Exercise and Sport Science Courses

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Sport Management

Exercise & Sport Science

Sport Management

SM 2500 - Principles of Sport Management

Examination of practical and theoretical aspects of the various components related to the administration of sports personnel and facilities, recreation and fitness programs, and health facilities in both volunteer and paid positions.

SM 3200 - Marketing and Communication in Sport

The application of marketing strategies to sport businesses and events will be examined. Special techniques are necessary to promote and price sport and recreational activities to spectators, sponsors and participants. Various didactic methods will be utilized to explore methods of securing and maintaining corporate sponsorship, developing media relations, press conferences and the use of public relations techniques.

Prerequisite: SM 2500.

SM 3750 - Sociological and Ethical Issues in Sport

This course provides an extensive overview of sociological and ethical issues and trends in sport and sport management. This course examines the role of ethics and ethical issues in the decision-making process. Social trends in sport and their relationship to ethical principles and sociology will be examined.

Prerequisite: SM 2500
Recommended: SO 1000.

SM 4000 - Legal Issues and Governance in Sport

A presentation of the basic legal system, its terminology, and principles as applied to professional and amateur sports. Governance in sport and sports organizations will be described and integrated with legal issues. Emphasis is on identifying and analyzing legal and governance issues, the ramifications of those issues, and the means of limiting the liability of sport organizations.

Prerequisite: SM 2500.

SM 4300 - Facility and Event Management

An examination of the complexity of sport facility and event management. The variety of activities involved in planning and designing a sports facility, facility marketing, developing revenue streams, and facility scheduling and operating will be covered. Sport event management consists of identifying goals of the event and coordinating people in the organizations involved to achieve those goals with the resources available.

Prerequisite: SM 2500.

SM 4500 - Economics and Finance in Sport

Examines current economic and financial issues that impact sport and sport management. Topics include budget development, funding, capital projects, economic impact, and supply and demand in the sport and recreation industry.

Prerequisite: EC 2000, EC 2100, SM 2500.

SM 4600 - Human Resource and Personnel Management in Sport

This course includes the presentation, analysis, and discussion of the specific functions of human resources and personnel management, including the human relations knowledge and skills vital to the success of any organization. Students will explore standards of performance with a special emphasis on the supportive relationship needed between supervisors, employees and organizations. This course also will explore a number of contemporary and controversial issues related to human resource management in sport.

Prerequisite: SM 2500.

SM 4900 - Sport Management Internship

Sport Management majors participate in an internship at a business or health-related agency. Students serve a minimum of 400 hours at the agency. Students complete an ongoing log of hours and experiences at the agency. Hands-on experience in a workplace is the basis for this internship course. Students must contact the program director the semester prior to taking the internship, which is completed during the last semester of the program. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 2.5 GPA in the major before registering for the internship. Students must have completed all courses in the curriculum prior to taking SM 4900.

Exercise & Sport Science


EXS 2000 - Introduction to Exercise Science 

This course investigates the nature, scope and philosophy of exercise science, as well as historical influences on the field. Physiological, biomechanical, neurological and behavioral, and nutritional foundations of exercise science are included. Career opportunities and the corresponding professional responsibilities related to professions in exercise and sports science are explored.
   
EXS 3300 - Kinesiological Concepts 

Structural and functional components of human anatomy including musculoskeletal origins, insertions, actions, and innervations will be examined. Related introductory medical terminology and basic biomechanical principles are included. Movements in various sports activities will be analyzed to identify which muscles individually and collectively act to create motion. An introduction to basic measurements and evaluations such as goniometry and group muscle testing will be included.

Prerequisite or Concurrent: BL 3440, BL 3441, PH 1700, PH 1710.
Corequisite: EXS 3301.
   
EXS 3301 - Kinesiological Concepts Lab 

This course provides the foundation for understanding the anatomical perspective of human movement. Specific emphasis is placed on the function and roles of the muscles, bones and joints in the production of human motion. Additional emphasis will be placed on the adaptation of the musculoskeletal system to the strain of physical activity, exercise and dysfunction.

Prerequisite or Concurrent: BL 3440, BL 3441, PH 1700, PH 1710.
Corequisite: EXS 3300.
   
EXS 3500 - Physiology of Exercise 

The immediate and long-term effects of exercise on the body will be examined, including the impact on various body systems, nutrition, and weight management. Measurements used to evaluate fitness such as aerobic capacity testing and determination of body composition will also be included.

Prerequisite or Concurrent: BL 3700, BL 3701.
Corequisite: EXS 3501.
     
EXS 3501 - Physiology of Exercise Lab 

This laboratory emphasizes application of physiological principles from the lecture section of this class. Laboratory exercises include both data interpretation and integration with these principles as well as the direct application of the principles to performance and activity.

Prerequisite or Concurrent: BL 3700, BL 3701.
Corequisite: EXS 3500.
     
EXS 3700 - Psychosocial Aspects of Exercise and Sport 

This survey course will examine sociological and psychological constructs of contemporary American sport and physical activity. Students will be exposed to techniques designed to facilitate the exercise experience in a broad range of physically active populations.

Prerequisite: PY 1000.

EXS 3800 - Foundations of Conditioning 

This course will provide students with the physiological and biomechanical basis to understand, apply and design programs for basic strengthening and conditioning and to enhance human performance.

Prerequisite: EXS 3300, EXS 3301.
Corequisite: EXS 3801.
     
EXS 3801 - Foundations of Conditioning Lab 

This laboratory course emphasizes application of conditioning principles into fitness and sports performance.

Prerequisite: EXS 3300, EXS 3301.
Corequisite: EXS 3800.
   
EXS 4200 - Motor Behavior 

Motor development will be introduced as will current concepts of motor learning and motor control. Concepts and knowledge will be applied and generalized to exercise and sport settings.

EXS 4310 - Exercise, Health, and Chronic Disease Prevention 

This course is designed to introduce students to the pathophysiology of chronic disease and aging as they relate to exercise and activity. Prevention of chronic disease using lifestyle changes as well as recognition of exercise-related injuries and dysfunction are central paradigms of this course. Emphasis will be placed on lifestyle changes, disease prevention and referral for management. First aid techniques, safety and basic CPR certification will be completed.

Prerequisite or Concurrent: EXS 3500, EXS 3501.
     
EXS 4500 - Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription 

The basic principles of kinesiology and exercise physiology will be applied to assessing physical fitness and making appropriate recommendations for exercise prescription and programming. Nutrition and weight management, special populations and aging will be discussed. Application of fitness assessment and exercise prescription will be applied to special populations.

Fee.
Prerequisite: EXS 3300, EXS 3301, EXS 3500, EXS 3501.
Corequisite: EXS 4501.
   
EXS 4501 - Principles of Fitness Assessment and Exercise Prescription Lab 

The basic principles of kinesiology and exercise physiology will be applied to assessing physical fitness and making appropriate recommendations for exercise prescription and programming. The laboratory section will apply classroom principles to actual practice of fitness assessment and exercise training.

Fee.
Prerequisite: EXS 3300, EXS 3500.
Corequisite: EXS 4500.
   
EXS 4900 - Practicum in Exercise and Sport Science 

Exercise and Sport Science majors in the health/wellness tracks participate in an internship at a business or health-related agency. Students serve a minimum of 100 hours at the agency. Students complete weekly reports and participate in problem-solving assignments at the agency. Students may shadow their supervisor and/or assist with client care. Students should contact the department chair the semester prior to taking the practicum, which is typically completed during the last semester of the program. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 and a 2.0 GPA in the major before proceeding in the practicum.

Fee.
Prerequisite: Senior standing; instructor approval.
     
EXS 4991 - Research in Exercise Science I 

This course allows the upper level student to learn about and to participate in and hands-on research project. The student will learn about research methods, design, data collection and analysis in Exercise Science. The student will work directly with a Professor on a research project and will take responsibility for literature review, data collection, data reduction and analysis, some statistical analysis and making some conclusions from the data collected and analyzed. Basic fundamentals of research in Exercise Science will be individually provided by the instructor.

Concurrent: May be taken concurrently with EXS 4992.
Prerequisite: Junior standing, EXS 3300, EXS 3500, instructor approval.
     
EXS 4992 - Research in Exercise Science II 

This course allows the upper level student to learn about and to participate in and hands-on research project. The student will learn about research methods, design, data collection and analysis in Exercise Science. The student will work directly with a Professor on a research project and will take responsibility for literature review, data collection, data reduction and analysis, some statistical analysis and making some conclusions from the data collected and analyzed. Basic fundamentals of research in Exercise Science will be individually provided by the instructor.

Concurrent: May be taken concurrently with EXS 4991.
Prerequisite: Junior standing, EXS 3300, EXS 3500, instructor approval.