Section Menu

Course Descriptions


HP230 Principles of Coaching (4) A study of functions, techniques and methods of coaching interscholastic athletic teams. Coaching theories will be explored as well as the rules, standards and guidelines governing the profession of coaching.

HP250 Coaching of Sport Topics (2) This course is designed to provide prospective athletic coaches with knowledge and skill introduction regarding specific sports. Emphasis is placed on organizational/management skills, appropriate skill development drills, techniques, tactics, and theories specific to the specified sports. The specific sport topics will designated prior to each semester. Each course will cover approximately two sport activities, ie. football, basketball.

SM130 First Aid and CPR (1) An investigation of the immediate assistance administered in the case of injury or sudden illness before the arrival of trained medical personnel. Includes national certification in first aid and child and adult CPR. Fee $50.

SM230 Introduction to Wellness and Sport Management (4) This course identifies necessary competencies for Sport and Wellness managers.

SM333 Moral and Ethical Reasoning in Sport (4) This course will provide philosophic theory that has proven effective in the ethical and moral development of athletes. Strategies will be presented to aid the students in the development of a consistent value system based on justice, responsibility, and beneficence.  Prerequisites: SM230 and junior or senior standing.

AT340 Kinesiology* (4) A study of location and action of major muscles. Emphasis is on learning to describe the organic skeletal and neuromuscular structure of the human body; identifying how these systems adapt to skillful movement, physical activity and fitness and analyzing their contributions to motor performance using and analyzing data gathered from various sources. Students will learn specific anatomical structures related to the musculoskeletal system as well as the origin, insertion action and innervation of the muscles of the body. Students learn to properly grade and test the major muscles manually and analyze the range of motion. They will also learn about the biomechanics of body motion, planes of movement and about the different levers associated with body movement.Prerequisite: HS344.

AT355 Physiology of Exercise* (4) A study of how the bodies’ structures and functions are altered when exposed to acute and chronic bouts of exercise. How human performance is affected by environmental factors, nutrition, and dietary supplements is emphasized. The measurement of physiological parameters, the effects of various kinds of training, application of nutritional principles for athletes, the effects of learning on performance, positive health behaviors, and the effect of age and sex on physiological response and adaptation are included. Prerequisite: HS344.

SM330 Biomechanics (2) This course introduces students to the concepts of mechanics as they apply to human movement, particularly those pertaining to exercise, sport, and physical activities. Prerequisite: HS344.

SM336 Strength and Fitness Programming for Sport (2) This course is an overview of the current principles of strength and fitness training for athletic populations. A range of topics from the physiology of strength training, the muscles required for various strength and endurance exercises, basic principles of strength and endurance development, strength and endurance training program variables, proper lifting and exercising techniques and safety procedures will be discussed. Prerequisites: SM230 and junior or senior standing.

SM430 Facility and Event Management (4)
Provides the requisite knowledge to become an event and facility manager. Preparation for becoming an effective manager of the unique environment specific to the athletic arena. Student will also be required to preform field experience in event management. Prerequisite: SM230.

SM440 Leadership in Wellness and Sport (4) Leadership principles for directing programs and facilities in sport and wellness Students learn to create safe learning environments for diverse populations. Understand the principles of effective leadership involved in leading diverse populations. Prerequisites: SM230 and junior or senior standing.

SM443 Legal Aspects of Sport (4) An analysis of the legal process within the sport enterprise. Preparation for dealing with the legal ramifications of the sporting world. Prerequisites: SM230 and junior or senior standing.