12 hour increments. A grade of B- or higher is required to earn credit for the capstone.
Prerequisites: Senior standing (92 hours completed) and a minimum grade of C- in each major course
Courses in Kinesiology
An introduction to the lifelong pursuit of wellness. Students explore various areas that influence one's physical, emotional and spiritual well-being. Topics include physical fitness, nutrition and weight control, impact of physical activity on cardiovascular health, relaxation and stress management and lifetime physical activity. This course will challenge students to take a holistic approach to integrating their faith and wellness throughout their lives. Engaging in physical activity is required for successful completion of this course. Students select approved activities to meet course goals.
Exploration of the discipline of exercise science, including its history and projected future, contribution to society, professional organizations, certifications, management and marketing concerns, professional issues and initial investigations into the exercise science subdisciplines.
Examines the relationships between health and fitness. Topics include nutrition, disease prevention, weight control, smoking/alcohol and health, medical care, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning and the relationship between physical and mental health in a community context. Particular emphasis is placed on programming and community engagement.
Students observe the daily routines and activities of employed professionals and see how skills and knowledge acquired in class are applied in the exercise science field.
A general course designed to address dietary needs of individuals across the lifespan. Students are introduced to dietary guidelines and nutritional standards. Some attention will be given to the role of the nurse, dietician and community agencies in promoting good health through the proper use of food.
Identical with BI 271.
This course introduces medical words and terms through an analysis of their construction, including prefix, suffix, root, connecting and combining forms. Medical meanings applicable to the structure, function and diseases of the human body are stressed.
Practicum in some aspect of the fitness profession designed to give student practical, directed experience.
This course emphasizes the application of concepts of human anatomy (particularly the musculoskeletal system) and physical law to the study of human movement and skill analysis.
Prerequisites: BI 241, 242 and PH 111 or 211
This course is an introduction to the science and theory of sport and exercise psychology. Factors related to individual, group and institutional behavior in the following physical activity settings are emphasized: competitive and recreational athletics, exercise, physical education and rehabilitative.
Identical with PY 318.
Prerequisite: PY 111
This course explores the principles of exercise physiology and their application to physical exercise, motor development, coaching and teaching.
Must be taken concurrently with EX 321L.
Prerequisites: BI 241 and 242
Laboratory procedures and techniques in the measurement of human physical characteristics and performance. Measurements of flexibility, muscular strength, muscular endurance, cardiovascular endurance and body composition are included.
Must be taken concurrently with EX 321.
Prevention, recognition and treatment of athletic injuries are covered in this course. Taping techniques are also included.
Prerequisite: BI 241
A practice learning experience in the fitness profession providing the student with supervised observation of fitness professionals and the functioning of an organization through participation in its operations.
Prerequisites: EX 111 and consent
Nutritional requirements for the active individual and athletes. Topics of study will include carbohydrate, protein, fat, vitamin, mineral and water requirements of active populations, as well as the use of nutritional ergogenic aids for performance enhancement.
Prerequisites: EX 271 and 321
This course is a study of the interaction between physiologic and psychological processes of the human body. Understanding of how the body develops, controls and learns movement skills that are used in physical activity, exercise, sport and daily living are emphasized.
Prerequisite: EX 311 and 321
Examination of strength training techniques and program design. Emphasis is placed on proper form and utilization of various workout designs to complement larger training goals. Students will gain experience in the theoretical and practical aspects of designing individual workout sessions, periodization and programming to enhance progression. The course is designed to assist the student in meeting the requirements to be eligible for and pass the National Strength and Conditioning Association's Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist exam.
Prerequisites: EX 271, 311 and 321
Introduction to the philosophy of evaluation and measurement in physical education and exercise science, including test selection, construction, evaluation and administration. Basic research methods, statistical analysis and interpretation of test scores also stressed.
This course focuses on special areas of interest in kinesiology, with particular emphasis on contemporary concerns in the field. Topics include exercise response under extreme physical stress, exercise and environmental conditions, exercise in children and/or geriatric population, sport nutrition/ergogenic aids and sports performance, exercise in other special populations and/or topics of current interest.
Prerequisite: EX 311 and 321
This course synthesizes the theories of applied exercise science into a meaningful real-world application. Students integrate and master their knowledge of applied exercise science to design individual or group training and lifestyle programs tailored to the needs and wants of specific clientele. The American College of Sport Medicine's Guidelines for Exercise Testing and Prescription govern the concepts and procedures discussed in the course.
Prerequisite: Senior major
An individualized study of a problem, a research paper or a project related to the exercise science field.
A cooperative off-campus experience in an exercise-related organization through which curricular knowledge and skills may be actively applied.
Prerequisite: Senior major or consent