• 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:
    Carron, A. V., Hausenblas, H. A., & Estabrooks, P. A. (2002). The psychology of physical activity. New York: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of the psychological and sociological aspects of health and fitness programming and the applications of this knowledge to the development of effective motivational and behavioral modification strategies.

  • Required Textbook:
    Foran, B. (2001), High Performance Sports Conditioning: Modern Training for Ultimate Athletic Development, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to cover the complete spectrum of training intensity. A conditioning program is established to meet the needs of each specific sport.

  • Required Textbook:
    Clover, J. (2007). Sports medicine essentials: Core concepts in athletic training & fitness instruction. (2nd. ed.). Clifton Park, NY: Thompson/Delmar Learning. Purchase Online

    An overview of the sports medicine profession designed to educate athletic trainers, fitness professionals, and sport coaches on how to assess and manage sports injuries.

  • Required Textbook:
    Shier, D., Butler, J., and Lewis, R. (2012). Hole's human anatomy and physiology (13th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    A study of the structure and function of the various systems of the human body.

  • 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.