Courses in Sport Management

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SM 111 Foundations of Sport and Recreation Management
(3 credits - Fall)

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.

SM 224 Integration of Faith and Sport
(3 credits - Spring)

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. Communicating the gospel within a sport setting will include student preparation and delivery of sports-specific messages and object lessons.
Identical with MI 224.

SM 316 Leadership and Programming in Recreation and Sports
(3 credits - Fall Odd Years)

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

SM 395 Practicum in Sport Management
(1 to 3 credits - Fall, Spring)

Practicum in some aspect of sport management designed to give student practical, directed experience.
Prerequisites: SM 111, 224, and consent

SM 411 Recreation and Sports Administration
(3 credits - Spring)

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

SM 461 Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
(3 credits - Fall)

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

SM 490 Independent Study
(1 to 4 credits - Fall, Spring, Summer)

A study of various aspects of sport management, the subject area of which will be determined by the instructor according to student interest.
Prerequisite: Consent

SM 495 Internship in Sport Management
(2 to 12 credits - Fall, Spring, Summer)

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.
Prerequisite: Consent

SM 496SMAC Sport Management Application Capstone
(3 to 12 credits - Fall, Spring, Summer)

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

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EX 101 Wellness for Life
(2 credits - Fall, Spring, Summer)

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.

EX 111 Foundations of Exercise Science
(3 credits - Fall)

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.

EX 151 Health and Fitness Testing and Prescription
(3 credits - Spring, Summer)

Examines the relationships between health and fitness and various testing and assessments. Tests and assessments will include health-related components of physical fitness such as cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Tests will also include skill-related components such as agility, balance, power, speed, and reaction time. Students will also learn how to interpret test results and use this information to prescribe exercise. Particular emphasis is placed on programming and community engagement.

EX 195 Job Shadow in Exercise Science
(1 to 2 credits - Fall, Spring)

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.
Prerequisite: Consent

EX 271 Nutrition
(3 credits - Spring, Summer)

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.

EX 287 Medical Terminology
(2 credits - Fall, Summer)

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.
Identical with BI 287.

EX 295 Practicum in Exercise Science
(1 to 3 credits - Fall, Spring)

Practicum in some aspect of the fitness profession designed to give student practical, directed experience.
Prerequisite: Consent

EX 311 Structural Kinesiology and Biomechanics
(3 credits - Spring)

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

EX 318 Sport and Exercise Psychology
(3 credits - Fall, Summer)

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

EX 321 Exercise Physiology
(3 credits - Fall)

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

EX 321L Exercise Physiology Laboratory
(1 credit - Fall)

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.

EX 326 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries
(3 credits - Fall)

Prevention, recognition and treatment of athletic injuries are covered in this course. Taping techniques are also included.
Prerequisite: BI 241

EX 395 Practicum in Exercise Science
(1 to 3 credits - Fall, Spring, Summer)

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

EX 418 Fundamentals of Nutrition and Behavior Change
(3 credits - Fall Even Years)

Course will examine the programming of nutrition for various clients and how to create behavior change. Topics of study will include macro and micronutrients, hydration, behavior change, supplements, and nutrition programming. Upon completion, students will be certified nutrition coaches.
Prerequisite: EX 271

EX 425 Nutrition for the Physically Active
(3 credits - Fall)

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

EX 428 Motor Behavior
(3 credits - Summer)

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

EX 431 Principles of Strength and Conditioning
(3 credits - Spring)

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

EX 443 Introduction to Research in Kinesiology
(3 credits - Fall)

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.

EX 452 Special Topics in Kinesiology
(3 credits - Summer)

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

EX 465 Senior Seminar in Exercise Prescription
(3 credits - Spring)

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

EX 490 Independent Study
(1 to 4 credits - Fall, Spring)

An individualized study of a problem, a research paper or a project related to the exercise science field.
Prerequisite: Consent

EX 495 Internship
(2 to 4 credits - Fall, Spring, Summer)

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

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