Sport Science and Leadership (SPSL)
100—American Red Cross
First Aid and Professional Rescuer Training, 1 Cr.
This course will provide a
general overview of basic principles in first aid. Students will learn methods
of administering basic first aid, rescue breathing, cardio pulmonary
resuscitation (CPR) and how to use an AED. After the successful completion of
this course, individuals will receive Red Cross Certification in Professional
Rescuer and General First Aid. A fee will be required for Red Cross
certification. Graded CR/NC.
110—Lifestyles, Health and
Wellness, 3 Cr.
The purpose of this course
is to introduce students to the lifestyle behaviors that contribute to health
promotion and disease prevention. The course integrates the basic components of
fitness and wellness in understanding human health in order to achieve
well-being. This course offers current information in the health field and
provides self-assessments for health risk and wellness behaviors. Factors
affecting health status will be identified and suggestions will be made as to
how health-related behaviors, self-care, and individual decisions contribute to
health and wellness. The class will meet three hours a week, including one hour
at the Mathy Center for the fitness component of the course.
200—Mental Health First Aid,
Mental Health First Aid is
a training program designed to train lay responders on how to approach an
individual experiencing a mental crisis as well as recognize that someone may
be experiencing signs and symptoms of a mental illness. The program is not
designed for individuals to diagnose a mental illness. It is designed for
individuals who interact with the public including nurses, teachers, and other
professionals in the community. The purpose of training in mental health first
aid is two-fold. The program provides an explanation of selected illnesses;
depression, anxiety disorders, psychosis, alcohol/drug use, and eating
disorders. In addition, it teaches individuals how to appropriately respond to
a potential situation and most importantly become better listeners. After
successful completion of the course, participants would receive a three year
Mental Health First Aid certification. After which, individuals may choose to
become recertified. There is a fee for this course.
220—History and Philosophy of Sport, 3 Cr.
The course provides an
introductory description and interpretation of the historical and philosophical
development of sport from ancient civilizations to the present. The course will
examine the major philosophical schools of thought in sport and trace the
development of competitive sport. Sport and its many forms will be examined
including historical forces, institutions, and personalities which have shaped
sport. The focus ranges from sport in early civilizations of antiquity
including Greece and Rome to the amateur ideal and Olympism of the 20th
Century; and from the influence of religious forces on the mind-body dichotomy
to developments in college athletics and elite sport of modern times. Recurring
themes will be identified and significant individuals and events that have
impacted the history and evolution of sport will be discussed to gain a better
understanding and appreciation of the many inherent values of sport.
Physiology, 3 Cr.
Three hours lecture/discussion per week
Exercise physiology is an evaluation of the acute responses and
chronic adaptations of the body to the stresses of exercise. This course will
provide a broad introduction to exercise physiology. Topics covered will
include cellular energy metabolism, pulmonary and cardiovascular responses to
exercise, muscle physiology, training, nutrition, body composition, and
exercise testing. Prerequisites: grade of C or higher in BIOL 114 or 160.
Four hours lecture/discussion per week
The course provides an overview of
musculoskeletal anatomy, the mechanical properties and structural behavior of
biological tissues, and biodynamics. Specific course topics will include
structure and function relationships in tissues and organs; application of
stress and strain analysis to biological tissues; analysis of forces in human
function and movement; energy and power in human activity; introduction to
modeling viscoelasticity of tissues. Prerequisite: grade of C or higher in BIOL
104, PHYS 250, 270.
430—Principles of Strength Training and
Conditioning, 3 Cr.
This course will explore
the scientific principles, concepts and theories of strength training and
conditioning. This course will focus on the principles in the exercise sciences
and biomechanics and examine how they can be applied in designing effective and
safe strength and conditioning programs. Prerequisite: four credits BIOL.