Health, Fitness and Sport - Fall 2013
HFS 150 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT
This course will cover the foundations of sport business as an occupation and industry, the sport management function and best practices, sport finance, sport economics, sport sponsorship, sport marketing, sport law, event management, sport ethics, and social issues in sport. The course will also provide a discussion of the many segments of the sport industry, including youth sport, interscholastic athletics, intercollegiate athletics, professional sport, and international sport.
HFS 220. EVENT PLANNING & FACILITY MANAGEMENT
This course provides the student with an in-depth look at the practices, procedures and operations of major event and facility management, including planning, funding, and managing these events. The main focus of these principles will be on sporting events and facilities, but can be applied to many different areas, including various corporate and social events.
HFS 221. INTERNATIONAL SPORT MANAGEMENT
This course is an examination of several transformational forces in the world today: the end of communism, the global economy, the electronic village, and their impact on management within the sport industry. The course investigates the positive and negative effects that globalization has had on sport and, in turn, the positive and negative effects that the sport industry has had on the global community and how sport management professionals address these issues. In particular, the course will examine international sports events like the Olympics and World Cup.
HFS 230S CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT SOCIOLOGY AND SPORT PSYCHOLOGY
This course is divided into two sections. During the first half of the course students are asked to analyze sport at the individual level. Principles of psychology are applied in a sport setting to understand athletic behavior and performance in terms of personality, attention, arousal, anxiety, social facilitation, aggression and other psychological constructs. The second part of the course is dedicated to our understanding of (1) the cultures and societies in which sport exists, (2) the social worlds created around sports, and (3) the experiences of individuals and groups associated with sports. Writing intensive. This course may also be counted as an “S” course.
HFS 245H HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SPORT
Historical Perspectives in Women in Sport studies the development of sport from early religious ritual to a modern corporate model in western society. The genesis and development of recreation, sport, and exercise for women has been influenced by religion, medicine, economics, politics, and ideology. The intersection of gender, race, and socioeconomic class for women of color is examined, as is the struggle by women for admission in the Olympics. Sport has served as a historical site for feminist transformation and the development of alternative western sport forms. Women have “dared to compete”. The struggle of women to gain entry into sport is both sad and inspirational. Class structure includes short lectures, videos, small group discussion, and analytical minute papers. Students write a sport autobiography, conduct a short cross generation sport interview, and study a related topic of interest in depth.
HFS 250N. NUTRITION:
This course will examine basic nutritional needs in relation to macronutrients (i.e. carbohydrates, protein and fat) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals). Emphasis will be placed on analysis of food intake as it relates to healthy body function and the relationship between sound nutrition and the prevention of disease. Additional topics will include caloric intake versus caloric output and controlling the food environment. Students will perform computerized analyses of their personal food intake.