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Courses Required

BUSA 225 Fundamentals of Accounting and Finance – 3 Cr Hours.............Fall and Spring

The course is a survey of principles of accounting and finance relevant in making managerial decisions. Topics include internal controls, financial planning and reporting analysis of financial statements, and elements of managerial cost accounting and budgeting.

BUSA 300 Principles of Marketing — 3 Credit Hours..................................................Spring

An examination of the coordination and control of marketing activities, including marketing segmentation, product development, product management, pricing, distribution channels and promotion methods.

BUSA 322 Human Resource Management — 3 Credit Hours...........................................Fall

This course is a basic study of personnel topics such as employee motivation and satisfaction, job analysis and design, human resource planning, employee selection, training and evaluation, administration of wages and benefits and labor relations. Prerequisite: BUSA 301.

BUSA 360 Business Communication — 3 Credit Hours................Even Fall & Every Spring

This course is designed to prepare a business student to communicate more effectively, emphasizing communication through memoranda, letters and written reports. Preparation of oral communication, in conjunction with presentation of oral reports, will be taught to students. Students will examine computer applications that aid in effective internal and external business communication. Prerequisites: ENGL120, ENGL 121, and SCTH 130.

BUSA 450 Business Leadership and Ethics — 3 Credit Hours..........................................Fall

This course considers the role of the individual in the contemporary American business community. Course topics include the historical, ideological and ethical origins of business along with the political, social and environmental impact of business.

COMM 240 Public Relations I — 3 Credit Hours ...............................................................Fall

This course acquaints students with the theory, role, social responsibilities and potential of public relations in society. It provides the methods, principles and practice in communication skills needed for effective public relations programs for industry, business or education. Prerequisite:ENGL121 or the consent of the instructor.

PSYC 385 Sport Psychology — 3 Credit Hours ............................................... Even Year Fall

This course examines a number of areas of psychological knowledge as they apply to sport, including the role of behavioral and learning principles, social psychology, personality, motivation, etc. Attention will be given to the ways psychology helps us to better understand sport-related problems such as aggression and burnout in sport, performance-related variables, and ways of improving performance for sports participants. The processes of self-regulation in sports events for example, anxiety control, mental rehearsal, and the use of biofeedback and goal setting techniques are also included in this course. Prerequisite: PSYC 101 or consent of instructor.

SPES 117*     Concepts of Wellness — 2 Credit Hours……………Fall & Spring

This course includes a study and application of the underlying concepts of and reasons for developing a lifestyle which embraces wellness, a personal physical fitness program, use of internet sources and healthy lifestyle choices. How to develop and practice a lifetime of fitness will be stressed.

SPES 150       Foundations for Health, Physical Education & Recreation--3 Credit Hours… Fall

This course is designed as an introduction to the foundations of health, physical education, and recreation. The course will include the principles, aims, and objectives of SPES and their relationship to other disciplines which provide a scientific foundation.

SPES 225 Philosophy of Coaching — 2 Credit Hours…………………….Odd Year Spring

This course is designed for the prospective coach. It will introduce the general philosophy, pedagogy, psychology, and sociology of coaching sports. Additional topics related to coaching such as sport medicine, sport and facility management, and sport law will be considered. The ASEP program, text, and films will be included in this study.

SPES 256  Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries — 3 Credit Hours……………..Fall

This course is designed for prospective athletic coaches, athletic trainers, and physical education teachers. It covers in detail the care and prevention of common injuries found in physical education and athletic programs.

SPES 345       Organization & Administration in P.E., Recreation& Athletic Training — 3 Credit Hours………Spring

Designed for the professional, this course includes a study of the management of sport, health, fitness, physical education, and recreation programs. Opportunities to administer intramural and athletic activities are included. Field experience is required.

SPES 410                     Facility Planning and Design — 3 Credit Hours  ………………..Odd Year Fall

Students will learn about the planning of Facilities for Health, Sport, Recreation, and Physical Activity.  Students will learn about the development of master plans, site selection, and the developmental phases.  They will also get the opportunity to gain hands on experience by creating a 3D model of some facility/venue for health, fitness, physical activity, recreation, or sport.  This course will be a capstone course for Sport Management Majors.  The prerequisites:  BUSA225 and SPES345.

SPMT 365      Sports Law — 3 Credit Hours………….On Demand

This course is a study of the legal implication of tort and liability law that affects the athletic competition both on and off the field of athletics. The course is an introduction to sports law in intercollegiate and professional sports, discussing areas such as drug testing, Title IX, antitrust and labor laws, collective bargaining, salary caps, free agency, and issues of race and violence. Course emphasis is on fundamental legal principles applicable to sports and entertainment business, including law of contracts. Specific sport cases and issues are analyzed

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BUSA 380 Leadership & Personal Development—3 Credit Hours.................Odd Year Fall

The purpose of this interdisciplinary course is to introduce students to the tasks, strategies, and skills of effective personal leadership behavior. A major objective of this course is to help the students to evaluate their leadership skills and work to improve them.

SPES 460       Internship in Athletic Training or SPES – Variable Credit……………Fall & Spring

            (50 Hours of Field Experience per Credit Hour Required)

This course is designed for the senior level athletic training students in the athletic training Education program to observe and assist the team physician, physical therapist, general medical practitioners and athletic trainers in field experience. This class allows athletic training students to apply certain clinical proficiencies that they have learned through previous course work.  Certain clinical proficiencies will be evaluated in this class in the areas of first aid, taping and wrapping, splinting, protective equipment, record keeping, environmental concerns, proper communication, general medical recognition, and physical assessments and evaluation of athletic injuries, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise.  Prerequisites: Accepted into the ATP, BIOL 221,222, SPES 256, SPES 258, SPES 350, SPES 356, SPES 357, SPES 358 SPES 380, SPES 443, SPES 450, SPES 456, or instructor permission

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BUSA 370 Team Building and Teamwork—3 Credit Hours ..........................Even Year Fall

The evolving workplace relies more heavily on collaboration through teaming. This course seeks to expose students to the diverse theories of teaming as well as give instruction on teaming skills essential to organizational success. This is an interdisciplinary course designed to introduce the student to the tasks, strategies, and skills of effective team development.

SPES 359       Exercise Leadership – 3 Credit Hours….........................Odd Year Fall

This course will emphasize the necessary leadership qualities and skills expected for leading individual and group exercise activities.  The student will develop professional competencies through classroom instruction as well as observational and practical experiences. **Testing and membership fee of $175**