Bachelor of Arts

SM102 Introduction to Sports Management 3 credits

This course introduces students to the sports industry. It includes foundations of sports management and an increased awareness of career opportunities in the sports industry. Topic areas include a history of the profession, the need for management and organizational skills, current trends and future issues.

SM409 Principles of Coaching and Leadership 3 credits

This course will focus on general techniques and concerns dealing with coaching.  A specific focus will be placed on effective instructive skills in coaching, including feedback, use of practice time, and fundamental techniques of sports skills.  As part of this course’s practical experience, the student will serve as an assistant coach for one of our varsity sports.

SM312 Sports Psychology 3 credits

The study of psychological and related theoretical concerns associated with sports, in relationship to prayer and spiritual influence.

SM324 Organization and Administration in Sports 3 credits

This course will help students define and understand the concepts of management and leadership within sport organizations. There will be a focus upon the various skills, roles, and functions of sport managers. This course places sport organizations in the context of their environment and emphasizes the manager’s role in adapting and reacting to changes in the environment.

SM250 Injury Prevention and Care 2 credits

This course is a study of the treatment and prevention of specific sport injuries resulting from activities in the home, recreation, intramural and extramural settings. It will cover the identification of injuries, proper treatment after they occur, and preventive measures. Students learn now to create a safe environment for athletes.

SM335 Performance and Conditioning 2 credits

This course combines sound, proven strength and conditioning principles with the latest methodologies. Training programs are based on proven scientific training principles. Specifically the course will focus on the development of power, speed, acceleration, agility, and quickness for the development of high quality sport performance.

SM225 Coaching a Sport - Baseball 2 credits

Fundamentals of coaching Baseball as it relates to the selection of personnel, skill techniques, and training in depth study of the sport of baseball and how to apply game and practice knowledge in a coaching capacity to become an effective and efficient coach.

Any of the "Coaching a Sport" courses (Basketball, Soccer, or Volleyball)

SM202 Sports Management Roundtables 0 credits

The Sports Management Program holds an annual Business Roundtable with leaders in the sports management industry. The roundtables are designed to give students an opportunity to understand how theory and practice come together in the actual experiences of significant leaders in the sports industry..  Students will be required to interact and network with these sports leaders during and after the roundtables. Students are required to attend at least one roundtable during their college career in order to complete this pass/fail requirement.

MG230 Career Development Seminar 0 credits

The Career Development Seminar is a practicum designed to assist and give the student practical strategies and skills related to career searches, preparing for job interviews, resumé preparation, networking, and developing a career portfolio. Special emphasis will be given to developing career goals and plans. The seminar will be held 6 times every other fall semester. Students must complete 4 of the 6 sessions in one semester to receive pass/fail credit for this seminar.