Skip to Main content

Coaching, Sport, Recreation and Fitness Administration Course Descriptions

6301 Instructional Strategies & Techniques (3-0). Pedagogical strategies appropriate for sport, fitness and recreational settings will be emphasized. Variables that influence learner behavior and approaches to optimize instructor effectiveness will be addressed.

6304 Coaching Psychology (3-0). An overview of the principles and foundations of psychological factors related to the coaching profession will be provided. Emphasis will be on the importance for coaches to apply sport psychology concepts in an effort to enhance athletic performance.

6307 Athletic Administration (3-0). This course is designed to help future athletic administrators with a myriad of difficulties, challenges and problems that confront them in the performance of their duties. It is also designed to address problematic and stressful situations.

6310 Sociology for Sport, Fitness, and Recreation (3-0). This course provides a critical analysis of sociological trends related to sport, fitness and recreational programs.

6316 Recreation and Parks Administration (3-0). An overview and analysis of components related to the administration of recreation and parks programs in relation to sports, fitness, and leisure.

6317 Programing in Recreation and Leisure (3-0). Offers practical experience in sports programing and design techniques in educational recreational settings. Emphasis is on developing programing skills in recreation settings such as: College, church, military, outdoor leisure, youth sports, officiating, and gerontology.

6318 Student Life Programing (3-0). Course designed to familiarize students with organizational development purpose and challenges to student life programming and its role in higher education. It utilizes program development and training for residence halls and student union staff.

6319 Outdoor Education and Summer Camp Administration (3-0). The focus of this course will be on acquiring administrative skills related to outdoor education programming. This course will require an off campus practical experience. (Additional lab fees are required.)

6322 Administration of Special Events (3-0). A course that addresses the competencies necessary to successfully plan, market and implement special activities related to sport, fitness, and recreation.

6324 Specialized Program Settings in Recreation (3-0). This course provides an overview and rationale for programming design and skills with special populations/participants in distinct settings. Most specifically this course will enhance and develop attitudinal awareness and knowledge of special populations (youth, senior citizens, military, faith based organizations, and correctional facilities).

6325 Philosophy and Ethics in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation (3-0). A critical examination of philosophical perspectives and ethical issues pertinent to the administration, management, and development of sports, fitness, and recreational programs will be provided.

6326 Coaching Administration (3-0). This course provides an extensive overview of responsibilities, duties, and behaviors within the coaching profession.

6329 Athletic Academic Advising/Counseling (3-0). This course provides an extensive overview of the processes and systems utilized in advising and counseling student athletes in collegiate settings.

6331 Risk Management in Sport, Fitness, and Recreation (3-0). This course addresses the major legal issues, policies, and procedures confronting the fields of sport, fitness, and recreation.

6333 Disabled and Therapeutic Sport (3-0). This course provides an overview and rationale for the inclusion of people who are in general marginalized from recreation and leisure activities based on issues of ability and disability. Most specifically, this course will enhance and develop attitudinal awareness and knowledge of people who have disabilities and their need for satisfying leisure and recreation experiences.

6334 Introduction to Therapeutic Recreation (3-0). This course provides an overview for working in the Human Services field. The course includes information on philosophies, models for treatment, current issues and trends and laws that are pertinent to the Therapeutic Recreation profession.

6335 Leadership Applications (3-0). Emphasis will be placed on venture dynamics programs and activities used to develop leadership and work group cohesion. Course includes an additional 50 hours instructor endorsement training and workshops/lab with additional departmental lab fees.

6341 Athletic Academic Performance Practicum (3-0). This course is designed to prepare athletic - academic advising/counseling students for their roles in the professional field. Focus will be on skills, methods, and strategies used by performance enhancement personnel. This will include supervised intervention laboratories so students may actually practice performance enhancement sessions. Additionally, areas of study will include NCAA athletic-academic guidelines, ethics, record keeping and interdisciplinary teamwork.
Prerequisite: Coaching, Sport, Recreation, and Fitness 6329.

6344 Facilities Design and Operations (3-0). Examination of designing, constructing, and maintaining athletic, fitness, and recreational facilities.

6355 Entrepreneurship in Sport, Recreation, and Fitness (3-0). This course is intended to provide the student with the fundamental instructions that will define entrepreneurship, provide a rationale for the students in the fields of sport, recreation, and fitness to pursue the establishment of a new business venture, and to provide an approach to the development of a business plan.

6356 Nutrition for Sport and Fitness (3-0). This course provides an overview of the essential components of nutrition in relation to health, fitness, and sport performance.

6357 Campus Health and Wellness Programming (3-0). Emphasis will be on planning, developing, and evaluating a comprehensive health and wellness promotion program. Major health issues on campuses in the United States will be discussed.

6361 Administration of Athletic Academic Units (3-0). This course is designed for an in-depth overview of the administrative designs, responsibilities, and policies related to athletic academic services. This includes: eligibility, compliance, staffing, and policy creation. Students will research and compare policies and procedures across a broad spectrum of collegiate entities.

6365 Coaching Science in Strength and Conditioning (3-0). This course is based on the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) standards. The course will cover topics and practical experiences that will prepare students to sit for the CSCS certification exam as well as provide insight into the duties and responsibilities of a collegiate strength and conditioning coach.

6366 Exercise Assessment and Program Design (3-0). A course designed to provide graduate students with advance knowledge and skills required to design and implement sage and effective strength and conditioning programs. Emphasis is given to the application of the following: 1) benefits and risks associated with exercise testing, 2) health screening and risk stratification, 3) physical fitness testing and interpretation, 4) exercise prescription, and 5) legal issues. The course will also assist students preparing for various professional certifications related to coaching, sport, recreation, and fitness.

6367 Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries (3-0). This course presents key concepts pertaining to the field of athletic training to assist future professionals in making correct decisions and taking appropriate actions when dealing with an activity-related injury or illness within their professions.

6371 Turf and Outdoor Resource Management (3-0). This course provides an in-depth study of all components relating to proper turfgrass and outdoor resource management. Topics include: understanding plant parts, soils management, turfgrass selection and establishment, spots filed construction, importance of mowing, cultivation practices, irrigation and nutrient management, turfgrass mathematics, calibrations and applications, budget concerns, park maintenance, tree issues, and pest management (weeds, diseases, and insects). Approximately 50 percent of this course will be at the field lab and other field trip locations for hands-on demonstrations of proper turfgrass and outdoor resource maintenance practices.

6373 Study of Sport and Recreation Outreach Programs (3-0). An overview of the utilization of sport components for local, national, and global outreach programs. Discussion centers on understanding the effects of belief systems on moral, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of sport.

6375 Sport and Recreation Law (3-0). An overview study and analysis of major fundamental legal problems and issues confronting the sports and recreation professions, including issues like ADA, Title IX, and agencies that control athletic competitions and services.

6377 Sport Publications and Graphic Design (3-0). This is a studio course in publication design with an emphasis on production of media/recruiting guides, flyers, and brochures. This course teaches practical computer applications in the development of concept, layout and design as related to graphics and advertising design. Objectives include learning professional graphic design concepts in the development of projects while acquiring computer skills. Utilizing basic computer software as a tool, creatively experiment with different ideas to find exciting and challenging designs. Projects will be applicable to related areas in the sports profession and a final portfolio of projects will show proficiency. Approximately 50% of class will be lab based. Other class times may include contact with professionals in design and photography.

6381 Special Topics (3-0). A study of selected topics in sport, fitness, or recreation will be provided. (May be repeated once for credit when topic varies.)

6388 Internships in Sport and Recreation. Designed to gain practical experiences and perspectives relative to career goals and interests in coaching
and administering sports and recreation programming. The internship assignment is specific and requires site supervisor approval for multidimensional experience. Prior approval by graduate director and intern supervisor required.

6392 Professional Communication (3-0). A course that addresses the written, oral, and technology-enhanced forms of communication required for professionals in sport, fitness, and recreational settings.

6393 Independent Research and Readings (3-0). Individual research or directed readings based on graduate students’ interests and career goals will be designed. (May be repeated once for credit.)
Prerequisite: Prior approval of instructor and program director required.