Degrees and Certificates
Exercise Science: Bachelor of Science (B.S.),Bachelor of Science
Exercise Science: Bachelor of Science with Option of Pre-Athletic Training (B.S.),Bachelor of Science
This course will seek to provide the student with an overview of the sport industry and cover the basic fundamental knowledge and skill sets required of a sport manager. This course introduces topics such as management; leadership and governance; communications and media; sport marketing and sales; sponsorship; sport finance and economics; facility and event management; legal principles; ethics; and global sport. The class will explore the aforementioned topics in order to make links between the segments, delineate larger concepts and issues within each and draw conclusions related to overreaching policy implications.
This 80-hour minimum experience (2 credits) for exercise science majors and 120 hour minimum experience (3 credits) for sport management majors is organized to allow for student participation in programs relevant to the student’s major and professional interests. Graded Pass/Fail.
This course focuses on the theory, principles, physiological effects and application of various therapeutic interventions designed to maximize patient’s participation and health-related quality of life. The indications, contraindications and operational protocols for common therapeutic interventions and pharmacological agents to moderate pain and inflammation and restore function are addressed. Emphasis is placed on determining therapeutic goals, appropriate use of progression and ability to return to athletic participation. Laboratory experiences are used to supplement classroom instructions.
Gender issues and sport will be examined through a multidisciplinary approach utilizing theoretical constructs. Biophysical, sociocultural, political, sexual and legislative perspectives will be explored.
This course is intended to prepare students to successfully organize, administer and facilitate athletic programs at the interscholastic, intercollegiate and recreational levels. Topics include leadership, organizational design, hiring, staff development, performance evaluation, compensation strategies, scheduling, programming, fundraising, fiscal management, legal issues, health and safety issues and equipment and facility maintenance. Challenges and standards associated with administration and programming are considered.
This course takes a multifaceted approach to the science and application of strength training. Topics covered include exercise physiology concepts and applications, testing and evaluation, flexibility and exercise techniques, program design and periodization. This course also provides a practical challenge for the student to apply scientific concepts and principles into the development of sport or client specific training programs. Students will keep a journal of exercise habits, observe and reflect on personal training appointments, summarize peer reviewed literature in the strength and conditioning field and develop a comprehensive training program for a client of their choosing.
Students will explore the political, socio-economical, historical, cultural, ethical, gender and racial perspectives of international sport. This course encompasses the identification and study of popular amateur and professional international sports. In addition, there is a focus on the framework of sport ranging from newly introduced grassroots sports to recognized international sport organizations and governing agencies.
This course extends student understanding of basic marketing principles and applies that understanding to sales and marketing in sport business. Topics include sales and marketing aspects of sport, economic research and feasibility studies, data collection, segmentation, analysis, consumer behavior, public relations, sponsorships, media, promotion, placement, networking and cultivating sales opportunity.
This course examines the legal aspects of sport (i.e., coaching; administering fitness; instructional, recreational and athletic programs; sport marketing). Areas of study include, but are not limited to, constitutions; legislative enactments; case law related to administrative, constitutional, contract, labor, product liability and tort law; and risk management techniques.
This course brings together all aspects of sport management building on the foundation and specialized course Prerequisites in the exercise and sport sciences and business administration programs. Course content includes organizing, motivating, planning, staffing and supervising. Emphasis is on the practical application of the sport management knowledge base.
This 200 hour minimum experience in exercise and sport sciences is organized to allow for student participation in programs relevant to the student’s major and interests. This final required internship experience serves as an opportunity to apply and more fully develop those professional competencies necessary for a successful work experience. Graded Pass/Fail.
In this first semester of the capstone students explore a topic of their choosing. This exploration involves reviewing and synthesizing the primary literature in the area as well as developing an original area of inquiry and the methods necessary to complete the investigation. Throughout the process, students review, learn and incorporate basic techniques and procedures associated with the research process.