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2011-12 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Sport and Movement Science


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Faculty

Assistant Professor: Steven P. Dion, Chairperson

Professors: Caitlin Corbett, Amy Everitt, Heidi A. Fuller, Philip W. Kelly

Associate Professors:  Ann Marie Gallo, Joseph A. Gallo, Stuart G. McMahon, Peter Smolianov, Michele M. Sweeney

Assistant Professors: George Abboud, Robin C. Benton, Katharine C. Bloom, Meghan K. McLyman, Christopher H. Schoen

Instructor: Joseph M. Murphy

Faculty Emeriti

Professors: Bette P. Bailey, Joan E. Duda, Patricia A. Everitt, Grant F. Longley, Bonneta Schreck, Joan L. Zardus

Associate Professors: Nancy R. Clifford, William A. Gillis, George Jacobson, Verna L. Moberg, Richard L. Schneider

Assistant Professor: George H. Blackwell

Programs Offered

Bachelor of Science – Athletic Training

(Program Director: Professor Joseph Gallo)

Bachelor of Science – Sport and Movement Science

(Department Chair: Professor Steven Dion)

Concentrations (and Program Directors)

Dance 

 

(Professor Caitlin Corbett)

Fitness /Wellness 

 

(Professor Heidi Fuller)

Health and Consumer Science  

 

(Professor Steven Dion)

Physical Education 

 

(Professor Ann Gallo)

Recreation Management  

       (Professor Katherine Bloom)

Sport Management  

 

(Professor Stuart McMahon)

Minors

Aquatic Management  

 

(Professor Robin Benton)

Coaching 

 

(Professor Christopher Schoen)

Dance 

 

(Professor Caitlin Corbett)

Fitness/Wellness 

 

(Professor Heidi Fuller)

Health and Consumer Science-Non-Teacher Track  

 

(Professor Steven Dion)

Recreation Management  

 

(Professor Katherine Bloom)

Sport Management  

 

(Professor Stuart McMahon)

NOTE: Please see Program Director and Chairperson for permission to minor in the Sport and Movement Science Department.

It is the philosophy of the department to promote lifelong wellness by providing all students with the opportunity to learn and participate in lifetime activities and acquire knowledge in fitness and health. The department offers a variety of .5 credits quarter activity courses and 1-credit semester activity courses which can be used to fulfill the core requirement in physical education. A selection of health courses (SMS 194 , SMS 195 , SMS 196 ) are offered to meet the core requirement in health.

A description of exemption policies for the core requirements in physical education and health can be found under Core Requirements in the Undergraduate Programs Section of this catalog.

In addition, a wide variety of courses are offered as free electives.

The department offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Athletic Training and Sport and Movement Science. Each SMS major student must select one concentration.

In addition, a minor is recommended. Majors must achieve a minimum grade of “C-” in all major and concentration courses.

SMS Major Activities Requirements (For most B.S. in Sport and Movement Science degrees)

5 credits required, one from each area; 6 credits electives from the 6 areas:

Exercise

Required: SMS 171 
Elective: SMS 166 , SMS 170 , SMS 172 , SMS 173 , SMS 174  

Sport

Elective: SMS 161 , SMS 162 SMS 163 , SMS 164  
 

Aquatics

Required: SMS 140 
Elective: SMS 141 SMS 142 , SMS 143 , SMS 145 , SMS 146  

Dance

Required: SMS 150,  SMS 151,  SMS 152,  SMS 154,  SMS 155,  SMS 156,   SMS 157,  SMS 158,  SMS 159  
Elective: SMS 150 , SMS 154 SMS 157 SMS 158 

Adventure

Required: SMS 130 SMS 131 SMS 132 , SMS 133 , SMS 134 
Elective: SMS 130 SMS 132 , SMS 133 , SMS 134   

Gymnastics

Required: PE concentrations, SMS 160  
Elective: SMS 160 

Bachelor of Science - Athletic Training

The CAATE accredited athletic training education program prepares the student for the Athletic Training Board of Certification examination. The sequencing of Athletic Training courses will take three and one half years to complete and should be started as a second semester freshman, with ATR 101  and ATR 102 . BIO 105 , BIO 200 , and CHE 124  should be started in the freshman year. In addition to required courses as indicated on the athletic training flowsheet, this program requires the completion of 850 hours of on site experiences. Note; This program has limited enrollment, and specific requirements for admission and retention. (See Admission and Retention Requirements for Athletic Training). Additional Requirements: Athletic Training students must be prepared to provide their own transportation to clinical settings. In addition, Athletic Training students will be expected to carry their own liability insurance (approximate cost $22.00) and be CPR certified.  Hepatitis B immunization and physical exam are mandatory for clinical experience. For complete details concerning curriculum policies and requirements, see Athletic Training Handbook available in the SMS Department.

Bachelor of Science - Sport & Movement Science:

Dance Concentration

The Dance concentration curriculum is designed to prepare the student to enter the dance profession upon graduation, or continue studies in a graduate degree program. With a focus on choreography and performance, the dance concentration provides the student opportunities to create and perform every semester. Students are expected to achieve competency in technical proficiency, critical thinking skills, and personal artistic voice.

Fitness/Wellness Concentration

The Fitness/Wellness concentration curriculum is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to become instructors/technicians, owners/entrepreneurs, directors/managers and graduate students within the health-fitness professions.

Health and Consumer Science Concentration

The Health and Consumer Science concentration prepares students for initial licensure at both the elementary and secondary levels of the Health/Family and Consumer Sciences teacher license. Candidates for teacher licensure in Massachusetts must take and pass the Communication and Literacy components of the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) in addition to passing the subject matter portion. A unique opportunity is afforded the prospective teacher to gain practical experiences with students in public school settings through courses with prepracticum components. In addition to required courses as indicated on the Health and Consumer Science flow sheet, this program requires the completion of a minimum of 75 hours of onsite observation, assisting and teaching, and a 300 hour student teaching practicum in a Massachusetts Public School.
 

Recreation Management Concentration

The Recreation Management concentration curriculum is designed to provide students with the theoretical background and the applied experiences necessary to be managers/leaders in the recreation field upon graduation or to continue studies in a graduate degree program. Students within this concentration have the option of choosing courses within two specializations: Park and Recreation Management and Aquatic Management. These specializations are designed to enhance the student’s experiences within the primary areas of emphasis in the recreation field.

Physical Education Concentration

Those pursuing a career in teaching physical education enroll in the state certified physical education concentration that prepares students to become teachers of elementary or secondary physical education. Candidates for teacher certification in Massachusetts must take and pass the Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL). A unique opportunity is afforded the prospective teacher to gain practical experience with students in public school settings through courses with pre-practicum components.

Sport Management Concentration

The concentration is designed to prepare students in the rapidly growing and dynamic field of sport management. The program of study emphasizes providing a well-rounded education with a variety of theoretical and practical opportunities available to students. The curriculum provides the student with the knowledge necessary for today’s sport manager, reflecting the needs of the profession and the competencies required by the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) and the National Association of Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).

Admission to the Physical Education Concentration:

The following criteria are to be satisfied for matriculation into the Physical Education concentration:

  1. A minimum grade of “C” in all SMS major and physical education concentration courses; English Composition ENL 101  and ENL 102 ; and SPC 101A 
  2. A 2.75 grade point average for all courses taken at Salem State University
  3. A 3.00 grade point average for all SMS major and physical education concentration required courses taken at Salem State University
  4. A passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills Tests of the Massachusetts Tests for Educational Licensure (MTEL) Educator Licensure Tests
  5. Successful completion and presentation of an electronic portfolio.

Applications for matriculation into the Physical Education Concentration may be submitted by the student after the successful completion of 45-60 credits hours and the minimum standards listed above. Matriculation applications are available from the Physical Education Concentration Coordinator prior to the fall and spring advising periods. Matriculation into the Physical Education Concentration is a prerequisite for: SMS 380 , SMS 385 , SMS 485 , EDU 462P EDU 472P , and EDU 472D .

Admission into the Student Teaching Practicum

The following criteria are to be satisfied for admission into the Student Teaching Practicum:

  1. Matriculated into the Physical Education concentration
  2. A 2.75 overall grade point average
  3. A 3.00 grade point average for all SMS major and physical education concentration courses
  4. A passing score on the content area part of the Massachusetts Tests for Educational Licensure
  5. Senior status – 90 or more credits hours
  6. Successful completion of all courses and prepracticum experiences prerequisite to the student teaching practicum Student teaching applications are available from the Physical Education Concentration Coordinator prior to the fall and spring advising periods. 

Admission to the Health & Consumer Science Concentration:

The following criteria are to be satisfied for matriculation into the Health & Consumer Science concentration:

  1. A minimum grade of “C” in all SMS major and Health & Consumer Science Concentration courses; English Composition ENG or ENL 101 and ENG or ENL 102; and SPC 101A
  2. A 2.75 grade point average for all courses taken at Salem State University
  3. A 3.00 grade point average for all SMS major courses and Health & Consumer Science Concentration required courses taken at Salem State University
  4. A passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills Tests of the Massachusetts Tests for Educational Licensure (MTEL) Educator Licensure Tests
  5. Successful completion and presentation of presentation of an electronic portfolio

Applicants for matriculation into the Health & Consumer Science Concentration may be submitted by the student after successful completion of 45-60 credit hours and the minimum standards listed above.  Matriculation applications are available from the Health & Consumer Science Concentration coordinator prior to the fall and spring advising periods.  Matriculation into the Health & Consumer Science Concentration is a prerequisite for:

    and  
 

 Admission into the Student Teaching Practicum
 

The following criteria are to be satisfied for admission into the Student Teaching Practicum:

  1. Matriculated into the Health & consumer Science Concentration
  2. A 2.75 overall grade point average
  3. A 3.00 grade point average for all SMS major and Health & Consumer Science Concentration courses
  4. A passing score on the content area part of the Massachusetts Tests for Educational Licensure
  5. Senior status – 90 or more credits hours
  6. Successful completion of all courses and prepracticum experiences prerequisite to the student teaching practicum.  Student teaching applications are available from the Health & Consumer Science Concentration Coordinator prior to the fall and spring advising period 

Admission to the Athletic Training Education Program

The following criteria are to be satisfied for matriculation into the professional phase of the Athletic Training Education Program:

  1. Successful completion of 24 semester hours
  2. A grade of “C-” or better in the following courses:

SMS 175 - First Responder Training 
ATR 101 - Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries 
ATR 102 - Taping, Bracing, and Protective Equipment 
BIO 200 - Anatomy and Physiology I 
ATR 202 - Injury Evaluation: Lower Body 

Students may be enrolled in one or more of the above courses during the application process, however, the course must be successfully completed with a C- or better.

  1. Completion of observation hours in the SSU athletic training room and with athletic teams under the supervision of a certified athletic trainer.

The Athletic Training Education Program employs a secondary admissions process during the fall semester of the Sophomore year of the curriculum. Acceptance from the pre-professional phase to the professional phase of the Athletic Training is limited each academic year and is based upon the following criteria:

  1. Filing of the appropriate forms to the Program Director by the first Monday of November.
  2. Three letters of recommendation, with at least one being from a Salem State University faculty member by the first Monday of November.
  3. Scoring a minimum of 70% on the written and oral/practical examination.
  4. Interview with the Selection Committee.
  5. Compliance with the Athletic Training Program Technical Standards, published in the Athletic Training Handbook.
  6. Fulfillment of the health and safety requirements as outlined in the Athletic Training Student Handbook. This includes the completion of the Immunization Questionnaire, physical examination, health history, proof of health insurance. 
  7. Meeting standards does not guarantee admission.

Retention in the Athletic Training Education Program

The following criteria are to be satisfied for retention in the Athletic Training Education Program:

  1. Students accepted into the Athletic Training Program will be expected to follow the course sequence outlined below. Changes may be made only with the permission of the Program Director and the SMS Department Chairperson.
  2. A grade of C- or better in each of the athletic training and support courses. See the Athletic Training Handbook for a list of courses requiring a grade of C-. Failure to maintain this level may result in dismissal from the program.
  3. Only one practicum course may be taken per semester. No more than two practicum courses may be taken per year.
  4. Satisfactory completion of competencies and evaluations from Approved Clinical Instructors and Clinical Supervisors.

Athletic Training Four Year Plan

Freshman

Fall

 
 
 
HST 101 - World History I 

Spring

 
 
 
 
 
  
  

Sophomore 

Fall 

 

 
  
 
SMS 300 - Kinesiology 
SMS 194 - Health and Wellness  
 

Spring

 
 
 
 
SPC 101 - Public Speaking 

Junior 

Fall 

   
   
 
 
  
 

Spring

 
 
 
 
 

Senior 

Fall

 
 
* 
___ ___ D1 Humanities/Diversity (V) Elective
___ ___ Literature I
 

Spring

 
 
___ ___ Literature II
___ ___ Elective
___ ___ Elective

* IDS 375 - Athletic Training Research practicum can be taken during either Fall or Spring semester of the senior year.

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