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  • Required Textbook:
    All reading for this course can be accessed at: Sport Art: The Artist and the Athlete

    This is a Humanities course designed to explore the works of the artists chosen by American Sport Art Museum and Archives (ASAMA) and their contributions to contemporary sport art history. The purpose of the course is to deepen students’ understanding of the cultural context of sport, its relationship to art, and the masters of that art. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    All required reading for this course is from Secrets of the Shaolin Temple: Martial Arts and Medicine Scrolls, Volumes 1, 2, and 3. Each unit's reading will be available as links within the individual unit Reading Assignments.

    Discipline, focus, respect, balance , a healthy mind and body - these are some of the terms that define the foundation of Shaolin philosophy. Using the five books of ancient Chan teachings (dating back to the 5th century) provided directly from the Shaolin Temple in Henan Province, China, this course offers an overview of the 1500 year history of the Shaolin Temple, the development of Shaolin philosophy, and the expression of this philosophy through kung fu, Chinese medicine, and Chan Buddhism. This course will help the student understand how to apply this time-tested and world respected philosophy to any or all aspects of their personal and professional endeavors.

  • Required Textbook:
    Grunska, J. (Ed.) (1999). Successful sport officiating. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to teach students the rules and regulations for each specific sport and how to apply them in games. Current rule changes will be reviewed and discussed. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Lumpkin, A., Stoll, S. K., & Beller, J. M. (2003), Sport ethics: applications for fair play (3rd ed.), New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    Some leaders are more effective than others because of who they are as individuals and how they approach the ethical circumstances they face. The application of these ethical approaches in sports is the central theme of this course. It is intended to support the thesis that principle-centered leaders are more capable of inspiring confidence and rallying others to achieve a common goal. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Coakley, J. J. (2009), Sports in society: issues and controversies (10th ed.), New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to introduce current issues in society and their impact on sport at all levels of participation. Emphasis focuses on a variety of issues facing sport as a leisure activity and as an industry, as well as how the issues are addressed by the media, sport organizations, coaches, and administrators. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Cox, R. (2007), Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications, (6th ed.) New York, NY: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This survey course focuses on the study of motivational phenomena that affect the performances of individual athletes and teams. Stress and leadership characteristics of coaches and athletes will also be studied. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Pyke, F. S., Editor. (2001), Better coaching: advanced coach’s manual, (2nd ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide the student with a conceptual blueprint for teaching sport and the fundamentals of sport coaching. The development of a personal coaching philosophy will be derived from a process of consciously assessing critical issues and developing a clear rationale for holding to one particular approach as opposed to another. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Abernathy, B., Hanrahan, S.J., Kippers, V., Mackinnon, L.T., and Pandy, M.G. (2005), The biophysical foundations of human movement, (2nd ed.) Champagne, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    In order to optimize performances, 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 designated to teach coaches to be active consumers and appliers of scientific information. (4 CEUs)


  • 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. (4 CEUs)

  • 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:
    Martens, R. (2004). Successful coaching (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course presents a theoretical base for the teaching of sports and sports skills, accompanied by practical applications. Managerial skills common to all coaching activities are discussed. The course also prompts students to begin developing or to refine a personal coaching philosophy, emphasizing ethics in coaching and proven effective coaching styles. A review of contemporary trends and issues in coaching is included. (4 CEUs)

  • The course deals with the administrative responsibilities of a sports coach. The topics covered include: Ethics, Administrative Duties, Methodology and Pedagogy, Sports Psychology, Conditioning and Nutrition, and Injury Prevention and Emergency Care in Sports. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    de Coubertin, P. (2000). Olympism: Selected writings. Lausanne: International Olympic Committee. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of the history, development, and current issues of the Olympic movement. A topic for the class paper is to be chosen from readings or research material on the Olympics and the Olympic movement. (4 CEUs)


  • 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. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Anderson, M. K., Parr, G. P., & Hall, S. J. (2009), Foundation of athletic training: prevention, assessment, and management, (4th ed.) Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to give the student the basic understanding needed to recognize sport-related injuries and to provide appropriate emergency treatment, along with ensuring proper follow-up sports health care. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Benardot, D. (2012). Advanced sports nutrition (2nd ed). Champaign, IL., Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is specifically designed to provide information on the importance nutrition plays in physical health and stamina for those individuals who are interested in sports nutrition.


  • Required Textbook:
    Flegel, M. (2008). Sport first aid (4th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    Sports First-Aid is a coach’s guide to preventing, responding and managing sports injuries. Being a successful coach requires knowing more than just the X’s and O’s of the sport – but also fulfilling the role of a “first responder” for their athletes. (4 CEUs)

  • 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. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Starkey, C. & Ryan, J. L. (2002). Evaluation of orthopedic and athletic injuries. (2nd ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Davis. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to enhance the student's assessment techniques in the evaluation of athletic injuries and illnesses. This course considers the connection between structure and function, with anatomy being the structure upon which biomechanical and physiological function is based. Particular emphasis is placed upon the development of a sound systematic and methodical evaluation technique to assess abnormal biomechanics (pathomechanics) and abnormal physiology (pathology). Such a technique is critical for making decisions on how to best manage and rehabilitate the injured or ill athlete. (4 CEUs)

  • 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:
    Williams, M. H. (2010). Nutrition for health, fitness, & sport (9th ed.). New York: 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. (4 CEUs)


  • Required Textbook:
    Williams, M. (1998). The Ergogenics Edge: Pushing the limits of sports performance. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of research and research findings on the physiological and psychological effects of ergogenic aids on human performance in sports. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Journal Compilation / Biochemical Society, Edited by Cooper, C.E. and Beneke, R. (2008). Essays in Biochemistry Vol.43: Drugs and Ergogenic Aids to Improve Sport Performance.. London, U.K.: Portland Press Limited Purchase Online
  • Required Textbook:
    Ray, R. (2005). Management strategies in athletic training. (3rd ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    The study of the basic concepts, theories, and organization of management as applied to the field of sports medicine. Topics emphasized include organizational structure and function, program development and administration, human resource management, financial management, inventory control, information management, insurance issues, and legal considerations in sports medicine.

  • Required Textbook:
    Sharkey, B. J. & Gaskill, S. E. (2007). Fitness & health (6th ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course will study of the importance of physical activity on the enhancement of quality of life, performance, and prevention of diseases such as coronary artery disease and obesity. This course will examine the principles of physical activity as it relates to the athlete as well as to the average individual in our society. Additionally, this course includes the physiological aspects of how physical activity affects the body in terms of overall health. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Launder, A.G. (2001). Play Practice: The games approach to teaching and coaching sports (1st Ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course introduces an innovative approach - games approach - to sports education. The approach is used to emphasize the power of play in creating challenging learning situations. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Guttmann, A. (2002), The Olympics: a history of the modern games (2nd ed.), Champaign, IL: University of Illinois Press. Purchase Online

    This is a seminar course which examines the history, the basis, the culture, and the structure of Olympics and the Olympic movement as both a genesis and a product of the history of sport in the human condition. The connection between sport as a human activity and its relationship to other human activities will be surveyed and evaluated. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Manning, G. & Curtis, K. (2009), The art of leadership (3rd ed.), Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Purchase Online

    This course teaches concepts, principles, and skills of leadership for coaches and managers in the sports industry who must influence others to get things done. Styles of successful leaders and sport coaches are examined and analyzed in the context of their times and settings.  (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Slack, T. & Parent, M. (2006). Understanding Sport Organizations, the Application of Organization Theory (2nd ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics.Purchase Online

    An analysis of professional and amateur sport organizations from a philosophical, historical and operational perspective. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Fischer, R.J., Halibozek, E., and Green, G. (2008). Introduction to Security (8th ed.). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Purchase Online

    This course examines the concepts, principles, and methods of organizing and administering security management and loss-prevention activities in industry, business, government, and sport venues. Emphasis is on protection of assets, personnel, and facilities.

  • Required Textbook:
    Fay, J.J. (2011). Contemporary Security Management (3rd ed.). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Purchase Online

    This course will provide for Chief Security Officers and others studying the security management disciplines. There is a rapidly evolving change and emerging criminal and terrorist threats that pose serious challenges to professionals throughout the security industry. Standard protective approaches of the past are no longer adequate for dealing with demands after 9/11, both home and abroad. Security assumptions and the countermeasures that spring from them are in a constant state of change. However, there remains a solid foundation of standard business practices essential to security group operation. These foundations will be explored and, additionally, topics including vulnerability identification techniques, security system design, the nature of terrorism, counterterrorism, weapons of mass destruction, threat and risk assessment, and the critical national infrastructure will be covered.

  • Required Textbook:
    Haddow, G.D., Bullock, J.A., and Coppola, D.P. (2011). Introduction to Emergency Management (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Butterworth-Heinemann. Purchase Online

    This course examines theories, components, systems, and strategies in contemporary disaster and emergency management. Students will examine the following:

    The historical, administrative, institutional, and organizational framework of disaster and emergency management in the United States.
    The role of the federal, state, and local governments in disasters.
    The role of nongovernmental organizations in emergency management.
    The role of land use regulation, the media, crisis communication, insurance, and citizen participation.
    The social and economic costs of disasters.
    The management of natural and man-made disasters.

  • There is no required textbook for this course. The course will utilize the NCAA Manual and other materials provided on the NCAA website located at www.ncaa.org. A pdf version of each manual is also located in the Course Documents folder.

    This course is specifically designed to provide information on NCAA Compliance. The course provides compliance information for sport managers and coaches.

    Note: The NCAA does not, in any way, sponsor, endorse, or approve of this course, or have any relationship whatsoever with the institution/faculty offering the same.


  • There is no required textbook for this course. The course will utilize the NCAA Manual and other materials provided on the NCAA website located at www.ncaa.org. A pdf version of each manual is also located in the Course Documents folder.

    This course is specifically designed to provide information on NCAA Compliance. The course provides compliance information for sport managers and coaches. (4 CEUs)

    Note: The NCAA does not, in any way, sponsor, endorse, or approve of this course, or have any relationship whatsoever with the institution/faculty offering the same.


  • Required Textbook:
    McLean, D.D. & Hurd, A.R., (2012). Kraus' recreation and leisure in modern society (9th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett. Purchase Online

    CEM 535 - Introduction to Parks, Recreation, and Tourism: This course is a survey of the concepts and issues related to leisure, parks, recreation and tourism in American society. Also, the effects of recreation and leisure on social, individual, and environmental aspects of our society will be examined (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Russell, R. V. (2009). Pastimes: The context of contemporary leisure (4th ed.). Urbana, IL: Sagamore Publishing.Purchase Online

    This course is designed to discuss philosophies and contemporary social issues concerning recreation and leisure. Also, the history of recreation and leisure will be discussed. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Mull, R.F., Bayless, K.G., & Jamieson, L.M. (2005). Recreational sport management (4th ed.). Champaign, Illinois: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course explores concepts and applications of effective recreational sport programming and administration. Information concerning careers in recreational sport management will be presented.(4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Leonard, R. (2008). The administrative side of coaching: Applying business concepts to athletic program administration and coaching (2nd ed.). Morgantown, WV: Fitness Information Technology. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to introduce managerial and administrative concepts to athletic coaches. These concepts are integral to the successful development of an athletic program. Information concerning the practical application of business models and theories pertaining to the athletic administration and sports coaching professions will be presented. Also, business techniques associated with the survival and growth of an athletic program will be examined.


  • Required Textbook:
    Snell, S., & Bohlander, G. (2013). Managing human resources (16th ed.). Mason, OH: South-Western. Purchase Online
    This course involves the study of the principles of personnel management including staffing, training, creation of a favorable work environment, labor relations, compensation, benefits, laws, position descriptions, and employee evaluations.
  • Required Textbook:
    Masteralexis, L. P., Barr, C. A., & Hums, M. A. (2012). Principles and practice of sport management (4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
    Purchase Online

    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:
    Mullin, B., Hardy, S., & Sutton, W. (2007). Sport marketing (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course includes an in-depth study of sports marketing and the influence it has in accomplishing objectives in today's world of sports. It involves a thorough review of the product (in both its tangible and "service" forms) and of how the product is brought to market. Topics include advertising, promotions, public relations, location, pricing, sponsorships, licensing, market segmentation, and the role of research. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Ciconte, Barbara L. & Jacob, Jeanne G. (2005). Fundraising basics: A complete guide. (2nd ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Bartlett Publishers, Inc. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of the concepts of sports fundraising activities that provides a framework by which development staff, managers, and directors can operate and develop fundraising programs. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Stoldt, G. C., Dittmore, S. W., & Branvold, S. E. (2006). Sport public relations: Managing organizational communication. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of public relations and its role in sports management. A clear understanding of the differences between public relations and advertising, marketing, publicity, or promotion is provided. The basic areas of public relations are covered, and an understanding of public relations planning is provided. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Fried, G. (2010). Managing sport facilities. (2nd Ed.) Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course involves the study of the principles, guidelines, and recommendations for planning, constructing, using, and maintaining indoor and outdoor sports, physical education, recreation, and fitness facilities. 


  • Required Textbook:
    Cotten, D. J., & Wolohan, J. T. (2010). Law for recreation and sport managers. (5th ed.). Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt. Purchase Online

    This course introduces students to the fundamental tenets of the law and familiarizes them with legal structure and basic legal terminology. Various types of law are examined as well as the impact each has on the sports industry. A thorough review of risk management is provided as it interfaces with legal liability issues involved in the sports industry.


  • Required Textbook:
    Ruxin, Robert H. (2004). An athlete's guide to agents. (4th ed.). Sudbury, Massachusetts: Jones and Barlett Publishers. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to examine the role of the sports agent in today’s world of sports. An emphasis is placed on NCAA rules and state regulations surrounding recruitment by agents and the potential pitfalls an athlete could face. A thorough understanding of the sports agency profession is provided, including the techniques necessary to operate successfully in the profession. (4 CEUs)


  • Required Textbook:
    Bell, B. (2003). If I knew then what I know now - life skills strategies for success from today's student-athlete leaders (1st ed). Tucson, AZ: The Game of Life. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to introduce students to principles, guidelines, and recommendations for coaches and athletic administrators for implementing programs to enhance the quality of the student-athlete experience within the university setting.
  • Required Textbook:
    Hisrich, R.D., Peters, M.P., & Shepherd, D.A. (2010). Entrepreneurship (8th ed.). Boston: Irwin McGraw- Hill. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of entrepreneurship for those with a serious interest in owning their own business. Students prepare a comprehensive business plan for starting or acquiring such a business. The problems of running a business are also explored.

  • Required Textbook:
    Hughes, R. L., Ginnett, R. C., & Curphy, G.J. (2012). Leadership: Enhancing the Lessons of Experience (7th ed.). Boston: McGraw-Hill Irwin. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide an examination of effective leadership. Students will examine general concepts in leadership (theories, principles, traits, skills, etc.) that exist and are necessary to every sport organization. This course is designed to give individuals a working and practical look at numerous aspects of leadership. Success in a leadership position is often related to an individual's preparation, experience, and knowledge. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Bompa, T.O. and Carrera, M.C. (2005), Periodization training for sport (2nd ed.), Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course presents approaches to assessing and enhancing human sport performance through improving strength and cardiovascular endurance. The various methods of achieving this are examined with a focus on injury prevention as well. (4 CEUs)

  • 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:
    McGinnis, P. (2005). Biomechanics of sport and exercise (2nd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is a comprehensive study of human movement as it relates to sports and exercise. The course will cover how the study of biomechanics can promote human performance and prevent injury. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Carr, G. (2010). Sport mechanics for coaches (3rd ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    The course is designed for sport coaches to study human movement as it relates to sport activities. Coaching techniques and methodology are addresses to learn how to analyze skills and improve sport performance. (4 CEUs)


  • Required Textbook:
    McArdle, W. D., Katch, F. I., & Katch, V. L. (2007). Exercise physiology (7th ed.). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of various factors which affect human performance including regulatory mechanisms, adaptations, and changes that occur as a result of physical activities. (4 CEUs)

  • 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.


  • Required Textbook:
    Anspaugh, D., Hamrick, M., & Rosato, F. (2006). Wellness: Concepts and Applications. Boston, MA, McGraw Hill. ISBN: 0-073138-81-9 Purchase Online

    This course will combine sport science and entrepreneurial principles in the design and implementation of a personal training business. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbooks:
    American College of Sports Medicine (2010). ACSM's Resource manual for guidelines for exercise testing and prescription (6th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Purchase Online

    American College of Sports Medicine (2006). ACSM's guidelines for exercise testing and prescription (8th ed.). Philadelphia, PA: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins. Purchase Online

    This course is a concentrated study of the principles of exercise testing and prescription for healthy and clinical states.

  • Required Textbook:
    Grantham, W., Patton, R., York, T., and Winick, M.(2008). Health fitness management (2nd ed.) Champaign, IL; Human Kinetics.Purchase Online

    The study of the basic concepts, theories, and organization of management as applied to the field of health and fitness. Topics emphasized include organizational structure and function, program development and administration, human resource management, financial management, inventory control, information management, insurance issues, and legal considerations in health and fitness. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Guthrie, M. (2003), Coaching track & field successfully, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic track and field skills. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Newton, J., & Henderson, J. (1998), Coaching cross country successfully, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles, and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic cross-country running skills.


  • Required Textbook:
    Schempp, P. and Mattsson, P. (2005), Golf Steps to Success, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course involves the study of the principles of personnel management including staffing, training, creation of a favorable work environment, labor relations, compensation, benefits, laws, position descriptions, and employee evaluations. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Kus, S. (2004), Coaching volleyball successfully, Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide entry-level information, fundamentals, principles and management enablers for anyone who would coach and/or instruct basic volleyball skills. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Kindal, J. & Winkin, J. (2000). The baseball coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide the foundations for coaching baseball to help current and future coaches learn and accomplish the development of a successful baseball program. Coaching baseball has numerous challenges, both on the field and off. This course provides an in-depth analysis of all the critical aspects of the competitions of baseball with the insight from some of the best baseball minds to put the coach practitioner in a position to succeed. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Krause, J., & Pim, R. (2002). Coaching basketball (Rev. ed.). Chicago: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This course is designed to provide knowledge and skills needed by individuals who intend to coach basketball at the secondary, collegiate, or professional level. Emphasis is placed on understanding and teaching the fundamental skills, techniques, drills, and team strategies. Planning, preparation, and administration during the various phases of the season, practices, and competitions, along with the development of a coaching philosophy and an approach to program evaluation are covered. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Weider, B. & Weider, J. (2002). The edge: Ben and Joe Weider's guide to ultimate strength, speed, and stamina. New York: Avery. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of modern coaching trends in men's bodybuilding. Training methods used for building muscle, srength and endurance are examined. Nutritional informational regarding workout and traning practices is also included. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    Fahey, T. D., (2007). Basic weight training for men and women (6th ed.). New York: McGraw-Hill. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of principles and techniques used in weight training. While its main focus is on training techniques specific to women, many of the concepts and ideas apply to weight training generally. (4 CEUs)


  • Required Textbook:
    American Football Coaches Association (2002). The football coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is a study of the science and art of coaching football. All phases of coaching are addressed, from the Xs and Os to the philosophy of leadership, responsibility, and teaching.


  • Required Textbook:
    National Soccer Coaches Association of America (2004). The soccer coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course is specifically designed to provide information on coaching priorities and principles, program building and management, innovative and effective practice sessions, individual skills and team building tactics, and game-winning and tournament-winning strategies for individuals interested in coaching soccer. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    National Fastpitch Coaches Association (2002). The softball coaching bible. Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    This course covers the philosophical foundation of coaching softball and technical aspects of coaching the game. The philosophical foundation aspects include setting priorities, identifying personal standards, player and coach value systems, organizing, building, and marketing the team. The technical portion of the course includes individual skills, team strategies, motivating players, and preparing for competition in tournaments and playoffs. (4 CEUs)

  • Required Textbook:
    United States Tennis Association (2004). Coaching tennis successfully (2nd. ed.). Champaign, IL: Human Kinetics. Purchase Online

    CES 576 Coaching Tennis focuses on current ideas and practical experiences reflecting coaching trends in tennis. The material presented is a culmination of information researched by both the United States Tennis Association (USTA) national coaching staff and the USTA sport science staff. The course is designed to provide the student with practical knowledge in the coaching of a tennis team in a high school, college, junior tennis, or USTA affiliated tennis league. This course will examine issues regarding establishing a coaching foundation, planning for the overall season, the teaching of tennis skills and strategy, preparing players for competitive match play, and the coach's role in evaluation of players and the program. (4 CEUs)

  • CPT 598 Mentorship
    Mentorships include supervised work for 200 clock-hours in Sports Fitness, Sports Coaching, Sports Management, or Sports Medicine in schools, colleges, and universities; businesses; and industries. It is recommended that the Mentorship Handbook be purchased two months prior to registration. The Academy Mentorship Office must receive a notarized Mentorship Contract in order to grant permission to the student to register for this course. The prerequisite is the completion of the first 12 semester hours of the degree program. This course requires a final paper. (9 sem. hrs.)