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Course Descriptions

For your convenience, below are the course descriptions for the required classes for the sports recreation management minor. For more information please visit the academic catalog.

Complete each of the following:
BUS 200 Introduction to Business

Introduction to Business is an examination of the major functional areas of business administration including management, marketing, human resources, finance and accounting. Introduction to Business is designed for nonbusiness administration majors.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

PE 107 First Aid

The guidelines of the American Red Cross will be followed in providing certification in Standard First Aid, CardioPulmonary Resuscitation (adult/child/infant), Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) and preventing disease transmission. American Red Cross certification will be awarded to students completing the necessary requirements.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
2 semester hours.

PE 301 Sports Psychology

Fundamental concepts of coaching and underlying psychological factors of performance in competition. Topics include assessment, preseason, mid-season, and post-season evaluation, audience effects and aggression and violence in sports.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

PE 305 Organization and Administration of Physical Education

Designed to give students insight into the administrative aspects of physical education, intramural and interscholastic sports.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 320 Motor Learning

Psychological and neurological mechanisms involved in the acquisition of motor skills. Emphasis on designing classes and practices which optimize the acquisition of motor skills.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: Junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 410 Sport Philosophy and Ethics

Understanding and application of ethical theory and principles of moral reasoning to the analysis of issues and dilemmas in physical education, leisure and sport.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Prerequisites: PE 301, junior standing or instructor permission.

PE 425 Sports Law

Legal aspects in teaching, coaching and administrative physical education, recreation and athletic programs in secondary, post-secondary and community settings. The nature of the athletic system and the law pertaining to sport activities with an emphasis placed on prevention of lawsuits through planning, policy development and communication.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Senior Experience requirement.
Prerequisites: PE 106, PE 305, junior standing or instructor permission.

REC 120 Introduction to Leisure Services and Administration

An overview of recreation definitions, theories, practices and organization. Principles and practices of program planning, implementation and evaluation will be combined with discussions of leadership styles and administrative duties. Community and school recreational programming and leadership are emphasized.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.

REC 400 Leisure Activities for Special Populations

Understanding physical and mental challenges that some of our population face. Examines how these challenges affect motor learning, performance, and ultimately, the ability to participate in recreational activities. Challenge without humiliation. Motivate and encourage participation.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Service Learning requirement.
Prerequisites: REC 120 or 250, junior standing or instructor permission.

SA 304 Sport, Culture and Society

Cross-cultural study of the role of sport in societies. This class is a recommended elective for the HHP Department.

Spring Semester.
3 semester hours.
Satisfies Global Diversity requirement.
Prerequisites: C or higher in IDS 112.

Recommended Electives:
HWL 252 Substance Use and Abuse

Physiological and pharmacological study of chemical substance effects on the human body, with emphasis on the common lifestyle drugs such as alcohol, nicotine, tranquilizers, and those used to enhance physical performance.

Fall Semester and Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

HWL 354 Wellness Program Management

Management of facilities and personnel, program development, budget preparation and application of public relations techniques.

Fall Semester.
3 semester hours.

IDS 390 Cooperative Education

An optional academic experience integrating classroom theory with practical work experience. Participating students are employed off-campus with businesses/organizations related to their career choice, or in an on-campus experience while completing their undergraduate course work. Students must register and pay for internship credits in the same semester as they are working. Credits cannot be deferred to a later semester.

Fall and Spring Semesters, Intensive Learning Term and Summer.
1–15 semester hours.
Prerequisites: completed 30 semester hours with a 2.25 or higher
cumulative GPA.
Students must arrange this experience with the
appropriate department chairperson before registering for this course.
A Cooperative Education Work Experience Application must be
completed prior to beginning work.

PE 106 Principles and Foundations of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

An overview of historical, philosophical, sociological and psychological foundations of physical education and health. Topics include health and fitness promotion, lifestyle assessments, cardiovascular risk factors, lifestyle choices and professional competencies. Emphasis is placed on physical fitness and wellness, behavior and relationships, prevention and treatment of diseases/accidents/suicide, environmental issues, and health and legal aspects of physical education and health.

Fall and Spring Semesters.
3 semester hours.

PE 204 Athletic Officiating

Procedures, techniques and ethics of officiating. Accommodates physical education teachers, coaches and those in recreational settings.

Fall Semester.
2 semester hours.

REC 250 Outdoor Recreation - Wilderness/Commercial

Skills required to survive in, enjoy, and preserve our outdoor resources will be explored. Attention to trip preparation, equipment needs, packing efficiently, humans in nature and outdoor recreation/survival skills. Emphasis on outdoor recreational activities such as hiking, biking, camping, fishing, canoeing and backpacking.

Intensive Learning Term.
3 semester hours.

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