ESS 101: Introduction to Sports Management
This course emphasizes basic management principles as they relate to the business of sports. Students are introduced to sports ethics, sports marketing, sports law, sports media, sports supervision, recreational sports management and other related areas.
ESS 105: Foundations of Exercise Science & Sport
Orientation to exercise science and sport including history, introduction to various philosophies, objectives and goals, scientific foundations, career opportunities, and issues and challenges of today and the future.
ESS 106: Wellness Concepts
Elementary human physiology and the detection and control of communicable and non-communicable diseases. Principles and problems of personal, school and community health as they apply to everyday living.
ESS 200: Sports & Society
This course explores the sociological aspects of sports by studying the history of sports, applying social theory to sports, researching Christian ministries that use sports, and participating in class debates regarding sociological sports issues. As a social construct, sports can be changed as well as be used for change. An emphasis will be made on how Christians can use sports to make positive change in society.
ESS 201: Sports Marketing & Communication
An Introduction to the different avenues of sports marketing including the importance of social media integration, event planning, website and media communication, internal and external communications, media relations, and public relations and sales.
ESS 202: Sports Facilities Management
This course examines principles of designing, planning, equipping, operating, and maintaining various facilities. Also discussed are how risk management and safety are incorporated into the design and maintenance process.
ESS 212: First Responder
Tailored to EMS personnel, firefighters, athletic trainers, lifeguards and medical professionals, this course trains participants to work as emergency medical responders to help sustain life, reduce pain and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until more advanced medical personnel take over. Course meets or exceeds EMS Educational Standards.
ESS 216: Coaching Principles
Instruction in the American Sport Education Program (ASEP) Coaching Principles certification course and practical coaching experience at the junior high or high school level.
ESS 217: Coaching Practicum
Discussion and instruction in current issues of the coaching profession and practical experience at the middle school or high school level.
Prerequisite: ESS 216.
ESS 250: Prevention/Care of Athletic Injuries
Techniques for prevention, recognition, referral and follow-up care of injuries in athletics.
ESS 260: Advanced Concepts in Personal Training I
Theoretical and practical competencies required of a qualified personal trainer. Focus will be in basic anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition and health screening.
ESS 261: Advanced Concepts in Personal Training II
Theoretical and practical competencies required of a qualified personal trainer. Focus will be on fitness assessment, comprehensive program design for multiple populations and training instruction.
Prerequisite: ESS 260.
ESS 300: Exercise Testing & Prescription
The science of designing effective exercise programs to promote health and fitness, including fitness assessment, exercise prescription and proper fitness techniques.
ESS 301: Coaching Basketball
Basketball theory and practice: the coach, fundamental skills and strategy.
ESS 313: Coaching Soccer
Fundamental skills, drills, conditioning, systems of play, strategy and other phases of the game.
ESS 319: Coaching Volleyball
Theory and practice: skills, games and strategies.
ESS 320: Coaching Softball
Theory and practice: skills, games and strategies.
ESS 321: Kinesiology
Mechanical and anatomical fundamentals of human motion. Muscular analysis of body movements in physical education.
Prerequisite: Bio 304.
ESS 322: Physiology of Exercise
Application of physiological principles to muscular action of the human organism.
Prerequisite: ESS 321.
ESS 330: Sports Management Practicum I
Supervised, structured experiences in an intramural sports setting. Students will complete activities related to coaching, officiating, event management, and facilities management. A minimum of 80 clock hours of acceptable activities is required
ESS 331: Sports Management Practicum II
Supervised, structured experiences in an intercollegiate sports setting. Students will complete intermediate-level activities related to ticket sales, event staffing, concessions, fund raising, marketing, facilities management, event management, personnel management, public relations. A minimum of 80 clock hours of acceptable activities is required.
ESS 332: Sports Management Practicum III
Supervised, structured experiences in an intercollegiate sport setting. Students will complete intermediate-level activities related to ticket sales, event staffing, concessions, fund raising, marketing, facilities management, event management, personnel management, public relations. A minimum of 80 clock hours of acceptable activities is required.
ESS 333: Group Exercise Practicum
Supervised structured leadership experience designing and conducting group exercise classes in the Fremont Fitness Center. Students will be expected to design and teach classes focusing on the major components of health-related physical fitness. A minimum of 80 clock hours will be required.
Prerequisite: ESS 300.
ESS 334: Exercise Science Practicum
Supervised structured experience working one on one with one or more clients for a minimum of 80 hours. Students will assess health and fitness levels, design individual exercise prescriptions and work with clients on an individual basis.
Prerequisite: ESS 300.
ESS 335: Psychology of Physical Activity
This course involves the study of human psychological behavior and its influence in sports and exercise settings. It is designed to provide a student with information gleaned from research in sports psychology as well as practical knowledge to become a more effective sports management professional, coach or fitness instructor.
ESS 336: Legal & Ethical Issues in Sport
Examines theories of ethics as well as personal moral development as applied to sports. It explores the importance of personal ethics and organizational responsibility and the role of professional ethics in sports management.
ESS 403: Therapeutic Recreation
Practical application of therapeutic recreation, including medical terminology, characteristics and implications of leisure needs of special populations.
ESS 405: Health Education & Physical Activity
Participation in experiences generally accepted as basic to effective living. A program of healthful living for the child in his total environment-home, school and community. Various methods and techniques in presenting the subject of health and physical education.
ESS 412: Internship in Recreation
Supervised work (150 clock hours) in a camp environment or city/county recreation department.
ESS 423: Motor Learning
Principles of learning as applied to instruction and development of physical activity.
ESS 424: Research Methods in Exercise & Sports
Supervised individual research or study in the field of exercise science.
ESS 425: Scientific Principles of Training
The science of designing effective exercise programs for different populations and ultimate sports performance. This includes appropriate assessment, exercise prescription, exercise techniques and progression.
ESS 426: Exercise Science Independent Study
The selection of a problem chosen in consultation with the program coordinator followed by the execution of a detailed literature survey and composition of a research proposal regarding the selected problem. The study will culminate in a paper or poster of results.
ESS 440: Sports Management Internship
Internships include supervised work in sports fitness & health, sports coaching, or sports management in schools, colleges and universities, businesses and industries.
ESS 450: Exercise Science Internship
Supervised field work in the areas of research, assessment, fitness and wellness with local organizations.
Prerequisites: ESS 322, ESS 334.
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