Sport Management Dept. Course Descriptions

 

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

SPSC-105. RECREATIONAL AEROBICS. 1:1:0
Aerobics becomes very popular in most of recreational facilities such as YMCA and recreation centers of higher education across the country. For recreational purpose this course is designed for students who want to improve personal fitness and lifelong health and to participate in physical activity that combines with rhythmic aerobic exercise and stretching with the goals of improving all elements of physical well being.

SPSC-110. FOUNDATION OF AQUATICS. 1:1:0
This is an introduction course of swimming designed for beginners of swimming by using the recreation pool of DSU Recreation Center. The course will focus on fundamental knowledge and skills of aquatics that will benefit students for lifelong recreation.

SPSC-116. FOUNDATION OF GOLF. 1:1:0
This is an outdoor recreational course and designed for the students to learn fundamental knowledge and techniques of golf. The course will provide learning experience and basic training in golf that will benefit learners in healthy lifestyle and social opportunity through playing golf ($80 fee applies). The course will be held either on campus or off campus (golf court) faculties based on availability.

SPSC-120. FOUNDATION OF RACQUETBALL ACTIVITIES. 1:1:0
This is an introduction course for racquet balls that could be used as recreational activities. The course may include one or more in tennis, table tennis, badminton, and other racquet skills and knowledge that will benefit students in physical well being and recreational enjoyment. The course will be held either outdoor or indoor faculties of DSU based on availability.

SPSC-191 & 192. UNIVERSITY SEMINAR I & II. 1:2:0
University Seminar is a two semester, general education course sequence that develops academic skills including critical reading, thinking, writing and speaking as well as using the library, the Internet, and word processing. The strands and goals of the General Program are embedded in the class activities, providing each student the opportunity to cultivate the skills and knowledge necessary to become a life-long learner. A global, multi-cultural perspective will be used to discuss moral and ethical issues facing students in college life and career experiences. Values clarification, coping with peer pressures, wellness, nutrition, and health will be addressed. Opportunities will be provided for self-examination through assessment of career possibilities and basic learning, including time management, note taking and problem solving. Important goals of this course are to know the history of the University, to feel connected to the University and to have a common educational experience with other freshman. Credit: one hour each semester

SPSC-200. TESTS AND MEASUREMENTS IN SPORT SCIENCES. 3:3:0
Tests and measurements in health and human performance is a course designed to prepare health and human performance professionals with a knowledge base involving evaluation tools, measurement techniques, and assessment modalities. A thorough understanding of measurement and evaluation is essential for prospective practitioners to effectively execute their duties and responsibilities in their respective work sites. The use of computing systems, various forms of technology, and the most recently developed tools are important in the preparation of effective teachers and practitioners. Organization, categorization, analysis and assessment tools and techniques play important roles in classroom management. Therefore, this course is part of the specialty area content of the health education and the physical education teacher education major program, as well as, the non-teacher education programs in Health and Human Performance. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-204. METHODS AND MATERIALS IN RECREATION. 3:3:0
The course is designed with national standards of recreational management services with national Council On Accreditation (COA) of National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) cooperated with American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR). This course introduces students to program development processes in recreation and leisure services. Emphasis is on creating and implementing opportunities for positive recreation and leisure experiences.

SPSC-271. MANAGEMENT IN SPORT & RECREATION. 3:3:0
This course provides an overview of the various sport industry segments and the careers found in these industry segments.

SPSC-272. GOVERNANCE & INTERNATIONAL ASPECT SPORT. 3:3:0
This course provides an introduction to the history and philosophy of sport, leisure, and recreation in the United States. In addition to the structure of interscholastic athletics, collegiate athletics, and professional sports, and various sport national governing bodies will be discussed. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-274. COMMUNICATION IN SPORT. 3:3:0
This course will examine the various forms of communication in the sport industry. The effective application of media and public relations in relation to the sport organization's success will be emphasized. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-279. OBSERVATION AND FIELDWORK I. 1:0:2
Students will observe and assist in a variety of sport management activities under the supervision of professionals. A minimum of 45 hours is required. (Sport Management majors only) Credit: one hour.

SPSC-280. PRACTICUM OF SPORT MANAGEMENT. 2:0:2
PRACTICA is a part-time work experience in the sport industry with two (2) credits and 80 clock hours. Practicum is often performed in proximity to the campus and usually involves observing and providing assistance to another professional. They must be directed and evaluated by a qualified faculty member with appropriate supervision by an on-site professional.

SPSC-312. PSYCHOLOGY OF COACHING. 3:3:0
Psychology is increasingly seen as an important aspect in sport and plays an important role in the position of coach. This course is designed to introduce students to prevalent theories, concepts and research or applied interests within the sub-discipline of sport psychology. Practical application of this information is provided for students who may be pursuing careers in coaching and the sport industry. Emphases will be placed on the role of the coach in regard to enhancing the performance of athlete, team and organization.

SPSC-331. OBSERVATION AND FIELDWORK. 2:0:2
Observation and fieldwork at a selected health agency (Community Health majors only). Prerequisites: Health 108 and Health 234 (may be taken concurrently). Credit: two hours.

SPSC-371. FINANCIAL ASPECTS OF SPORT. 3:3:0
This course examines the financial and accounting principles and practices and their application in for-profit and nonprofit sport organizations. Topics include revenue and expenses, issues impacting revenue and expenses, budgeting methods, economic impact, and methods of funding for-profit and nonprofit sport organizations and programs. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-372. LEADERSHIP IN SPORT. 3:3:0
The study of the theories, principles, and practices of leadership and group interaction in sport oriented settings. The course includes some practical experience in recreational and/or sport leadership through special events at the university or in the community. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-373. PROGRAMMING IN SPORT. 3:3:3
This course introduces students to information needed to successfully program for sport-oriented organizations. Students will chose and/or develop programs or events, flyers advertising the events, budgets, and help to run the events on or off campus. Students will be required to work at events outside of class time. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-374. MARKETING IN SPORT. 3:3:0
This course provides an overview of the principles and practices of promotions and marketing in the sport industry. Topics include sport marketing planning, market segmentation and identification of the target market, sport marketing mix, and sponsorship. Credits: three hours.

SPSC-376. SOCIAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF SPORT. 3:3:0
This course is an examination of the interactive impact of sport and society. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-377. AREA FACILITIES AND DESIGN. 3:3:0
This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills in effectively managing a recreation or sport facility. It contains both educational references and professional industry insights.

SPSC-401.  PRINCIPLES OF COACHING. 3:3:0
This is a core undergraduate course of the coaching minor applies all necessary principles and methods of coaching for the levels of professional, collegiate, interscholastic, and recreational sports.  The major principles and methods may relate to the coaching philosophy and ethics, safety and injury prevention during the practice and games, developing physical conditioning of athletes, youth players' growth and development, teaching and communication of the coaches, methods to improve sport skills and tactics, organization and administration of sport teams, and ways to evaluate performances of athletes and coaching effectiveness. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-402.  COACHING PRACTICUM. 3:3:0
This is a capstone course of the coaching minor applied all necessary knowledge, skills and methods of coaching to the field experience through direct observation and participation with a sport team.  It is structured as a class combined with site coaching experience.  The student will be instructed theoretically by the instructor and supervised practically by the head coach of assigned team. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-403. ORGANIZATION & ADMINISTRATION OF SPORT AND ATHLETIC PROGRAM. 3:3:0
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.

SPSC-414. PRINCIPLE OF COACHING. 3:3:0
This is a core undergraduate course of the coaching minor which applies all necessary principles and methods of coaching for the levels of professional, collegiate, interscholastic, and recreational sports. The major principles and methods may relate to the coaching philosophy and ethics, safety and injury prevention during the practice and games, developing physical conditioning of the athletes, youth players' growth and development, teaching and communication of the coaches, methods to improve sport skills and tactics, organization and administration of sport teams, and ways to evaluate performances of athletes and coaching effectiveness.

SPSC-415. COACHING PRACTICUM. 3:3:0
This is a capstone course of the coaching minor applied all necessary knowledge, skills, and methods of coaching to the field experience through direct observation and participation with a sport team. The course is structured as a class combined with site coaching experience. The student will be instructed theoretically by the Instructor and supervised practically by the Head Coach of assigned team.

SPSC-471. LEGAL AND ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPORT AND FITNESS. 3:3:0
This course provides an overview of legislation, legal actions, and ethical concerns in the sport industry.

SPSC-473. AREAS AND FACILITIES IN SPORT. 3:3:0
A study of the facilities used in the sport industry. This course will focus on the design, operation, management, scheduling, and staffing of different types of facilities. Students will visit local and regional facilities outside of class time. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-475. CURRENT ISSUES IN SPORT. 3:3:0
This course is a senior seminar, which examines the current trends and issues in the sport industry. Extensive research of current texts and journal articles is required. Credit: three hours.

SPSC-476. INTERNSHIP IN SPORT. 12:0:30
Off-campus senior capstone field experience with an approved agency in the sport industry. Students are supervised and evaluated by the university staff and the cooperating agency staff. A minimum of 400 clock hours is required. A journal is required. Prerequisite: Senior Sport Management majors with all other course work completed prior to this experience. Credit: twelve hours.

SPSC-490, RECREATION PRACTICUM. 3:3:0
The course is designed with national standards of recreational management services with national Council On Accreditation (COA) of National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) cooperated with American Association for Physical Activity and Recreation (AAPAR). It is a capstone undergraduate course of the recreation management minor. The practicum should apply all necessary knowledge, skills and methods of recreation management to the field experience through direct observation and participation in the routine operation with a private or public recreational facility. It is structured as 100 clock-hour field experience and the students will be instructed theoretically by the instructor and supervised practically by the recreational organization.

SPSC-616. INTERNSHIP IN SPORT. 6:6:0
The Sport Administration Internship is an experience in which a sport administration major enrolls in after all requirements, including coursework, in the sport administration curriculum has been completed successfully. The Sport Administration Internship comprises a minimum of 270 field-based hours at the agency, or at events sponsored by the agency if the responsibilities are carried out at another site. Credit, six hours.

SPSC-625. INTRODUCTION TO RESEARCH METHODS AND STATISTICS. 3:3:0
The course is designed to introduce students to research methods and statistics used to assess, evaluate, and critically examine principle and practices of sport organizations. Credit, three hours.

SPSC-671. SPORT MANAGEMENT. 3:3:0
The course is designed to provide students with an understanding of organizational theory and its application in the sport industry. Students will examine the organizational structure, leadership styles, and culture of different sport organizations. Credit, three hours.

SPSC-672. FINANCIAL ASPECTS IN SPORTS. 3:3:0
The course examines the financial and accounting principles and their application in for-profit and non-profit sport organizations. Topics include revenue and expenses, budgeting methods, economic principles, methods of financing sport and sport venues, and fund raising methods. Credit, three hours.

SPSC-673. SPORT FACILITY DESIGN AND MANAGEMENT. 3:3:0
The course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of conducting needs assessments, planning, constructing, equipping, staffing, programming, and managing facilities in sport and physical activities. Credit, three hours.

SPSC-674. SPORT MARKETING. 3:3:0
The course provides an overview of the principles and practices of promotions and marketing in the sport industry. Topics include sport marketing planning, market segmentation and identification of target market, sport marketing mix, and sponsorship. Credit, three hours.

SPSC-675. CURRENT TRENDS AND ISSUES IN SPORT. 3.3.0
The course examines the current trends and issues in the sport industry. Extensive research of current texts and journal articles is required. Credit, three hours.

SPSC-676. SPORT IN SOCIETY. 3.3.0
The course is an examination of sport as a social institution and of the interactive impact of sport and society. Credit, three hours.

SPSC-681. LEGAL ISSUES IN SPORT. 3.3.0
The course is designed to provide an overview of legislation and legal actions in sport. Credit, three hours.