Kinesiology

Courses

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Exercise Science and Sport

ESS 123 Phys Ability Motor Skills1 Credit hour   
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ESS 124 Fundamentals of Movement1 Credit hour   
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ESS 211 Physiology of Fitness3 Credit hours   

The student will gain knowledge of behavior change, components of exercise sessions, cardinal principles of conditioning, basics of fitness programming, and instructing individual and group exercise sessions.

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ESS 215 Intro to Exercise Science3 Credit hours   

Introductory overview of the current trends and theories in exercise science. Preview the body systems, exercise training, and preparation for professional certification and careers in exercise science.

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ESS 220 Fitness and Wellness3 Credit hours   

Course addresses fitness and weight control and modes of change. Primary focus is on goals in nutrition, label identification, nutrient assessment, weight control, and fitness and how to reach them safely.

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ESS 295 Adult Fitness Prog Indust2 Credit hours   
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ESS 301 Phil Sport & Phys Activity3 Credit hours   

Development of philosophic reasoning skills to better understand the role that philosophy plays in our understanding and conception of physical activity and sport.

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ESS 345 Exercise Physiology3 Credit hours   

Focuses on physiological and functional alterations in response to acute and chronic exercise with emphasis on metabolic, neuroendocrine, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and environmental adaptations.

Pre-req: BSC 228 with a minimum grade of C.

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ESS 346 Exercise Physiology Lab2 Credit hours   

Laboratory course that demonstrates and reinforces concepts pertaining to the effects of exercise on physiological systems.

Pre-req: ESS 345 (may be taken concurrently).

Concurrent PR: ESS 345
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ESS 365 Tests & Measurements PE3 Credit hours   
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ESS 375 Fitness Assess & Exerc Prescr3 Credit hours   

Focuses on the processes and procedures of physical fitness evaluation and prescription. Emphasis is placed on the design of individual and group exercise programs.

Pre-req: ESS 345 with a minimum grade of C.

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ESS 385 Devel Adult Fitness Prog3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: ESS 345.

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ESS 386 Adult Fitness3 Credit hours   

Discuss health risk appraisal and exercise benefits of commonly seen pathophysiology among the U.S. adults.

Pre-req: ESS 345 with a minimum grade of C.

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ESS 418 Bison image  Ancient & Medi Sport History3 Credit hours   

An in-depth investigation of the role of sport in ancient and medieval societies. The course focuses on ancient Greece, Rome, and medieval Europe, but will also briefly cover non-Western cultures.

Attributes: Multicultural
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ESS 427 Methods Coaching Football2 Credit hours   
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ESS 428 Methods Coaching Baseball2 Credit hours   
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ESS 429 Methods Coaching Golf2 Credit hours   
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ESS 436 Methods Coaching Tennis2 Credit hours   
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ESS 437 Method Coach Volleyball2 Credit hours   
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ESS 442 Princ of Strength & Cond3 Credit hours   

Application of strength and conditioning principles in the development and administration of sport-based exercise programs. Emphasis on the teaching of flexibility, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and speed and agility programs.

Pre-req: HS 365 with a minimum grade of D.

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ESS 443 Prin of Strength Cond Lab1 Credit hour   

Laboratory course that demonstrates strength and conditioning skills. Practical application of strength and conditioning principles with emphasis on the teaching of flexibility, powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting, and speed and agility programs.

Pre-req: ESS 345 with a minimum grade of D or ESS 321 with a minimum grade of D.

Co-req: ESS 442
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ESS 447 Advanced Exercise Physiology3 Credit hours   

The course in Advanced Exercise Physiology will focus on the detailed study of the cardiovascular, endocrine, immune, neuromuscular, and respiratory systems in response to acute and chronic exercise.

Pre-req: ESS 345.

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ESS 476 Theo Prac Aspect Coaching3 Credit hours   
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ESS 478 Energy Sources Body Comp3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: ESS 345 with a minimum grade of C.

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ESS 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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ESS 491 Bison image  Internship Exercise Science1-12 Credit hours   

Field internship experience.

Pre-req: ESS 375 with a minimum grade of C.

Attributes: Capstone Course, No Textbook Required
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Health Science

HS 122 First Aid Child & Infants1 Credit hour   
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HS 200 Bison image  Comp Medical Terminology (CT)3 Credit hours   

This course is designed to introduce students to basic medical terminology and basic pharmacology.

Attributes: Critical Thinking
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HS 201 Intro Appl Anat & Physiol3 Credit hours   

Focuses on basic anatomy and physiology as applied to physical activity.

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HS 212 Practical & Emerging Tech AT3 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to taping, wrapping, and advanced emergency care techniques used in athletic training. (PR: Admission to the Athletic Training Program)

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HS 215 Intro to Athletic Training3 Credit hours   

Survey and study of the basic techniques and practices of athletic training.

Pre-req: HS 201 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or HS 222 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D or BSC 227 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: HS 201 or HS 222 or BSC 227
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HS 220 Personal Health3 Credit hours   

A survey course that focuses upon wellness promotion and prevention of various health problems.

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HS 221 Personal Health II3 Credit hours   

An examination of the health content areas of mental/emotional health, substance use/abuse, and human sexuality/family life education.

Pre-req: HS 220 with a minimum grade of D.

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HS 222 Hlth Prov First Aid/CPR/AED3 Credit hours   

First Aid, CPR, and AED skills for health care providers. Additional topics include musculoskeletal injuries, environmental conditions, and sudden illness.

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HS 230 Orthopedic Skills3 Credit hours   

An intensive hands-on course for allied health majors that introduces the orthopedic assessment and testing skills needed to perform effective evaluations on the field and in the clinical setting.

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HS 235 Intro to Worksite Wellness3 Credit hours   

An introduction to worksite wellness programming including the basic components of an effective wellness program and how to integrate wellness into corporate culture.

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HS 255 AT Clinical Exp: Level I2 Credit hours   

To begin developing athletic training evaluation and treatment skills under the direction of a BOC certified Athletic Trainer. Requires 150 clinical hours. (CR: Admission to the Athletic Training Program)

Pre-req: HS 215.

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HS 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 321 School Health Program3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: HS 221 or HE 221 or HS 220 or HE 220.

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HS 335 Worksite Health Assessment3 Credit hours   

An investigation into worksite health assessment models and modes.

Pre-req: HS 235 with a minimum grade of C.

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HS 336 Org & Admin Worksite Wellness3 Credit hours   

This is a course that investigates current trends in worksite wellness organization & administration and provides instruction of wellness and prevention interventions into corporate culture and business plans.

Pre-req: HS 235 with a minimum grade of C.

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HS 345 Worksite Wellness Prescription3 Credit hours   

This is a course that investigates prescription of worksite wellness programming based on data collection methods and current industry Best Practices for wellness interventions.

Pre-req: HS 336 with a minimum grade of C.

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HS 346 Eval Worksite Wellness Program3 Credit hours   

This course investigates the effectiveness of worksite wellness programming. Students will understand what components of a program should be evaluated and how to calculate return on investment for intervention.

Pre-req: HS 336 with a minimum grade of C.

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HS 360 AT Clinical Exp: Level II2 Credit hours   

To continue developing athletic training evaulation and treatment skills under the direction of a BOC certified Athletic Trainer. Requires 150 clinical hours. (PR: HS255)

Pre-req: HS 255.

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HS 361 AT Clinical Exp: Level III2 Credit hours   

To continue developing athletic training evaluation and treatment skills under the direction of a BOC certified Athletic Trainer and/or other qualified allied health professionals. Requires 150 clinical hours. (PR: HS360)

Pre-req: HS 360.

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HS 365 Functional Kinesiology3 Credit hours   

Applied anatomy of the human musculature and biomechanics in relation to physical activity.

Pre-req: BSC 227 with a minimum grade of D or HS 201 with a minimum grade of D.

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HS 369 Motor Learning3 Credit hours   

A study of the factors contributing to the acquisition, improvement and retention of gross motor skills. Stages of motor development and learning will be examined from a behavioral approach.

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HS 405 Sport Psychology3 Credit hours   

An examination of theory, research, and application of psychological principles related to sport and exercise.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D.

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HS 410 Organ Admin in Athletic Trng3 Credit hours   

This is a course that investigates current trends in administration and organization in the field of athletic training.

Pre-req: HS 215.

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HS 423 Ortho Assess Upper Extremity4 Credit hours   

Orthopedic evaluation techniques of the thoracic and cervical spines and the upper extremities. Anatomy, injury recognition, stress and special testing, treatment protocols, and preventative measure will be examined.

Pre-req: HS 215.

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HS 424 Ortho Assess Lower Extremity4 Credit hours   

Orthopedic evaluation techniques of the lumbar spine and the lower extremities. Anatomy, injury recognition, stress and special testing, treatment protocols, and preventative measures will be examined.

Pre-req: HS 215.

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HS 430 Health Iss in PE & Ath3 Credit hours   
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HS 435 Biomech Instrument Mat Lab3 Credit hours   

This course teaches students the skills to use biomechanical sensors as instruments for research, and the use of MatLab programming language to process the data they collect from their instruments.

Pre-req: HS 365 with a minimum grade of D and PHY 203 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D and PHY 204 (may be taken concurrently) with a minimum grade of D.

Concurrent PR: PHY 203 and PHY 204
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HS 440 Health Eval Ath Trn I3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: HS 423.

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HS 448 Therapeutic Interventions I4 Credit hours   

Therapeutic modality application in the initial stages of injury, and modality and therapeutic exercise selection and prescription based upon patient responses for injuries to the lower extremity and lumbar spine.

Pre-req: HS 215.

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HS 449 Therapeutic Interventions II4 Credit hours   

Instruction of electrical stimulation modalities and therapeutic exercise rehabilitation of the upper extremity and cervical spine, including post-surgical rehabilitation. Strategies for psychosocial intervention will also be addressed. (PR: HS 448)

Pre-req: HS 448.

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HS 460 AT Clinical Exp: Level IV2 Credit hours   

To continue developing athletic training evaluation and treatment skills under the direction of a BOC certified Athletic Trainer and/or other qualified allied health professionals. Requires 150 clinical hours. (PR: HS361)

Pre-req: HS 361.

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HS 464 Pathomechanics3 Credit hours   

An investigation into normal and abnormal human movement patterns in sport, the workplace, and in activities of daily living.

Pre-req: HS 365 and HS 465.

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HS 465 Biomechanical Analy of Mvmt3 Credit hours   

An investigation into the science of human motion and its relationship to the envirionment in which it is performed.

Pre-req: HS 365 with a minimum grade of D and PHY 201 with a minimum grade of D and PHY 202 with a minimum grade of D.

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HS 475 Trends in Biomechanics3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: HS 465 with a minimum grade of D and HS 365 with a minimum grade of D.

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HS 478 Research Practicum Biomechanic3-6 Credit hours   

This course offers "hands-on" work within the biomechanics lab. The student will assist with current research. This experience that allows students to gain practical experience within a lab setting.

Pre-req: BSC 227 with a minimum grade of D.

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HS 479 Trends Ath Trng3 Credit hours   

Pre-req: HS 361.

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HS 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   
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HS 490 Bison image  Internship1-8 Credit hours   

Supervised clinical experience in an approved setting. Can be repeated for a total of 8hrs. Capstone experience requires 3hrs minimum in one term. (PR: program permission)

Pre-req: HS 475.

Attributes: Capstone Course
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HS 495 Trends in Biomechanics II3 Credit hours   

A final investigation into normal and abnormal human movement patterns in sport, the workplace, and activities of daily living.

Pre-req: HS 475.

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Phys Ed Lifetime Activities

PEL 100 Beginning Swimming1 Credit hour   
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PEL 113 Basketball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 114 Beginning Archery1 Credit hour   
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PEL 115 Body Condition W/Weights1 Credit hour   
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PEL 116 Beginning Wrestling1 Credit hour   
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PEL 117 Riflery1 Credit hour   
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PEL 118 Indoor Cycling1 Credit hour   

Designed to promote fitness through spinning.

Attributes: No Textbook Required
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PEL 119 Total Body Conditioning1 Credit hour   

Designed to help instruct both men and women with a variety of lifetime fitness activities.

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PEL 120 Self Defense1 Credit hour   
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PEL 121 Taekwondo2 Credit hours   
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PEL 125 Beginning Gymnastics1 Credit hour   
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PEL 127 Aerobics-Personal Fitness1 Credit hour   
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PEL 132 Beginning Volleyball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 133 Beginning Softball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 140 Beginning Tennis1 Credit hour   
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PEL 141 Beginning Golf1 Credit hour   
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PEL 142 Beginning Badminton1 Credit hour   
Attributes: No Textbook Required, PE Activity
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PEL 145 Beginning Bowling1 Credit hour   
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PEL 147 Beginning Soccer1 Credit hour   
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PEL 155 Beginning Folk Dance1 Credit hour   
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PEL 156 Beginning Square Dance1 Credit hour   
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PEL 159 Beginning Social Dance1 Credit hour   
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PEL 170 Beginning Racquetball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 171 Beginning Handball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 173 Rock Climbing1 Credit hour   

Through activity, the students will learn the fundamentals and techniques of rock climbing.

Attributes: No Textbook Required, PE Activity
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PEL 175 Core Conditioning1 Credit hour   

Designed to help instruct both men and women on numerous activities to help strengthen the abdominal region of the body which can then be incorporated into their workout program.

Attributes: No Textbook Required, PE Activity
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PEL 180 Yoga1 Credit hour   
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PEL 205 Intermediate Swimming1 Credit hour   
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PEL 220 Advanced Self Defense1 Credit hour   

Builds on techniques and strategies from PEL 120, adds defenses against the edged weapon and firearm. Course covers more prone defense strategies, multiple subject encounters and low and diffused light simulation.

Pre-req: PEL 120.

Attributes: No Textbook Required, PE Activity
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PEL 232 Intermediate Volleyball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 233 Intermediate Gymnastics1 Credit hour   
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PEL 234 Intermediate Wrestling1 Credit hour   
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PEL 235 Intermediate Softball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 240 Intermediate Tennis1 Credit hour   
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PEL 242 Intermediate Badminton1 Credit hour   
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PEL 243 Intermediate Basketball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 245 Intermediate Bowling1 Credit hour   
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PEL 251 Intermediate Soccer1 Credit hour   
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PEL 252 Touch Football1 Credit hour   
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PEL 258 Intermediate Square Dance1 Credit hour   
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PEL 259 Intermediate Social Dance1 Credit hour   
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PEL 270 Intermediate Racquetball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 271 Intermediate Handball1 Credit hour   
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PEL 275 Scuba Diving2 Credit hours   
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PEL 280 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PEL 281 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PEL 282 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PEL 283 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   
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PEL 290 Intermediate Yoga1 Credit hour   

This course is an intermediate yoga class building off of beginning yoga. It will focus on poses, breathing, relaxation, and meditation.

Pre-req: PEL 180.

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PEL 403 Adv Swim & Life Saving1 Credit hour   
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PEL 404 Water Safety Instruction1 Credit hour   
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PEL 405 Lifeguarding1 Credit hour   
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Sport Tourism Hospitality Mgt

STHM 218 Bison image  Sports in Society (CT)3 Credit hours   

A study of the possible interrelationship between physical activity and various sociocultural factors.

Attributes: Critical Thinking, Multicultural
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STHM 250 Intro to Sport Management3 Credit hours   

The student will gain knowledge in sport management with multiple emphasis including professional, collegiate, and recreational sports.

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STHM 270 Sport Tourism3 Credit hours   

This course introduces students to the nature, structure, and complexity of the sport tourism industry. Topics covered include: economic, sociocultural and environmental impacts, motivations, marketing, and development principles.

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STHM 290 Sport Management Practicum3 Credit hours   

Supervised experience with classroom setting that emphasizes a variety of skills and exploration of career opportunities in Sport Management (CR: Admission to Sport Management Program).

Pre-req: STHM 250 with a minimum grade of C or ESS 250 with a minimum grade of C.

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STHM 380 Sport Marketing3 Credit hours   

A study of the application of marketing concepts to the sport industry (PR: MKT 340)

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STHM 381 Sport Finance/Economics3 Credit hours   

In this course, students will be introduced to current economic and financial issues confronting managers in the sport industry.

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STHM 390 Sport MGT Pre-Internship3 Credit hours   

A classroom setting with additional required clinical hours in the sport and leisure industry setting emphasizing a variety of work experiences and internship application skills in Sport Management. (PR: STHM 290 with minimum B and minimum 2.2 GPA)

Pre-req: STHM 290 with a minimum grade of B or ESS 290 with a minimum grade of B.

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STHM 401 Ethics in Sport3 Credit hours   

Philosophical of and historical background to the development of values in contemporary society and examination of how these are manifested in the sports world.

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STHM 405 Sport Psychology3 Credit hours   

An examination of theory, research, and application of psychological principles related to sport and exercise.

Pre-req: PSY 201 with a minimum grade of D.

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STHM 410 Leadership: Theory & Practice3 Credit hours   

This course provides students with the comprehensive application of leadership theories and practice in the sport, tourism and hospitality management field.

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STHM 416 Facility Design & Management3 Credit hours   

This course covers quantity, location, and design standards for facilitates. Includes safety, functionality, durability, and maintenance requirements in planning and design. (PR: Junior or Senior Standing)

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STHM 425 Sport in Film3 Credit hours   

The relationship between sport and feature motion pictures are analyzed in the historical, social and cultural contexts. (PR: Junior or senior standing)

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STHM 430 Sport Law3 Credit hours   

Study of the basic principles of the legal system as they operate in the environment of American sport. (PR: Junior or senior standing)

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STHM 440 Women in Sport3 Credit hours   

The history of women in sport, gender equity, the opportunities for women and intercollegiate and professional sports (such as participant, coach, trainer, journalist, agent and promoter), and physiological perspectives.

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STHM 450 Sport Agent3 Credit hours   

This course focuses on the understanding of sport agent industry and structure.

Pre-req: STHM 250 with a minimum grade of D.

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STHM 452 Sport Analytics3 Credit hours   

By using various tools such as sport analytics, key performance indicators (KPI), balanced scorecard, and other techniques, this course focuses on exploring, identifying and solving problems using data (PR: minimum B grade in MGT 218, JR or SR standing)

Pre-req: MGT 218 with a minimum grade of B.

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STHM 458 Sales & Promotion MGT in Sport3 Credit hours   

A study of sales and promotion management in sport and leisure industry.

Pre-req: (STHM 380 with a minimum grade of D or ESS 380 with a minimum grade of D).

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STHM 475 Bison image  Capstone Seminar3 Credit hours   

Application of all aspects involved in the Sport, Tourism and Hospitality Management to individually designed projects. Fulfills the capstone requirement for undergraduate majors (PR: SR standing in Sport Management)

Attributes: Capstone Course
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STHM 480 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Special Topics

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STHM 481 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Special Topics

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STHM 482 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

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STHM 483 Special Topics1-4 Credit hours   

Special Topics

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STHM 485 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent Study

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STHM 486 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent Study

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STHM 487 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent Study

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STHM 488 Independent Study1-4 Credit hours   

Independent Study

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STHM 490 Internship3-8 Credit hours   

Internship experience in a Sports, Tourism and Hospitality agencies. (PR: STHM 290, 390 with minimum B; minimum 2.2 GPA and Senior standing)

Pre-req: (STHM 290 with a minimum grade of B or ESS 290 with a minimum grade of B) and (STHM 390 with a minimum grade of B or ESS 390 with a minimum grade of B).

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STHM 496 Olympic Games3 Credit hours   

Exploring the important role of the Olympic Movement in politics since the modern Olympic Movement in 1896. (PR: JR and SR standing)

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Faculty

Professors
Mak, McIlvain, Shepherd

Associate Professors
Beckett, Konz

Assistant Professors
Choi, Garrett, Leigh, Powell, Timmons, Toma