Sport Studies Courses

 

SPRT106 Introduction to Sport Administration
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An introduction to the culture and mission of the university and overview of the field of sport administration.  Students will be introduced to basic college learning and study skills in the context of sport administration.  Students will engage in active learning through discussion of class readings and activities regarding the work of sport administrators in professional, collegiate, scholastic and community settings.  Students will participate in co-curricular activities and peer mentoring.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT208 Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

[Minimum Semester Hours:  3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours:  3 sh]

An introductory overview of the psychological aspects of sport and exercise.  This course provides a broad overview for understanding the behavior of individuals in sport and exercise settings.  The course will integrate theories, principles and models with an emphasis on current research findings from sport and exercise settings.   Content areas include personality and motivation factors, performance in groups, and the psychological effects of participation in sport and exercise.

Prerequisites:  PSYC100 or PSYC102 or PSYC103

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT223 Contemporary Issues and Problems in Sport Administration

[Minimum Semester Hours:  3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours:  3 sh]

An overview of contemporary issues and problems in the field of sport administration.  Students will research, discuss and debate current issues.  Emphasis will be placed on connecting contemporary issues to the research and theories that underlie them, as well as to practical problem-solving strategies used by sport administrators.

Prerequisites:   SPRT106

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT233 Sport Sales, Sponsorship, and Fundraising
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to sport sales, sponsorship, and fundraising and their various aspects including:  planned presentations, cold calling, the sales pitch, sales reports, sales letters, donor recruitment and development, community fundraising, and legal and ethical issues in sales and fundraising.

Prerequisites:  SPRT106 and SPRT223


 

SPRT305 Psychology of Coaching

[Minimum Semester Hours:  3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours:  3 sh]

A comprehensive overview of the coaching profession and the coach-athlete relationship.  Emphasis is placed on high school and intercollegiate level sport with consideration given to coaching youth and recreational sport programs.   The course will be an application of current research findings and principles as they relate to coaching.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT317 Evaluation in Sport Administration

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Intended for future professionals in the field of Sport Administration, the course utilizes evaluation theories, models, methods and competencies. Emphasis is placed on the practical application of the evaluation process which will focus upon sport organization (public and private) programs and personnel within a sports organization.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT318 Advanced Theory and Application of Sport and Exercise Psychology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An advanced study and application of the psychological aspects of sport and exercise.  this course will integrate theories, principles and models of sport and exercise psychology with an emphasis on current research findings.  Analysis and discussion of recent research will include the effects of psychological variables on performance in sport and exercise settings, as well as consideration of application in other domains.

Prerequisites:  SPRT208

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT321 Management and Leadership of Sport
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An in-depth analysis of the sport industry with special emphasis given to the sport manager’s roles and functions.  Students will also conduct an in-depth analysis of planning, organizing, leading, and controlling as they apply to the sport managers and leaders in a sport organization.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT323 Sport and Society

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the role of sport in North American culture and in a global context.  The pervasiveness of sport in all areas of society will be investigated from a sociological perspective.  Analysis of issues impacting informal, organized and professional sports will be considered.  Attention will be given to the common characteristics within sport and society, including societal values, social problems, politics, education, social class, gender, disabilities, mass media, and race.

Prerequisites:  SPRT106

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT324 Sport Law and Ethics

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of legal and ethical issues related to sport.  This course will analyze relevant laws, policies, and court cases and the rights of those involved in sport including participants, spectators, and managers. 

Prerequisites:  SPRT106 and SPRT223

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT332 Sport Marketing Management
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
Designed to provide the student with knowledge pertaining to sports marketing and its various aspects including: pricing, promotion, sponsorships, endorsements, research, and licensing.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT335 Sport Administration and Community Relations
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An analysis of the various relationships between a sport administration department (public or private, high school or college) and the community in which it is located.  Emphasis will be placed on the practical application of concepts, principles and practices between an educational institution and community associations and the role of the sport administrator.

Prerequisites:  SPRT106 and SPRT223


 

SPRT337 Governance of Sport
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An examination the structure and procedure of international, professional, amateur, collegiate, interscholastic, and other sport governing agencies.  Students will develop a critical perspective of various sport governing agencies' authority and functions; requirements necessary to become a member of the sport league/organization; rules and regulations of each sport governing body; and current issues and future trends for each governing agency.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT340 Sport Media Communication Relations

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the interrelationship between sports and media in today's society.  This course draws on theories of rhetoric and social criticism by examining media's role in telling the story of sports and, in telling that story, shaping and reinforcing cultural values.  The course will utilize various broadcasts, print, and electronic media to examine how they are vital to the success of the sport organization. 

Prerequisites:  SPRT106, SPRT223, SPRT233, and SPRT208 (or SPRT305)


 

SPRT350 Sport Administration Field Participation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to explore career interests and develop professional skills. The course provides first-hand exposure to a sport administration setting. The student will be exposed to a variety of sport administration tasks which may includes sales, sponsorship, fundraising, event planning, marketing, community and public relations, and sports media and information. Experiences may take place in public and private organizations, schools and athletic settings.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 ) OR ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT401 Sport Facility Management and Operation

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An examination of the role of sport that will allow students to learn the factors involved in obtaining, running, building, and managing sporting events.  Students will also learn the guidelines for designing, constructing, maintaining, scheduling, and managing a sport facility.

Prerequisites:  SPRT321, SPRT323, SPRT324


 

SPRT402 Sport Business Finance

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to provide a detailed examination of the relationship between sport and corporate sponsorship.  Topics covered will include the theoretical premise of sponsorship, alignment marketing, strategic communication through sponsorship, determining value of a sponsorship, and evaluation of sponsorship activities.  Perspectives from the event holder (i.e., property) offering a sponsorship and from the organization functioning as the sponsor will be considered.  

Prerequisites:  SPRT106, SPRT208 (or SPRT305), SPRT223, SPRT233, SPRT321, SPRT323, SPRT324, SPRT332, SPRT335, SPRT337, SPRT340, SPRT350


 

SPRT450 Sport Administration Professional Field Experience (12.0 sh)

Provides students with the opportunity for on-the-job experience in a sport administration setting.  Students will work under the supervision of a professional in the field and be exposed to a variety of sport administration tasks which may include sales, sponsorship, fundraising, event planning, marketing, community and public relations, and sports media and information.  Experiences may take place in public or private organizations, schools and athletic settings.

Prerequisite:  None


 

SPRT465 Organization and Administration of Sport and Athletic Programs
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
The philosophy of athletics and sport programs, communication and leadership skills, facilities and equipment management, budgeting, personnel management, risk management, public relations and current issues will be explored. Students will be guided in the preparation of position papers, research reports, and presentations relating to the administration of athletic and sport programs, with the intent of providing realistic pre-professional experiences in the field. Amateur, professional, public and private athletic sport settings will be discussed.

Prerequisite: ( SPRT106 AND SPRT223 )

Corequisite: None


 

SPRT498 Sport Studies Seminar (3.0 sh)

An analysis and/or comparison of topics related to sport studies within a framework provided by the instructor.  Examples include, but are not limited to, contemporary issues in sport studies, a comparative global analysis of sport governance systems, sport studies issues related to economic, social and other factors, sport studies issues of special interest, and emerging technologies in the area of sport.


 

SPRT600 Research Methods in Sport Science
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An application of historical, descriptive and experimental research strategies and designs to sport and physical activity. Prepares graduate students to design, conduct, and report research. Emphasis is placed upon planning research, utilizing research methods, and interpreting results.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

SPRT601 Sport in American Culture

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A comprehensive examination of the sociocultural environment in which sport exists, including detailed evaluation of the impact of such issues as gender, race, media, social stratification, ethnicity, mass media and commercialization, politics, and leadership from historical and contemporary sociocultural perspectives. It is designed to focus on American cultural ideologies throughout history and their interplay with both amateur and professional sport.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT602 Ethics in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An advanced interpretation of moral issues in sport. An examination of the meaning and significance of values and ethics issues in sport including ethical decision-making, towards the formulation of a professional philosophy of sport and physical activity. Intended to help foster critical thinking skills, to interpret the philosophical and ethical background of sport, and to cultivate written communication skills.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT610 Foundations of Sport and Exercise Psychology

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

A survey of the psychological factors related to performance and participation in sport and exercise settings. Emphasis is placed on determining how psychological variables influence performance and participation in physical activity pursuits and how physical activity participation affects the psychological well-being of the individual. This course will assess theoretical and methodological approaches to a variety of sport and exercise psychology topics including motivation, group processes, competition, and performance enhancement.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT611 Sport and Exercise Psychology Across the Lifespan

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to focus on developmental changes in the psychosocial antecedents and consequences of sport and physical activity across the lifespan. Specific topics include (1) describing theoretical frameworks and methods used to study sport and physical activity related psychosocial development across the lifespan, (2) describing how self-perceptions develop and influence behavior in movement contexts at different points in life, and (3) explaining how social and contextual factors influence developmental processes associated with physical activity.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT612 Sport Psychology for Performance Enhancement

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An evaluation of the nature of performance, sources of performance crises, and self-regulation strategies used to enhance sport performance. Specific objectives include (a) distinguishing the antecedents and consequences of subjective and objective performances, (b) conceptualizing motor performance and performance problems in a psychological context, and (c) matching psychologically-based performance problems with theoretically-based intervention strategies. This class is specifically designed to help students formulate practical strategies for teaching various psychological skills from an education perspective.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT613 Psychology of Athletic Injury and Recovery

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

An examination of psychological theories and applied considerations related to athletic injuries and the subsequent rehabilitation of the physically active. Emphasis placed on the psychosocial antecedents to athletic injury and factors related to the psychological experience and treatment of the injured athlete and athlete in transition.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT614 Stress Management for the Physically Active
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]
An examination of the demands of athletic competition that cause stress for athletes, coaches, and other sport figures. Identifies the psychophysiology of the stress response and the individual/ performance costs of distress. Emphasis is placed on the principles and methods of preventive stress management, such as social support, exercise, and the relaxation response and their application in sport and exercise settings for improved performance.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT615 Seminar in Sport Science
[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]
An intensive seminar approach to teh study of sport science. The course will address contemporary issues and emerging trends in sport science and examine their historical and cultural significance. Specific topics will vary and may be repeated if topic under study is different.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

SPRT616 Professional Ethics in Sport and Exercise Psychology (3.0 sh)

An introduction to the professional and ethical issues relevant to the practice of sport and exercise psychology.  The goal of the course is to encourage ethical behavior of sport and exercise psychology professionals consistent with the ethical principles and guidelines recognized by the discipline.  These include competence, integrity, professional and scientific responsibility, respect and concern for others, and social responsibility.

Prerequisites: None 


 

SPRT618 Counseling Skills for Sport and Exercise Psychology (3.0 sh)

An introduction to basic counseling skills and techniques relevant to applied sport and psychology.  Students will develop skills in presenting sport psychology intervention materials.  Included are tools for building rapport, empathy, listening and life-development skills, treatment versus consulting, ethics, closure, and termination.  Students will become aware of the boundaries of the sport psychology consultant and how to refer for clinical issues.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite: None


 

SPRT620 Leadership in Sport Organization

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Interpret effective management practices including policy development, human resource management, negotiation, resource allocation, labor relations and conflict resolution based on analysis of current organizational and leadership theory. Focus on the successful development and implementation of organizational goals through use of existing research and student event management.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT621 Financial Management in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to evaluate the financial aspects of sport including traditional and innovative revenue producing strategies available to sport organizations. Topics include financial challenges at diverse levels, facility financing, public subsidization and support, budgeting and economic impact analysis.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT622 Marketing and Public Relations in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

Designed to evaluate the marketing and public relations strategies used by sport organizations to increase brand awareness, brand/fan loyalty, and brand/fan identification.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT623 Legal and Policy Issues in Sport

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3 sh]

An evaluation of law and policy as they relate to the specific domain of sport. The course will interpret existing legal precedents and current federal, state and local policies that influence contemporary sport administration. Specific topics include contracts, torts, Title IX, the American Disability Act, civil rights policy and constitutional law. This course will evaluate the relevance of court cases and existing policy for sport administrators.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT624 Advanced Field Experience

[Minimum Semester Hours: 6 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 6 sh]

An emphasis on the development of practical, on-the-job skills and experience through work with a sponsoring entity under the supervision of an approved mentor in an area related to sport administration. Requires full-time, on-the-job work and may or may not be include financial compensation. The Advanced Field Experience is demanding of the student's skills and abilities and requires an advanced degree of preparation, initiative, and responsibility to complete successfully and, as such, is considered a culminating experience.

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT630 Capstone in Sport Science

[Minimum Semester Hours: 3 sh; Maximum Semester Hours: 3sh ]

Facilitate the design, development and implementation of a capstone project in sport science. Students are required to conduct a comprehensive synthesis of the literature on an approved topic in sport science and complete either a research, strategic management or policy project in accordance with accreditation standards of the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA).

Prerequisite: None

Corequisite:   None


 

SPRT631 Mentored Experience in Sport and Exercise Psychology (3.0 sh)

Designed to provide opportunities for sport and exercise psychology students to develop applied skills in real life situations under the supervision of a sport and exercise psychology professional.  The skills developed by the students will address competencies and proficiencies as directed by the Association for Applied Sport Psychology (AASP). 

Prerequisites: None

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