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Health, Fitness & Sport - Fall 2014

HFS 150 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT Section 1
4 CREDITS
HUBBELL, KELLEY

PREREQUISITES:  NONE
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 150 INTRODUCTION TO SPORT MANAGEMENT Section 2
4 CREDITS
DAWSON, STEVE

PREREQUISITES:  NONE
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
4 CREDITS
AYLSWORTH, JULIE

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
4 CREDITS
AYLSWORTH, JULIE

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 240. SPORT IN CULTURE.
4 CREDITS
DAWSON, STEVE

The focus will be on analyzing sport in different cultures.  The main question will involve the way sport reflects cultural values and how it is defined in each culture.  Sport will be seen as a microcosm of society at large on the one hand, as well as independent of cultural influence, i.e., universalism of sport.  The goal will be to compare sport in the following cultures:  USA, United Kingdom, China, Japan, and the Eastern Bloc.  Writing intensive.

 

HFS 245H HISTORY OF WOMEN IN SPORT
4 CREDITS
JUREWICZ, SARAH

PREREQUISITES: NONE
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
4.00 CREDITS
FARNELL, GREG

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. 

 

HFS 280 TOPIC: EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY
4L00 CREDITS
FARNELL, GREG

This course will investigate the nature, scope, and impact of exercise science.  The course will provide the student a broad knowledge base of Kinesiology studies through a study of the concepts, theories, history, current status, and future directions of the disciplines.  Additionally, this course will offer an overview of exercise science and related fields to develop an understanding of the range of career paths in the field.

 

HFS 301 ETHICS IN SPORT MANAGEMENT
4.00 CREDITS
AYLSWORTH, JULIE

PREREQUISITES: JUNIOR STANDING OR PERMISSION OF INSTRUCTOR
Our complex and rapidly changing environment imposes new demands on managers of sport organizations.  Increased pressure to address ethical issues is one of the new demands.  While there is no simple prescription describing how ethical issues should be dealt with, the purpose of this course is to indicate how managers can more effectively address them.  Current issues, ethical dilemmas in the sport environment, organizational responsibility and professional ethics will be discussed.  Writing intensive.

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