• Required Textbook:
    Abernethy, B., Kippers, V., Hanrahan, S. J., Pandy, M.G., McManus, A. M., & Mackinnon,L. (2013). Biophysical foundations of human movement (3rd ed.). Champagne, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    In order to optimize performance, guarantee safety, and promote well-being in athletes; coaches must constantly update and modify their coaching practices by regularly seeking out new knowledge in the sport sciences. This course is designed to teach sports professionals to be active in the use of scientific information.


  • Required Textbook:
    Weinberg, R. & Gould, D. (2007). Foundations of sport and exercise psychology (5th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course involves the study of human psychological behavior and its influence in sports and exercise settings. It is designed to provide the student with the information gleaned from research in the field of sports psychology as well as practical knowledge to become a more effective sports management professional, coach, or fitness instructor.

  • Required Textbook:
    Williams, M.H. (2012). Nutrition for health, fitness, & sport (10th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online
    This course covers the principles of sound nutrition as it relates to the athlete as well as to the average individual in our society. In addition, the course covers the physiological aspects of how nutrition affects the body in terms of overall optimal health.
  • Required Textbook:
    Masteralexis, L. P., Barr, C. A., & Hums, M. A. (2012). Principles and practice of sport management (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
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    This survey course is designed to provide a comprehensive and contemporary introduction to administration, organization, and management principles and their applications in the broad sports settings.


  • Required Textbook:
    Bachle, T., & Earle, R. W. (2008). Essentials of strength training and conditioning (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    Sports Strength and Conditioning is a course designed to study the fundamental principles of training and nutrition in sports and exercise. The course is intended to develop within students a knowledge of the anatomical and physiological systems challenged by sports conditioning, strength training, and an awareness of fitness and nutrition programs which can be used to enhance individual and team performance in sports. This knowledge base should translate into the ability to design and implement various types of sports conditioning programs. 

  • Required Textbook:
    Bryant, C. X., & Green, D. J. (Ed.) (2010). ACE personal trainer manual (4th. ed.). San Diego, CA: American Council on Exercise. ISBN: 9788907203397 Purchase Online

    This course will combine sport science and entrepreneurial principles in the design and implementation of a personal training business.