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Courses Offered in Sport and Movement Science

Sport and Movement Science

ATR 101: Prevention and Care of Athletic Injuries

The course examines competencies necessary for effective functioning as an athletic trainer. Topics include cause, prevention, recognition, care, and reconditioning of athletic injuries/illnesses. The course focuses on the physiological and pathological nature of injuries. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. The course meets for four lecture hours per week and is recommended for freshman year. This course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL349 or ATR101.

Credits: 4.00

ATR 102: Taping, Bracing, and Protective Equipment

The competencies necessary for effective risk management for the athletic trainer which relates to protective equipment, padding, taping, wrapping and bracing will be introduced at a beginning proficiency. Students will be required to successfully complete a list of competencies in order to receive a grade. Two lecture hours per week.
Co-requisite: ATR 101.

Credits: 2.00

ATR 201: Injury Evaluation: Upper Body

Through lectures, discussions, and demonstrations, evaluation techniques for injuries to the upper extremities, cervical spine, and head will be presented. The following will be included: relevant anatomy, athletic injuries, and specific evaluations. Four hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Sophomore year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL350.
Prerequisites: ATR101 and ATR102 or SFL349.

Credits: 4.00

ATR 202: Injury Evaluation: Lower Body

Through lecture, discussions, and demonstrations, evaluation techniques for injuries to the lower extremities, lower back, and abdomen will be presented. The following will be included: relevant anatomy, athletic injuries, and specific evaluation. Four lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for sophomore year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL353.
Prerequisite: Either SFL349 or both ATR101 and 102.

Credits: 4.00

ATR 310: Manual Therapy

The course examines competencies necessary for effective functioning as an athletic trainer. Topics include cause, prevention, recognition, care and reconditioning of athletic injuries/illnesses. The course focuses on the physiological and pathological nature of injuries. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. The course meets for four lecture hours per week and is recommended for freshman year. This course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL 349 or ATR 101.
Prerequisites: ATR 201 and ATR 202.

Credits: 4.00

ATR 351: Athletic Training Practicum I

This course is designed to offer the student opportunities to observe and perform professional skills under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer in a field setting. Practical experience may include athletic training room duties, work with low and high risk sports, male and female athletes, and observation of orthopedic surgeries. Schedule seminars are required. Practicum experiences may only be completed at Salem State University or one of its approved affiliated sites. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Sophomore year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL351.
Prerequisites: ATR201, ATR202, SFL350A or SFL353. Current CPR certification.

Credits: 3.00

ATR 354: Therapeutic Exercise

Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and class participation, the fundamentals and techniques in injury rehabilitation involving therapeutic exercise will be examined. Course will include the following: principles, objectives, therapeutic exercises, and rehabilitation equipment, plus the planning and presentation of a specific rehabilitation program. Four lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Junior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL354.
Prerequisites: ATR201, ATR202, SFL350A or SFL353.

Credits: 4.00

ATR 355: Athletic Training Practicum II

This course is a continuation of Athletic Training Practicum I and is designed to offer the student opportunities to observe and perform professional skills under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer in a field setting. Practical experience may include athletic training room duties, work with low and high risk sports, male and female athletes, and observation of orthopedic surgeries. Scheduled seminars are required. Practicum experiences may only be completed at Salem State University or one of its approved affiliated sites. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Junior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL355.
Prerequisites: ATR351 or SFL351, current CPR certification.

Credits: 3.00

ATR 356: Strength and Conditioning

This course focuses on the development of appropriate strength and conditioning programs for optimizing sport performance, individualized strength programs, and the physiological responses of the body to those programs. The principles and guidelines for appropriate and safe testing techniques will be addressed as well as how to design specific training programs. Three lecture hours per week. Required of students in the Athletic Training major and SMS students in the Fitness/Wellness Concentration.

Credits: 3.00

ATR 451: Therapeutic Modalities

Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory, the fundamentals and techniques of injury rehabilitation involving therapeutic modalities will be examined. Course will emphasize the physiological effects on the healing process, selection, and use of thermo, electrical and mechanical agents. Four lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Junior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL451.
Prerequisites: ATR201, ATR202 or SFL350A, SFL353.

Credits: 4.00

ATR 452: Athletic Training Practicum III

This course is a continuation of Athletic Training Practicum I & II and is designed to offer the student opportunities to observe and perform professional skills under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer in a field setting. Practical experience may include athletic training room duties, work with low and high risk sports, male and female athletes, and observation of orthopedic surgeries. Scheduled seminars are required. Practicum experiences may only be completed at Salem State University or one of its approved affiliated sites. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Junior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL452.
Prerequisites: ATR355 or SFL355, current CPR certification.

Credits: 3.00

ATR 453: Athletic Training Practicum IV

This course is a continuation of Athletic Training Practicum I, II, & III and is designed to offer the student opportunities to observe and perform professional skills under the direct supervision of a certified athletic trainer in a field setting. Practical experience may include athletic training room duties, work with low and high risk sports, male and female athletes, and observation of orthopedic surgeries. Scheduled seminars are required. Practicum experiences may only be completed at Salem State University or one of its approved affiliated sites. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Senior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL453.
Prerequisites: ATR452 or SFL452, current CPR certification.

Credits: 3.00

ATR 454: Organization and Administration of Athletic Training Programs

Through lecture, discussion, demonstration and class participation, this course will provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to manage an athletic training facility. Includes topics such as budgeting, purchasing, facility design, record keeping, injury data collection, computerized programs, administering pre-participation examinations, legal concerns, staffing and scheduling. Three lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Senior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL454.
Prerequisites: Either ATR354 or SFL354, and either ATR451 or SFL451.

Credits: 3.00

ATR 455: Clinical Pathology and Pharmacology

Presentation of disease manifestations of the human body and the athletic trainer's role in assessment and control methods. Overview of general pharmacology including over-the-counter and major prescribed medication, drug interaction and clinical implications will be included. Exposure to general medical pathology and pharmacology will be facilitated through a series of reading and writing assignments and a required field experience. Three lecture hours per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for senior year.
Prerequisites: W-II course and ATR 453.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

ATR 479: Senior Seminar in Athletic Training

Seminars will include discussions on current topics pertaining to the field of athletic training. Students will be exposed to a variety of allied health care providers through guest lectures. One lecture hour per week. Open only to and required of students in the Athletic Training major. Recommended for Senior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL479.
Prerequisite: ATR454 or SFL454.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 100: Introduction to Sport and Movement Science

This course is designed to introduce the student to the Sport and Movement Science Major. Through lecture, discussion, and applied learning experiences, students will develop an understanding of the college curriculum, professional disciplines and career opportunities within the Sport and Movement Science Major. Students should begin to formulate personal aims and career goals. One lecture hours per week. Required of SMS majors. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL185.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 101: Special Topics: Sms Activity

This course provides the student with an opportunity for study and participation in a selected area of activity. The activity will vary from semester to semester. Two hours per week. Satisifies physical education activities requirement. SMS major activity elective. May be repeated for credit.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 106: Badminton

This course is designed to introduce the student to those basic skills essential to the playing of both singles and doubles in badminton, such as forehand, backhand, and serve. Basic strategy will be introduced. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.

Credits: 0.50

SMS 108: Circuit Training

Students will participate in physical exercise for aerobic conditioning and flexibility training. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.

Credits: 0.50

SMS 109: Healthy Eating and Exercise

Through lecture and discussion followed by participation in aerobic and anaerobic exercise, the student will evaluate and improve upon his/her physical fitness level. Life-style habits such as food intake vs. energy expenditure will be discussed, evaluated and modified if necessary to assist the student in bringing about desired physical changes. The course meets two hours per week. The course may be repeated once for additional credit.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 111: Fencing

Fencing is a combat sport, the object of which is to hit one's opponent with the point of the weapon on the trunk of the body. The course will stress fundamental skills and basic rules for competition. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.

Credits: 0.50

SMS 114: Introduction to Weight Training

Through lecture, discussion, demonstrations and student participation this course is designed to set up individual weight/strength training programs utilizing free weights and other strength training equipment. Included will be: weight training fundamentals and principles, safety procedures for lifting, spotting and equipment use. The course meets two hours per week. The course may be repeated once for additional credit.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 117: Fitness Walking and Jogging

Through lecture, discussion and participation, students will be introduced and apply proper running technique, drills and training plans. The focus of the course is the development of an individualized program to better develop their cardiorespiratory fitness. The course meets two hours per week. The course may be repeated once for additional credit.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 118: Tennis

This course will cover the basic skills and facts of beginner tennis. Specific skills covered will include the forehand, backhand and serve. Facts will include basic rules and procedures, simple strategies and scoring methods. Offered first and fourth quarters. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.

Credits: 0.50

SMS 119: Ice Skating

This course is a basic introduction to the art of ice-skating. Basic techniques of balance and stride and the use of outer and inner edges for proper control will be presented. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.

Credits: 0.50

SMS 122: Holistic Fitness

This course integrates various holistic fitness practices. Participants of all physical conditions are invited to gradually progress at their individual pace to higher levels of strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and relaxation. Positive effects on health are enhanced by outdoor environment. This course will meet for two hours per week.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 130: Backpacking

Through lecture, discussion and practical experience this introductory course acquaints the beginner with equipment, knowledge and skills needed to participate in backpacking. Students must provide appropriate attire. Six two-hour classes and a required overnight trip. Satisfies SMS major adventure requirement. Fulfills the physical education activities requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL151.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 132: Outdoor Education

Through discussion, research and application, students will pursue various forms of ecologically responsible leisure activities. Course introduces students to knowledge and skills that promote personally safe, ecologically sound, outdoor adventures. Participation in a community project is required. Two hours per week. One weekend session required. Satisfies SMS major adventure requirement. SMS major activity elective. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL394.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 134: Rock Climbing

This course is designed to introduce students to the skills of indoor and outdoor rock climbing. The course will involve physical activities to teach students climbing terms, knots, techniques, equipment and safety practices for indoor climbing, top rope climbing and rappelling, and introduce students to lead climbing. Two half-day trips are required. Two hours per week. Satisfies SMS major adventure requirement and fulfills the physical education activities requirement. Lab fee may be required.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 135: Theory & Practice of Adventure Programming

Through research, lecture, discussion, and practice, students will learn the theory of Adventure Programming and its role in the educational system. Classes will also focus on practical aspects of Adventure Programming including, risk management and facilitation skills for initiatives and low ropes elements. The course is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students. SMS majors may enroll in the course to fulfill part of a major elective requirement.

Credits: 2.00

SMS 136: High Ropes Course Facilitation

Through active participation, discussion, and research this course will investigate the technical and facilitating skills necessary for high ropes challenge courses. Topics will also include course safety, risk management, and adventure programming theory. Two hours per week. One full day, off campus, field trip is required. The course is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students. SMS majors may enroll in the course to fulfill part of a major elective requirement.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 140: Basic Swimming and Water Safety

This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic swimming skills and strokes. Skill essential to survival and rescue techniques will be included. Various aspects of aquatics will be introduced. The course meets for two hours per week and is required of SMS and ATR majors. The course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL291.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 141: Swimming

This course is designed to introduce the student to basic swimming strokes and aquatic skills as well as to develop those skills already acquired, and is geared to individual needs and interests. This course progresses at the student's own rate. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. SMS major activity elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL152.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 166: Tai Chi

Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that improves health, flexibility, and balance, and reduces stress. This course will introduce students to the postures of the first part of the classical Yang style of taijiquan. Exercises to loosen the joints and stretch the body will prepare the students for the form. The primary set of Qigong will teach the beginner how to understand and feel Qi. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement; SMS major activity elective.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 167: Theory & Practice of Target and Striking/fielding Games

Students will examine the levels of tactical complexity of target and striking/fielding games. The course includes concepts and strategies of net activities, the methods for teaching effective decision making during game play, and practice teaching episodes. The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.

Credits: 2.00

SMS 168: Theory & Practice of Net Games

Students will examine the levels of tactical complexity of various net games. The course includes concepts and strategies of net activities, the methods for teaching effective decision making during game play, and practice teaching episodes. The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.

Credits: 2.00

SMS 170: Yoga I

This course is a basic introduction to yoga. Students will learn a series of yoga poses that increase muscular strength and flexibility, and improve alignment, balance and coordination. Simple breathing techniques and meditation exercises will be included to ease stress and calm the body and mind. Two hours per week. Partially meets the Personal Growth and Responsibility general education requirement. SMS major activity elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL141.

Credits: 1.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 171: Fundamentals of Exercise and Conditioning I

Through discussion and lab experience, this course examines the basic principles and methods of exercise and conditioning. Major emphasis will be on lab experiments to test and evaluate the components of physical fitness. Two hours per week. Required of SMS majors, except those in the Sport Management Concentration. Open only to SMS and ATR majors who have not received credit for SFL171.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 172: Fundamentals of Exercise and Conditioning Ii: Group Leadership and Dynamics

This course is designed to introduce the student to the various exercise and conditioning group programs. Students will learn to conduct group programs for all ages in areas such as calisthenics, weight training, circuit training, and aerobic conditioning with an emphasis on group exercise leadership. Two hours per week. Required for SMS majors with an Exercise Science concentration. Open to SMS majors only. Not open to students who received credit for SFL391. Prerequisites SFL 171 or SMS 171.
Prerequisite: SFL171 or SMS171.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 173: Advanced Resistance Training

Through lab experience this course introduces students to the basic foundational techniques of resistance training, Olympic lifts, plyometric training, and current trends within the resistance training field. Emphasis will be on the safe performance of these techniques and their integration into a resistance training program. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. SMS major activity elective.

Credits: 1.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 174: Strength & Conditioning Techniques and Assessments

Through lab experience this course applies the principles and methodology that strength and conditioning professionals are expected to know, demonstrate and teach clients and athletes. Emphasis will be on the safe performance of foundational resistance techniques and the appropriate administration of testing procedures to evaluate strength and conditioning athletes. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. Required for ATR majors and SMS majors with a Fitness/Wellness concentration.
Co-requisite: ATR356 or by permission of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 175: First Responder Training

This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a First Responder in emergency situations. The course will prepare the student to serve as an essential link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. The course content covers knowledge and psychomotor skills required to make appropriate decisions and provide immediate care in response to medical emergencies. The course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer with Automated External Defibrillation and advanced First Aid Skills. Students that successfully complete practical and knowledge exams are eligible for the appropriate first responder course completion card(s). Three lecture hours per week. Required of all ATR and SMS majors. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL251A.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 177: Introduction to Teaching Physical Education & Health Education

This course is an introduction to the theory and skills of teaching. Students will investigate personal beliefs about teaching and learning. Topics include methodology, lesson planning, and professional dispositions of teachers. The course meets for three hours per week and is required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration. The course is open to all students who have not received credit for SFL198.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 180: Theory & Practice of Educational Gymnastics & Dance

Students will examine and analyze movement concepts, rhythmic activities, and gymnastics skills. The course includes the methods for teaching movements, dance, basic gymnastics, and practice teaching episodes. The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.

Credits: 2.00

SMS 181: Theory & Practice of Invasion Games

Students will examine the levels of tactical complexity of various invasion games. The course includes grid activities, the methods for teaching effective decision making during game play, and practice teaching episodes. The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.

Credits: 2.00

SMS 185: Basic Scuba

This course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and skills essential to scuba diving including the correct utilization and care of equipment with emphasis on personal safety. Upon successful completion of classroom and pool skill assessments, students will be qualified to receive scuba diver certification by making additional required open water dives. Students are responsible for providing their own mask, snorkel and open heeled fins with boots. The course meets six hours per week for half the semester. May include evening or weekend meetings. A $200 lab fee required. Open to all students.
Prerequisite: Within the first week of class students will need to:
Provide medical history information compatible with scuba diving OR Medical Clearance, complete an aquatic test (200 yd. swim, 10 min. tread, 50 ft. underwater swim) and sign a waiver and release for scuba diving.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 186: High Intensity Training

This course is an introduction to the methodology and foundational movements of high intensity training practices used in programs such as HIIT and CrossFit that serve to benefit the students’ physical, mental, social and emotional health. The course includes classroom instruction, as well as hands on training for a wide variety of movements and types of training regimens that include but are not limited to: mobility exercises, body weight and gymnastic movements, plyometrics, the Olympic lifts as well as traditional strength and conditioning exercises. Major emphasis will be on the application of safe training techniques and their integration into the students’ training program. This course partially satisfies the Personal Growth and Responsibility general education requirement. This course meets two hours per week and is open to all students.

Credits: 1.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 194: Health and Wellness

Through lecture, discussion and activity the students will investigate a variety of health issues facing them in today's society. The intent of the course is to provide opportunities for students to understand and apply the "wellness" concept: assisting the student in dealing with life's choices or lifestyles. Three lecture hours per week. This course meets the Person Growth and Responsibility general core category. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL194.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 195: Women's Health Seminar

This seminar will examine the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and global health of women. The seminar will trace the development of the women's equality movement, and examine some of the unique socioeconomic pressures which confront women. It includes a comparison of the status of American women with the status of women in other societies. Also included is the analysis of the physiological structure of women. The course may be used to fulfill the Person Growth and Responsibility core requirement. The course meets for three lecture hours per week. The course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL361.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 196: Men's Health Seminar

This course will survey developmental, physical, sexual and psychosocial aspects of men's health. Threats to health and wellness such as alcoholism, trauma, depression, low self-esteem and unrealistic body image will be discussed. The focus will be topical issues, including male identity, chronic diseases, mental illness, and media coverage. The course may be used to fulfill the Personal Growth and Responsibility core requirement. The course meets for three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL362.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 197: Yoga and Meditation

This course will introduce students to the basic skills and benefits of yoga and meditation. Through ongoing practice, students will develop tools that will increase energy, improve mental focus, reduce stress, increase muscular strength and flexibility, and cultivate self-awareness. Emphasis will be placed on an examination of the benefits of these practices. The course will give an overview of the history and philosophy of yoga and meditation and will explore the various forms of these practices in the context of contemporary society. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 198: Introduction to Exercise Science I

This is an introductory course to the field of exercise science. This course will define the field of exercise science and the many sub-disciplines, research areas and certifications that are associated with this term. Students will be required to perform observation hours associated within one of the sub-disciplines. Students will be introduced to the health-related physical fitness assessments and preparation for a nationally recognized Personal Training certificate. This class meets 3 hours per week. Required of students in the Exercise Science concentration.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 199: Exploration of Unique Lifelong Fitness and Sport Practices

This course explores culturally unique fitness and sport practices. Participants are invited to experiment with given innovative methods and search for new techniques and systems of physical activity. Emphasis is placed on experiencing, analyzing and comparing alternative methods of training and restoration not well known across the world, including guidelines for lifelong fitness and long term sport participation used in various countries from China and Russia to Australia, Canada, UK and the US. The safe exploration of the global techniques and philosophies used in this course are not necessarily supported by the current established sports medicine governing bodies. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility, World Cultures

SMS 200: Perceptual Motor Development

Through lecture, discussion and laboratory, this course emphasizes the understanding of physical growth and motor behavior across the lifespan. Developmental levels of fundamental motor skills are studied as well as structural development. Evaluation and theories of perceptual motor development are included. Three lecture hours plus ten hours of required field-based experience. SMS200 or SMS201 is required of all SMS majors. Required for the Elementary Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL200.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 201: Perceptual Motor Learning

Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory, this course provides an introduction to theories of motor learning and skill acquisition. Physiological aspects of kinesis applicable to the older child and adult will be considered. The following factors affecting motor skill learning will be included: feedback, transfer, mental practice, distributed vs. massed, reaction time, speed of movement, speed vs. accuracy and balance. Three lecture hours per week, plus ten hours of required field-based experience. SMS201 or SMS200 is required of all SMS majors. Required for the Secondary Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL221.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 220: Lifeguard Training

This course is designed to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. At the conclusion, students are fully certified in first aid, CPR and lifeguarding. This course prepares individuals to become professional lifeguards at pool and non-surf beaches. Three class hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for specialization in Aquatic Management in the Recreation Management Concentration. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL393B.
Prerequisites: Ability to swim 300 yards continuously using any combination of freestyle and breaststroke with consistent rhythmic breathing pattern and propellant kick. Tested on the first day.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 225: Introduction to Health and Physical Activity for Children

This course explores an introduction to health concepts and the developmental motor patterns of children. Early engagement of healthy behaviors and age appropriate movement experiences for children is the emphasis of this course. Three introductory modules are included: Healthy habits, motor development, and movement experiences for children. This course meets the PGR general education requirement. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 230: Principles & Methods of Coaching

Through lecture, discussion, and application this course examines theory, principles, and methods of coaching sport, including best practices. The course integrates coaching, teaching, behavior, physical training, and management. Three hours per week of lecture and 10-hours of observation at a pre-approved site. Required for Coaching Minor and certificate programs. Open to all students.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 231: Introduction to and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

This course presents the duties and functions of the certified athletic trainer and their relationship to other allied medical professionals. Focus will include the fundamentals of cause, prevention, recognition, care, reconditioning of athletic injuries/illnesses, and program organization and administration. Three hours per week. Not open to students in Athletic Training major or students who have received credit for SFL250A. Required of students in Exercise Science concentration and in Coaching minor and certificate.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 250: Nutrition and Physical Performance

This course enables students to attain an understanding of the dynamic relationship between nutrition and the human body. This course prepares students to engage in preventive and dietary management techniques as related to nutritional requirements and athletic and physical performance. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL240, SFL240A or SFL240B. This course meets the Personal Growth and Responsibility general education category.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 260: Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion

Through lecture and discussion, students will study various health promotion programs in a variety of settings (school, clinical, occupational). The effect of health education and promotion programs on shaping individual lifestyles will be examined, as well as their value to sponsoring agencies. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL261.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 261: Consumer Health

This course aids students in determining the sources of valid and reliable health information, providers of services, product and service options, and consumer rights. Additionally the course prepares prospective health professionals with the skills necessary to effectively communicate this information to others. Health literacy and personal and professional ethics and advocacy are central to the course. Three lecture hours per week. Open to all. Required of Health Education Teacher Education concentration. Satisfies Personal Growth and Responsibility and W-II.
Prerequisite: W-I course.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility, Written Communication-Level II

SMS 270A: Introduction to Recreation Management

This course introduces the student to the history of recreation management. It examines the physical, psychological, social and economic impact of recreation on the individual and society. Three lecture hours per week. Field trips may be required. Required of Recreation Management Concentration/Minor. Not open to students that have received credit for SFL270 or SMS270. This course satisfies the Contemporary Society general core category.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Contemporary Society

SMS 271: Programming in Recreation

The course will provide a comprehensive approach to recreation programming including its principles, theories, and methodologies. An emphasis will be placed on elements of recreation's role in society, understanding diverse populations, program planning and organization, leadership, and supervision. Students will apply techniques in professional settings via service learning. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for the Recreation Management Concentration. Open to all students. This course satisfies the Contemporary Society core requirement.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Contemporary Society

SMS 272: Outdoor Recreation and the Environment

This course examines the history of the environmental movement, the development of environmental policy, and the associated management activities and land ethics of natural resource management agencies in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation. Emphasis will be placed on understanding the benefits of outdoor recreation as well as behaviors and issues arising from human-environment interactions. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for the Recreation and Park Management Specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. Open to all students. Meets the requirement for the Personal Growth & Responsibility Core Category.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 273: Environmental Interpretation

This course is intended to provide a general overview toward an understanding of the communication philosophies, theories, and methods common to the process of environmental interpretation. Students will apply their knowledge through the development and presentation of environmental interpretive programs in field-based settings. Field trips are required. Three lecture hours per week and serves as an SMS major elective and a Recreation Management Concentration elective. Open to all students.This course satisfies the oral communication general education requirement.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Oral Communication

SMS 281: Research Methods in Exercise Science

This course is designed to familiarize the student with the research methodology and testing as applied to exercise science and human performance, with detailed study of the following: research proposals, reviews of literature, ethics in research, research design and statistical analysis. This class meets three hours per week. Open to SMS and ATR majors only. Required of students in the Exercise Science concentration. Prerequisite: WI and either MAT147 or OCT/BHS247.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Communication-Level II

SMS 290: Management in Sport Industries

Through lecture, discussion, and applied learning experiences, this course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of management and leadership unique to sport, including an understanding of the various agencies which govern sport. Students will be able to describe the various skills, roles, and functions of sport industry managers, including elements of leadership theory and practice. Three lecture hours per week. SMS Major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration and Sport Management Minor. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL220B.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 291: Marketing and Public Relations in Sport Industries

This course is designed to provide the student an understanding of the various aspects of marketing and public relations within sport industries. Students will understand the unique aspects of the sport product, sport consumer markets, and sport product markets. Attention will be given to the importance of public relations and the techniques associated with communication specific to the sport agency, with particular emphasis on internal and external interaction. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration and Sport Management Minor. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL242. Recommended prior course: MKT241N.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 292: Experiential Learning in Sport Management

Through lecture, discussion and field experiences, this course offers students information and experiences relating to the field of sport management. Students will meet once a week in class and be required to participate in a minimum number of pre-approved learning experiences in the field. The roles sought out are managerial and leadership positions. Major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Prerequisite: SMS 290, or permission of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 1.00

SMS 300: Kinesiology

Through lecture, discussion and laboratory experiences, this course is designed to apply the basic principles of anatomy and physics to exercise and human movement. Emphasis will be placed on anatomical analysis of human performance. Two lecture hours and one two-hour laboratory per week. Required for ATR and SMS majors, except those in the Leisure Studies and Sport Management Concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL309.
Prerequisite: BIO206 or BIO200.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 302: Sport in Culture

Through lecture, discussion, and applied learning experiences, this course is designed to provide the student with an understanding that sport is a microcosm of society and is influenced by cultural traditions, social values, and psychosocial experiences. Specific topics covered will vary but emphasis will be placed on using tools of sport sociology inquiry to examine race, discrimination, prejudice and oppression experienced by many segments within the sporting world. The student will be able to understand that sport professionals are immersed in the socio-cultural milieu, and that leadership roles are endemic to the profession. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL431A. This course will satisfy the Contemporary Society category as well as the W-II category.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Contemporary Society, Written Communication-Level II

SMS 303: Exercise Psychology: Enhancing Health & Well-being

The course covers topics in exercise psychology designed to provide the student with an overview of the theoretical foundations of exercise psychology, research associated with the field, and implications of this research for practitioners. Students will apply their knowledge in selected areas such as relationships between exercise and psychological well-being, exercise behavior and adherence, and addictive and unhealthy behaviors. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL328. Fulfills the level III general education requirement for writing (W-III).
Prerequisite: completion of a W-II writing course and SMS281 Research Methods in Exercise Science.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

SMS 304: Sport Development

The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport is a central concern for governments, sport governing bodies and sport practitioners worldwide. This course examines the inter-relationship between elite and mass sport across history, drawing on comparative international examples from Australia, Canada, Finland and UK to China, Cuba, the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc countries. An in-depth empirical study of sports in the US is modeled on international lessons of systematic sport development offering everyone healthy paths to excellence and improved education, healthcare and social harmony. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Contemporary Society, World Cultures

SMS 331: Sport Psychology

This course covers topics that deal with the application of psychology to sport at all performance levels. It is designed to provide students with an overview of the theoretical foundations of the field, as well as the implications for practitioners. Students will explore factors that have an impact on the athlete's performance, such as motivation, anxiety, self-confidence, personality, group dynamics, and leadership. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Coaching Minor/Certificate. Recommended as a SMS major elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL331or SFL331A.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 350: Exercise Testing and Prescription

This course covers concepts involved in exercise testing and prescription (for the healthy adult), as outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine. Students are required to administer a battery of fitness tests to assess each component of health-related physical fitness and prescribe a program of exercise based upon specific goals. The laboratory experience and assignments are designed to provide hands-on experience for students and application of the lecture components.
Prerequisites: SMS352.

Credits: 4.00

SMS 351: Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

Through lecture, discussion, article reviews, and the completion of various writing assignments, students will have the opportunity to study health and exercise science-related literature and research and gain a fundamental understanding of the prevention, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and control of pathological conditions. Required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration.This course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL389. Three lecture hours per week.
Prerequisite: W-II writing course. This course satisfies the W-III requirement.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

SMS 352: Exercise Physiology

The course studies the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the human condition as well as the anatomical and physiological interactions necessary to perform exercise. Adaptive responses to exercise will included the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, endocrine and respiratory system. Attention will be given to bioenergetics and nutrition. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. This course is required of ATR and in the Exercise Science and Physical Education Teacher Education concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for BIO324. Prerequisites: BIO200-201 or BIO206 or permission of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 4.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Scientific Reasoning

SMS 355: Directed Field in Exercise Science

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity for practical experience in an approved facility within a subdiscipline of exercise science. The experience will be a minimum of 8 hours per week, 112 hours total per semester. Required of and restricted to Exercise Science Concentration students. Prerequisites: SMS 352 and ATR 356..

Credits: 3.00

SMS 360: Stress and Health Empowerment

This course provides a comprehensive view of stress and stress management. The concept of stress, the psychophysiology of stress, the relation of stress to the different dimensions of wellness, the measurement of stress, prevention and intervention strategies, and special topics surrounding stress. The course meets the Personal Growth and Responsibility requirement. The course meets three lecture hours per week and is not open to students who have received credit for SFL363.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Pers Growth & Responsibility

SMS 361: Issues in Public and Community Health

This course helps students become effective public and community educators by increasing knowledge in both public and community health areas and enhancing individual skills and competencies essential to this career field. The course provides an overview of the organization, role, and structure of community health agencies, with a specific emphasis on health education services. In addition, the course will cover the important role of national and global governance in public health. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Health & Consumer Science Concentration students. Not open to students that have received credit for SFL230.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 371: Camp Administration

This course includes history and philosophy of the camp movement, program planning, staffing, policies and procedures essential to the administration of a camp. Special emphasis is placed on agency, sport and specialty camps. Three lecture hours per week. Required Recreation & Park Management specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. SMS major elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL371 or SFL371A.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 373A: Fitness Programming and Management

This course is designed to teach the student the basic management skills necessary to initiate and maintain the various operational and functional aspects of fitness program development. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Fitness/Wellness Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL373 OR SMS373.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 375: Park Managment and Planning

The purpose of this course is to give the student an overview of management, planning, and operation of park resources, including the management of visitors and recreation development. Issues surrounding competing uses, public involvement, and the preservation and conservation of resources will be studied in detail. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for the Recreation and Park Management Specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. Open to all studentss. Recommended for Junior year.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 376: Customer Service in Recreation

This course explores customer relations, regional and cultural differences of diverse visitors, and workplace diversity in recreation. The use of effective communication skills and a comparison of customer service models are included. Students will design a customer service policy for a recreation organization, customer satisfaction surveys, a training module for employees, and analyze retention rates of visitors/customers. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for the Recreation Management Concentration/Minor. Open to all students.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 380: Teaching Elementary Physical Education

This course examines elementary physical education programs based on fundamental locomotor, nonmanipulative, and manipluative skill themes. The study and discussion of elementary curriculum, teaching methodologies, unit and lesson planning, motivational, management, and discipline techniques will be included. Three lecture hours per week. Course requirements include fifteen hours of field-based experience in elementary physical education classes. Required course in the Elementary Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL321P or SFL321R.
Prerequisites: SFL198 or SMS177, and SFL200 or SMS200, and matriculated into the Elementary Physical Education Concentration.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 382: Physical Education and Health for Children With Special Needs

This course will present legislative interpretation assisting students planning to work with children with special needs. The intent of the course is to familiarize students with the variety of special needs disabilities, which one may encounter in a classroom or client setting. Teaching methodologies will be considered. Three lecture hours per week. Ten hours of field-based experiences in physical education or health and consumer science classrooms are required. Students should have completed one of the following: SFL200, SMS200, SFL221, or SMS201. Required course in the Physical Education and Health and Consumer Science Concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL324 or SFL324B.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 383: Assessment in Physical Education and Health Education

This course is designed to provide the students with knowledge of test, measurements, and elementary statistical techniques. Topics include the construction, selection, and interpretation of evaluative instruments. Emphasis is placed on techniques for designing and implementing practical assessments in physical education. Three lecture hours per week. Required of Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentrations. Not open to students who have taken SFL 323 or SFL 323A.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 385: Teaching Secondary Physical Education

This course examines secondary physical education models and effective teaching strategies in middle and high school physical settings. The examination of secondary curriculum, unit/lesson planning, teaching methodologies, management techniques, legal/ethical responsibilities, and leadership skills. Three lecture hours per week. Course requirements include fifteen hours of field-based experience in secondary physical education classes. Required course in the Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL322P.
Prerequisites: SFL198 or SMS177, and SFL221 or SMS201, and matriculated into the Physical Education Concentration.

Credits: 4.00

SMS 390: Legal Issues in Sport Science

This course is designed to familiarize the student with legal terminology, laws and regulations, and current issues dealing with sport science. Students will become familiar with the legal concepts in the areas that they are most likely to encounter in the workplace. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for Sport Management, Elementary and Secondary Physical Education, Fitness/Wellness, and Recreation Management Concentrations and Coaching and Sport Management Minors. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL327B.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 391: Financial Aspects of Sport Industries

Sport has become a major industry within the national economy. As such sport industries contribute to the shaping of our national economy. Particular attention will be given to such areas as economic theory and perspectives related to the sport industries; economic impact of television, venues, and events; budgeting principles; and fiscal control. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration and Sport Management Minor. Open to all students. Recommended for Junior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL329.
Prerequisites: ACC106, ACC202, ECO201, and ECO202.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 392: Ethics and Communication in Sport Management

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of various leadership skills, with a strong emphasis placed upon the ethical and communication proficiencies necessary to be an effective sport manager. Emphasis will be placed upon ethical theories and responsibilities as they apply to the sport management setting, as well as how to effectively communicate a course of action based upon ethical principles. Interactions and information exchange both internal and external to the sport organization will also be examined. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL376.
Prerequisites: SFL220B or SMS290, SFL242 or SMS291, SFL327B or SMS390, and SFL329 or SMS391.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 396: Directed Field Experience in Sport Management

This course is designed to offer the student an applied experience in the sport industry, based on site approval. Performed on or in close proximity to the campus, the field experience will provide the opportunity for the student to observe and assist another professional. A minimum of one hundred and thirty-five (135) field hours required. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Recommended for Junior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL326A.
Prerequisites: SFL220B or SMS290, SFL242 or SMS291, and SFL327B or SMS390.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 400: Special Topics in Sport & Movement Science

This course provides an opportunity for intensive study in a selected area of Sport & Movement Science. Topics will vary from semester to semester, and will be announced in advance. Three hours per week.
Prerequisite: Junior standing or permission of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 421: Water Safety Instructor

This course trains candidates to teach American Red Cross swimming, diving and water safety courses within a minimum of 36 hours of active participation. Considerable practice teaching is required for certification. Three lecture/lab hours per week plus field trip. Required of Aquatic Management specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. Major elective. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL490A. CORI/SORI required.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 425: Directed Field Experience in Aquatic Management

This course is designed to offer the student the opportunity for practical experience in the field of aquatics. Seminars will be held regularly to allow students to discuss and analyze their experience. Minimum of seventy-five hours required. Recreation Management Concentration elective. Not open to students who have previously received credit for SFL410.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 435: Directed Field Experience in Coaching

This course is designed to expose the student to the many aspects of coaching. The student will be able to observe and assist and will have the opportunity to analyze his/her experiences under the supervision of a varsity coach. Requirement for Coaching Minor and Certificate programs. Field-based experience and seminars will be included. Minimum of one hundred and thirty-five (135) hours required. Not open to those who have received credit for SFL430A.
Prerequisites: SMS230, SFL250A or SMS231, SFL331A or SMS331, and SFL327B or SMS390.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 452: Exercise Physiology II

This course will focus on fitness assessment and exercise considerations for special populations. The effects of exercise on the process of aging from childhood through life cycle will be examined. The special needs of those individuals with various medical conditions will be explored with regards to race and gender. Research in the areas of exercise physiology and medicine will serve as resources for the development of safe and effective exercise programs for individuals with special needs. Special topics will include exercise at altitude and exercise prescription for versus fitness. The course will meet for three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. Laboratory experience will introduce students to appropriate measurement techniques in exercise physiology with special populations and focus on graded exercise testing. Required of Exercise Science concentration students. Prerequisites: SMS 174, SMS 350, SMS 352 and ATR 356.

Credits: 4.00

SMS 455: Directed Field Experience in Fitness/wellness

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity for practical experience in an approved fitness/wellness facility. (A minimum of 8 hours per week, 112 hours total per semester). Required of and restricted to Fitness/Wellness Concentration/Minor students. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL440 or SFL440A.
Prerequisites: SFL261 or SMS260, SFL373 or SMS373, and SFL340A or SMS350.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 460: Teaching Strategies for Health Education

The course emphasizes teaching methodologies for all grade levels in the field of health education. Consideration of materials applicable to health/family and consumer science teacher licensure, evaluation techniques, discipline techniques, preparation of teaching units; and a survey of current literature in the field. Three lecture hours per week. Course requirements include fifteen (15) hours of field-based experience in health education classes with grades (PreK-12). Required course for Health Education Teacher Education concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL360 or SFL360B.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 465A: Directed Field Experience in Health/family and Consumer Science

This course is designed to offer the student an applied experience in a health education setting. Through assignments, the student will gain direct experience in the field of health education. A minimum of seventy-five (75) hours is required, which includes field based experience and seminar meetings. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL443 or SFL443B or SMS465.
Prerequisites: SMS460

Credits: 3.00

SMS 471: Environmental Education and Interpretation

This course is intended to provide a general overview toward an understanding of the philosophies, theories, and methods common to the process of environmental education and interpretation. Students will apply their knowledge through the development and presentation of environmental education lesson plans and interpretive programs. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Recreation Management Concentration Elective. Open to all students. Recommended for Senior year.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 475: Directed Field Experience in Recreation Management

This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity for practical experience in the field of recreation. Seminars will be held regularly to allow students to discuss and analyze their experiences in the field of recreation. Minimum of eight hours per week and additional required seminars. Open only to students in the Recreation Management Concentration/Minor. Required for Recreation & Park specialization. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL470.
Prerequisite: SFL270 or SMS270A.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 476: Senior Seminar in Exercise Science

Senior Seminar is a capstone course in the Exercise Science concentration, bridging the foundational curricular experience with professional preparedness and/or professional certification. Senior Seminar involves directed preparation for the ACSM-HFS or NSCA-CSCS certification Exam. Students will build a resume and professional portfolio. Fulfills Capstone requirement in Exercise Science concentration. Restricted to Exercise Science concentration students. Prerequisite: SMS355.

Credits: 2.00

SMS 478: Senior Research Project in Exercise Science

Senior Research Project is a capstone course for students in the Exercise Science concentration, melding together their foundational studies, knowledge, skills and abilities. The primary focus consists of conducting a research project. Students will be required to submit their work for publication or presentation. This course fulfills the capstone requirement in the Exercise Science concentration. Three lecture hours per week. It is restricted to Exercise Science concentration students.
Prerequisites: IDS375, SMS350, and SMS477.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 480: Philosophical Aspects of Physical Education

This course examines the development of physical education philosophies from the Greek culture to the present, through a series of reading and writing assignments. Philosophies of physical education and governing organizations will be included. Contemporary learning theories and curriculum development will be studied in relation to teaching philosophies. Instructor and peer discussions will assist students through the process of developing a philosophy of physical education statement. Three lecture hours per week. The course is required for students in the Physical Education concentrations Elementary and Secondary.
Prerequisites: W-II course, and SMS 380 or SMS 385 or SMS/EDC 780.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

SMS 485: Directed Field Experience in Physical Education

This course provides a concentrated exposure in elementary or secondary physical education classes. Through assignments, the student will gain direct experience in the field of physical education. A minimum of seventy-five hours is required, which includes field-based experience and seminar meetings. Required course for and restricted to students in the Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentrations. Not open to students who have previously received credit for SFL420.
Prerequisites: SFL198 or SMS177, and SFL321P, 321R, SMS380, SFL322P or SMS381, and matriculated into the Elementary or Secondary Physical Education Concentrations.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 490: Facility and Event Management in Sport Industries

This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of principles and practices specifically related to sport facility and event management. Predominant areas of focus will include facility design, funding, financial impact, trends, risk management, crowd management, and event planning, staffing, and organization. Three lecture hours per week. Major elective. Required for Sport Management and Recreation Management Concentrations. Recommended for Senior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL448.
Recommended prior courses: SFL220B or SMS290, SFL242 or SMS291, SFL327B or SMS390, and SFL329 or SMS391.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 491A: High Performance Management

This course examines principles and successful international practices of sport managers in their pursuit to provide participants with a gradual path to excellence. Content will include systems of coaching, facilities, competitions, qualification, talent identification, and athlete development. These integrated systems reflect an emerging global model of high performance management that drives mass participation. Four lecture hours per week. Major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Recommended for senior year. Not open to students who have received credit for SMS491.

Credits: 4.00

SMS 495: Senior Seminar in Sport Management

This course serves as a capstone for the Sport Management Concentration. It integrates current information to prepare students to enter the sport industry. Developing a professional, and personal philosophy of sport management will be covered. Additionally, resumes, job searches, graduate school programs and entry-level job requirements and expectations will be addressed. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL455A.
Prerequisites: SFL220B or SMS290, SFL242 or SMS291, SFL431A or SMS302, SFL327B or SMS390, SFL329 or SMS391, SFL376 or SMS392, and SFL326A or SMS396. Senior status and permission of Department Chair.

Credits: 3.00

This course fulfills these general education curriculum requirements: Written Commun-Level III

SMS 500: Directed Study in Sport & Movement Science

This is an independent study in an area of special interest in Sport and Movement Science. Prior to registration, a proposal must be submitted and approved by the instructor and the Department Chairperson. Repeatable once for a maximum of six credits.

Credits: 0.50 - 3.00

SMS 520: Aquatic Management Internship

This course is designed to offer the student practical experience in areas directly related to the student's academic and career interests. Students will be placed with various public and private agencies. Minimum of 16 hours per week, with additional required seminars. Open to SMS students only. Required for the Aquatic Management specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL510. May be repeated once for credit.
Prerequisite: SFL410 or SMS425.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 550: Fitness/wellness Internship

This course is designed to offer a student placement in an approved career-related public or private fitness/wellness agency. Elective for and restricted to Fitness/Wellness Concentration/Minor students. Minimum of eight hours per week per three credits, with additional required seminars. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL540A.
Prerequisite: SFL440A or SMS455.

Credits: 3.00 - 12.00

SMS 570A: Recreation Management Internship

This course is designed to offer the student practical experience in areas directly related to the student's career interests. Students will be placed with various public and private agencies. A minimum of 400 hours required. Required for Recreation & Park specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL570 or SMS570.
Prerequisite: SFL470 or SMS475, GPH376P or permission of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 12.00

SMS 580: Internship in Exercise Science

This course is designed to offer a student placement and applied experience in an approved career-related public or private facility within a sub-discipline of Exercise Science. Required of and restricted to Exercise Science Concentration students. 200 hours total per semester with additional required seminars. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL540A. Prerequisite: SMS 355

Credits: 6.00

SMS 590: Sport Management Internship

This course is designed to offer the student an applied experience in the sport industry, based on site approval. This is actual field experience in a sport management setting in which management practices are applied. A minimum of four hundred (400) hours required. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL550.
Prerequisites: SFL220B or SMS290, SFL242 or SMS291, SFL326A or SMS396, SFL327B or SMS390, SFL329 or SMS391, SFL376 or SMS392, SFL431A or SMS302, SFL448 or SMS490, SFL455A or SMS495, and SMS491, or permission of Department Chairperson.

Credits: 12.00

SMS 701: Visioning & Strategic Planning

This class focuses on the theory and practice of strategic planning and strategic management in education, and public sector and non-profit agencies. Various approaches to strategic planning as well as specific techniques and tools for conducting environmental scans and issues identification and analyses, strategy development and implementation will be discussed.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 706: Sport Development: Mass Participation and High Performance

This course examines how US and international sport managers, coaches and policy makers connect physical education and recreation programs with competitive sport to offer everyone healthy paths to sport excellence. Discussed are ways to organize and finance partnerships between mass and elite sport as well as develop facilities, competitions, personnel and participants of all levels.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 707: Facility and Event Management in Sport Industries

This course provides an understanding of the facility and event management principles and practices as integrated parts of the business development and management process used by the sport, fitness and leisure organizations. Areas of focus include facility design, funding, financial impact, trends, risk management, crowd management, and event planning, staffing, and organization. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 708: Financial Aspects of Sport Industries

This course provides an overview of financial function as a key part of business strategy formulation, planning and implementation used by the sport, fitness and leisure organizations. Particular attention is given to economic theory and perspectives related to the sport industries; economic impact of events and venues; income sources; budgeting principles; and fiscal control. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 709: Marketing and Public Relation in Sport Industries

This course presents a conceptual framework for strategic management of various aspects of marketing and public relations within sport industries. Explored will be the processes of researching, analyzing and segmenting markets as well as developing, positioning, pricing, placing, and promoting sport products and services, particularly through sponsorships integrated with other forms of communication. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 710: Strength & Conditioning Adaptations & Applications

This course focuses on the development of appropriate strength and anaerobic conditioning programs for optimizing sport performance, individualized strength programs and the physiological responses of the body to those programs. The principles and guidelines for appropriate and safe testing techniques in professional settings will be addressed as well as how to design specific training programs.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 711: Advanced Exercise Physiology

This course is designed to build on knowledge of the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the human condition. The emphasis will be on the, cardiovascular and metabolic effects of human movement under normal and stressful conditions. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 712: Nutrition Metabolism for Physical Performance

This course enables the graduate student to further his or her understanding of the dynamic relationship between nutrition and the human body. This course prepares the graduate student to engage in preventative and dietary management techniques as related to nutritional requirements and athletic and physical performance. Three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 720: Special Topics in Adventure Education

Through a partnership with Project Adventure, a leading provider of professional training in adventure education, students will participate in a multi-day workshop, develop an application project and complete other independent learning experiences to develop or enhance teaching, technical, and facilitation skills associated with adventure education. Repeatable for up to 12 credits.

Credits: 2.00

SMS 732: Tactical Games Approch to Teaching in Physical Education

This course is an introduction to tactical complexity of games (net, invasion, striking, fielding, and games). Extending, refining, and application tasks will be introduced, using the four stages of skill development in games. Students will independently study the tactical games model. The application portion includes effective decision making during game play, participating in small-sided games in class, and practice teaching episodes. This course meets for three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 780: Methods of Teaching Elementary Physical Education

This course is designed to provide students with the training to be an elementary physical educator. It will offer a general study of the background and philosophies of teaching elementary physical education, with a focus on methods and materials in the classroom, curriculum issues and professional concerns, analysis of the teaching/learning processes, reinforcement of national standards and the Massachusetts Frameworks, and an introduction to the appropriate professional organization requirements. Three lecture hours per week. Field-based assignments are required.
Prerequisite: Permission of the department chairperson.
Co-requisite: EDC 762.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 801: Current Issues in Physical Education

This course provides an overview of areas of current concern to teachers and administrators involved in physical education. Issues addressed will include: philosophy of physical education, physical activity, gender, students with disabilities, ethical considerations, classroom management, student assessment, technology, curriculum trends, negligence and liability, the image of physical education.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 802A: Leadership for Organizational Wellness

A comprehensive analysis of organizations will focus on the leadership and advocacy of physical education in educational institutions and other sport and movement related settings. Topics such as educational leadership, cultural competence, public relations, evaluation of programs and staff, functions, roles, decision making and grant writing will be included and considered in the context of wellness concepts.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 803: Trends and Issues in Health

This course provides an overview of areas of concern to teachers and administrators involved in the field of health/family and consumer science. Issues addressed will include: holistic health and disease prevention, stress management, physical fitness, nutrition and weight management, substance abuse, human sexuality, control/prevention of sexually transmitted infections, family violence and child abuse, environmental health, complimentary and alternative medicine, the use of technology.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 805: Curriculum & Instructional Design in Health and Physical Education

This course will examine how to design effective and meaningful curricula in health and physical education. More specifically, students will develop skills needed to design curricula that are personalized and responsive to the contemporary needs of today¿s students. A study of current educational trends, curriculum issues, and curriculum models will be completed as the foundation of design. Goal analysis, selection of content, effective pedagogy, and evaluation procedures will also be highlighted.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 807: Assessment of Student Learning in Physical Education

The focus of this course is on assessment of student learning and performance in physical education. Using established physical education assessments instruments and standards-based grading will be discussed and implemented. Additionally, this course included the design, critique, and alignment of assessment instruments to the national physical education standards and grade level outcomes. This course meets for three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 815: Teaching Adapted Physical Education I

This course is designed to give students the opportunity to develop a foundation in disabilities and adaptations appropriate for physical education settings. Students will extend their knowledge of legislation and the Individual Education Plan (IEP). Course includes principles and practices of inclusion, the use of case studies and the impact of Mass Education Reform and trans-disciplinary teams will be covered. This course meets for three lecture hours per week.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 816: Teaching Adapted Physical Education II

Through lecture, discussion, and application this course examines theory, principles, and methods of delivering appropriate and effective physical education programs to students with disabilities. This course includes the development of an adapted physical education manual including adaptive games and game modifications, adaptive techniques, behavior management techniques, skill development, and curriculum variations. This course meets for three lecture hours per week. Pre-requisite: SMS 815.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 875: Directed Study

An independent research project supervised by a member of the Sport & Movement Science department. Fullfills the culminating experience requirement for the Leadership in Physical Education & Movement Studies degree program.

Credits: 3.00 - 6.00

SMS 876: Directed Study

An independent research project supervised by a member of the Sport & Movement Science department. Fulfills the culminating experience requirement for the Leadership in Physical Education & Movement Studies degree program.

Credits: 1.00 - 3.00

SMS 965: Action Research in Physical Education

A 200 hour supervised clinical capstone experience in an elementary or secondary physical education setting in which students will conduct independent action research on a substantive topic relative to curricular issues.

Credits: 3.00

SMS 967A: Clinical Experience and Seminar in Elementary Physical Education

A full-time 400 hour teaching experience with weekly seminar on topics related to effective teaching in Physical Education. Seminar topics include teacher-student and collegial relations; creating democratic classrooms; understanding peer-culture; critical thinking; expanding the curriculum canon; teaming and clustering; equitable teaching; and reaching special needs and bilingual students. Throughout the full-time clinical experience, students will be attending weekly problem-solving sessions with their mentor teachers and their clinical professors. Session topics will review and expand upon previous course work in the light of current experiences. New topics will be added to the agenda of the course as they arise from students' and practitioners' concerns. Sessions will be conducted as problem-solving seminars.

Credits: 6.00

SMS 967B: Clinical Experience and Seminar in Secondary Physical Education

A full-time 400 hour teaching experience with weekly seminar on topics related to effective teaching in Physical Education. Seminar topics include teacher-student and collegial relations; creating democratic classrooms; understanding peer-culture; critical thinking; expanding the curriculum canon; teaming and clustering; equitable teaching; and reaching special needs and bilingual students. Throughout the full-time clinical experience, students will be attending weekly problem-solving sessions with their mentor teachers and their clinical professors. Session topics will review and expand upon previous course work in the light of current experiences. New topics will be added to the agenda of the course as they arise from students' and practitioners' concerns. Sessions will be conducted as problem-solving seminars.

Credits: 6.00

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