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PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSES

MPE 1001: Introduction to Personal Health and Wellness (3 cr.)
This course will explore the theories and concepts of individual health and wellness, including the relationship between the concept of self-responsibility and personal health goals. This concept will be utilized in the areas of psychological and physiological health, which include: nutrition, fitness, stress, substance abuse, and overall lifestyle. The lab, lecture, and group discussion format offers opportunities to share opinions regarding the cohesive concepts of health. Specifically, students will consider their own physical, mental, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental factors that influence an individual's health status. Furthermore, students will gain practical experience through conducting various labs on themselves and classmates. Upon the completion of this course, the student will be able to integrate various methods for determining individuals’ health status.

MPE3542Applied Kinesiology of Physical Education and Sport (3 cr.)
Individuals develop an understanding of kinesiology and related movement experiences through physical activity. Anatomical concepts involved in producing movement are explored at the cellular, molecular and body systems level. Also examined are the structural functions of these body systems (musculoskeletal, circulatory, respiratory, digestive, nervous, etc.) and the conceptual framework of the human body. Consideration is also given to the relationships between human anatomy and physical activity.

MPE3545: Applied Exercise Physiology for Physical Education and Sport (3 cr.)
Individuals will develop an understanding of physiological terminology, concepts and principles, and their application for effective physical education and sports programs. Among the topics to be covered are: Neuromuscular Basis of Movement, Aerobic and Anaerobic Metabolism, Acute and Chronic Response to Exercise, Adaptations to Training, Designs for Effective Training Programs, Environmental Conditions, Nutritional Concerns for Activity and Training, Body Composition, Weight Control, Health-related Issues and Cardiovascular Disease, and physiological concerns for children and seniors.

MPE3546: Sports Nutrition (3 cr.)
This course is designed to advance the individual's knowledge of sports nutrition and its effect on athletic performance for a variety of age levels. Individuals will examine through scientific inquiry the fundamentals of macro and micronutrients, fluids, ergogenic and vitamin supplementation, weight management, energy planning for specific sport implementation, and the effects of proper nutrition on physical activity. Special attention will be given to understanding key scientific factors that influence individualized and group programming.

MPE 3604: Fundamentals of Team Sports (3 cr.)
The purpose of this course is to acquire a detailed understanding of the fundamental basic skills in team sports. Students will be expected to achieve an intermediate level of skill in the selected team sports. Practice outside of class time and individual tutoring may be necessary for some students to achieve the expected performance level. An analysis of skills, discussion on assessment techniques and discussion of game play and strategy is included.

MPE 3606: Introduction to Sports Medicine (3 cr.)
Offers a fundamental scientific and clinical understanding of Sports Medicine. It includes prevention practices; injury recognition and evaluation, initial care, emergency procedures, and rehabilitation methods. Common taping, wrapping, and splinting techniques are also included as practical skill developers.

MPE 3608: Cross Cultural Perspectives of Sport (3 cr.)
Delivers an international and cross-cultural perspective of sport beginning with an understanding of race and ethnicity in sports in the USA and expands to intercultural similarities and differences in individual, dual and team sports played worldwide. Individuals will also identify and reflect upon several traditional and popular sports that are unique to a specific country’s heritage and culture, and recognize how sport can impact a nation’s identify. Advanced techniques for information retrieval are included.

MPE 3610: Theoretical Concepts of Coaching (3 cr.)
This course will explore the various theories of coaching. Specifically, it will focus on the role of coaches during youth sports, high school sports and college athletics. This course addresses multiple theories of coaching and the influence of coaches in modern sport. The topics will cover various essential understandings of coaching philosophies, such as: the role of team sports versus that of individual or dual sports competition. Special emphasis will be placed on the role of communication and team building as applied to player self-esteem and sport performance. Throughout the course, students will use frameworks set forth by the Nation Youth Sports Coaches Association.


HISTORY COURSES 

HIS 2012: American Sports History (3cr)
This course considers the history of American sports from its organized beginnings to the present, both as a significant social phenomenon itself, and as a reflection of and conduit for broader social, political, intellectual and religious aspects of American life. Great personalities, games, and events will be included. (Spring)

HIS 3067: Topics in the History of American Sports (3cr)
Two hundred years ago, sports in the new United States were generally considered to be minor diversions for children; today, organized sports and athletics form a major component of our culture. The increasing importance of sports, the various activities Americans have engaged in, and the meanings they have found and made while so occupied will form the content of this course, with football, baseball, and basketball receiving the greatest emphasis. (Spring)

HIS 4495: Independent Study (3cr)

Only with permission of the department. Must be done under close supervision of a History faculty member on a sport topic. 


SOCIOLOGY COURSES

SOC 2017: Sports and Society (3 cr.)
This course examines the historical and social roots of American sports as well as contemporary issues of violence, big business, and racism and sexism in both amateur and professional athletics. Special consideration is given to the development of sport and its relationship to larger society. (Spring)


PSYCHOLOGY COURSES

PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology (3 cr.)
Required for the major and minor. This course constitutes a series of lectured discussions designed to acquaint students with the major ideas in psychology. Prior knowledge of psychology is not expected. Topics include the history of psychology, sensation and perception, brain and behavior, learning and memory, intelligence, developmental, personality theories, social psychology, and psychopathology. Other topics may include altered states of consciousness, cognition, language, motivation, or emotions.

PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences (4 cr.)
This course is an introduction to elementary statistics for psychology majors or other social science majors. Topics include: techniques for organizing and displaying data (e.g., tables and graphs), statistical techniques for describing data (e.g., percentages, averages, and variability), and statistical techniques for determining relationships or differences (e.g., correlation, probability, z-scores, t-tests, and ANOVA's, and tests of proportionality). Bi-weekly laboratory sessions will instruct students on how computer programs are used for the statistical analysis and management of data. Both Excel and Statistical software programs will be used. Pre-requisite: PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology.

PSY 2055: Sport Psychology (3 cr.)
An introduction to the field of sport psychology through a critical examination of the major psychological theories and past research on human behavior in sport and exercise settings. Particular emphasis is placed on identifying cognitive, emotional, social, and developmental factors that influence sport participation and performance. Specific performance related topics include: motivation, anxiety, concentration, confidence, leadership, and team dynamics. Behavioral problems in sport, such as aggression, substance abuse, and eating disorders, are reviewed along with psychological factors related to burnout and athletic injuries. Pre-requisite: PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology.

PSY2049: Health Psychology (3 cr.)
This course is designed to provide students with a general introduction to the field of Health Psychology. A variety of topics will be included, amongst them: 1) compliance with the medical system, 2) stress and its relationship to illness, 3) stress and its relationship to pain, 4) causes, treatment, and prevention of a number of diseases, 5) sociocultural factors in disease, and 6) coping with illness. Pre-requisite: PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology.

PSY 3069: Sport Brain Injuries (3 cr.)
This seminar provides a critical analysis of the risk and consequences of brain injuries sustained by athletes. After a brief introductory review of brain anatomy and function, this seminar will consider how sport-related brain injuries, especially concussions, occur and how such injuries are diagnosed and treated. Additional attention will be paid to considering the short- and long-term residual effects of head injuries. Emphasis will be devoted to evaluating both the neurophysiological and neuropsychological effects of sport-related brain injuries. Primary scholarly research articles will be incorporated into the assigned list of readings. Students interested in psychology, sports medicine, and behavioral neuroscience might find this seminar especially appealing. Pre-requisites: PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology and either BIO 3012: Biostatistics; ECO 2060: Economics and Business Statistics; or PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences

PSY 3325: Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology (3 cr.)
This seminar course provides in-depth coverage of research in sport psychology. Students build upon introductory theory through the reading of original research reports and participation in more detailed discussions of previously covered topics such as confidence, motivation, imagery, flow, and concentration. The course begins with a historical perspective of the field of sport psychology, exposing students to seminal research studies conducted by important figures in the discipline. Students will then explore recent publications regarding the psychology of excellence, performance enhancement, and well-being of athletes. In addition, this course will address current issues in the field of sport psychology, including ethical dilemmas for practicing sport psychologists. Pre-requisites: PSY 2055: Sport Psychology and one of the following: PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences or ECO.2060: Economics & Business Statistics, or BIO 3012: Biostatistics.

PSY 4020: Writing Review Articles in Psychology (3 cr.) 

Papers in the professional literature that thoroughly review and integrate previous research findings and speculate about their implications are referred to as review articles. In consultation with and under the direction of a faculty member, students will write a review article on a well-defined topic in Psychology. The student's finished product should resemble articles published in the journal Psychological Bulletin.

PSY 4025: Research and Writing Experience (3 cr.)
In consultation with and under the direction of a full-time faculty member within the Psychology Department, students in this course will work independently on a well-defined empirical research project. Students will be required to complete all aspects of the research process including generating a research hypothesis and surveying the literature, constructing the study146s methodology, collecting and statistically analyzing data, and writing the results up in manuscript form according to the stylistic guidelines of the American Psychological Association. Prerequisites: PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology, PSY 2012: Statistics for the Social Sciences, PSY 2040: Research Methods in Psychology.

PSY 4030: Field Work Experience (3cr)
Students who have arranged an acceptable field work placement and who wish to obtain course credit and supervision should sign up for this course. Weekly meetings with a full-time Psychology Department faculty supervisor and a paper including: a description of the institution and work experience, personal insights and benefits, and a connection to research literature in Psychology are required. Prerequisites: PSY 1004: Fundamentals of Psychology, and four other psychology courses.

PSY 4495: Independent Study (3 cr.)
An independent project to be arranged between the student and his or her faculty supervisor.


BIOLOGY COURSES

BIO1003: Intro to Human Wellness (3 cr.)
Introduction to Wellness will cover many subjects of health as it pertains to an individual. This course will include sections on exercise, nutrition, stress, and lifestyle decisions. Throughout the semester we will include necessary information on disease, risk factors, and prevention. This course will include necessary anatomy, physiology and body systems as it relates to the staying healthy and disease.

BIO1012: Intro to Human Biology (3 cr.)
This introductory class will introduce topics and concepts pertaining to how the human body functions, and how to detect warning signs and symptoms of commonly encountered disorders in daily life. An overview of body systems and how they work will be covered. Every student will have an opportunity to learn and take control of his or her own health.

BIO 1015: Introduction to Human Disease (3cr)
This course is designed for students with an interest in human disease. Different groups of diseases will be introduced, for e.g., Inflammatory diseases or Infectious diseases, Congenital & Hereditary diseases, Degenerative diseases, Metabolic diseases and Neoplastic Diseases. The causes and the biology of the diseases will be discussed. There will be an introduction of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi and viruses.

BIO 2008: Nutrition (3cr)
This one-semester course focuses on the principles and practical aspects of nutrition in a personal way. The physiological importance of macronutrients and micronutrients are discussed to help students understand what good nutrition can accomplish. Emphasis is on evaluation and self-assessment of students, nutritional status and needs.

BIO 3007: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4cr)
This first course of a two-course series introduces various processes and activities of the human body. Subject matter includes physical and chemical properties of life, cell membrane theory, organization of tissues, skeletal and muscular systems, nervous system organization and control, and special senses. Laboratory work includes systematic coverage of human anatomy, cat dissections, and relevant physiological experiments. Students may take this class as one of their required laboratory classes, but need to take both Bio 3007 and Bio 3017 to fulfill graduate and medical school prerequisites. Prerequisites: Principles of Biology I and II, Principles of Chemistry I and II.

BIO 3012: Biostatistics (3 cr.)
For upper level students, this course will cover quantitative methods used in biological investigation. Students will learn how statistics are used in biology, and how data are collected, summarized and analyzed. Topics will include an introduction to descriptive statistics, basic probability, and differences between parametric and non-parametric tests. Various statistical methods will be covered, including ANOVA, regression analysis, correlation coefficients, as well as X-squared and frequency distributions. Prerequisites: Principles of Biology I and II

BIO 3017: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (4cr)
This course is a continuation of BIO 3007, and will explore the remaining systems of the body. Subject matter includes the cardiovascular system and blood, endocrine system, lymphatic system and immune defenses, respiration, digestion and metabolism, urinary system and reproduction. As with the first course, laboratory work includes systematic coverage of human anatomy, cat dissections, and relevant physiological experiments. Prerequisite: Human Anatomy and Physiology I. (Spring)

BIO 3054: Osteology: Form, function and development of bones (4cr)
For students interested in more advanced anatomy of the skeletal system, this course will focus on bone form, function, movement, and development of the vertebrate skeleton. Detailed anatomy of the axial and appendicular portions of the skeleton will be covered, as well as bone histology, development, and biomechanics. Emphasis on identification of individual bone structures and the importance of these structures to function and movement of the skeletal system will be focal to the laboratory sections. Prerequisites: Principles of Biology I and II, Principles of Chemistry I and II, Human Anatomy and Physiology I.

BIO 4495: Independent Study (3cr)
Only with permission of the department. Must be done under close supervision of a Biology faculty member.

BIO 4497: Internship (3cr)
Only with permission of the department. Must be done under close supervision of a Biology faculty member.


SPORT BUSINESS MANAGEMENT COURSES

MSBM5001: Dynamics of Sport Business (3 cr .- graduate and undergraduate)*
Explores the modern sports era and establishes the foundation for the multi-billion dollar industry of today. Discusses some of the compelling socioeconomic, industrial, and technological movements that have contributed to the success of sports entertainment. Examines the factors that gave sport legitimacy and financial stability. Discusses the humble beginnings of professional, collegiate and Olympic sports cherished today. Examines the industry146s evolution through inventions and how these developments shaped the industry. Explores the mechanism of sponsorship and marketing through sport. Explores and analyzes the onset of free agency and the rise of the industry146s revenue generating sources. Discusses the management theories that apply to the industry and the current business and social issues it faces. Emphasizes the managerial and business skills required to operate successfully as a business leader in this. Pre-requisite: MGT 1001: Fundamentals of Management. *Does not count for Liberal Arts credit

MSBM5004: Sport Marketing (3cr- graduate and undergraduate)*
Provides the sport business manager with an overview of the major marketing issues facing the sport industry. Course content focuses on developing basic knowledge and understanding of sport marketing and sponsorship for professional and collegiate settings. Attention is given to the history of sport marketing, principles of marketing applied to the sport industry, sport consumer behavior, research tools, corporate sponsorship, and evaluation of sport marketing programs. The components of the course include developing products, utilizing sponsorships, special events, fund raising, public relations, promotions, and utilizing radio and television networking. Pre-requisite: MGT 1003: Introduction to Marketing. *Does not count for Liberal Arts credit.

MSBM5017: Sport Communications (3 cr. – graduate and undergraduate)*
This course will feature a comprehensive look at sport communications from many perspectives in a fun and interactive environment. There will be lectures, group discussions, challenging exercises and insightful speakers who work at the top level of the sports world. Ultimately, this course will provide students with an awareness of the profession, its role in the industry and an examination of the skills it takes to succeed. Pre-requisite: COMM 1001: Intro to Communications.

MSBM 5029: International Sports Management (3cr- graduate and undergraduate)*
This course will examine some of the particular issues that surround sports leagues and events that are specific to the international sports industry. Identify prominent foreign sports leagues and the concepts applied in managing these leagues and discuss some of the principles that are applicable to the United States professional leagues. Students will explore major international sporting events and discuss issues faced as well as analyze previous strategies. Differences in media, fan tastes, and marketing initiatives will be a focus. Explore the impact of the international economy on sports throughout the world.  Pre-requisite: MGT 1001: Fundamentals of Management.  *Does not count for Liberal Arts credit

MSBM 5005: Legal and Ethical Considerations in Sport (3cr- graduate and undergraduate)*
Provides an understanding of the laws and legal concepts governing the sports industry, and how they apply to the sports managers role. Focuses on legal and ethical issues related to legislation, drug testing, employment law, negligence and liability, as well as intellectual and property rights. Addresses licenses and contracts related to players, teams, merchandising, services, sponsorships and facilities. Applies ethical theories to sports operations and decision-making, and uses case studies to reinforce the value of adhering to sound ethical principles in addressing business problems. Pre-requisite: Seniors Only. *Does not count for Liberal Arts credit


COMMUNICATIONS COURSES

COMM 1001: Introduction to Communication & Media (3cr)
This course surveys human and media-enabled communication. Starting with concepts in communication theory, we consider interpersonal, public and nonverbal communication. A primary focus is the mass media, the history and means by which they communicate, the effects of this communication, and the professional and ethical issues involved. We cover print media, photography, radio, cinema, television and new media, and such related fields as advertising, public relations and political communication.


MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, and ECONOMIC COURSES

MGT 1001: Fundamentals of Management (3cr)*
This course focuses on the principles and theory of management. Methods of planning, organizing, staffing, leading and controlling a firm will be examined.  *Does not count for Liberal Arts credit

MGT 1003: Introduction to Marketing (3cr)*
Students are given a hands-on understanding of the tools of marketing. Marketing tools are integrated into the marketing system. Topics include consumer behavior, product design, segmentation, advertising, promotion, selling, pricing, distribution and financial feasibility. *Does not count for Liberal Arts credit

MGT 4497: Internship (3 cr.)
An independent project to be arranged between the student and his or her faculty supervisor.

ECO 2060: Economics & Business Statistics (3 cr.)
This course covers methods of analyzing and summarizing economic and business data; numerical measures of location and dispersion; probability and probability distributions; estimation and hypothesis testing; the correlation coefficient.  Pre-requisite: ECO 1011 or ECO 1012.

ECO4497: Internship (3 cr.)
An independent project to be arranged between the student and his or her faculty supervisor.