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Exercise and Sport Sciences
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NumberDepartmentCredits
SM110Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Introduction to Sport ManagementIntroducing the student to the topic of sport management with an emphasis on the philosophical and historical foundations of sport management, as well as the current and future trends in sport management. 
SM222Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Sports Marketing and SponsorshipSport marketing and sponsorship is designed to apply marketing principles to the area of sport, sport events, and sport products. Sponsorship and marketing strategies include sales, promotions, and advertising of sport will be emphasized and the avenues that emphasize will be communicated. 
SM232Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Contemporary Issues in SportAn investigation of the issues currently influencing the marketplace in today's sports and athletic environment. 
SM448Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Internship in Sport ManagementThis experience, for a minimum of 100 hours, is designed to provide the student with a unique experience in a sport environment of his or her interest. The student finds an agency that will allow the student experience in sport program planning, management instruction, or marketing. Senior standing and approval of advisor.
PE101-PE102Exercise and Sport Sciences2
Theory of WellnessNon-Major Physical Education course for which student will be graded. An introductory course dedicated to understanding concepts and application of lifetime personal health and wellness that should result in optimal fitness and wellness for the student. Credit is also given for participation in any varsity sport that does not exceed two credit hours. 
PE222Exercise and Sport Sciences.5 cr. – non-majors
First Aid and CPRProvides opportunity to become Red Cross Certified in (1) First Aid care and prevention of school related injuries, and (2) CPR for babies, children and adults. Occurs in a modified lecture format, supplemented by audiovisual teaching methods. Assessment is based on written examinations and skill performance. 
SM132Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Sports CommunicationThis course examines the role of communication as it applies to sport management and the ability to be an effective leader within the industry. Students will develop an understanding of the interactions and information exchanges within a sport organization that are most applicable to sport management. 
SM350Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Psychology of SportApplies psychological principles to the understanding and coaching of sport. Emphasizes the emotional and attitudinal aspects of athletic performance and their impact on the performer. Offered in alternate years.
SM372Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Sports Governance and ComplianceThis course is designed to provide students with a basic understanding of the role of governance structures and management in sports organizations. The primary aim is to familiarize students with a basic understanding of the organizational structures used in the management and governance of sport. Topics and issues discussed will involve organizational theory, behavior and governance structures used in amateur, professional and international sports organizations. 
SM382Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Event Planning and PromotionAdvanced course in event management and sponsorship acquisition that highlights the competencies involved in the designing, planning, implementing, and evaluating of sport events. The course also focuses on the components of developing marketing plans and sponsorship proposals for various events in sport. 
SM397Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Facilities and Event ManagementThis course introduces students with the scope and complexity of design, operation and upkeep of sport and recreation facilities. Predominant areas of focus will include facility design, trends, risk management, crowd management and event planning. 
SM398Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Practicum in Sport ManagementA hands-on 100-hour minimum experiential learning opportunity that includes working under direct supervision as an administrative assistant with a sport or fitness program, assisting in Lahue Center, or working in ENC athletics. Prerequisite: Approval of advisor and department chair.
SM422Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Sport, Society, and EthicsThis course examines the major issues and controversies of sport in society. Students will develop an appreciation of the ways sport in society contributes to analyzing and understanding human behavior in sport contexts; and a basic understanding of theories and principles related to socio-cultural issues and ethics as well as morality in the sport industry. 
SM432Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Research Methods in SportsThis course is designed to develop research skills with an emphasis on sport specific research as a scientific inquiry and a problem-solving tool. Students will learn to formulate sport problems for research and implement appropriate qualitative and quantitative research methods. 
SM452Exercise and Sport Sciences3
Legal Issues in SportThis course provides an in-depth analysis of the legal issues specific to the sports industry with emphasis on tort and contract liability, agency, antitrust, labor, sex discrimination, trademark and constitutional law. Current legal cases will be researched and analyzed. 
SM462Exercise and Sport Sciences1.5
Senior SeminarThis course guides the student in his/her preparation of the senior portfolio and the oral interview. Student will be provided an opportunity for self-development and synthesis of the major themes explored during prior courses. Both individual and group activities are scheduled in order to facilitate the senior comprehensive preparation and career planning. 
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