Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

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[1] Graduate Courses in Exercise and Sport Science (EXSS)

5V71 SPECIAL TOPICS IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Topics in exercise and sport science.

5305 SPORT MANAGEMENT INTRODUCTION AND GOVERNANCE This course introduces students to the broad concepts of management and governance as they pertain to the sport management discipline. Students will learn of various sport organizations and governance structures of these organizations from around the world and all levels of sport—amateur, scholastic, intercollegiate, professional, and international.

5315 LEADERSHIP IN SPORT MANAGEMENT This course will provide students with both theoretical and practical information on leadership in sport. Pertinent leadership theories (transactional, transformational, authentic, and servant) will be studied along with case studies on how these are applied by practitioners to inform decision-making in sport. Students will gain a further understanding of the importance of leadership in sport organizations as well as how to recognize their own leadership style and the leadership style of those around them.

5325 FINANCIAL PRINCIPLES IN SPORT MANAGEMENT A course designed to engage students in financial practices that sport organizations typically undertake. Students will learn budgeting practices and financial operations pertaining to sport organizations and how to apply this information to the financial decisions faced by sport managers.

5331 CARE AND PREVENTION OF EXERCISE AND SPORTS INJURIES This course introduces students to the broad discipline of caring for exercise and sports injuries. Key topics of study include anatomy, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation techniques, emergency procedures, and liability issues in athletics and activity. Lecture, discussion, and laboratory experiences.

5332 CRITICAL ANALYSIS OF RESEARCH This course will allow students to improve their ability to critically assess research. Aspects of evaluation that will be covered include: clarity of writing, appropriately defining research components, choosing of an appropriate sample size, providing an adequate description of methodology, proper methodology, proper use of statistics, appropriate presentation of results, and proper interpretation of results.

5335 SPORT MARKETING PRINCIPLES AND STRATEGY This course is structured in order to inform students about the broad spectrum of sport marketing practices. Best sport marketing theories and applications will be disseminated. Students will learn how to engage in rightful sport marketing practices and learn about emerging trends with the goal of applying them to sport organizations.

5345 SPORT PUBLIC RELATIONS, COMMUNICATION, AND CRISIS MANAGEMENT This course is structured to inform students about sport organization communication practices and principles. The course entails information on managing both a public relations communication avenue and a stakeholder relations communication avenue. Through this course students will become versed in principles sport organizations have used and future trends, while also seeing the principles implemented.

5350 OBESITY PREVENTION AND MANAGEMENT Course activities, experiences, assignments, and sequence are intended to provide opportunities for students to accomplish specific competencies related to the understanding of the prevalence of overweight and obesity, dietary considerations, exercise considerations, environmental considerations, and behavioral strategy considerations. Students will examine items in this course as they pertain to the world, the United States, and, in particular, the state of Arkansas.

5352 EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION FOR SPECIAL POPULATIONS The purpose of this course is to provide students with knowledge and experiences on the different aspects of physical activity programming for individuals who have specific disabilities or health limitations and conditions that warrant special attention. Course content will be presented in a classroom/laboratory discussion format, including guest speakers and on and off campus physical activity experiences where students will have an opportunity to observe and participate in physical activities for special populations.

5376 ADVANCED STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING This course has three main objectives: (a) to examine physiological, biomechanical, motor control, and psychological aspects of sport; (b) to prepare students to create effective strength and conditioning programs for sport, recreational, clinical, and rehabilitation purposes; and (c) to educate students about current trends in strength and conditioning.

6V01 THESIS RESEARCH (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours) Under the direction of the thesis advisor and committee, students will carry out an original research project. This includes: research design, proposal, IRB approval, data collection, data analysis and defense. Students enrolled in the thesis option must complete six (6) credit hours for graduation. Prerequisite: Consent of the department.

6V08 RESEARCH PROJECT IN SPORTS MEDICINE (Variable credit: 1-3 credit hours.) Under the direction of faculty members in the department of exercise and sport science, students will plan, conduct, and present a research project. Their research study can be performed through case study, literature review, or a mentored original research project. Through completing this project, students will improve their ability to read, write, and interpret research. Primary methods of instruction include lecture, discussion, and presentation. Prerequisite: Consent of the program coordinator.

6300 INDEPENDENT STUDY IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE Independent study that requires the student to prepare and develop a selected topic. Presentation of research to graduate faculty is required.

6305 SPORT ORGANIZATION COMMUNICATION This course aims to teach students about how sport organizations communicate internally and externally. Students will learn how to decipher and interpret data concerning media, analytics, and trends. The information will then be used to explore how current sport organizations use data in the daily communication procedures through various media outlets for both intra-organization and inter-organization relations.

6310 MOTOR LEARNING Cognitive and motor processes related to the learning and performance of motor skills; emphasis is given to the topics of learning, attention, memory, and practice conditions.

6315 RESEARCH METHODS IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE Understanding the research process and developing the skills applicable to the conduct of scientific investigation in exercise and sport science.

6316 DATA ANALYSIS This course provides coverage of data analysis techniques that have specific applications for health and the applied sciences. An applied, conceptual approach will be used to facilitate the practical use of those techniques using SPSSPC+.

6320 ORGANIZATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY RECREATION PROGRAMS Content, facilities, financial resources, motivation, methods, and evaluation of school and community recreation programs.

6325 SPORT LAW ASPECTS This course informs students about the most common legal aspects of sport organizations. Students will learn to be aware of legal issues facing sport organizations today, and how sport managers must remain informed about laws and regulations pertaining to sport. Information from this course will aid future sport managers in their decision-making process based on legal foundations.

6330 FOUNDATIONS OF EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE An analysis of biological, philosophical, psychological, and sociological factors forming the body of knowledge which is exercise science. Pertinent governmental and historical events are also examined.

6333 EVALUATION OF CARDIORESPIRATORY ADAPTATION This course provides an in-depth analysis of the adaptations to the cardiorespiratory system as it pertains to exercise training. The use of appropriate laboratory techniques will be explored in the assessment of cardiovascular and pulmonary responses. Curriculum prerequisite: EXSS 4300 or consent of instructor.

6334 CONTEMPORARY COACHING PROBLEMS Current problems in the coaching profession are discussed. Through group effort, outside readings, and visiting lecturers, workable solutions are identified and proposed.

6336 ANALYSIS OF HUMAN MOVEMENT This course involves qualitative and quantitative analysis of human movement, with particular emphasis on gait and locomotion. Students will learn the instrumentation, measurement techniques, and data analysis necessary to analyze human motion.

6337 EVALUATION OF NEUROMUSCULAR ADAPTATION This course provides an in-depth analysis of the adaptations to the neuromuscular system as it pertains to exercise training. The use of appropriate laboratory techniques will be explored in the assessment of neuromuscular responses.

6360 MEASUREMENT IN EXERCISE AND SPORT SCIENCE Advanced statistical and theoretical considerations of measurement and evaluation issues in health and in exercise and sport science.

6370 ATHLETIC ADMINISTRATION A study of philosophical and theoretical approaches to the administration of secondary and collegiate athletic programs.

6605 SPORT MANAGEMENT CAPSTONE COURSE: BUSINESS SIMULATION This course uses a business operations software program to test student knowledge from throughout the program. Students will run their own business and make decisions pertaining to various functions covered throughout the program: leadership, governance, finance, marketing, legal, statistical, communication, and public relations.