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ACTV 002-049. General Activity Classes (1-2) Open to entire University student body.. Activity fee required. Only 4 units may apply towards graduation requirements Pass/No credit grading only
ACTV 050-099. Intercollegiate Sports (1) The University is a member of the Big West Conference and participates in seven men’s and nine women’s sports; Men’s: baseball, basketball, golf, swimming, tennis, volleyball, water polo; Women’s: basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and water polo. Only 4 units may apply towards graduation requirements. Open to all University student-athletes. Pass/No credit grading only.
SPTS 023. First Aid (1) This course is designated to help the student achieve Red Cross certification in Standard First Aid and CPR. In addition to developing safety awareness, the student will obtain a body of knowledge and practice skills relating to proper medical emergency responses. Lab fee required.
SPTS 025. Advanced First Aid (2) Advanced First Aid and Emergency Care reviews concepts and theories in Standard First Aid and includes more sophisticated skill development: triage, extrication, traction splinting and water rescue. Includes CPR instruction. Standard First Aid is not a prerequisite although it is recommended that students have some basic first aid knowledge. Lab fee required.
SPTS 027. Introduction to Athletic Training (1) A course designed to give Sport Sciences majors an opportunity to explore and observe the field of athletic training. Instruction is focused on basic skills while being exposed to the concepts of the athletic training profession. Students are required to spend 3 hours of observation a week in an athletic training setting. Pass/No credit only. Lab fee required.
SPTS 041. Heart, Exercise and Nutrition (4) This course is an introduction to the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the cardiovascular and musculo-skeletal systems. An individually prescribed exercise program based upon class discussion and laboratory assessment of aerobic capacity, blood lipids, and nutritional habits is offered. CPR certification is offered. Lab fee required.
SPTS 043. Health Education for Teachers (3) This course examines objectives from the California Health Education Framework, the health status of youth, at-risk students, components of comprehensive school health education, the role of the teacher in school health services, and special health concerns of today’s youth. It is designed to satisfy the Commission for Teacher Credentialing requirement for health education and includes mandated information on nutrition, alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
SPTS 045. Science of Nutrition (4) Examination of the digestion, absorption, and utilization of nutrients. Overview of the biochemistry of the macronutrients: carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and water; and micronutrients: vitamins and minerals. Role of nutrients in disease processes such as obesity, cardiovascular disease, and aging. Additionally, diet planning, production of food, and control of energy balance will be covered. Students may not receive credit for this course if they take either BIOL 045 or SPTS 135. Lab fee required.
SPTS 087. Fieldwork (2-4) Laboratory work in school and community agencies. Open to non-majors by permission of the instructor. Pass/No credit only.
SPTS 089/189.Practicum (2) Non-classroom experiences in activities related to Sports Sciences, under conditions determined by the appropriate faculty member. SPTS 189 represents advanced practicum work involving increased independence and responsibility. Enrollment is limited to eight units maximum of 89/189a, b, c, d, h, j, k offerings and no category within a course may be repeated for credit. A list of specific courses follows.
SPTS 089a/189a. Practicum: Adapted Physical Education (2, 2)
SPTS 089b/189b. Practicum: Athletic Training I, III (2, 2)
SPTS 089c/189c. Practicum: Biomechanics (2, 2)
SPTS 089d/189d. Practicum: Exercise Physiology (2, 2)
SPTS 089h/189h. Practicum: Sports Law (2, 2)
SPTS 089j/189j. Practicum: Kinesiology (2, 2)
SPTS 089k/189k. Practicum: Athletic Training II, IV (2, 2)
SPTS 089b. Practicum: Athletic Training I (2) A clinical education course in the field of athletic training. It will incorporate an experiential learning environment designed to prepare students for a career in athletic training. Basic skills are introduced within the daily operations of the athletic training room and in the care of athletes. Criteria for progression must be met before enrolling in subsequent practicum course. Prerequisite: admission to the athletic training clinical education program, or permission of the instructor.
SPTS 089k. Practicum: Athletic Training II (2) A clinical education course in the field of athletic training. It will incorporate an experiential learning environment designed to prepare students for a career in athletic training. Intermediate skills are introduced within the daily operations of the athletic training room and in the care of the athletes. Criteria for progression must be met before enrolling in subsequent practicum course. Prerequisite: SPTS 089b.
SPTS 100. Introduction to Research (3) This course introduces students to the various methods of research used in Sport Sciences. Issues to be addressed include selecting research topics, developing reviews of literature, methodology, and analysis of data. Open to Sport Sciences majors with sophomore standing or higher only.
SPTS 121. Team Sports (3) An applied motor learning approach to skill acquisition for team sports. In addition to personal skill development, students will learn how to prepare for the introduction, explanation and demonstration of sports skills; develop and maintain skill levels through practice and reinforcement; and use cognitive processes to improve performance. Eight to 12 different team sports will be presented and instruction time per sport will vary. Prerequisite: Sport Sciences major and/or permission of the instructor. Lab fee required.
SPTS 123. Individual Sports (3) An applied motor learning approach to skill acquisition for individual sports. In addition to personal skill development, students will learn how to prepare for the introduction, explanation and demonstration of sports skills; develop and maintain skill levels through practice and reinforcement; and use cognitive processes to improve performance. Eight to 12 different individual sports will be presented and instruction time per sport will vary. Prerequisite: Sport Sciences major and/or permission of the instructor. Lab fee required.
SPTS 127. Philosophy of Sport (3) A critical examination of the meaning in sport, fitness, recreation and physical education activities. Arguments from major classical and contemporary philosophical positions are used to address questions relative to the quality of human movement, ethics, aesthetics and the relationship of the mind and body. Leading theorists in the various fields of human movement studies are reviewed.
SPTS 129. Principles of Exercise (3) A course designed to meet the broad needs of Sport Sciences majors, utilizing a practical approach based on underlying physiological principles as guidelines for exercise practices, as found in physical education, athletics, adult exercise prescription and other settings. Outside laboratory assignments (4) will be carried out for the purpose of demonstrating basic physiological responses and the resulting principles that are drawn from them for application in exercise and testing settings.
SPTS 131. Assessment and Evaluation (4) Development of competencies of Sport Sciences majors for the design and implementation of procedures to appropriately measure and evaluate students, clients and/or programs. Basic data acquisition methods and statistical analysis techniques are presented. Lab fee required.
SPTS 133. Kinesiology (4) A functional study of musculoskeletal anatomy and its relationship to human movement, posture, exercise prescription, and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: BIOL 011 or 051 or 061 or permission of the instructor. Lab fee required.
SPTS 135. Sports Nutrition (4) A thorough study of the principles of nutrition as they relate to health and participation in sports or physical activity. Includes calculating energy needs and expenditures, energy balance and the role of carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water in sports nutrition.
SPTS 137. Psycho-Social Aspects of Sport (3) A study of the psycho-social foundations of sport, from the perspective of participants and spectators, to enhance understanding and enjoyment of sport of every type and all levels of complexity. Topics include: aggression and violence; gender roles in sport; political, economic and religious implications; value of youth sports; performance enhancement; lifetime sports; learning sport skills.
SPTS 139. Exercise Psychology (4) This course employs the theories and methods of psychology to examine the related fields of competitive sports, fitness, exercise, and rehabilitation from injury. Major questions addressed in the course will include: How do psychological factors influence participation in physical activity and performance of the individual? How does participation in physical activity or incapacity due to an injury affect the psychological make-up of the individual? These questions are explored from educational, coaching, research, and clinical perspectives.
SPTS 141. Sport in America (4) The passions and politics of American sport are a significant theme in our society. This course uses a sociological perspective to provide an appreciation of sport as an integral part of our cultural dynamics. The relationship of sport and other social institutions such as media, economy, politics, and education will be covered, as well as the relationship of sport and social stratification such as gender, race, and class.
SPTS 143. Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3)This course provides an overview of the field of athletic training, its organization, and the responsibilities of a certified athletic trainer (ATC) as part of the sports medicine team. Instruction will emphasize prevention, recognition, and immediate care of injuries and illnesses associated with physical activity. This course is recommended for freshman. Lab fee required.
SPTS 145. Therapeutic Modalities (3) A lecture and laboratory experience designed to expose the student to the theory, principles, techniques and application of therapeutic modalities pertaining to the treatment of athletic or activity related injuries. Included will be discussions of the physiological effects, indications, contra indications, dosage and maintenance of each modality. Prerequisite: BIOL 081. Lab fee required.
SPTS 146. Health, Disease, and Pharmacology (4) An in-depth exploration of physical, mental, and social health with specific emphasis on recognizing the signs, symptoms, and predisposing conditions associated with the progression of specific illnesses and diseases as they relate to the physically active individual. Students will also develop an awareness of the indications, contraindications, precautions, and interactions of medications used to treat those illnesses and diseases.
SPTS 147. Exercise Physiology (4) An in-depth study of human physiological responses and adaptations resulting from muscular activity. Topics of study will expand beyond physical education and athletic settings and will include a variety of recreational, work and environmental situations, as well as touch on the aging and special populations. A laboratory experience will be provided for the demonstration and measurement of basic physiological responses that occur with exercise, as well as more complex interactions and biological systems integration. Prerequisite: BIOL 011 or 051 or 061 or 081. Lab fee required.
SPTS 149. Advanced Athletic Training (3) This course presents an in-depth study of musculoskeletal assessment of the lower extremity, thoracic and lumbar spine for the purpose of identifying (a) common acquired or congenital risk factors that would predispose an individual to injury and/or (b) musculoskeletal injury common to athletics or physical activity. Students will receive instruction in obtaining a medical history, performing a visual observation, palpating bones and soft tissues, and performing appropriate special tests for injuries and conditions of the foot, ankle, lower leg, knee, thigh, hip, pelvis, lumbar and thoracic spine. This course is directed toward students pursuing athletic training and/or physical therapy professions. Pre-requisite: SPTS 133 or BIOL 71 or equivalent. Lab fee required.
SPTS 151. Elementary Physical Education (3) Lecture/laboratory experiences in elementary school physical education programs. Curriculum development, classroom techniques and procedures are studied.
SPTS 153. Adapted Physical Education (4) A broad-based examination of the physical education and activity needs of children and adults with disabilities. Components of course focus on physiological profiles of individuals with disabilities, federal and state legislative mandates, assessment, design of individual educational programs, and instructional and evaluative techniques in adapted and special physical education. Prerequisite: sophomore standing or above. Lab fee required.
SPTS 155. Motor Learning (3) This course examines aspects of skilled performance and motor learning from a developmental perspective. It is concerned with the major principles of human performance and skill learning, the progressive development of a conceptual model of human actions and the development of skill through training and practice. Topics covered will include: human information processing, decision-making and movement planning; perceptual processes relevant to human movement; production of movement skills, measurement of learning; practice design, preparation, organization, and scheduling; use of feedback; and the application of motor learning principles to sport, physical education, industrial and physical therapy settings.
SPTS 157. Clinician in Sports Medicine (4) This course integrates theory and practice and requires students to develop a research topic, consistent with an explicitly and narrowly defined area of interest. Prerequisite Permission of instructor.
SPTS 159. Sport Pedagogy (3) This course is the last in a series of professional courses and is to be taken by Physical Education Concentration students just prior to their directed teaching experience. Class work will be fieldwork-based. The units of material to be covered include: classroom management, interpersonal relations, planning for instruction (unit and daily plans), execution of instruction, assessment of instruction, school policies and professional role development. Prerequisite: SPTS 151 or permission of the instructor.
SPTS 161. Biomechanics of Human Movement (4) An introduction to the biomechanics of human movement and the analytic procedures and techniques for subsequent application in the sport sciences and related fields. Included is a review of basic functional/mechanical human anatomy and kinesiology. Outcome objectives are an understanding of mechanical principles governing human movement, skill in use of a variety of measurement techniques commonly applied in biomechanics, an ability to analyze motor skill performance via cinematographic/ computer methodologies and skill in prescriptively communicating results of analysis. Prerequisite: BIOL 011 or 051 or 061 or permission of the instructor. Lab fee required.
SPTS 163. Therapeutic Exercise (3) An application of the theory and principles associated with therapeutic exercise and the application of various rehabilitation techniques and procedures during the course of an athlete’s rehabilitation to attain normal range of motion, strength, flexibility, and endurance. Prerequisite: SPTS 133 or permission of the instructor. Lab fee required.
SPTS 165. Sports Law (4) This course addresses legal issues and responsibilities relevant to professionals in the areas of sports medicine, sport management, sport pedagogy and athletics. General legal principles supported by case law in such areas as negligence, contract law, constitutional law, antitrust laws and unlawful discrimination are offered. Prerequisite: junior standing or permission of the instructor.
SPTS 167. Introduction to Sport Management (4) An introductory course for Sport Management Concentration students and students interested in sport business. Study will include career opportunities in sport enterprises, agencies and facilities, basic management functions, scope of sport managers responsibilities and a survey of relevant literature.
SPTS 169. Managing Sport Enterprises (4) The application of theory and concepts to agency management. Study areas include: management theories and formal organization relevant to organizational goals, legal concerns and policy development, decision-making, marketing, time management, budgeting and financial management, personnel management and communication, motivation, crisis management, productive training and evaluation. An essential part of the course lies in the development of individual management skills. Prerequisite: SPTS 167 or permission of the instructor.
SPTS 171. Sport Economics and Finance (4) This course is designed to address the relationship between sport and economics and finance. Both theoretical and practical aspects will be explored. Students will analyze sport as big business and will examine the role of sport within the economic structure, nationally and locally. Further, students will examine and utilize financial principles as they apply to the sport or fitness enterprises. Prerequisites: ECON 053 and BUSI 031 and junior standing.
SPTS 172. Case Analysis in Sport and Fitness Management (4) This course addresses the principles and practices pertinent to the development and operation of the private and commercial sport or fitness enterprise. The case study method will be used to focus on designing and implementing the prospectus, feasibility studies, and the analysis of organizational effectiveness. Topics of special interest may include the planning and controlling of resources, facility operations, and strategies for production and operations management.
SPTS 173. Athletic Training Administration (3) An in-depth study of the management of health care organizations related to finances, facilities, equipment, organizations structures, medical/insurance records, risk management, human relations, and personnel. Practical and conceptual skills will be taught to help students focus on more efficient health care delivery. Also covered is development of leadership skills, future trends in health care management, guidelines for designing effective work groups and managing conflict.
SPTS 174. Sport Marketing and Promotions (4) An in-depth study of the specific challenges associated with the field of sport and life-style marketing. Mainstream marketing theory and principles will be applied to develop an understanding of sport marketing research, sport consumer behavior, sponsorship, promotions, information management, public relations, and the segmentation process. Prerequisite: SPTS 169.
SPTS 175. Sport Event Management (4) A comprehensive investigation into the organizational framework and principles needed to design, implement, and manage large and small sport or leisure events. The course will cover event logistics, risk management, human resource management of volunteers and staff, and effective marketing of an event. Prerequisite: BUSI 107 and SPTS 169. SPTS. 187. Internship in Sports Medicine (4) An opportunity for qualifying students to work in an area of Sports Medicine that interests them. Prerequisites: SPTS. 157; GPA 2.0; No grade in major below C-; and approval of course supervisor.
SPTS 187a, b. Internship: Sport Management (4, 4) Pre-professional agency leadership experience for upper division majors who have successfully completed the majority of theory courses. Registration is limited to one four-unit course per semester or session and an overall maximum of eight units. Pass/No credit grading only. Prerequisite: SPTS 175 and permission of the instructor.
SPTS 189 a, c, d, h, j. Practicum (2, 2, 2, 2, 2) Advanced practicum work in Sports Medicine. See SPTS 089 for subcategories and enrollment limitations.
SPTS 189b. Practicum: Athletic Training III (2) A clinical education course in the field of athletic training. It will incorporate an experiential learning environment designed to prepare students for a career in athletic training. Advanced skills are introduced within the daily operations of the athletic training room and in the care of the athletes. Criteria for progression must be met before enrolling in subsequent practicum course. Prerequisite: SPTS 089k.
SPTS 189e. Practicum: Sport Pedagogy (2) A supervised leadership experience in the elementary or secondary school setting. The student will be working as a physical education specialist developing and conducting appropriate physical activity programs. Prerequisites: SPTS 151 or 159 and permission of the instructor.
SPTS 189f, g. Practicum: Coaching (2, 2) Students will be assigned to an intercollegiate or interscholastic sports team for the semester and will participate in practice sessions throughout the specific sport season. Written guidelines will be developed cooperatively by the supervisor, coach and student. Prerequisites: SPTS 139 and 155.
SPTS 189k. Practicum: Athletic Training IV (2) A clinical education course in the field of athletic training. It will incorporate an experiential learning environment designed to prepare students for a career in athletic training. The focus of this course is mastery of all entrylevel skills encountered within the daily operations of the athletic training room and in the care of the athletes. Students will go through final prepa132 rations for the NATABOC examination. Prerequisite: SPTS 189b.
SPTS 191. Independent Study (2-4)
SPTS 193. Special Topics (1-4)
SPTS 233. Advanced Kinesiology (4) A graduate seminar which considers the musculoskeletal analysis of human movement, posture, exercise prescription, and rehabilitation. Prerequisite: SPTS 133, graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
SPTS 235. Grad. Nutrition/Exercise Metabolism (4) A thorough study of the principles of nutrition as they relate to health and participation in sport or physical activity. The course includes calculation of energy needs and expenditures, and the role of carbohydrates, fats, protein, vitamins, minerals, and water in sport and physical activity.
SPTS 237. Advanced Sport Psychology (4) A graduate seminar designed for advanced students exploring theoretical concepts of psychology as they relate to individual and group behavior in the sport environment. Prerequisites: SPTS 137 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.
SPTS 239. Advanced Applied Sport Psychology (4) A graduate seminar dealing with the application of psychological theories to sport environments. There will be specific focus on coaching methods and self-monitoring processes for individual athletes. Prerequisites: SPTS 139 or equivalent and permission of the instructor.
SPTS 241. Advanced Sociology of Sport (4) A graduate seminar dealing with theoretical concepts of sociology related to the American sport environment. This course uses a sociological perspective to provide an appreciation of sport as an integral part of our cultural dynamics. The relationship of sport and other social institutions such as media, economy, politics, and education will be covered, as well as the relationship of sport and social stratification such as gender, race, and class.
SPTS 247. Advanced Exercise Physiology (4) Advanced study of physiological responses to exercise with emphasis on laboratory methods and procedure for testing and demonstrating these responses for research application. Prerequisites: SPTS 147 or equivalent, and permission of the instructor. Lab fee required.
SPTS 248. Applied & Clinical Physiology (4) This course is designed to study the fundamental principles of exercise testing and interpretation for high risk, healthy, and athletic populations. The course is structured to focus on the cardiovascular, metabolic, and pulmonary responses to aerobic exercise and implications for designing training programs for enhancing health, fitness, and performance. This course will serve as a foundation for clinical exercise science and the use of exercise testing in the study of cardiac, metabolic and respiratory pathology. Prerequisite: SPTS 147.
SPTS 253. Advanced Adapted Physical Education (4) This course provides the culminating learning experience for those teaching credential candidates who are completing the waiver program with an emphasis in adapted physical education. Lab fee required.
SPTS 255. Advanced Motor Learning (4) This graduate course examines both the information processing and dynamical systems approaches to the study of human motor behavior and skill acquisition. Content is theoretically and research based with a behavioral emphasis. Topics covered will include: variability and motor control; visual control of action; the role of reflexes; task interference; limitations in information processing, effects of stress on performance, and the Schema theory. It is intended to provide students with an advanced understanding of the conceptual, functional properties of the motor system and human motor performance and their application to teaching, coaching, industrial and therapeutic settings.
SPTS 257. Advanced Clinician in Sports Medicine (4) This course integrates theory and practice and requires students to develop a research topic, consistent with an explicitly and narrowly defined area of interest. Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
SPTS 259. Professional Prep. In Sport Sciences (4) Course is designed for the future professional practitioner who wishes to deliver an effective, meaningful clinical or educational experience to a diverse population and help them sustain it through the knowledge to conceive and plan meaningful programs, the administrative skill to produce an organizational structure within school and/or practicum that optimizes the impact of the program, and the creative energy to link the program to opportunities for children and adults. Students will engage in an in-depth study of the research on teaching and the application of research-based knowledge to the teaching and clinical professions.
SPTS 261. Advanced Biomechanics of Sport (4) Advanced study of mechanical principles which influence human movement; both non-cinematographic and cinematographic/videographic techniques are used to analyze and evaluate motor skills and errors in performance; critical evaluation of current research findings in biomechanics. Prerequisite: undergraduate course in kinesiology or biomechanics or permission of the instructor. Lab fee required.
SPTS 265. Advanced Sports Law (4) This course addresses legal issues and responsibilities relevant to professionals in the areas of sports medicine, sport management, sport pedagogy and athletics. General legal principles supported by case law in such areas as negligence, contract law, constitutional law, antitrust laws and unlawful discrimination are offered.
SPTS 269. Advanced Management of Sport Enterprises (4) A graduate seminar designed to provide for gaining breadth and depth of knowledge about the application of theory and concepts to program and/or agency management not included in the introductory level course.
SPTS 272. Advanced Case Analysis in Sport and Fitness Management (4) A graduate seminar designed to provide breadth and depth of topical knowledge beyond that covered in the introductory course.
SPTS 274. Adv. Sport Marketing and Promotions (4) An in-depth study of the specific challenges associated with the field of sport and lifestyle marketing. Mainstream marketing theory and principles will be applied to develop an understanding of sport marketing research, sport consumer behavior, sponsorship, promotions, information management, public relations, and the segmentation process.
SPTS 275. Advanced Sport Management (4) A seminar designed for advanced students providing in-depth examination/ research of problems unique to sport management, technological developments and trends. Prerequisite: SPTS 175 or permission of the instructor.
SPTS 279. Research Methods in Sport Sciences (4) An in-depth evaluation of the various methods used in the disciplines of the sport sciences, including experimental, descriptive, qualitative and historical; means of selecting a research problem and planning its solution; important considerations regarding review of the literature; overview of proper form and style in research writing. Student must complete a fully developed Research Proposal as part of this course. Prerequisites: graduate standing and completion of a course in statistics.
SPTS 287. Advanced Internship in Sports Medicine (4) An opportunity for qualifying students to work in an area of Sports Medicine that interests them. Prerequisites: SPTS 257 and approval of the instructor.
SPTS 287a, b. Advanced Internship: Sport Management (4, 4) Professional leadership experience for graduate students. Agency placement is based on student goals and professional leadership background.
SPTS 289a. Advanced Practicum: Sport Management (4) This course is designed to provide students with a practical experience in the application of administrative theory. Prerequisite: SPTS 169 or SPTS 269.
SPTS 289b. Advanced Practicum: Coaching (2-4)
SPTS 291. Independent Study (2-4)
SPTS 293. Special Topics (3, 4) Prerequisite: graduate standing or permission of the instructor.
SPTS 297. Independent Research (1-4)
SPTS 299. Thesis (4)