Sport Leadership

General Education Requirements 

English Composition
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College Composition I
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
or
College Composition II
Introduction to Professional Writing
College Composition III: Persuasive Writing
Speech Communication
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Fundamentals of Public Speaking
Interpersonal Communication
Intercultural Communication
Mathematics
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College Algebra
Finite Mathematics
Precalculus
Calculus I
Elementary Statistics
Lab Science
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Concepts of Biology
General Biology I
General Biology II
General Zoology
Introductory Chemistry
Introduction to Organic and Biochemistry
General Chemistry I
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Introduction to Earth Science
The Earth Through Time
Concepts of Physics
Introductory Astronomy
College Physics I
College Physics II
University Physics I
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Cognition and Brain Science
Technology, Engineering, and Design
Wellness
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Concepts of Fitness and Wellness
Introduction to Stress Management
Computer Science and Literacy
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Introduction to Computer Information Systems
Introduction to Programming
Introduction to Programming in Java
Introduction to Structured Programming I
Discovering Computing
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1st Year Spanish I
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Introduction to Theatre Arts
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Art History I
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Social Science
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Understanding Media and Social Change
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Principles of Microeconomics
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Additional Humanities or Social Science
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Two Dimensional Design
Drawing I
Ceramics I
Survey of Geography
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Group Piano for Non-Majors
Valkyries
Concert Choir
Athletic Band
Concert Band
Planetarium Science
Total Credits39

 Major Requirements

Required Courses
HPER 108Exercise Techniques for Resistance Training1
HPER 127Introduction to Kinesiology3
HPER 207Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries2
HPER 210First Aid & CPR1
HPER 225Leadership in Sport3
HPER 258Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
HPER 259Applied Anatomy, Physiology, and Human Performance3
One course from HPER 301-3052
Philosophy and Application of Football Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Basketball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Volleyball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Baseball and Softball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Track and Field Coaching
HPER 308Introduction to Nutrition3
HPER 309Sport Nutrition Concepts3
HPER 335Sport Law3
HPER 350Sport Ethics2
HPER 384Fitness Assessment and Prescription3
HPER 415Compliance and Recruiting3
HPER 425Sport Psychology3
HPER 438Organization and Administration for Kinesiology3
HPER 445Foundations in Coaching Methodology3
HPER 455Fundraising and Budget3
HPER 487Field Experience3-4
MRKT 305Principles of Marketing3
COMM 414Social Media Management3
Directed Electives14-15
Exercise Techniques and Program Design
Motor Behavior
Field Experience
Philosophy and Application of Football Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Basketball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Volleyball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Baseball and Softball Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Track and Field Coaching
Philosophy and Application of Coaching
Field Experience
Gender Communication
Public Relations
Group Dynamics
Sports Information
Elements of Accounting I
Elements of Accounting II
Principles of Management
Human Resource Management
Advertising and Promotions
Foundations of Leadership
Total Credits70-72

Total General Education 39 Hrs
Total Major Requirement 70-72 Hrs
Total Credits Needed to Graduate 120 Hrs

 Plan of Study

First Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
MATH 104 (Gen Ed)3ENGL 125 (Gen Ed)3
ENGL 110 (Gen Ed)3HPER 1081
CIS 170 (Gen Ed)3HPER 1273
UNIV 1501Art & Music (Gen Ed)3
Lab Science (Gen Ed)4Lab Science (Gen Ed)4
Wellness (Gen Ed)2 
 16 14
Second Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HPER 2072HPER 2253
HPER 2583HPER 2593
HPER 3083HPER 3093
Social Science (Gen Ed PSYC 111 Recommended)3Literacy (Gen Ed)3
Directed Elective3Social Science (Gen Ed)3
Additional Gen Ed2 
 16 15
Third Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HPER 2101HPER 3353
HPER 3502HPER 3843
HPER 4453HPER 301-3052
MRKT 3053Directed Elective3
HPER 301-3052Directed Elective3
Speech Communication (Gen Ed)3 
 14 14
Fourth Year
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HPER 4873-4HPER 4553
HPER 4383HPER 4253
HPER 4153COMM 4143
Directed Elective3Additional Credits to reach 1207-8
Directed Elective3 
 15-16 16-17
Total Credits 120-122

Learning Outcomes

1. Students will create projects that model effective sport leadership theories.

2. Students will apply fundamental marketing, communication, and/or public relation concepts to the sport industry.

3. Students will demonstrate knowledge of athletic performance concepts.

4. Students will analyze and critique moral and ethical issues related to sport.

5. Students will develop a professional portfolio.