• 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)

  • 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.