http://www.odu.edu/hms

Xihe Zhu, Chair

The Department of Human Movement Sciences offers programs leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in four areas.  These include a B.S. in Exercise Science (pending approval of the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia), a B.S. in Physical Education (PreK-12 teacher preparation), a B.S. in Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies (concentration areas in Tourism Management, Park and Recreation Management, and Recreational Therapy), and a B.S. in Sport Management.

Bachelor of Science—Exercise Science

Laura Hill, Ph.D., Undergraduate Program Director
2022 Student Recreation Center
757 683-4624

This program is designed to prepare students for careers in preventive and rehabilitative exercise and wellness programs in settings such as hospitals, wellness and rehabilitation centers, sports medicine clinics, government agencies, health and fitness centers, and corporate industry. Academic preparation focuses on the scientific aspects of exercise related to asymptomatic and symptomatic populations. The program also serves to prepare students for graduate studies in exercise science, physical therapy, and other allied health fields.

Prerequisites

1. ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or the equivalent are prerequisites for EXSC 431W.

2. STAT 130M is a prerequisite for EXSC 420.

Continuance

  1. Students must achieve a grade of C or better in BIOL 240 or BIOL 250, MATH 102MMATH 103M or MATH 162M before taking all EXSC courses except EXSC 225.
  2. In order to be eligible to register for the Internship course (EXSC 368) a student must have completed all EXSC courses with a GPA of 2.0 overall and in the major.

Exit

  1. Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 or better.
  2. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or better in the major.
  3. Complete ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive course in the major with a grade of C or better.
  4. Complete the University Senior Assessment Survey.
  5. Complete the Exercise Science Interview Form and Self-Study Student Questionnaire.

The requirements for the exercise science concentration are the following:

Lower-Division General Education

Written Communication Skills *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills **3
College Algebra
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction
Precalculus I
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
General Biology I
and General Biology I Lab
General Biology II
and General Biology II Lab
Human Behavior3
Impact of Technology ***
Total Hours38-44

Exercise Science Requirements

BIOL 240Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I4
or BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 241Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II4
or BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
CHEM 121N
CHEM 122N
Foundations of Chemistry I Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry I Laboratory (C or better required as prerequisite for CHEM 123N-CHEM 124N)
4
CHEM 123N
CHEM 124N
Foundations of Chemistry II Lecture
and Foundations of Chemistry II Laboratory
4
EXSC 225Introduction to Exercise Science3
EXSC 240Prevention and Care of Injuries Related to Physical Activity3
EXSC 250Strength and Conditioning Leadership3
EXSC 322Anatomical Kinesiology3
EXSC 326Exercise Physiology I3
EXSC 327Exercise Physiology II3
EXSC 366Exercise Science Seminar1
EXSC 408Nutrition for Fitness and Sport3
EXSC 415Exercise Testing for Normal and Special Populations4
EXSC 417Biomechanics4
EXSC 428Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease3
EXSC 431WWellness Programming and Administration *3
PHYS 111NIntroductory General Physics4
Total Hours56

Choose One of the Following Options:

Scientific Foundations of Exercise

PHYS 112NIntroductory General Physics4
EXSC 420Research Methods in Exercise Science (STAT 130M required as prerequisite)3
Electives10
Total Hours17

Preventive/Rehabilitative Exercise

EXSC 368Internship12
Electives5
Total Hours17

All EXSC courses will be used to calculate the major grade point average, which must be 2.00 to graduate.

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree.

Upper-Division General Education

  • Option A. Disciplinary Minor (a minimum of 12 hours determined by the department or Second Major or Second Degree

  • Option B. Interdisciplinary Minor (specifically 12 hours, 3 of which may be in the major)

  • Option C. International Business and Regional Courses or an approved Certification Program such as teaching licensure

  • Option D. Two Upper-Division Courses from outside the College of Education and not required by the major (6 hours)

Requirements for Graduation

Additional free elective hours may be needed to make 120 credits total. A minimum 2.00 grade point average is required in the major, minor and overall to meet graduation requirements. Other requirements include completion of a minimum of both 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of the Senior Survey.

Four-Year Plan - Exercise Science - Preventive/Rehabilitative - BS

This is a suggested curriculum plan to complete this degree program in four years.  Please consult information in this Catalog, Degree Works, and your academic advisor for more specific information on course requirements for this degree.

Four-Year Plan - Exercise Science - Scientific Foundations - BS

This is a suggested curriculum plan to complete this degree program in four years.  Please consult information in this Catalog, Degree Works, and your academic advisor for more specific information on course requirements for this degree.

Bachelor of Science - Physical Education

Health and Physical Education PK-12 Teaching Licensure

Katelyn Makovec, Undergraduate Program Director
2030 Student Recreation Center
757 683-3355

This program is designed to promote competencies involved in the teaching of health and physical education in pre-kindergarten through grade 12.

Admission

All students must apply for and be admitted into the approved Health and Physical Education teacher preparation program. Students must meet the required criteria for admission by passing the Virginia Board of Education Prescribed Entry Assessments and earn the minimum required grade point averages (GPA).

Prescribed Virginia Board of Education Assessment for Admission to an Approved Teacher Education Program

Old Dominion University students seeking admission to an approved teacher education program must have submitted Praxis Core or approved alternative test of mathematics, reading, and writing (SAT or ACT).

For the most current information on the prescribed Virginia Board of Education admission assessment, visit the Office of Clinical Experiences website, http://www.odu.edu/oce and review the Professional Education Handbook.

Required grade point averages (GPA):

  • A cumulative GPA of 2.75 is required.
  • A major /content GPA of 2.75 is required - HPE 301W must be passed with a grade of C or higher, and all other Health and Physical education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.
  • A professional education GPA of 2.75 is required – all professional education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher.

Although students may enroll in a limited number of education courses, students must be admitted into the approved Health and Physical Education teacher preparation program prior to enrolling in any instructional strategies practicum education course (HPE 469).

Continuance

Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, a major/content GPA of 2.75, and a professional education GPA of 2.75. HPE 301W must be passed with a grade of C or higher, and all other health and physical education courses must be passed with a grade of C- or higher. The remaining courses required for the major and in the professional education core must be completed with a grade of C- or higher for continuance. Students must take and pass the Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) and the Praxis Subject Assessment, Health and Physical Education content knowledge (formerly Praxis II) (test code 5857) prior to or while enrolled in the student teaching seminar course. All assessments must be passed prior to start of the Teacher Candidate Internship Orientation session.

Background Clearance Requirement

Old Dominion University requires a background clearance check of candidates interested in many of the professional education programs.  Professional education programs have several field experiences that are required for continuance and graduation from the program.  The background clearance must be successfully completed prior to a field experience placement. Candidates will be provided a field experience placement when the background check process is completed with resolution of any issues. The process to complete the ODU clearance background check is located at: https://www.odu.edu/oce/teacher-education/placement/background-checks.  The ODU clearance process includes:  an FBI fingerprint, a child protective service/social service review, and a Virginia State Police sex offender registry review. Candidates interested in the professional education programs are advised to complete this clearance process immediately upon entry into the program since the clearance process takes a minimum of eight weeks to complete.

Virginia Board of Education Prescribed Licensure Assessments

Virginia Communication and Literacy Assessment (VCLA) – a passing composite score of 470 is required on this reading and writing assessment

Praxis Subject Assessment, Health and Physical Education Content Knowledge (test code: 5857) – passing score of 160 is required

To review more information on the Virginia Board of Education Prescribed Licensure Assessments visit the Office of Clinical Experiences website, http://www.odu.edu/oce .

Graduation

Requirements for graduation include completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better; completion of the Senior Assessment; a minimum cumulative 2.75 GPA in the major area and in the professional education core, with no grade less than a C- in the major/content and in the professional education core; successful completion of the Teacher Candidate Internship; and completion of a minimum of 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University.

All HPE courses, EXSC courses, and BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 will be used to calculate the major content grade point average. HPE and TLED courses will be used to calculate the professional education grade point average. Both major content and professional education grade point averages must be 2.75 for admission into the approved teacher education program and for continuance and graduation. Additional elective hours may be needed to make 120 total hours.

Due to changing University requirements, national accreditation standards, and the Virginia Board of Education licensure regulations, the programs in the Darden College of Education and Professional Studies are under constant revision. Any changes resulting from these factors supersede the program requirements described in this Catalog. Students are encouraged to obtain current program information from their advisors and from the Office of Clinical Experiences website, http://www.odu.edu/oce

Lower-Division General Education

Written Communication Skills *6
Oral Communication Skills3
Public Speaking (required)
Mathematical Skills3
An Introduction to Mathematics for Critical Thinking
College Algebra
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction
Precalculus I
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science **8
Human Behavior3
Introduction to Psychology
Impact of Technology ***
Total Hours38-44

Health and Physical Education Requirements*

BIOL 240Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I4
or BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
EXSC 322Anatomical Kinesiology3
TLED 408Reading and Writing in Content Areas3
TLED 430WPK-12 Instructional Technology3
HPE 200Foundations of Education, Physical Education and Health3
HPE 218Aquatics and Outdoor Education2
HPE 220Teaching of Team Sports3
HPE 222Teaching Individual Sports and Dance3
HPE 300Teaching Elementary Physical Education3
HPE 301WMethods and Materials in Teaching Physical Education3
HPE 317Human Growth & Motor Development3
HPE 318Motor Learning3
HPE 324Teaching Injury Care for Sports3
HPE 400Management Skills for Teaching Health and Physical Education3
HPE 402Methods and Materials in Health Education3
HPE 404Adapted Physical Education4
HPE 406Tests and Measurement in Physical Education and Health3
HPE 409Physiology of Exercise3
HPE 430Nutrition and Fitness Education3
HPE 469Practicum Experience and Instructional Planning in Health and Physical Education3
HPE 480Teacher Candidate Seminar1
HPE 485Teacher Candidate Internship12
Total Hours74

Driver's Education Endorsement

HPE 308Driver Education Foundations of Traffic Safety3
HPE 309Principles and Methodologies of Classroom and In-Car Instruction3

Upper-Division General Education 

Satisfied by the required minor in health education included in the program (Option A) and completion of professional education courses (Option C).

All HPE courses, EXSC courses, and BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 will be used to calculate the major content grade point average. HPE and TLED courses will be used to calculate the professional education grade point average. Both major content and professional education grade point averages must be 2.75 to graduate. Additional elective hours may be needed to make 120 total hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University.

Four-Year Plan - Health and Physical Education PK-12 Teaching Licensure Concentration - BS

This is a suggested curriculum plan to complete this degree program in four years.  Please consult information in this Catalog, Degree Works, and your academic advisor for more specific information on course requirements for this degree.

Bachelor of Science–Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies

Shelly Beaver, Undergraduate Program Director
1006A Student Recreation Center
757 683-4415

This program is designed to prepare students to enter the professional fields of park, recreation, and tourism management and recreational therapy. The Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies curriculum is accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism and Related Professions (COAPRT).

A minimum of 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, is required for the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies major.

Admission

Students must:

Have an overall grade point average of 2.00.

Have a personal interview with a faculty member in the program.

Pass a background check for courses where students will have contact with youth.

Continuance

Students must:

  1. Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.00.
  2. Maintain a grade point average of 2.00 in the major.
  3. Earn a grade of C or higher in PRTS 482W and a grade of C- or higher in the remaining PRTS core courses.
  4. Earn a Grade of C- or higher in PRTS 251, PRTS 261, or PRTS 271.
  5. Complete ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C (preferred), and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better.
  6. Complete all PRTS core and concentration courses prior to completing PRTS 368, Internship.

Exit

Students must:

  1. Have an overall grade point average of 2.00.
  2. Have a grade point average of 2.00 in the major.
  3. Complete ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better.
  4. Complete an internship.
  5. Satisfy all course requirements.
  6. Take the University Senior Assessment.

Lower-Division General Education

Written Communication Skills *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills3
Elementary Statistics
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics3
The Nature of Science8
Human Behavior3
PSYC 201S with a C or better is required for Recreational Therapy concentration
Impact of Technology3
Total Hours41-47

Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies Core Requirements

PRTS 209Introduction to Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies *3
PRTS 210SLeisure and Human Behavior *3
PRTS 212Program Planning and Development in Recreation *3
PRTS 285Diversity in Parks, Recreation and Tourism *3
PRTS 302Facilitating the Recreation Experience *3
PRTS 332Recreation Administration *3
PRTS 366Internship Seminar *1
PRTS 368Internship *12
PRTS 482WEvaluation in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism **3
Total Hours34

Select one of the following three concentration areas.

Four-Year Plan - PRTS - Park and Recreation Management - BS

This is a suggested curriculum plan to complete this degree program in four years.  Please consult information in this Catalog, Degree Works, and your academic advisor for more specific information on course requirements for this degree. Students in the Park and Recreation Management concentration are also required to complete the following; (1) Wilderness First Aid Certification, (2) Climbing Site Belayer Certification, and (3) Certified Park and Recreation Professional Training.

Park and Recreation Management

PRTS 251Introduction to Park and Recreation Management *3
PRTS 404Recreation Resource Management3
PRTS 405Outdoor Recreation3
PRTS 406Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education3
PRTS 433Camp Administration3
PRTS 475Sustainable Tourism Management3
PAS 300Foundations of Public Service3
PAS 301Ethics, Governance and Accountability in Public Service3
MGMT 325Contemporary Organizations and Management3
MKTG 311Marketing Principles and Problems3
Approved Elective (e.g., PAS 410, IDS 466W, IDS 467, PRTS 369, PRTS 497)3
Total Hours33

Four-Year Plan - PRTS - Tourism Management - BS

This is a suggested curriculum plan to complete this degree program in four years.  Please consult information in this Catalog, Degree Works, and your academic advisor for more specific information on course requirements for this degree.

Tourism Management

PRTS 271Introduction to Tourism Management *3
PRTS 369Practicum in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Studies3
PRTS 441Marketing of Hospitality Services3
PRTS 461Hospitality Leadership and Management3
PRTS 475Sustainable Tourism Management3
PRTS 490Convention and Meeting Services3
PRTS 491Festival and Event Management3
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting3
or ECON 202S Principles of Microeconomics
MGMT 325Contemporary Organizations and Management3
MKTG 311Marketing Principles and Problems3
Total Hours33

Four-Year Plan - PRTS - Recreational Therapy - BS

This is a suggested curriculum plan to complete this degree program in four years.  Please consult information in this Catalog, Degree Works, and your academic advisor for more specific information on course requirements for this degree. Students in the Recreational Therapy concentration are also required to complete 40 hours shadowing a Certified Therapeutic Recreation Specialist (CTRS), approved by faculty.

Recreational Therapy

PRTS 261Introduction to Recreational Therapy *3
PRTS 410Evidence-Based Programming and Practice in Recreational Therapy *3
PRTS 420Intervention Techniques in Recreational Therapy *4
PRTS 430Assessment and Documentation in Recreational Therapy *3
PRTS 450Disability Culture in Recreational Therapy *3
PRTS 460Managing Recreational Therapy Services *3
BIOL 240Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology I4
or BIOL 250 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIOL 241Fundamentals of Anatomy and Physiology II4
or BIOL 251 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
PSYC 203SLifespan Development3
PSYC 405Abnormal Psychology3
Total Hours33

Electives

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credit hours required for the degree.

Upper-Division General Education

  • Option A: Disciplinary Minor (a minimum of 12 hours determined by the department) or Second Major or Second Degree
  • Option B: Interdisciplinary Minor (specifically 12 hours, 3 of which may be in the major)
  • Option C: International Business and Regional Courses or an approved Certification Program such as teaching licensure.
  • Option D: Six hours of elective upper-division courses from outside the College of Education and not required by the student's major.

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.00 overall, in the major and in the minor, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of Senior Assessment. Additional elective hours may be needed in order to complete the minimum 120 credits required for the degree.

Bachelor of Science - Sport Management

Michelle Redmond, Ph.D., Undergraduate Program Director
2020 Student Recreation Center
757 683-3354

This program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions within the sport industry. Students acquire knowledge and skills needed for careers with professional sport teams and leagues, intercollegiate athletics, sport facility and event management companies, sport marketing agencies, and other sport-related businesses. The requirements for the program are as follows:

Prerequisites

1.MATH 102M, MATH 103M or MATH 162M with a grade of C- or better is a prerequisite for SMGT 214.

2. SMGT 214 is a prerequisite for all other SMGT core courses.

3. ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or the equivalent are prerequisites for SMGT 315 and SMGT 450W.

4. ACCT 201 is a prerequisite for SMGT 331.

Continuance

1. Maintain an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher.

2. Maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the major.

3. Earn a grade of C or higher in SMGT 450W and a grade of C- or higher in all other SMGT core courses.

4. Grade of C- or higher in all additional required courses for the major (ACCT 201, ACCT 202, ECON 202S, MKTG 311 and MGMT 325).

5. Complete an internship seminar and all core course work prior to the internship.

6. A total of 9 credit hours of advisor approved electives is required to attain 120 credit hours for graduation.

Exit

  1. Have an overall grade point average of 2.0 or higher.
  2. Have a grade point average of 2.0 or higher in the major.
  3. Complete  ENGL 110CENGL 211C, or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and the writing intensive (W) course in the major SMGT 450W with a grade of C or better.
  4. Complete an internship.
  5. Satisfy all core competencies.
  6. Complete 120 credit hours.
  7. Take the University Senior Assessment Survey.

Lower-Division General Education

Written Communication Skills *6
Oral Communication3
Mathematical Skills **3
College Algebra
College Algebra with Supplemental Instruction
Precalculus I
Language and Culture0-6
Information Literacy and Research3
Human Creativity3
Interpreting the Past3
Literature3
Philosophy and Ethics ***
The Nature of Science8
Human Behavior3
Basic Economics
Principles of Macroeconomics
Impact of Technology3
Total Hours38-44

* Grade of C or better required in both courses

** Grade of C- or better

*** Satisfied with SMGT 450W in the major.

Sport Management Core Requirements

SMGT 214Introduction to Sport Management *3
SMGT 305Sport Administrative Theory *3
SMGT 312Sport Sales *3
SMGT 315Sport Media and Public Relations *3
SMGT 331Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation *3
SMGT 414Sport Marketing *3
SMGT 421Legal Aspects in Recreation and Sport Management *3
SMGT 450WEthics and Morality in Sport **3
SMGT 452Sport Facility Management *3
SMGT 453Event Management and Sport Sponsorship *3
SMGT 455Sport in Contemporary Society *3
SMGT 366Internship Seminar1
SMGT 368Internship *12
Additional Required Courses
ACCT 201Principles of Financial Accounting *3
ACCT 202Principles of Managerial Accounting *3
ECON 202SPrinciples of Microeconomics *3
MKTG 311Marketing Principles and Problems *3
MGMT 325Contemporary Organizations and Management *3
Total Hours61

 * Grade of C- or better required.

** Grade of C or better required.

Elective credit may be needed to meet the minimum of 120 credits required for the degree. Additional SMGT courses as well as courses other than SMGT may be used to meet elective requirements.

Upper-Division General Education

A minor in Management or Marketing is recommended, but students may select another minor with approval from their advisor. Students must follow the requirements for the selected minor option as outlined in this Catalog.

Requirements for Graduation

Requirements for graduation include a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 overall and in the major, 120 credit hours, which must include both a minimum of 30 credit hours overall and 12 credit hours in upper-level courses in the major program from Old Dominion University, completion of ENGL 110C, ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and the writing intensive (W) course in the major with a grade of C or better, and completion of the Senior Assessment.

Four-Year Plan - Sport Management - BS

This is a suggested curriculum plan to complete this degree program in four years.  Please consult information in this Catalog, Degree Works, and your academic advisor for more specific information on course requirements for this degree.

Minors

Coaching Education

BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and HPE 324 are prerequisites for the minor and are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. Requirements for the minor are:

HPE 409Physiology of Exercise3
SMGT/PE 415Principles of Coaching Management3
SMGT/PE 456Sport Psychology3
PE 368Coaching Internship6
Total Hours15

Exercise Science

BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and EXSC 225 are prerequisites for the minor and are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. Requirements for the minor are:

EXSC 322Anatomical Kinesiology3
HPE 409Physiology of Exercise3
EXSC 415Exercise Testing for Normal and Special Populations4
Select one of the following:3
Prevention and Care of Injuries Related to Physical Activity
Practicum in Exercise Science
Nutrition for Fitness and Sport
Research Methods in Exercise Science
Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease
Total Hours13

Health Education—Nonteaching Track

BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and HPE 200 are prerequisites for the minor and are not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. Requirements for the minor are:

HPE 317Human Growth & Motor Development3
HPE 324Teaching Injury Care for Sports3
HPE 402Methods and Materials in Health Education3
HPE 430Nutrition and Fitness Education3
Total Hours12

Park, Recreation and Tourism Management

PRTS 251* or PRTS 271* is a prerequisite for the minor and is not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. Requirements for the minor are completion of 12 hours from the following:

Select four from the following:12
Outdoor Recreation
Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education
Camp Administration
Marketing of Hospitality Services
Hospitality Leadership and Management
Sustainable Tourism Management
Convention and Meeting Services
Festival and Event Management
Total Hours12

Sport Management

SMGT 214* is a prerequisite for the minor and is not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. Requirements for the minor are completion of 12 hours from the following:

Select four from the following:12
Sport Administrative Theory
Sport Sales
Sport Media and Public Relations
Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation
Practicum in Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics
Sport Marketing
Principles of Coaching Management
Legal Aspects in Recreation and Sport Management
Ethics and Morality in Sport
Sport Facility Management
Event Management and Sport Sponsorship
Sport in Contemporary Society
Sport Psychology
Topics in Sport Management
Total Hours12

* Grade of C- or better is required.

Therapeutic Recreation

PRTS 261* is a prerequisite for the minor and is not included in the calculation of the grade point average for the minor. Requirements for the minor are completion of 12 hours as follows:

PRTS 410Evidence-Based Programming and Practice in Recreational Therapy3
PRTS 420Intervention Techniques in Recreational Therapy4
PRTS 450Disability Culture in Recreational Therapy3
PRTS 460Managing Recreational Therapy Services3
Total Hours13

For completion of a minor, a student must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of 100- and 200-level courses and prerequisite courses (2.75 for teacher licensure with no less than C- earned in all core courses) and complete a minimum of six hours in upper-level courses in the minor requirement through courses offered by Old Dominion University. To obtain a Virginia teaching license, all teacher education and licensure only students must attain a passing score on the appropriate Praxis II specialty area test.

Health and Wellness Interdisciplinary Minor

Laura Hill, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Coordinator

The Health and Wellness interdisciplinary minor explores personal involvement in and commitment to health and wellness and the factors that influence the health status of individuals and society. This interdisciplinary minor fosters an appreciation for personal responsibility for health and strategies to enhance and preserve the individual's and the public's health. Societal health and the factors that impact on the health and wellness of a community and the individual's role in health policy are examined. Students gain an awareness of the cultural, psychological, sociological and ethical issues affecting and effected by the health and wellness of individuals and the society in which they live.

Course options are as follows:

CHP 360Introduction to Global Health3
CHP 400Ethics in Health Administration3
CHP 420Foundations of Gerontology3
CHP 425Health Aspects of Aging3
CHP 456Substance Use and Abuse3
CHP 465Policy and Politics of Health3
CHP 470Death, Dying and Survivorship3
CRJS 401Understanding Violence3
CRJS/SOC 421Deviant Behavior3
CRJS/SOC 427Violence Against Women3
CRJS/SOC 441Drugs and Society3
EXSC 403Lifetime Fitness and Wellness3
EXSC 408Nutrition for Fitness and Sport3
EXSC 415Exercise Testing for Normal and Special Populations4
HLSC 405Interprofessional Study Abroad on Global Health1-3
HPE 317Human Growth & Motor Development3
HPE 400Management Skills for Teaching Health and Physical Education3
HPE 402Methods and Materials in Health Education3
HPE 409Physiology of Exercise3
HPE 430Nutrition and Fitness Education3
HMSV 341Introduction to Human Services3
HMSV 491Family Guidance3
PHIL 345EBioethics3
PSYC 306Health Psychology3
PSYC 325Drugs and Behavior3
PSYC 351Child Psychology3
PSYC 352Cognitive Development During Childhood3
PSYC 353The Psychology of Adulthood and Aging3
PSYC 363Psychology of Sex3
PSYC 405Abnormal Psychology3
PSYC 408Theories of Personality3
PSYC 410Human Cognition3
PSYC 420Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSYC 424Physiological Psychology3
PSYC 431Community Psychology3
PSYC 460Psychology of African Americans3
PSYC 461Drug Abuse and Dependence3
SOC 440Sociology of Health and Wellbeing3
SPED 313Fundamentals of Human Growth and Development: Birth through Adolescence3

The interdisciplinary minor in Health and Wellness requires 12 credit hours of 300/400-level courses selected from at least two different disciplines with a maximum of six credits from any one discipline. For completion of the interdisciplinary minor, students must have a minimum overall cumulative grade point average of 2.00 in all courses specified as a requirement for the minor exclusive of lower-level courses and prerequisite courses. At least six hours of upper-level courses must be taken through courses offered by Old Dominion University. Three credit hours may be in the major, if a major course is listed as an option for the interdisciplinary minor. As such, it will be credited toward both the major and the interdisciplinary minor.

Advanced Placement

Departmental examinations for advanced placement are available for selected courses in the undergraduate programs. Please contact the department chair for further details. Refer also to the Policy on Prior Learning Assessment Credit Options at the Undergraduate Level in this Catalog.

EXERCISE SCIENCE Courses

EXSC 225. Introduction to Exercise Science. 3 Credits.

Broad overview of exercise science including the history of the discipline and introduction to the following: Healthy People 2010 goals and objectives related to physical activity and nutrition; basic principles of nutrition, body composition, applied physiology, functional anatomy, and exercise prescription/programming for healthy individuals and those who are high risk/diseased; career opportunities in various allied-health fields such as physical therapy, physician assistant, personal training, community/corporate/hospital-based wellness programs, cardiac rehabilitation; and research areas in exercise science.

EXSC 240. Prevention and Care of Injuries Related to Physical Activity. 3 Credits.

Practice in the skills of injury recognition and evaluation and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Principles and uses of therapeutic modalities are also discussed. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better.

EXSC 250. Strength and Conditioning Leadership. 3 Credits.

This course will provide the student with skills in exercise leadership. The student will learn how to lead resistance training, flexibility training, cardiovascular training involving a variety of exercise modes, and group exercise, such as step aerobics. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better.

EXSC 322. Anatomical Kinesiology. 3 Credits.

Anatomical and mechanical analysis of human musculoskeletal function including skeletal, muscular, and neuromuscular control aspects necessary for movement. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better.

EXSC 326. Exercise Physiology I. 3 Credits.

An investigation into the metabolic adaptations, neuromuscular, endocrinological, and respiratory responses to acute and chronic exercise endeavors. Implications for enhanced health and physical performance are integrated. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 with a C or better and MATH 102M or higher with a C or better. Pre- or corequisite: BIOL 241 or BIOL 251 with a C- or better and CHEM 121N and CHEM 122N with a C- or better.

EXSC 327. Exercise Physiology II. 3 Credits.

Focuses on cardiovascular responses to exercise and applied exercise physiology, specifically the effects of different training modes, environmental factors, aging, disease states, nutrition, and ergogenic aids. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; EXSC 326.

EXSC 366. Exercise Science Seminar. 1 Credit.

Seminar will include resume and cover letter writing skills, internship requirements, agency placement referrals, interviewing techniques, and certification options. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; EXSC 326.

EXSC 368. Internship. 12 Credits.

Final field placement required for all students with an emphasis in exercise science. Students will be placed in an agency to gain experience in methodologies, administration techniques, and programs specific to their area of emphasis. Minimum of 400 clock hours. (qualifies as a CAP experience) Prerequisites: senior standing, permission of the instructor, and completion of all required courses in appropriate emphasis areas.

EXSC 369. Practicum in Exercise Science. 3-6 Credits.

Field-based experience in a fitness or allied-health setting. Minimum of 200 clock hours. Prerequisites: EXSC 225.

EXSC 397. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

Independent study of special topics under supervision of faculty. Prerequisites: Junior standing and permission of the instructor.

EXSC 403. Lifetime Fitness and Wellness. 3 Credits.

The focus of this course is on a positive healthy lifestyle designed to enhance the current and future quality of life. Topics include: proper exercise programs, healthful nutrition, stress management techniques, and avoidance of high-risk health behaviors in order to reduce disease risk and promote healthful aging. Various laboratory assessments are used to identify health status and recommend remedial approaches. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

EXSC 408/508. Nutrition for Fitness and Sport. 3 Credits.

Emphasizes the role of nutrition as a means to enhance health and performance in sport. Topics covered include energy metabolism and nutrients, regulation of metabolism by vitamins and minerals, and weight control. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 with a C or better and MATH 102M or higher with a C or better. Pre- or corequisite: BIOL 241 or BIOL 251 with a C- or better and CHEM 121N and CHEM 122N with a C- or better.

EXSC 415/515. Exercise Testing for Normal and Special Populations. 4 Credits.

The application of different methodologies in the measurement of physiologic responses to exercise. Emphasis is placed on understanding American College of Sports Medicine guidelines, appropriate experimental techniques, and equipment necessary to evaluate changes in body composition and various metabolic, cardiovascular, and respiratory adjustments during exercise. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; EXSC 326.

EXSC 417/517. Biomechanics. 4 Credits.

Application of physical laws and mechanical principles to the human musculoskeletal system. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; PHYS 111N with a C- or better; EXSC 322.

EXSC 420. Research Methods in Exercise Science. 3 Credits.

Introduction to the scientific method applied to exercise science research including bioethics, review of the literature, research design, data collection, appropriate statistical analysis, research writing, and peer review. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 and MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; STAT 130M.

EXSC 428/528. Exercise Prescription for Chronic Disease. 3 Credits.

A study of pathophysiology of common diseases with concentration in the design, implementation and administration of exercise prescription for a variety of chronic diseases. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250 AND MATH 102M or higher with a C or better; EXSC 326.

EXSC 431W/531. Wellness Programming and Administration. 3 Credits.

This course provides an introduction to the principles of administration and implementation of fitness and wellness programs to individuals, groups, centers, and corporate settings. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250, MATH 102M or MATH 103M or MATH 162M, and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C with a C or better.

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION Courses

HPE 200. Foundations of Education, Physical Education and Health. 3 Credits.

Teacher candidates gain insight into the techniques, methodology, and philosophy of field-based health and physical education teachers. Teacher candidates will be expected to observe and participate in the teaching of simple lessons. This course requires a completed ODU clearance/background check prior to entering a school or community agency. Visit: odu.edu/oce for clearance procedures. If students do not have the clearance by the first week of classes, they will be dropped. This course requires a 20 hour placement in an elementary setting.

HPE 218. Aquatics and Outdoor Education. 2 Credits.

Teacher candidates gain insight into the techniques, methodology, and philosophy of field-based health and physical education teachers. Teacher candidates will be expected to observe and participate in the teaching of simple lessons. Prerequisites: open to PE - Teacher Prep majors only.

HPE 220. Teaching of Team Sports. 3 Credits.

This course covers skills and strategies of team sports, where opposing teams interact directly and simultaneously to achieve an objective. The team sports will be broken down into the components of territory, net/wall, and fielding/run scoring games. The student teacher will become familiar with teaching and organizational techniques appropriate for each activity. Emphasis is placed on a tactical approach and knowledge of sport specific skills, game strategy, rules, teaching facilitation, organization, and demonstration of different parts of a lesson. Prerequisites: open to PE-Teacher Preparation majors only.

HPE 222. Teaching Individual Sports and Dance. 3 Credits.

This course is designed as both a laboratory and methods class in which the student learns skills and strategies of pickleball, bowling, badminton, golf, tennis, gymnastics, and dance. It is designed to develop knowledge, understanding, and attitudes of fundamental movements. The student teacher will become familiar with teaching and organizational techniques appropriate for each activity. Emphasis is placed on a tactical approach and knowledge of specific skills, game strategy, rules, teaching facilitation, organization, and demonstration of different parts of a lesson. Prerequisites: open to PE - Teacher Prep majors only.

HPE 295. Topics in Physical Education. 1-3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics in physical education. Prerequisite: sophomore standing and approval of program advisor.

HPE 300. Teaching Elementary Physical Education. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to acquaint the teacher candidate with elementary age children, their characteristics, interests, needs, and learning styles. Observation, analysis, and prescription of motor skills, curriculum design using skill themes and movement concepts are aimed at providing the teacher candidate with an increased understanding of how these actions directly relate to the process of effective teaching. Includes a 15 hour field experience. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and HPE 200.

HPE 301W. Methods and Materials in Teaching Physical Education. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to acquaint the teacher candidate with the current theories, techniques, and practices utilized in teaching physical education at the secondary level. Discussions will focus on the various age group characteristics, interests, needs and learning styles as related to a school setting. Observation, analysis, and prescription of motor skills, movement concepts, instructional techniques, and curriculum models are aimed at providing the professional educator with an increased understanding of how these factors directly relate to a process of effective teaching. This writing intensive course includes a 15 hour field experience. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and HPE 200.

HPE 308. Driver Education Foundations of Traffic Safety. 3 Credits.

The intent of the course is to develop a thorough understanding of the highway transportation systems, the complexity of the driving task, and factors contributing to performance of highway users (e.g. attitudes and skills) necessary to develop competent drivers. The course will provide prospective teachers with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively deliver course content as an endorsed driver education trainer. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 110C or instructor permission. Pre- or corequisite: HPE 309.

HPE 309. Principles and Methodologies of Classroom and In-Car Instruction. 3 Credits.

This course provides teacher candidates with an overview of teaching methods and effective practices for driver education instruction with a focus on teaching skills. An emphasis is placed on program organization, administration, classroom instruction, single car instruction, multiple-car range instruction, simulation and evaluation. A minimum of 20 hours behind-the-wheel supervised teaching experiences. Prerequisites: A grade of C or better in ENGL 110C or instructor permission. Pre- or corequisite: HPE 308.

HPE 317. Human Growth & Motor Development. 3 Credits.

This course is an examination of the physical growth and motor development of the human being over the life span. Emphasis is on the assessment of physical and cognitive development, particularly in the K-12 ages. Theory and technique for research are discussed and the use of research findings is incorporated into the assessment materials. Attention is directed toward acquisition of basic skills, perceptual-motor development, and age-related changes. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

HPE 318. Motor Learning. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide the student with experiences in the practical application of theory related to motor learning. Feedback, transfer learning, practice, and motor control principles and concepts are addressed. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

HPE 324. Teaching Injury Care for Sports. 3 Credits.

This course presents the knowledge, skills, and teaching techniques essential for proper care in emergency and sport injury situations. Aspects of emergency first aid, sport specific injury recognition and care, and CPR will be covered. Upon satisfactory completion of the course and payment of certification fees, students will receive a two-year certification in first aid and CPR. Students will have the option of taking the sports first aid certification test from ASEP for coaching. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

HPE 327. Teaching of Health and Physical Education, Pre-K-8. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to prepare classroom teachers in PreK-8 licensure programs for the teaching of health and physical education. Appropriate content, instructional strategies, effective classroom management, and safety issues and requirements will be presented. Prerequisites: junior standing.

HPE 400. Management Skills for Teaching Health and Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Foundations in psychological, sociological, and academic needs of students, with specific focus on management skills in open classroom and sport settings. Specialized safety concerns and environmental considerations are also addressed. Lesson planning, goal setting, and movement formations unique to HPE activities are included. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

HPE 402/502. Methods and Materials in Health Education. 3 Credits.

This course will enable teacher candidates to gain insight into the techniques, methodology, and philosophy of field-based health and physical education. Teacher candidates will be expected to observe and participate in the teaching of simple lessons. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

HPE 404/504. Adapted Physical Education. 4 Credits.

Students will become acquainted with the practices and researching of different disabilities, the learning modes of the exceptional child, and IDEA (the law that advocates free and appropriate education). The course will also examine how to work within the ecosystem surrounding a child with disabilities. A vital component of the course will be the practical application of theory. Prerequisites: HPE 200.

HPE 406/506. Tests and Measurement in Physical Education and Health. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to acquaint the student with tests and measurement in the fields of health and physical education, test construction, scoring, and methods of using results. Prerequisites: junior standing.

HPE 409/509. Physiology of Exercise. 3 Credits.

An investigation into the physiological adjustments of the human organism to exercise, including systematic and biochemical molecular changes. Major areas of concern include neuromuscular, metabolic, and cardiorespiratory changes during exercise and the influence of such variables as nutrition, drugs, environment, age, sex, training and body weight. Prerequisites: BIOL 240 or BIOL 250.

HPE 430/530. Nutrition and Fitness Education. 3 Credits.

The study of techniques for the teaching of nutrition and health-related fitness. Content to be covered includes nutrition and various aspects of fitness training appropriate for the teaching of PreK-12 physical education and health. Prerequisites: HPE 200 and HPE 402.

HPE 469/569. Practicum Experience and Instructional Planning in Health and Physical Education. 3 Credits.

Instructional planning coupled with a clinical experience that allows the teaching candidate to teach and observe professionals in a field-based setting. Portfolio development, reflective assessment of teaching, and student assessment techniques will be emphasized. This course requires a completed ODU clearance/background check prior to entering a school or community agency. Visit: https://www.odu.edu/oce for clearance procedures. If students do not have the clearance by the first week of classes, they will be dropped. Prerequisites: HPE 200 and admission into teacher education program.

HPE 480. Teacher Candidate Seminar. 1 Credit.

Study and group discussion of problems growing out of the student teaching (teacher candidate internship) experience. Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education and approval of the program advisor.

HPE 485. Teacher Candidate Internship. 12 Credits.

A culminating experience that provides a field-based application of effective techniques in behavior, management, instructional strategies, and the development of professional attributes in K-12 school setting. This course requires a completed ODU clearance/background check prior to entering a school or community agency. Visit: https://www.odu.edu/oce for clearance procedures. If students do not have the clearance by the first week of classes, they will be dropped. Prerequisites: acceptance into teacher education, completion of approved program, passing scores on the appropriate PRAXIS II content examination, and an approved application for Teacher Candidate Internship.

HPE 497. Topics in Health and Physical Education. 1-3 Credits.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HPE 498. Topics in Health and Physical Education. 1-3 Credits.

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor.

HUMAN MOVEMENT SCIENCES Courses

HMS 200S. Personal Health and Wellness. 3 Credits.

This course will take a holistic approach to discuss and apply the dimensions of wellness as related to personal health. Dimensions of wellness covered will include physical, emotional, social, financial, intellectual, environmental, spiritual, and occupational. Students will evaluate how lifestyle, environment, and heredity impact each dimension of wellness. Emphasis will be placed on identifying how health behaviors impact each dimension of wellness and overall quality of life. In addition, the course will allow students to explore their own personal health and learn how to develop and implement behavioral and environmental strategies to improve their wellness.

PARK, RECREATION AND TOURISM STUDIES Courses

PRTS 200. Backpacking. 2 Credits.

Students will finish this course with the ability to demonstrate competency in and teach fundamental camping skills, including backpacking, cooking, travel techniques, Leave No Trace skills, and associated safety skills. Additionally, students will demonstrate an increased understanding of issues related to the administration of federally-managed public lands, such as those used in this class, as they relate to recreation and other uses. An overnight field tip is required.

PRTS 209. Introduction to Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies. 3 Credits.

This course is an introduction to the park, recreation, and tourism Studies major. Students will explore career opportunities in park and recreation management, recreational therapy, and tourism management. The private, public, and non-profit delivery sectors will be reviewed. Professional competencies to work in the recreation industry will be explored.

PRTS 210S. Leisure and Human Behavior. 3 Credits.

This course will examine leisure and its relationship to human behavior from historical and contemporary perspectives. The course will explore fundamental principles, theories, and philosophies of recreation, play, and leisure and how they relate to health and wellness, quality of life, personal identity, work, the economy, and social institutions. The role of leisure in one’s life will be examined in depth with a focus on positive and negative leisure behaviors, trends in world culture, and how societal factors influence leisure behavior.

PRTS 212. Program Planning and Development in Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to help students understand and develop their recreation programming skills. Theories and techniques in relation to community, therapeutic, commercial, and outdoor recreation leisure service provision are explored. The course will examine the basic principles of recreation programming including needs assessment, public relations, budgeting and evaluation. Pre- or corequisite: PRTS 209 and PRTS 210S.

PRTS 251. Introduction to Park and Recreation Management. 3 Credits.

This introductory course addresses all of the essential topics that professionals within park and recreation management must know, including: program planning and evaluation, decision making, facility management, human resources, marketing, budgeting and financial planning, and policy making.

PRTS 261. Introduction to Recreational Therapy. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to present an overview of recreational therapy as a profession. Philosophy, historical development and standards of practice will be discussed. Students will develop an understanding of professional training, credentialing, and the recreation profession's responsibility to provide recreational opportunities for all individuals. Implementation of recreational therapy services for a wide variety of diagnostic groups will be explored.

PRTS 271. Introduction to Tourism Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to present an introduction to the development of the tourism (airline, cruise, rail, and hotel) industry. Emphasis is placed on historical and technological development, the different components of the industry, and career opportunities in tourism.

PRTS 285. Diversity in Parks, Recreation and Tourism. 3 Credits.

This course is designed as an introduction to the responsibilities of public, private, and commercial leisure service delivery systems in relation to their diverse constituents. The objective of the course is to increase students' understanding of ethnic/racial groups, gays and lesbians, people with disabilities, the elderly, and other diverse groups in park/recreation/tourism settings.

PRTS 302. Facilitating the Recreation Experience. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to help students develop recreation facilitation and leadership skills. The course will focus on leadership theories, recreation leadership techniques, and group dynamics. Students will practice group leadership techniques through in-class activities and community engaged learning. Prerequisites: restricted to Park, Recreation, and Tourism Studies majors.

PRTS 332. Recreation Administration. 3 Credits.

This course examines personnel, financial and organizational management principles, practices, and policies related to the recreation industry. The course explores general personnel management, organizational management, and the budget process. Students will learn about revenue sources, budget formats, and managing full-time, part-time, and seasonal personnel. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

PRTS 366. Internship Seminar. 1 Credit.

Agency field placement is required of all students in Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies. Seminar will include resume and cover letter writing skills, internship requirements, agency placement referrals, and interviewing techniques. (cross-listed with SMGT 366) Prerequisites: Senior standing or permission of the instructor; restricted to Parks, Recreation and Tourism Studies majors.

PRTS 368. Internship. 12 Credits.

Supervised agency placement is required of all students in the Park, Recreation and Tourism Studies program. Placement must fulfill all professionally appropriate certification standards. Minimum of 400 clock hours. Prerequisites: PRTS 366, Senior standing, and completion of all core and concentration area courses; restricted to Parks, Recreation and Tourism Studies majors.

PRTS 369. Practicum in Parks, Recreation and Tourism Studies. 3 Credits.

Selected field-based experiences in a park, recreation and tourism service setting. Minimum of 200 clock hours. Prerequisites: junior standing.

PRTS 404. Recreation Resource Management. 3 Credits.

This course addresses outdoor recreation and natural management using a recreation ecology framework. Physical and social impacts resulting from outdoor recreation in parks and protected areas will be discussed, as well as visitor use management strategies to address those impacts. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

PRTS 405. Outdoor Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to increase knowledge, skills, techniques, policies and procedures related to outdoor recreation. Students are required to participate in outdoor recreation experiences through the Outdoor Adventure Program and on their own. Additional weekends and fees will be required for professional certifications (e.g., Professional Climbers Instructors' Association). Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

PRTS 406. Outdoor Leadership and Environmental Education. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to examine the history, development, and trends in outdoor leadership and environmental education, including the development of curriculum concepts that foster an environmentally literate citizenry. Leadership and teaching techniques for successful utilization of the outdoors as a classroom will be explored. Students are required to participate in outdoor recreation experiences through the Outdoor Adventure Program and on their own. Additional weekends and fees will be required for professional certifications (e.g., Wilderness First Aid). Prerequisites: PRTS 251, PRTS 302, PRTS 405, and junior standing or permission of the instructor.

PRTS 410. Evidence-Based Programming and Practice in Recreational Therapy. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide students with a practical understanding of client-centered recreational therapy program design and evidence-based practice. Emphasis will be placed on the role and purpose of recreational therapy service delivery within health care and community settings. Topics will include assessment, program planning, activity analysis, implementation of evidence-based interventions, documentation, and evaluation of services as well as interprofessional practice. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor; PRTS 261 with a grade of C- or better.

PRTS 420. Intervention Techniques in Recreational Therapy. 4 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce students to various recreational therapy interventions used in practice. Students will explore physical, cognitive, and psychosocial interventions. Facilitation techniques, activity modification, and group facilitation will also be explored. Students will lead group recreational therapy interventions during lab. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor; PRTS 261 with a grade of C- or better.

PRTS 430. Assessment and Documentation in Recreational Therapy. 3 Credits.

This course will provide students with a detailed examination of assessment and documentation procedures used in recreational therapy. Course focus includes the assessment and documentation process, including instrument design, selection, and implementation. Use of assessment data in treatment planning and evaluation will also be examined. Prerequisites: PRTS 261 with a grade of C- or better; junior standing or permission of instructor.

PRTS 433. Camp Administration. 3 Credits.

This course will cover organization and administration of camp programs and facilities including history, trends, staffing, client needs, finance, marketing, accreditation, research and legal issues. Primary emphasis will be on organized camp programs and their impact on youth and society. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor.

PRTS 441. Marketing of Hospitality Services. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce students to theories and concepts related to marketing and sales within successful service-oriented hospitality and tourism businesses. Course topics include marketing and sales techniques, planning and management. Students will also learn about the use of research to identify and target various market segments. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

PRTS 450. Disability Culture in Recreational Therapy. 3 Credits.

This course will emphasize how disability is defined and understood on both a micro and macro level as related to the field of recreational therapy. The symptomatology of various disabilities will be explored and correlated with specific recreational therapy strategies and techniques for treatment. In addition, explanatory models of disability will be covered, including an exploration of the ethical issues associated with various ways disability has been understood and represented over time. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor; PRTS 261 with a grade C- or better.

PRTS 460. Managing Recreational Therapy Services. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to address issues related to managing recreational therapy services. Topics discussed include reimbursement of services, staff development, marketing of services, clinical supervision, recreational therapy models of delivery, and understanding the health care environment. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of instructor; PRTS 261 with a grade of C- or better.

PRTS 461. Hospitality Leadership and Management. 3 Credits.

This course explores the meaning and practice of leadership and management in the hospitality and tourism industry. The course links theoretical concepts to the application of best practice in various aspects of administration. Students will also learn about current trends, research, and national and international case studies Prerequisites: PRTS 271 and Junior standing or permission of instructor.

PRTS 475. Sustainable Tourism Management. 3 Credits.

This course examines the principles and practices of planning, marketing, and managing sustainable tourism. Assessment, development, and maintenance of sustainable tourism products are explored. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

PRTS 482W. Evaluation in Parks, Recreation, and Tourism. 3 Credits.

The purpose of this course is to give students basic knowledge in research and evaluation within the contexts of park, recreation and tourism studies. Specific focus is placed on integrating basic research, program evaluation, and statistical analysis in an applied manner within the field. Topics include program interventions, program evaluations, and survey research. This is a writing intensive course. Prerequisites: PRTS 209, PRTS 210S, PRTS 212, a grade of C or better in ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C, and junior standing.

PRTS 490. Convention and Meeting Services. 3 Credits.

This course introduces students to convention and meeting service management. Content includes both convention sales and convention services. Main topics include: planning, organization, and implementation of a meeting, convention or tradeshow. Students can earn a certificate through the American Hotel and Lodging Association Education Institute after completion of the course. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of instructor.

PRTS 491. Festival and Event Management. 3 Credits.

This course will introduce students to the growing profession of events management. Specific focus will be on knowledge that encompasses the management of public assembly for the purpose of celebration, education, marketing and reunions. Prerequisites: Junior standing or permission of the instructor.

PRTS 495. Topics. 1-3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics in the variety of areas comprising parks, recreation and tourism studies. Prerequisites: junior standing.

PRTS 497. Independent Study. 1-3 Credits.

Individualized instruction to include research, specialized studies, or other scholarly writing. Prerequisites: junior standing or permission of the instructor.

PHYSICAL EDUCATION Courses

PE 101+. Swim Conditioning. 1 Credit.

Students will discuss and learn the training process including advantages and benefits of swimming, principles of training, training procedures, evaluation and motivation, and minor annoyances. Stroke mechanics and improvement and information for triathletes.

PE 102+. Beginning Swimming. 1 Credit.

Development of the basic water safety skills and knowledge to make one reasonably safe in the water.

PE 103+. Intermediate Swimming. 1 Credit.

Instruction in all strokes will be covered. Prerequisites: must be comfortable in deep water.

PE 104+. Lifeguard Training. 2 Credits.

Development of the skills and knowledge designed to save the life of another in the event of an emergency in the water. Red Cross certification.

PE 105+. Water Safety Instruction. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide the student with knowledge and skills in water safety and teaching techniques for certification to teach swimming, lifesaving, rescue and water safety courses. Red Cross Water Safety Instructor Certificate upon successful completion. Prerequisites: must be at least 17, in sound physical condition, and have the ability to perform skills in the level VI ARC swim course.

PE 112+. Yoga. 1-2 Credits.

The 1-credit option of this course focuses on yoga postures and breathing exercises. The 2-credit option provides a foundation for the understanding and practice of Hatha yoga in its complete form. Course covers yoga postures, breathing exercises, philosophy, and meditation.

PE 115+. Introduction to Rock Climbing. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to guide students through several processes in rock climbing. Students will be able to properly fit a harness, tie in to the system, use passive and active belay devices, and perform basic rescues. The class will also focus on proper climbing technique and injury prevention. Additionally, rock climbing facility administration will be discussed.

PE 117+. Accessible Fitness and Wellness. 1-2 Credits.

Designed for students who self-identify as having social, cognitive, emotional, psychological, or physical limitations who would benefit from a small group and/or individualized fitness/nutritional training program. Students will learn the basic principles about cardiovascular/aerobic training and resistance/weight training to increase flexibility, balance and overall fitness. Upon completion, students should be able to plan and implement a personal, lifelong fitness program based on their individual needs, abilities, goals and interests. Course will also include classes on nutrition to increase overall wellness.

PE 118+. Weight Training. 1 Credit.

Designed to allow students an individualized weight training program. The program will include use of free weights, universal, and other appropriate tools for the variety of weight training differences.

PE 134+. Beginning Golf. 1 Credit.

The fundamentals of golf, stance, grip, swing, rules, and etiquette are presented. Driving range and golf course may be used. Students pay all fees.

PE 140+. Beginning Self-Defense. 1 Credit.

The student is introduced to the various practical skills and methods of self-defense. Judo, Aikido, Jujutsu, and Karate are combined to explore the most effective means to defend oneself.

PE 141+. Intermediate Self-Defense. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to give the student further instruction and practice in the various practical skills and methods of self-defense. Prerequisites: PE 140+.

PE 142+. Beginning Karate. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to give the traditional Karate training ('Art of Empty Hand') to the beginning student. It emphasizes the traditional mode of training with mental and physical discipline. Formal Kata, defensive skills, punches, kicks, and blocking techniques are introduced.

PE 143+. Intermediate Karate. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to give the student further instruction and practice in traditional Karate. Prerequisites: PE 142+.

PE 144+. Advanced Karate. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to introduce further instruction and practice in traditional martial art aspects of Karate-doh. Philosophical understanding and high level of skill proficiency are emphasized. Prerequisites: PE 143+.

PE 145+. Theory of Advanced Karatedo. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide the theoretical framework of Karatedo that embodies the higher principle of physical and mental dynamics and aims to achieve the advanced skills in Karatedo. Prerequisites: PE 142+, PE 143+, PE 144+ and/or equivalent proficiency level.

PE 146+. Beginning Aikido. 1 Credit.

Course is designed to introduce the fundamental dynamics of Aikido principle. It contains the fundamental skills in body dynamics, body movements, safety landing, defensive pattern drills, and overall understanding of Aikido as a classical art form. Course provide comprehensive information on the philosophical and aesthetic aspects of Aikido.

PE 147+. Intermediate Aikido. 1 Credit.

Course is designed to introduce the intermediate level of Aikido dynamics. It contains the basics of fundamental skills in body dynamics, body movements, safety landing, intermediate level of defensive pattern drills, and overall understanding of Aikido as a classical art form. Prerequisites: PE 146+.

PE 148+. Advanced Aikido. 1 Credit.

Course is designed to introduce the advanced level of Aikido dynamics. It contains training in advanced skills in body dynamics, body movements, defensive pattern drills, and overall understanding of Aikido theory and application as a classical art form. Prerequisites: PE 147+.

PE 149+. Theory of Advanced Aikido. 1 Credit.

This course is designed to provide the theoretical framework of Aikido that embodies the mental and physical dynamics of the martial arts discipline of Aikido. Prerequisites: PE 146+, PE 147+, and PE 148+.

PE 150+. Beginning Judo. 1 Credit.

An introduction to Judo including the techniques of throws, holdings, lockings, and pinnings. Philosophy and cultural aspects of Sport Judo are also covered.

PE 151+. Intermediate Judo. 1 Credit.

An intermediate course in Sport Judo covering intermediate skills and strategies. Prerequisites: PE 150+.

PE 171+. Physical Conditioning. 1 Credit.

This course addresses the basic principles of progressive weight training. Objectives of the course include knowledge of various weight-training systems, proper use of weight-training equipment, and effective record-keeping to monitor individual progress.

PE 174+. Aerobics I. 1-2 Credits.

This course is designed to introduce the student to a complete physical fitness program that strengthens the heart and lungs, and tones up the muscles.

PE 175+. Zumba. 1 Credit.

Zumba is a Latin inspired, dance-fitness class that incorporates Latin and International music with dance movements. It is a high calorie-burning fitness class that features fast and slow rhythms. The student will participate in instructor led routines. This class will include discussion of Zumba's history and basic four rhythms. No dance experience necessary.

PE 176+. Pilates. 1 Credit.

Students will understand the basic principles of Pilates and will be able to demonstrate the ability of performing beginning and intermediate Pilates exercises with correct form and technique.

PE 196+. Topics in Health and Physical Education. 1-3 Credits.

A variety of new and innovative courses in lifetime physical activities are offered such as advanced theory class in martial arts, advanced Iaido, self defense seminar, yoga, cross country skiing, yacht racing, racquetball, nautilus, swim conditioning, water safety instructor, scuba and aerobic dance.

PE 368. Coaching Internship. 6 Credits.

Final field placement required for all students with an emphasis in a coaching minor. Students will be placed in an athletic coaching environment to gain experience in personal communication, technique instruction, practice organization and administrative duties required of the specific sport of their emphasis. Placement of internship subject to instructor approval. Minimum of 200 clock hours (hours to be arranged). Prerequisites: Senior standing; HPE 409, PE 415, PE 456.

PE 415. Principles of Coaching Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the coaching profession. Special emphasis will be placed on establishing a sound coaching philosophy, selecting a coaching style, desirable qualities of a coach, ethics and the coach, roles of the head coach, planning and organizing for games and practices, coaching pedagogy, off-season planning, final preparations for the season, and issues and problems related to coaching and recruiting athletes. Prerequisites: junior standing.

PE 456. Sports Psychology. 3 Credits.

Study of the psychological bases of coaching strategies and methodologies. Emphasis is placed on applying knowledge in field settings. Prerequisites: Junior standing.

PE 497/597. Topics in Health and Physical Education. 1-3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics in health and physical education. Prerequisites: junior standing and approval of program advisor.

SPORT MANAGEMENT Courses

SMGT 214. Introduction to Sport Management. 3 Credits.

Course will introduce students to the sport industry, the wide range of career opportunities involving sport, and the economic impact of sports in America. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in MATH 102M or MATH 162M.

SMGT 305. Sport Administrative Theory. 3 Credits.

Principles of organization and administration as they apply to managing sport organizations. Issues related to working with and through individuals to achieve organizational goals and objectives are discussed. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better.

SMGT 312. Sport Sales. 3 Credits.

This course will teach students to learn and navigate the sport sales process. The financial strength of a sport entity is determined by its sales ability, and through lecture, guest speakers, and applied 'real world' exercises, students will have the opportunity to obtain knowledge, skills, and experiences in sport sales that are essential for entry level positions. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better.

SMGT 315. Sport Media and Public Relations. 3 Credits.

An introduction to sport media and public relations. Special emphasis will be placed on the communications process in sport and the various mediums that can be used to convey messages. The internal and external publics involved in sport public relations will be examined along with the steps involved in the process. Prerequisite: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, and a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C.

SMGT 331. Fiscal Planning and Management in Sport and Recreation. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to examine the principles and practices of financial management in diverse recreation and sport service settings. Course will explore the basic concepts of financial planning and analysis to effectively manage a successful operation. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, ACCT 201, and MATH 102M or higher.

SMGT 366. Internship Seminar. 1 Credit.

Agency field placement is required of all students in Sport Management. Seminar will include resume and cover letter writing skills, internship requirements, agency placement referrals, and interviewing techniques. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, and junior standing.

SMGT 368. Internship. 12 Credits.

Final field placement required for all students with an emphasis in sport management. Students will be placed in an agency to gain experience in methodologies, administration techniques, and programs specific to their area of emphasis. Minimum of 400 clock hours. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, senior standing, and permission of the instructor.

SMGT 369. Practicum in Physical Education, Recreation, and Athletics. 3 Credits.

Selected off-campus experiences in physical education, leisure activities, and athletics that will enable students to become more actively involved with field-based professionals engaged in skills within their respective discipline. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, and permission of the instructor.

SMGT 414. Sport Marketing. 3 Credits.

Course will examine competitive market strategies as they apply to the sport industry. Emphasis will be placed on the relationship between sport products and sport markets, the communication mix, market research, and the role of strategic planning for business sponsorship. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better and junior standing.

SMGT 415. Principles of Coaching Management. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide students with a basic knowledge of the coaching profession. Special emphasis will be placed on establishing a sound coaching philosophy, selecting a coaching style, desirable qualities of a coach, ethics and the coach, roles of the head coach, planning and organizing for games and practices, coaching pedagogy, off-season planning, final preparations for the season, and issues and problems related to coaching and recruiting athletes. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

SMGT 421. Legal Aspects in Recreation and Sport Management. 3 Credits.

This course presents an overview of the increasing effect the law is having on amateur athletics, professional sports and recreation programs. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better and junior standing.

SMGT 450W. Ethics and Morality in Sport. 3 Credits.

This writing intensive course offers an introduction to ethics and morality within the context of sports. It examines the values of sport and the basis for ethical decision making. Readings, case studies and class discussion are used to explore the moral significance of sport. This course is designed to foster critical thinking skills and to improve written and verbal communication skills through analysis of philosophical and ethical issues associated with sport. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, a grade of C or better in ENGL 110C and ENGL 211C or ENGL 221C or ENGL 231C and Junior standing.

SMGT 452. Sport Facility Management. 3 Credits.

An examination of the principles and practices of sport facility management. Special emphasis will be placed on management functions related to facility supervision, financing, marketing, public relations, risk management, security, operations, maintenance, programming, scheduling, event planning, box office operations and concessions. Prerequisites: A grade of C- or better in SMGT 214 and junior standing.

SMGT 453. Event Management and Sport Sponsorship. 3 Credits.

This course is designed to provide a detailed examination of the relationship between sport and corporate sponsorship. Topics will include sport sponsorship background and history, reasons for sponsorship, benefits of sponsorship, types of sport sponsorship, strategic communication through sponsorship, sponsorship valuation, and evaluation of sponsorship packages. Special emphasis will be placed on the relationship between sport sponsorship development, event planning and fund-raising strategies. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, and junior standing.

SMGT 455. Sport in Contemporary Society. 3 Credits.

Discusses the phenomenon of sport as it represents one of the most pervasive social institutions today. The major theme of this course is to demonstrate how sport reflects and enforces the beliefs, values, and ideologies of society. Emphasis is placed on changing attitudes and current trends in the world of sport. The course will be taught from sociological and philosophical perspectives. Prerequisites: SMGT 214 with a grade of C- or better, and junior standing.

SMGT 456/556. Sport Psychology. 3 Credits.

This course examines psychological theories and research related to sport and exercise behavior. The course is designed to introduce students to the field by providing a broad overview of topics associated with sport and exercise psychology. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

SMGT 495/595. Topics in Sport Management. 3 Credits.

This course provides an opportunity for in-depth study of selected topics in sport management. Prerequisites: ENGL 110C.

SMGT 497. Independent Study in Sport Management. 1-3 Credits.

Individualized instruction to include research, specialized studies, or other scholarly writing. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor.