COURSE LIST & DESCRIPTIONS

  • SPT 111: The American Woman in Sport

    The course will focus upon physical and social-psychological factors which affect the performance of women in a variety of sport forms. Consideration will be given to recent legislation which has helped to define women's participation in the world of athletics.

  • SPT 120: Personal Nutrition

    This course is intended to present the science of nutrition in a personal way to all students regardless of major. The aim of the course is to help individuals focus on their own eating practices and to evaluate their habits in keeping with guidelines that support good health.

  • SPT 145: Lifeguard Training

    This course is designed to provide the student who possesses good swimming skills with the knowledge and skills necessary to keep the patrons of aquatic facilities safe in and around the water. The course content and activities prepare students to recognize emergencies, respond quickly and effectively to emergencies, and prevent drownings and other incidents. On successful completion of the course, participants receive two certificates: one for American Red Cross Lifeguard Training and a second for American Red Cross CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Students must be prepared to demonstrate swimming proficiency during the first class meeting.

  • SPT 160: Introduction to Sports Management

    This course serves as an introduction to the field of sport management. The course will provide a broad overview, address essential topics, and expose students to basic management principles required to organize, manage, and administer sport business. Additionally, the course is designed to engage students in career exploration and preparation within the sport industry.

  • SPT 195QL: Accounting Survey for Sport Management

    This course is designed to provide a basic understanding of Accounting and other related financial issues that may be encountered by students entering the sport/recreation field. Students will be shown why a knowledge of basic Accounting concepts is a critical component of all sport/recreation related industries. Students will be expected to demonstrate how financial information is gathered, recorded and used in the decision making processes. This course is not acceptable for Business majors. Prerequisites: CSC 101 (10) with a grade of C or better and SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of the instructor.

  • SPT 201: Scientific Basis for Human Movement

    This course is designed to provide students with an overview of the scientific approaches used to study human movement and a working knowledge of the terminology that is used in each discipline. Knowledge of the research and theoretical perspectives in these disciplines will provide students with the foundation on which a broad based knowledge of the science of human movement can be built.

  • SPT 205: Sport Behavior

    This course is designed to introduce students to the behavioral, affective, and cognitive components of sport psychology. Research findings in the context of applied, educational and experimental sports psychology will be presented and discussed.

  • SPT 210: Sport Management Practicum

    This is an experiential course in which students will be exposed to a self-selected, introductory, and supervised professional fieldwork experience in the sport management field. Through hands-on experience, students are given the opportunity to acquire knowledge, skills, and values held by professionals in the sport management industry. The course will also allow students to build on the competencies developed in SPT 160. This one credit course may be repeated up to three credit hours, but may not be repeated at the same job site. Credits earned in this course will be graded “Pass/Fail”. Prerequisites: SPT 160 and at least 30 credits and a minimum of a 2.0 GPA; or permission of the Department Chairperson.

  • SPT 212CM: Sport Public Relations and Communication

    This course is designed as an introductory class to provide a general overview of public relations and communication in the sport industry. The course will examine and discuss concepts directly related to sport management. In addition, students will further explore issues and problems found in sport public relations and communications. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 216: Exercise Physiology

    This course is designed to provide an in-depth analysis of the effects of physical activity upon the structure and function of various organ systems. Application of theoretical concepts to physical performance enhancement and clinical rehabilitation will be emphasized. Prerequisites: SPT (PED) 201 or permission of the instructor

  • SPT 220: Introduction to International Sport

    This course is designed to introduce the diversity of sport in countries other than the United States. It is intended to provide a theoretical foundation and experiential opportunities to enhance students’ knowledge of sport in other countries. Additionally, the class will analyze current issues in sport globally for their relevance to sport management theory and practice.    The system of sport in the United States is uniquely American. As international sport grows in popularity, understanding sport in other countries is increasingly important. This course will enhance and deepen the preparation of students pursuing a career in the business of sports. This is a 3 credit course repeatable up to 3 times for a maximum of 9 credits. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 222: Fundamentals of Coaching

    This class will give students a foundation on which to build a deeper understanding of the coaching profession. The focus of the class will be the application of sport sciences, sport pedagogy, sport management and sport first aid as they relate to coaching. In addition, two National Federation Interscholastic Coaching Certifications may be earned in Coaching Principles and Sport First Aid by meeting course requirements and achieving an 80% on the American Sport Education Program Examinations.

  • SPT 226: History of Sport

    The course is designed to provide a historical overview of recreational and physical education philosophy and practice and sporting activity. Emphasis is given to historical, multi-cultural approaches toward sport and investigates their contributions to current attitudes and practices and the etiology of modern participatory and spectator sports. Topical areas will include, but are not limited to, the Greek "Ideal," Ancient Olympic Games, "The Turner" Movement, "Muscular Christianity," Sport of Native Americans, Influences of English Immigrants, Women's Emancipation and Participatory Sport, Afro-American Influences, The Modern Olympic Games, Evolution of the NCAA and Intercollegiate Sport and Contemporary Issues.

  • SPT 230: Leadership and Team Building in Sport

    This course is designed to provide students with the methods and skills of leadership and team building, which will enhance all areas of sport and business management. Students will receive instruction in various components and essentials of high-performance teams. The course will provide students with the opportunity to plan, present and experience strategies for creating a culture of teamwork, methods for team building and conflict resolution. Skills and information necessary to stay current with the trends in the field of leadership, collaboration and building a supportive work environment will be emphasized.  Prerequisites: 15 credits and SPT 160 with C or better

  • SPT 236: Personal Selling in Sport

    This course is designed to produce skills essential to personal sales positions in the areas of sport management. The course will introduce students to the discipline of personal selling by covering the principles underlying the basic sales process, theory and practices, methods, and techniques. In addition, students will further explore ethical and legal considerations in personal selling.  Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 240: Foundations of Health Promotion

    This course is designed to explore the historical foundation of, rationale for and current components of community and organizational health promotion programming. Prerequisites: HEA 102

  • SPT 250: Methods of Group Fitness Instruction

    This course is designed to provide future fitness professionals with methods, content knowledge, practical experience and pedagogy skills needed to design and implement safe group exercise classes. The students will learn to enhance the value of the fitness activities they offer clients leading to greater career success. In addition, information regarding physical activity and special populations related to cardiac conditioning, diabetes, seniors, and pregnancy will be emphasized.

  • SPT 255: The Art of Mindful Self Defense

    This course will focus on the principles of mindful self-awareness and personal safety training. Stress management and personal reflective tools will be introduced to provide the student with means to combat the growing academic and societal stresses and the anxiety that accompanies them. Self-defense training has long been employed successfully to help instill confidence and a sense of self-control while offering a means to develop self-awareness and increase self-esteem.

  • SPT 260: Principles of Sport Finance

    This course examines the financial tools that sport managers use to run their sport businesses. As such, it explores traditional and innovative methods of revenue acquisition and financial management in sports organizations, the financial business structure of sports organizations, and the financial planning and forecasting processes that make organizations effective. Various other aspects of finance are discussed as they relate to sports organizations, including the time value of money, capital structuring, stocks and bonds, inventory management, and taxation.   Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better, and (SPT 195 or PRO 120); or permission of the department chairperson.

  • SPT 265: Managing Sport Organizations

    This course is designed to address the structure and strategies of sport organizations and their effectiveness. It provides information to facilitate organizational change, to enhance leadership style, and to improve management decisions and organizational effectiveness. Special attention is devoted to the role that sport governing bodies play in delivering services to consumers.  Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 267: Applied Concepts of Personal Fitness and Health

    This course will provide students with the opportunity to learn and participate in physical activities designed to develop fundamental skills in health and skill related fitness. Students will be involved in a comprehensive personal fitness and health course consisting of cardiovascular conditioning, muscular fitness, power, balance, agility, coordination, endurance, and flexibility activities.

  • SPT 270: Sport and Society

    This course is designed to explore the sociological aspects of sport. Students will study research and theory used to explain the relationship between sport and society in the areas of socialization, children, deviance, violence, gender, race, social class, economy, media, politics, religion, and future trends in sports. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 276QL: Statistics in Sport

    This course will introduce students to the basic principles of statistics. A special emphasis will be placed upon the fundamental concepts and theories of statistics unique to sport. Students will be exposed to descriptive and inferential statistics enabling them to apply knowledge in their professions. Prerequisites: MAT17 or higher

  • SPT 285: Sport Marketing

    This course is designed to address the various techniques and strategies used in meeting the needs and wants of sport consumers. It also focuses on how sport can be used to assist in the marketing of other companies and products. Special attention is devoted to the uniqueness of sport marketing in comparison to traditional marketing, the importance of market research in identifying and segmenting sport consumers, and the implementation of marketing programs. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 290WI: Fundamentals of Sports Law

    This course is designed to introduce students to a variety of legal principles associated with leisure and sports and to expand their legal knowledge to the leisure and sports industry. Relevant areas of law will be examined through case study. Discussions on current legal issues and topics in the recreation and sport industry will constitute a significant portion of the class.  Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a C or higher and a minimum of 45 credits completed or permission of the department chairperson

  • SPT 300: Applied Sport Psychology

    This is designed to build on the psychology components introduced in SPT 205 Sport Behavior. Research findings in the context of applied sports psychology will be presented and discussed, and coupled with students developing procedures for applying sport psychology techniques.  Prerequisites: SPT 205 or permission of the department chairperson

  • SPT 305: Emergency Care and Risk Management

    This course will introduce the student to the principles of emergency care and risk management. The focus of the course will be on the preventive planning and skill development necessary to anticipate and respond to potential risks within the student's professional interest area, major, or personal life. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 310: Fitness Assessment and Exercise Programming

    This is designed to provide students with the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of assessment, programming and evaluation of health-related physical fitness components. Analysis of various health and fitness assessment tools including those employed to evaluate aerobic fitness, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, and body composition will be examined. Emphasis will be on developing baseline assessments for use in fitness program development in variable populations. Practical experience in fitness and wellness programming will be an integral part of this course. Prerequisites: SPT 201 or permission of the instructor

  • SPT 312: Intercollegiate Athletic Administration

    This course is designed to further enhance students' knowledge of the administrative and management aspects of intercollegiate athletics programs, with a particular emphasis on the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Additionally, this class will analyze current issues in intercollegiate athletics for their relevance to athletics management theory and practice. Prerequisites: SPT 160 and a minimum of 45 credits completed or permission of the department chairperson

  • SPT 313: Sport Analytics

    This course introduces students to topics and practices in modern sports analytics. Specifically, students will use the R programming language and numerous associated packages to obtain, manipulate, and visualize otherwise static data. By using publicly accessible data from both Major League Baseball (MLB) and the National Football League (NFL), students will learn to apply analytical practices to investigative inquiries. Students will be tasked with asking pertinent research questions, collecting the relevant data. using Rand other associated packages, and then disseminating their findings through clear oral. written, and visual communication. Prerequisites: CSC101(10) or BUS275 or permission of the Chair

  • SPT 315: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

    The various types of injuries that occur in athletics are discussed with regard to causative factors, frequency, location, and relationship to specific sports. Preventive techniques, treatment, procedures and rehabilitative programs are discussed, demonstrated, and practiced. All aspects of prevention and care of athletic injuries are investigated.

  • SPT 317: Sponsorship in Sport

    This course is designed to help students gain a deeper understanding of sport marketing by examining in depth sport sponsorship as an effective marketing tool. Through the exploration of various types of sponsorship and case studies, this course will focus on providing students with a firm understanding of how prospects are sought out, formulated, evaluated, and activated to maximize the sponsor’s ROI and ROO. Students will be exposed to a step-by-step process of developing sponsorship proposals that lead to building a mutually beneficial relationship.  Prerequisites: SPT285 or permission of Dept Chair 

  • SPT 320CT: Sport Ethics

    This course examines ethical theory and moral deliberation as applied to athletics, sport, and sport industries. Through critical analysis and personal reflection of relevant scenarios and case studies, students will develop and refine their personal value system as it applies to sport and athletics. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better; or permission of instructor.

  • SPT 325: Sport Consumerism

    Success of sport organizations depends on their understanding of customers. Knowing how sport consumers are similar and different, how they perceive sport products, and how they respond to different marketing activities will enable sport practitioners to better fulfill consumer needs/wants and create consumer value. This course is designed to introduce theories in sport consumer behavior and the analytic techniques used to answer a variety of questions about sport consumers. The course work emphasizes the development of specific and practical marketing expertise and skills, including methods of market research. Special attention is devoted to the practical application of these theories and contemporary issues and problems found in the field of sport. Prerequisites: SPT160 & SPT285 or Perm of Dept Chair

  • SPT 330WI: Event and Facility Management

    This course is designed to provide "product-oriented" experiential opportunities for in-depth development and refinement of operational skills needed to successfully complete a capstone internship experience and to succeed in entry level event and facility management career opportunities. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of "C", SPT 285, SPT 290; or permission of the department chairperson.

  • SPT 333: Principles of Strength and Conditioning

    This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the methods and techniques associated with the design of strength and conditioning programs to enhance human performance in sport. The use of different resistance modalities typically used to improve muscular endurance and muscular strength will be considered as well as plyometric programming, speed and agility drills and programming and the injury prevention effects of appropriate training. Emphasis will be placed on proper form and utilization of various workout designs to meet the unique needs of athletes of all ages. Practical experience in resistance training programming will be an integral part of this course. Prerequisites: SPT 201 or permission of the instructor

  • SPT 335: Methods and Evaluation In Athletics

    This course is designed to provide students with an in-depth study and application of skills necessary for coaches and athletic/sport administrators. Students will examine instructional strategies, skill and tactical analyses, organization and administration, evaluation techniques and management strategies of athletic programs. Prerequisites: SPT 222 or permission of the instructor.

  • SPT 340: Internship in Coaching and Fitness

    Experience under the supervision of a school, fitness or recreation facility or community professional for one semester. Students will apply their knowledge and skills of coaching and fitness in a real-life situation. Student will work with a sport team or fitness/recreational organization for a minimum of one hundred hours. The field experience will provide the opportunity for students to practice, integrate, and apply coaching and fitness methods and principles. The experience is related to but differs from classroom learning in that students will apply their knowledge and skills of coaching and fitness in real-life situations. Prerequisites: SPT160 & SPT222

  • SPT 345CD: International Sport Business

    This course is designed to address the magnitude of global expansion and development of sports. It provides an introduction to business opportunities and barriers in the global marketplace. Special attention is devoted to contrasting the US sport industry with international markets. The topics address major social, cultural, ethical, and business issues facing international sport business. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of "C" or better & SPT 285 or permission of instructor

  • SPT 350: Internship In Sport Management

    This course is designed to provide a capstone sport/recreation field experience. Students will apply and refine knowledge and skills requisite to entry-level event and facility operations while participating in the activities of an established professional organization. May be repeated for up to 12 credits. Prerequisites: SPT 160 with a grade of C or better, and SPT 330, and senior status.

  • SPT 366: Personal Fitness Trainer

    This course is intended to prepare the student with knowledge and skills basic to the field of personal fitness training. Areas of educational development will include basic human anatomy, physiology, risk management, legal liability, fitness program development and evaluation. A student who successfully completes this training, combined certifications in CPR and First Aid, will be positioned to participate in a certification exam that may lead to the acquisition of a certificate in Personal Fitness Training. This course includes an entrepreneurial focus.

  • SPT 372: Selected Topics in Leisure and Sport Studies

    This course provides students with an opportunity for in-depth study of topics of current interest in the field of Leisure and Sport Studies. The format for the course will vary to best address educational goals as they relate to the selected topic. Students may register for this course more than one time, up to a maximum of six semester hours or credits, provided the same topic is not repeated.

  • SPT 375: Research Methods for Sports Management

    This course is designed to assist students in becoming thoughtful professionals who understand the purpose and value of academic research, in developing knowledge of conceptual foundations and methodological tools of quantitative and qualitative research, and in applying these skills to the field of sport management. Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of the department.

  • SPT 380: Independent Study in Sport Management

    Independent Study provides an opportunity for individuals to pursue scholarly activity in an area pertinent to the discipline of Sport Management not covered within a regularly offered undergraduate course in Sport Management. Credit for the course may be scheduled for one to three semester hours in a single semester for no more than three credits of independent study overall. Permission of the faculty member instructing the independent study as well as that of the departmental chair of the degree program or certification area is required. Prerequisites: By permission of the department

  • SPT 385: Senior Seminar in Coaching and Athletic Administration

    This capstone course provides an opportunity for senior coaching and athletic administration Sport Mgmt. majors to critically examine selected, significant issues and problems within their discipline, and enhance professional development skills necessary for success in the workplace. This required course should be taken during the school year of expected graduation. Prerequisites: SPT 222 or permission of the instructor.

  • SPT 395: Honors Independent Study/Thesis

    Honors Independent Study/Thesis.