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Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management

UW-PARKSIDE 2017-19 CATALOG

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College:
Natural and Health Sciences

Degrees and Programs Offered:
Bachelor of Science

Majors - Exercise Science, Sport Management

Minors – Coaching, Exercise Science, Sport Management

Student Organizations/Clubs:
Sport Management Club

Department Overview

The Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management (HESM) Department offers bachelor of science degrees in sport management and exercise science. The department also significantly supports the applied health sciences major. (Please see the “Applied Health Sciences” major for more information.)

Both bachelor of science degree programs feature:

  • Core courses designed to ensure students learn the fundamentals and skills necessary to achieve success in their chosen field.
  • A variety of elective courses or concentrations which encourage students to supplement their aforementioned base knowledge with classes designed to target their specific career goals.
  • Finally, both degree programs require significant practical/field experience. This approach ensures students acquire hands-on knowledge and make valuable professional contacts in their respective professions. As part of this initiative, the department is one of the campus leaders in offering Community Based Learning course/classroom opportunities to students.

The department also offers minors in coaching, exercise science and sport management. These programs are designed to allow a student to supplement an existing major with additional career-specific course work designed to enhance their employment opportunities.

Finally, HESM also offers a master of science degree in sport management and participates in offering an online collaborative master of science degree in health and wellness management offered in conjunction with UW Extension and several UW System campuses. (Please see “Graduate Programs” for more information about these degree programs.)

Career Possibilities

Exercise science majors can find employment within the sport or fitness fields with numerous types of organizations including educational institutions, health and fitness centers, corporate wellness and nonprofit, private or municipal recreation programs. Careers include administration, coaching, marketing/sales, consulting, facility operations, governmental safety positions (police/fire/military), personal training or directing fitness/wellness program development to name a few.

Sport management majors can find employment within the sport or fitness fields with numerous types of organizations including amateur or professional sports organizations/teams, educational institutions, health and fitness centers and nonprofit, private or municipal recreation programs. Careers include administration/management, coaching, marketing/sales, consulting, journalism, public relations, facility operations or sports information to name a few. Recent graduates work at all levels of sport including Boys and Girls Clubs, Fond du Lac Dock Spiders, Kenosha Kingfish, Lakeshore Chinooks, Milwaukee Admirals, Milwaukee Brewers, Milwaukee Bucks, MKE Sports and Entertainment and Odessa Jackalopes among many others.

Preparation for Graduate Studies

Undergraduate study in exercise science provides preparation for advanced study in such areas as athletic training, biomechanics, coaching, exercise physiology, kinesiology, occupational therapy, physical education and physical therapy.

Undergraduate study in sport management provides preparation for graduate study in a wide variety of graduate programs. Recent graduates have gone on to experience success in graduate programs such as sport administration, sport management, business, communications, education and law. 

Program Level Outcomes for Exercise Science

  1. Apply the knowledge of exercise science principles.
    • Analyze and assess human movement in a variety of levels and contexts
    • Develop and execute appropriate fitness assessments and programs for flexibility, strength, endurance, body composition, plyometrics, speed development and conditioning
    • Create scientifically based periodized programs for anaerobic and aerobic exercise
    • Plan, implement and evaluate effective exercise or health-related programs
  2. Demonstrate effective professional communication skills through a variety of mediums.
    • Use professional oral and visual communication skills effectively when giving a presentation on a topic in the field of exercise science
    • Demonstrate effective writing skills regarding a fitness management problem or issue
    • Demonstrate competence with interpersonal communication in a situation related to fitness management/exercise science
    • Demonstrate effective individual and group exercise leadership skills
  3. Demonstrate effective critical thinking skills in the area of exercise science.
    • Appropriately apply scientific methods to the field of exercise science
    • Apply evidence-based decision-making in planning safe and effective exercise programming for any population
    • Evaluate information and evidence related to fitness and health practices
  4. Act as a socially responsible member of the exercise science/fitness management profession.
    • Develop personal and professional philosophies necessary to excel professionally
    • Use the various dimensions of diversity, ethics, and law for professional decision-making in relation to fitness management
    • Appreciate the need and have the desire to seek the most current knowledge in the field

Requirements for the Exercise Science Major (75 to 78 credits)

In addition to satisfying the general university requirements, students seeking to graduate with a bachelor of science with a major in exercise science must satisfy the following:

  • Complete all requisite course work (75 to 78 credits) for the major; and
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in each of the classes utilized to complete the major; and
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.67 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the major; and
  1. Required Core Courses (63-66 credits)
    1. Required Anatomy Courses (7 or 10 credits)
      Choose one combination:  
      BIOS 105 Human Physiology and Anatomy I 5 cr
      BIOS 106 Human Physiology and Anatomy II 5 cr
      OR    
      BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
      BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
    2. Required Physics Course (4 credits)
      PHYS 101 Principles of Physics 4 cr
    3. Required Introductory Health Science Course (3 credits)
      Choose one:  
      HESM 210 Introduction to Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management 3 cr
      OR    
      AHS 101 Introduction to Applied Health Sciences 3 cr
    4. Required HESM Courses (49 credits)
      HESM 221 Applied Exercise Science 3 cr
      HESM 270 Lifetime Wellness 3 cr
      HESM 280 Sport and Fitness Nutrition 3 cr
      HESM 306 Principles of Motor Learning 3 cr
      HESM 345 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
      HESM 353 Biomechanics 4 cr
      HESM 354 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
      HESM 358 Sport and Fitness Psychology 3 cr
      HESM 410 Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3 cr
      HESM 411 Exercise Science and Special Populations 3 cr
      HESM 415 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning 4 cr
      HESM 430 Fitness Program Management 4 cr
      HESM 481 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science 3 cr
      HESM 498* Fieldwork in Exercise Science 6 cr

      *The fieldwork requirement can be completed by one of the following options:

      1. Fieldwork Only Option
        Six (6) HESM 498 credits with at least three (3) of these HESM 498 credits completed in the student’s last semester of studies.

      2. Fieldwork/Course Option
        A minimum of three (3) credits of HESM 498 credits completed in the student’s last semester of studies.

        In addition, students will need to take a pre-approved three (3) credit HESM 300- or 400-level course.

  2. Required Exercise Science Concentrations (12 credits)
    In addition to completing the core courses within the exercise science major, students must choose and complete one of the following concentrations, based on their area of interest or career pursuits.

    1. Fitness Management (12 credits)

      Choose four courses:  
      ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3 cr
      BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 cr
      HESM 300 Legal Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
      HESM 362 Sports Marketing 3 cr
      HESM 455 Sport Sales and Customer Service 3 cr
    2. Strength and Conditioning (12 credits)

      Statistics course (3 credits)  
      Choose one:  
      MATH 103 Elementary Statistics 3 cr
      PSYC 250 Psychological Statistics 3 cr
       
      Required courses (6 credits):  
      HESM 350 Research Methods in Exercise Science 3 cr
      HESM 425 Program Design and Exercise Techniques 3 cr
       
      Elective course (3 credits):  
      One pre-approved HESM 300/400 level course 3 cr

Program Level Outcomes for Sport Management

  1. Demonstrate effective communication skills through a variety of mediums.
    • Students are able to use oral or visual communication for business purposes using professional communication styles
    • Students are able to use written communication for business purposes using professional communication styles
    • Students demonstrate an ability to use interpersonal and mass communication styles in sport business
  2. Collect and analyze information connected to the sports management discipline.
    • Demonstrate an ability to use the fundamental principles of the sport management field, which include marketing, finance and law
    • Effectively apply technology to analyze and interpret data
  3. Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and resolving problems.
    • Students can identify and evaluate sport business concerns
    • Students can communicate how learned concepts affect business situations while providing a potential solution to any problem
    • Students can identify potential ethical dilemmas and be proactive in resolving them
  4. Function effectively in a manner similar to industry personnel.
    • Students demonstrate the ability to make economic decisions to improve the business
    • Students use the various dimensions of diversity, ethics, and law for professional decision-making in relation to sport management
  5. Develop critical thinking skills through disciplined intellectual inquiry.
    • Students are able to utilize strong logic in developing potential solutions to problems within professional and ethical standards
    • Students can recognize and analyze sport business issues through relevant literature

Requirements for the Sport Management Major (63 credits)

In addition to satisfying the general university requirements, students seeking to graduate with bachelor of science with a major in sport management must satisfy the following:

  • Complete all requisite course work (63 credits) for the major; and
  • Achieve at least a C in all courses utilized to complete the major (C- is not acceptable); and
  • Achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the major.
  1. Core Courses (42 credits)
    BUS 100 Introduction to Business 3 cr
    ENGL 204 Writing for Business and Industry 3 cr
    SPCH 105 Public Speaking 3 cr
    HESM 210 Introduction to Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 220 Applied Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 282 Ethics and Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 300 Legal Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 362 Sports Marketing 3 cr
    HESM 420 Sport Business and Finance 3 cr
    HESM 480 Senior Seminar in Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 495 Fieldwork in Sport Management 12 cr
  2.  Elective Courses (21 credits)
    Choose courses from the list below:  
    ACCT 201 Financial Accounting 3 cr
    ART 104 Introduction to Digital Art 3 cr
    ECON 305 Economics of Sports 3 cr
    MGT 349 Organizational Behavior 3 cr
    HESM 285 Sport in Society 3 cr
    HESM 289 Special Topics in Sport Management 1-3 cr
    HESM 310 Sports Industry Regulation 3 cr
    HESM 320 The Business of Minor League Baseball 3 cr
    HESM 335 Race, Ethnicity and Baseball in American Society 3 cr
    HESM 339 Sustainable Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 358 Sport and Fitness Psychology 3 cr
    HESM 360 Sports Communications 3 cr
    HESM 370 Event Management 3 cr
    HESM 380 Facility Development and Management 3 cr
    HESM 389 Special Topics in Sport Management 1-3 cr
    HESM 455 Sport Sales and Customer Service 3 cr
    HESM 456 Athletic Fundraising 3 cr
    HESM 458 Sport Analytics 3 cr
    HESM 489 Special Topics in Sport Management 1-3 cr
    HESM 499 Independent Study 1-4 cr

 

 

Requirements for the Exercise Science Minor (26-29 credits)

A minor in exercise science allows students to develop knowledge of the basics of the exercise science field including biomechanics and physiology. Students who earn an exercise science major cannot also receive a minor in exercise science. Students who wish to pursue the exercise science minor should utilize MATH 111 to satisfy the university math skill requirement.

To receive the exercise science minor, students must complete the following:

  • Complete all required course work (26-29 credits) shown below for the minor; and
  • Earn a grade of C- or better in each of the classes utilized to complete the minor; and
  • Achieve a minimum overall 2.67 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the minor; and
  1. Choose one Combination of Anatomy Courses (7 or 10 credits)
    BIOS 105 Human Physiology and Anatomy I 5 cr
    AND    
    BIOS 106 Human Physiology and Anatomy II 5 cr
    OR    
    BIOS 300 Human Functional Anatomy 4 cr
    AND    
    BIOS 341 Mammalian Physiology 3 cr
  2. Elective Course (3 credits)
    Choose one:    
    HESM 270 Lifetime Wellness 3 cr
    HESM 280 Sport and Fitness Nutrition 3 cr
  3. Required Courses (16 credits)
    PHYS 101 Principles of Physics 4 cr
    HESM 353 Biomechanics 4 cr
    HESM 354 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
    HESM 415 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning 4 cr

Requirements for the Sport Management Minor (18 credits)

A minor in sport management allows students to acquire knowledge in a few key areas essential to operating a sports organization including ethics, law and revenue management. Students who earn a sport management major cannot also receive a minor in sport management.

To receive the sport management minor, students complete the following:

  • Complete all required course work (18 credits) shown below for the minor; and
  • Earn a grade of C or better (C- is not acceptable) in each of the classes utilized to complete the minor.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the minor; and
  1. Required Courses (12 credits)
    HESM 282 Ethics and Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 300 Legal Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 362 Sports Marketing 3 cr
    HESM 420 Sport Business and Finance 3 cr
  2. Elective Courses (6 credits)
    Pre-approved HESM 300- or 400-level course work 6 cr

Requirements for the Coaching Minor (23 credits)

A minor in coaching allows students to learn key fundamental elements of the coaching profession in academic and practical settings. Program focal points include learning the physical and mental aspects of the profession, student-athlete safety and training concepts along with practice and game preparation.

Students who successfully complete the coaching minor requirements will meet Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Association (WIAA) requirements  for  coaching.  Students who successfully complete the coaching minor requirements will also meet Illinois High School Association (IHSA) course requirements for coaching but will also need to pass the Illinois By-Law Examination to be certified to coach in Illinois high schools.

To receive the coaching minor, students complete the following:

  • Complete all required course work (23 credits) shown below for the minor; and
  • Earn a grade of C or better (C- is not acceptable) in each of the classes utilized to complete the minor.
  • Achieve a minimum 2.50 GPA in all courses utilized to complete the minor; and
  1. Required Courses (17 credits)
    HESM 201 Community First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation 1 cr
         
    HESM 250 Sport Safety Training for Coaches 3 cr
    OR    
    HESM 345 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
         
    HESM 283 Orientation to Coaching 3 cr
    HESM 284 Orientation to Sports Officiating 3 cr
    HESM 301 Sport Conditioning Practice Design 3 cr
    HESM 358 Sport and Fitness Psychology 3 cr
    HESM 493 Coaching Practicum 1 cr
  2. Elective Course (3 credits)
    Choose one course:  
    HESM 280 Sport and Fitness Nutrition 3 cr
    HESM 300 Legal Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
    HESM 306 Principles of Motor Learning 3 cr
    HESM 380 Facility Development and Management 3 cr
  3. Required Theory Course (3 credits)
    Choose one:  
    HESM 248 Coaching Theory of Football, Basketball, and Track and Field 3 cr
    HESM 249 Coaching Theory of Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball and Softball 3 cr

Special Policies

Students who wish to double major in exercise science and sport management may be allowed to reduce the overall number of fieldwork credits required to complete the two majors. Please see a departmental or HESM faculty advisor for more information if you are considering this option.

Trips or visits to sport, fitness or other related facilities and/or events may be required as part of the curriculum for select HESM courses.

Fees may be required for certain HESM courses to cover unique education expenses.

Courses in Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management (HESM)

105 - 190 ACTIVITY COURSES

105 Beginning Swimming 1 cr
 

Prereq: Non-swimmers only. Freq: Occasionally.
Designed for the non-swimmers or those who cannot swim 25 yards. Swimming basic strokes, basic water skills and water safety skills are taught.

     
106 Intermediate Swimming 1 cr
 

Prereq: Able to swim 25 yards using a minimum three basic strokes, or pass HESM 105. Freq: Occasionally.
Designed for the level 3 and level 4 swimmers of average swimming ability. This course will refine current swimming skills, teach new strokes and skills and cover personal water safety skills.

     
107 Advanced Swimming 1 cr
 

Prereq: Strong swimming skills, able to swim 25 yards using four different strokes. Freq: Occasionally.
Designed for the level 5 and higher swimmer. Improves upon six basic strokes, increase efficiency and endurance.

     
108 Water Fitness and Conditioning 1 cr
 

Prereq: None.  Freq: Occasionally.
Provides fitness, fun and safety for all levels and abilities as an alternative to the traditional land-based exercise programs. Activities in both shallow and deep water using floatation. Includes cardiovascular conditioning, strengthening and toning using various water exercises and activities.

     
110 Scuba Diving 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
The fundamentals of scuba diving including diving equipment and techniques. Successful completion of the course qualifies students for check-out dives and final scuba diver certification. This course is taught under the auspices of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Extra fees required.

     
112 Swim for Fitness 1 cr
 

Prereq: Ability to swim a minimum of 100 yards using any stroke; or consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Improve cardiovascular fitness through swimming. Additional swimming outside of class is required. Not appropriate for weak or non-swimmers. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

     
113 Badminton 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduction to basic skills, rules, proper court position and conditioning.

     
115 Baseball 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduction to fundamental skills and the elements of position play.

     
116 Football 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Provides experience in fundamentals of football and team play.

     
117 Basketball 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Practical experience in fundamentals and team play.

     
118 Volleyball 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Covers fundamentals of volleyball technique, elements of attack and defense, rules interpretation, game strategy, officiating and skill testing.

     
119 Track and Field 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Covers fundamentals of track and field events.

     
120 Soccer 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Practices basic principles of soccer skills, team play and game situations.

     
121 Softball 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Covers fundamentals of softball, position play and emphasizing offensive and defensive team play.

     
130 Relaxation 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
The purpose of this course is to provide the student with the necessary knowledge and the ability to recognize stressors and their effects on one’s life, as well as the implementation of various relaxation techniques. Relaxation techniques including deep breathing, meditation, imagery and progressive relaxation are among those covered in the course.

     
131 Pilates and Fitness Yoga 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Pilates is a type of movement system that uses a series of floor exercises to increase strength, flexibility, balance, stamina, and concentration while focusing on your center or core. Fitness Yoga is a program for a more powerful defined physique using traditional yoga asanas geared toward the athlete and fitness enthusiast.

     
133 Weight Training 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces elementary weight training and general program of the basic lifts, the muscle groups affected by these lifts, and procedures of safety factors and theory of weight training.

     
134 Kettlebell Conditioning 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces vigorous physical conditioning primarily utilizing kettlebells.  Emphasizes exercises to enhance muscular strength, power, endurance, and agility. 

     
137 Aerobic Walking 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces and develops proper aerobic walking techniques and benefits of walking. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

     
138 Jogging for Fun & Fitness 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Teaches students proper running techniques, how to set up a personal fitness plan, how to assess one’s cardiovascular fitness, and safety issues related to running. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

     
139 Disc Golf 1 cr
 

Prereq: None.  Freq: Occasionally.
To provide the student with the knowledge and skills needed to play disc golf. Students will also learn rules necessary to play at a competitive level.

     
141 Golf 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces fundamentals of golf: grip, stance, swing, rules and etiquette. Provides practice with all clubs emphasizing fundamental mechanics and the opportunity to develop skills on local golf courses.

     
143 Step Aerobics 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces basic step aerobics fundamentals and medium impact levels of cardiovascular development.

     
148  Total Body Conditioning 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Provides an upbeat muscular endurance session using dumbbells, resistance bands, steps, exercise balls, and a yoga mat focusing on the major muscle groups. Focuses on physiological strength, balance, and flexibility.

     
149 Aerobics 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Focuses on aerobic dance, exercise theory and techniques.

     
156 Self-Defense 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Emphasizes simple, but effective techniques to survive an aggressive situation.

     
157 Karate I 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Fundamentals of basic karate techniques. Emphasis placed on proper overall organization of hand and foot techniques, stances, posture, and physical principles of power.

     
158 Karate II 1 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 157 or consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Intermediate study in the art of self-defense. Introduction to defense against an actual assailant and concentrated study of prearranged formal exercises.

     
159 Karate III 1 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 158 or consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
Advanced study in the art of self-defense. Instruction in defense against attacks  with  a  weapon  and  multiple  assailants.  Combined physical psychological principles of power.

     
163 Yoga I 1 cr
 

Prereq:  None.  Freq:  Occasionally.
A study of the various yoga disciplines. Emphasis on the total health of a person through the discipline.

     
164 Yoga II 1 cr
 

Prereq:  HESM 163 or consent of instructor.  Freq:  Occasionally.
Lecture and instruction in fundamental yoga philosophy and in the physical exercises (asanas) as they involve both psychological and physiological processes.   Students will gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of the principles of relaxation to enhance their well-being.

     
171 Fitness for Life 1 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 270.  Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Implement your own fitness program utilizing the Wellness and Strength/Conditioning Centers on campus. Participants complete an organized fitness pre-assessment during the first week of class and a post-assessment during the last week of class with credit given for individual workouts throughout the semester. May be repeated for a maximum of 4 credits.

     
183 Cross Training 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Develops power and quickness for the athlete who participates in serious recreational leagues and amateur sports competition, combining plyometrics, agility, and speed training.

     
190 Special Topics 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected activity courses will be examined.

     
201 Community First Aid and Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation 1 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
To train responders to recognize and care for non-life-threatening emergencies and life-threatening respiratory or cardiac emergencies in adults, children and infants. Certifications include Standard First Aid and Adult, Children and Infant Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation and Automated External Defibrillation (CPR/AED).

     
202 Advanced First Aid and Emergency Response 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Provides knowledge and skills necessary to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until help arrives. Students receive American Red Cross certification in adult CPR/AED and first aid. Additional fees.

     
203 Lifeguard Training 2 cr
 

Prereq: Ability to swim 500 yards continuously using the front crawl and breast stroke. Freq: Occasionally.
Develops lifeguard skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. Upon successful completion American Red Cross certifications will be issued. Additional fees.

     
204 Water Safety Instructor 2 cr
 

Prereq: Level 4 swimmer skills. Freq: Occasionally.
Students completing this course will be eligible to teach progressive swimming courses and four other certifying courses. Meets American Red Cross standards. One-hour lecture. Additional fees.

     
210 Introduction to Health, Exercise Science and Sport Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides an overview of the health, exercise science and sports industries. Emphasis will be placed on basic management principles and career opportunities.

     
220 Applied Sport Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 210; at least sophomore standing. Freq: Yearly.
Explores applied management principles including organizing, leading, and controlling within sport organizations. Combines classroom instruction with practical experiences in the field.

     
221 Applied Exercise Science 3 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 210 or AHS 101; at least sophomore standing. Freq: Yearly.
Explores the exercise science field in further depth and allows application of acquired knowledge, theories, skills and research to the exercise science industry.

     
248 Coaching Theory of Football, Basketball, and Track and Field 3 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 283. Freq: Yearly.
Studies the techniques to organize, administer, and teach football, basketball, and track and field. Addresses individual, small group, team, technical and tactical performance skills at various levels of competition. 

     
249 Coaching Theory of Volleyball, Soccer, Baseball and Softball 3 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 283. Freq: Occasionally.
Studies the techniques to organize, administer, and teach volleyball, soccer, baseball and softball. Addresses individual, small group, team, technical and tactical performance skills at various levels of competition.

     
250 Sport Safety Training for Coaches 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Provides coaches with knowledge and skills to help provide a safe environment for athletes while they are practicing, competing and recovering from injury. Includes basic taping techniques, concussion evaluations and injury management.

     
270 Lifetime Wellness 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides the necessary knowledge and skills to develop a personal fitness/wellness program and to achieve greater lifelong health and wellness. Required workouts outside of the scheduled class period.

 
     
280 Sport and Fitness Nutrition 3 cr
 

Prereq: None.  Freq: Fall, Spring.
The goal of this course is to develop an understanding of the interaction of good nutrition and exercise habits. Focus on nutritional strategies to maximize energy to get the most out of exercise. The needs and responses of special populations to diet and exercise will also be considered.

     
282 Ethics and Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: None.  Freq: Fall, Spring.
A study of ethical and behavioral issues as they relate to current issues and problems in sport management. Topics include college, youth and professional sport, academic standards, eligibility criteria, sportsmanship, gamesmanship, gambling, diversity, media, athletes as role models, and solving ethical dilemmas confronting professionals in sport management.

 
     
283 Orientation to Coaching 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Introduces general techniques and responsibilities necessary for success in athletic coaching.

 
     
284 Orientation to Sports Officiating 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Introduces general techniques and responsibilities related to athletic officiating in a variety of sports.

     
285 Sport in Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Investigates past and present roles sport has played within our society including its impact on our educational system, the media, the family, and economic structures. Addresses heritage, social status, personality and race.

     
289 Special Topics in Sport Management 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies by topic.  Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in sport management will be examined.

     
290 Special Topics in Health and Exercise Science 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in health and exercise science will be examined.

 
     
300 Legal Issues in Sport Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing. Freq: Yearly.
Explains the basic legal system, terminology and principles as applied to sport management. Emphasizes identifying and analyzing legal issues, the ramification of those issues, and the means of limiting liability of sports organizations. Includes negligence, risk management, and contract law.

     
301 Sport Conditioning Practice Design 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Yearly.
Develops a general understanding of aerobic and anaerobic conditioning principles and techniques for developing agility, strength, quickness and includes practice design for peak performance.  Emphasizes how to apply these principles and techniques in a practice setting.  Labs will be used to teach basic resistance training, speed and agility techniques.

     
306 Principles of Motor Learning 3 cr
 

Prereq: At least sophomore standing. Freq: Yearly.
Examines issues pertinent to the analysis, teaching and learning of motor skills. Emphasizes identification of qualities of the individual learner/performer in relation to environmental factors including task demands, and teacher behaviors that influence the skill acquisition process. 

     
310 Sports Industry Regulation 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing.  Freq: Yearly.
An in-depth study of how professional and amateur sports organizations are governed and regulated. Topics include collective bargaining, commissioner/president powers, agent regulation and facility regulation.

     
320 The Business of Minor League Baseball 3 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Spring (Odd years).
Examines the business and governance structure of the minor league baseball. Includes discussions on team ownership, market selection, hiring and human resource approaches, revenue generation and facility operations/expenses.

     
321 Women’s Health Issues 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing. Freq: Occasionally.
This course will provide a comprehensive overview of critical, contemporary women’s health topics and a framework for informed personal and social health decision-making. Topics include women’s health, overview of definitions; health status and implications; nutrition and fitness; sexuality and reproductive health; violence in women’s lives; health of women across the life span; chronic diseases; and substance use/abuse issues.

     
335 Race, Ethnicity and Baseball in American Society 3 cr
 

Prereq: At least sophomore standing. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines the economic, political and social impacts of the African American, Asian American, Latino American and Native American cultures on American society through the prism of  the professional baseball industry.

     
339 Sustainable Sport Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: At least sophomore standing. Freq: Spring (Even years).
Surveys sustainable business techniques employed by sports organizations in the areas of facility financing, facility development, marketing and event operations. Examines how sports organizations employ marketing techniques focused on and including sustainable/green concepts. Cross-listed with HESM 539.

     
340 Aging and Wellness 3 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 270 or BIOS 109, or consent of instructor. Freq: Occasionally.
This course addresses the health needs of an aging population covering the multifaceted dimensions of wellness during the aging process with focus on biological, psychological, social, and political factors. Emphasis will be placed on health promotion.

     
345 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries 3 cr
 

Prereq: BIOS 105, 106 or BIOS 300, 341. Freq: Fall.
Studies the latest techniques in the prevention of injuries related to fitness, recreation and athletics. Focuses on injury evaluation and care, including conditioning, taping, wound care, therapeutic modalities, and rehabilitation exercises.

     
350 Research Methods in Exercise Science 3 cr
 

Prereq: PSYC 250 or MATH 103.  Freq: Spring.
Addresses the major aspects of performing research in the broad area of exercise science. Topics include the scientific method, statistical analysis, research design, types of research and the publication process. Emphasizes data and methods commonly employed in exercise and sport science research.

     
353 Biomechanics 4 cr
 

Prereq: BIOS 105 or 300; PHYS 101 or 105; and MATH 111. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Examines human movement from anatomical and mechanical perspectives. Includes fundamental biomechanical concepts, terminology, principles, and their application as they relate to sport and exercise. Three hour lecture; required lab session.

     
354 Physiology of Exercise 4 cr
 

Prereq: BIOS 105, 106 or BIOS 300, 341; and MATH 111. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Explores the physiological changes of the human body, during and after exercise, and their implications to human performance. Three-hour lecture; required lab session.

     
358 Sport and Fitness Psychology 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Presents a theoretical overview of principles of sports, exercise, and rehabilitation psychology. Includes practical intervention skills, which can be applied in a wide variety of occupational situations.

     
360 Sports Communications 3 cr
 

Prereq: At least sophomore standing.  Freq: Yearly.
Examines how sports organizations interact with the media and fans/ customers through various forms of electronic and social media. Activities include studying basic fundamentals and completing various exercises designed to give hands-on experiences in the areas of social media, media relations and public relations in the context of sport organizations. Cross-listed with HESM 560.

     
362 Sports Marketing 3 cr
 

Prereq: At least sophomore standing. Freq: Yearly.
Examines basic marketing concepts with application to sports organizations, including promotions and public relations, sponsorship, endorsements, consumer demographics, consumer behavior and market research. Include the development of a promotion and a detailed marketing plan for a sports enterprise.

     
365 Personal, School, and Community Health 2 cr
 

Prereq: None. Freq: Occasionally.
Examines problem issues in health and hygiene. Discussion includes problems involving pollution, drugs, nutrition, disease, sanitation, and personal safety.

     
370 Event Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Covers the knowledge and skills necessary for event management through theoretical concepts and practical application. Includes planning, conducting, staffing, financing and evaluating events. Encompasses development of medical emergency, evacuation, crowd control, registration and risk management plans.

     
380 Facility Development and Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing. Freq: Yearly.
A study of the planning, development, and management of sport and fitness facilities including standard setting, financial planning, architectural design, functional concerns, budget, and personnel management.

 
     
389 Special Topics in Sport Management 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in sport management will be examined.

     
390 Special Topics in Health and Exercise Science 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in health and exercise science will be examined.

     
410 Fitness Assessment and Prescription 3 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 353, 354. Freq: Fall.
Provides the knowledge and skills to access, analyze, and prescribe appropriate fitness and health behavior programs for a diverse population. Special focus will be on standards set forth by the American College of Sport Medicine.

     
411 Exercise Science and Special Populations 3 cr
 

Prereq: BIOS 105, 106. Freq: Yearly.
Presents guidelines for prescribing exercise for special populations including people with disabilities and chronic diseases.

     
415 Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning 4 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 353, 354. Freq: Fall.
Examines theoretical and applied aspects of strength and conditioning including exercise physiology, biomechanics, nutrition, sport psychology and training adaptations. Covers exercise technique, flexibility development, testing, resistance training program design, periodization, plyometrics, aerobic and anaerobic conditioning, and facilities and risk management. Lab required.

     
420 Sport Business and Finance 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing. Freq: Fall.
A study of theory and applications in the fundamental business practices as applied to sport management. Topics covered include revenue sources, budget development, ownership, taxation, financial analysis and economic impact studies.

     
425 Program Design and Exercise Techniques 3 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 415. Freq: Spring.
Examines advanced knowledge and practice in the three most important aspects of the strength and conditioning and related fitness professions, periodization, program design and exercise techniques. Explores principles underlying effective periodization and exercise program design for a variety of exercise modes.

     
430 Fitness Program Management 4 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 353, 354 and 410. Freq: Spring.
Explores theoretical considerations and practical applications for planning, developing and managing health and fitness organizations. Covers the management of personnel, the facility, marketing, programming and evaluation. Includes participating in two community based learning experiences.

     
455 Sport Sales and Customer Service 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing. Freq: Yearly.
Explores basic sales and customer service concepts with application to sports organizations. Topics include sales techniques, prospect identification and customer service principles. Included is the development of detailed sales and customer service materials for a sports enterprise.

     
456 Athletic Fundraising 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing.  Freq: Yearly.
Examines the development of successful fundraising programs in interscholastic and intercollegiate athletic programs. Cross-listed with HESM 656.

     
458 Sport Analytics 3 cr
 

Prereq: Junior/senior standing.  Freq: Yearly.
Examines the design, collection, analysis, and use of data to measure performance and make decisions in competitive sports. Reviews basic concepts and skills needed to develop and apply analytical skills to sport from different perspectives: coaching, management, business, media, etc. Cross-listed with HESM 658.

     
480 Senior Seminar in Sport Management 3 cr
 

Prereq: Accepted into sport management major with senior standing and a minimum 2.5 GPA in major. Freq: Fall, Spring.
Provides capstone experience for sport management majors in their last year. Discusses current industry materials and topics. Includes an individual research project.

     
481 Senior Seminar in Exercise Science 3 cr
 

Prereq:  Senior standing; accepted exercise science major with a minimum GPA of 2.67 in major. Freq: Yearly.
Provides capstone experience for students to apply and deepen their knowledge and skills in exercise science. Requires a comprehensive research or applied project.

     
489 Special Topics in Sport Management 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies by topic.  Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in sport management will be examined.

     
490 Special Topics in Health and Exercise Science 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Varies by topic. Freq: Occasionally.
Selected topics in health and exercise science.

     
491 Varsity Sports Field Experience 1 cr
 

Prereq: Open to all students by tryout; consent of instructor.   Freq: Fall, Spring.
Advanced training in techniques through participation in the varsity athletic program for both men and women. A maximum of four credits may be applied to the graduation requirement.

     
493 Coaching Practicum 1 cr
 

Prereq: HESM 283 and approval of advisor and department chair. Freq: Yearly.
Applies the methods and techniques in the coaching profession. May be repeated for a maximum of four credits.

     
494 Internship 1-3 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Practical application of the methods and techniques in various sport and fitness fields. Under guidance of a supervising instructor. May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credits.

     
495 Fieldwork in Sport Management 1-12 cr
 

Prereq: Accepted sport management major with a minimum major GPA of 2.5.  A minimum of 3 credits are required to be completed in the student’s last year of course work.  Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides supervised field-based sport management experience in the conditions, practices, and environmental settings appropriate for field. Requires placement approval by HESM faculty member.

     
498 Fieldwork in Exercise Science 1-12 cr
 

Prereq: Accepted exercise science major with a minimum major GPA of 2.67.  A minimum of 3 credits are required to be completed in the student’s last semester of course work.  Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Provides a supervised field-based exercise science experience. Requires placement approval by HESM faculty member.

     
499 Independent Study 1-4 cr
 

Prereq: Consent of instructor and department chair. Freq: Fall, Spring, Summer.
Conducts independent work in specific areas under HESM faculty supervision.

     

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