Dec 03, 2021  
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Sport and Movement Science

  
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    SMS 101 Special Topics: SMS Activity

    1 Credit(s)
    This course provides the student with an opportunity for study and participation in a selected area of activity. The activity will vary from semester to semester. Two hours per week. Satisifies physical education activities requirement. SMS major activity elective. May be repeated for credit.
  
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    SMS 105 Archery

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course includes the basic skills needed for participation in target archery with the bow sight method of aiming. The beginner is exposed to novelty shooting and is taught safety, terminology, and archery etiquette. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 106 Badminton

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to those basic skills essential to the playing of both singles and doubles in badminton, such as forehand, backhand, and serve. Basic strategy will be introduced. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 107 Canoeing

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce the beginning student to the basic skills and knowledge essential to the enjoyment of canoeing. Safety will be emphasized. One activity hour per week for one half semester and one 1/2 day Saturday trip. Student responsible for transportation. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit. Prerequisite skills: Ability to swim for 5 minutes continuously and tread water.
  
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    SMS 108 Circuit Training

    1 Credit(s)
    Through lecture and discussion followed by participation students will be engaged in a variety of physical exercises to develop aerobic and metabolic conditioning. The course meets two hours per week. The course may be repeated once for additional credit.
  
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    SMS 109 Healthy Eating and Exercise

    1 Credit(s)


    Through lecture and discussion followed by participation in aerobic and anaerobic exercise, the student will evaluate and improve upon his/her physical fitness level. Life-style habits such as food intake vs. energy expenditure will be discussed, evaluated and modified if necessary to assist the student in bringing about desired physical changes. The course meets two hours per week. The course may be repeated once for additional credit.

     

  
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    SMS 110 Ballroom Dance

    0.5 Credit(s)
    Through presentation, demonstrations, student participation and practice the student will be introduced to dances such as the fox trot, waltz, polka, rhumba, cha cha, and swing. Offered third quarter annually. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 111 Fencing

    0.5 Credit(s)
    Fencing is a combat sport, the object of which is to hit one’s opponent with the point of the weapon on the trunk of the body. The course will stress fundamental skills and basic rules for competition. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 112 Basketball

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course consists of the presentation, demonstration, and practice of the basic basketball skills: passing, dribbling, shooting, rebounding, fundamental offensive and defensive strategies. Rules and procedures will be presented as game situations warrant. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 113 Basic Snorkeling

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students to basic skills essential to snorkeling. Course will address swimming, suspension, and self-rescue for safe snorkeling. Selection and use of personal and safety equipment, and communication systems will be included. Two hours a week for one half semester, and a field trip are required. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. Prerequisite: Ability to swim 100 yards continuously with face in the water using some form of rhythmic breathing. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 114 Introduction to Weight Training

    1 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion, demonstrations and student participation this course is designed to set up individual weight/strength training programs utilizing free weights and other strength training equipment. Included will be: weight training fundamentals and principles, safety procedures for lifting, spotting and equipment use. The course meets two hours per week. The course may be repeated once for additional credit.
  
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    SMS 115 Golf

    0.5 Credit(s)
    Students will experience activities and drills that will help them develop the physical skills necessary to perform the golf swing. Students will understand equipment terminology along with rules and golf etiquette. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 116 Power Volleyball

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to develop advanced skills in players who have a fundamental knowledge of and ability in volleyball. Spiking, blocking, dives, offensive and defensive patterns, and advanced serving techniques will be emphasized. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 117 Fitness Walking and Jogging

    1 Credit(s)


    Through lecture, discussion and participation, students will be introduced and apply proper running technique, drills and training plans. The focus of the course is the development of an individualized program to better develop their cardiorespiratory fitness. The course meets two hours per week. The course may be repeated once for additional credit.

     

  
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    SMS 118 Tennis

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course will cover the basic skills and facts of beginner tennis. Specific skills covered will include the forehand, backhand and serve. Facts will include basic rules and procedures, simple strategies and scoring methods. Offered first and fourth quarters. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 119 Ice Skating

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course is a basic introduction to the art of ice-skating. Basic techniques of balance and stride and the use of outer and inner edges for proper control will be presented. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 120 Basic Rock Climbing

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills of rock climbing. The course will involve physical activities to teach students basic climbing terms, knots, techniques, equipment, and safety practices for mostly indoor climbing. Top rope climbing and rappelling will also be discussed. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills the physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 121 The Apprehensive Swimmer

    0.5 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students with no prior swimming experience to aquatic activities. The course covers physical and psychological adjustments to aquatic environments. An introduction to hydrodynamics and basic propulsive skills is included. The course is limited to non-swimmers. Two hours per week for half a semester. Partially fulfills physical education activities requirement. May be repeated once for credit.
  
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    SMS 122 Holistic Fitness

    1 Credit(s)
    This course integrates various holistic fitness practices.  Participants of all physical conditions are invited to gradually progress at their individual pace to higher levels of strength, endurance, flexibility, balance, coordination, and relaxation.  Positive effects on health are enhanced by outdoor environment.  The course will meet for two hours per week.
  
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    SMS 130 Backpacking

    1 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion and practical experience this introductory course acquaints the beginner with equipment, knowledge and skills needed to participate in backpacking. Students must provide appropriate attire. Six two-hour classes and a required overnight trip. Satisfies SMS major adventure requirement. Fulfills the physical education activities requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL151.
  
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    SMS 131 Team Building Adventure Activities

    1 Credit(s)
    Through active participation, this course provides a study of adventure-based physical challenges that are applicable to education, leisure, and business settings. Physical activities that promote collaboration, cooperation, leadership, and many other distinguishing team and personal qualities will be presented in small and large spaces as well as indoors and outdoors. The skills of selecting, presenting, and facilitating adventure-based challenges with different populations will be included.  A low and high ropes course experience will also be included in this course. Two hours per week. Satisfies SMS major adventure requirement. Fulfills the physical education activities requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL165.
  
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    SMS 132 Outdoor Education

    1 Credit(s)
    Through discussion, research and application, students will pursue various forms of ecologically responsible leisure activities. Course introduces students to knowledge and skills that promote personally safe, ecologically sound, outdoor adventures. Participation in a community project is required. Two hours per week. One weekend session required. Satisfies SMS major adventure requirement. SMS major activity elective. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL394.
  
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    SMS 133 Winter Sports

    1 Credit(s)
    This course involves instruction, practice and participation in a variety of winter sports such as cross-country skiing, alpine skiing, ice-skating, ice hockey, and snowshoeing. In addition to demonstrating basic skills, having a knowledge of fundamental rules and regulations and an understanding of safety skills, the student will be shown principles and methods of instruction. This may include designing individual and group programs. Two hours per week for half a semester; may include evening or weekend meetings. Offered third quarter only. Open only to SMS majors. The college provides some equipment. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL493.
  
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    SMS 134 Rock Climbing

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students to the skills of indoor and outdoor rock climbing. The course will involve physical activities to teach students climbing terms, knots, techniques, equipment and safety practices for indoor climbing, top rope climbing and rappelling, and introduce students to lead climbing. Two half-day trips are required. Two hours per week. Satisfies SMS major adventure requirement and fulfills the physical education activities requirement. Lab fee may be required.
  
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    SMS 135 Theory and Practice of Adventure Games

    2 Credit(s)
     

    Through research, lecture, discussion, and practice, students will learn the theory of Adventure Programming and its role in the educational system.  Classes will also focus on practical aspects of Adventure Programming including, risk management and facilitation skills for initiatives and low ropes elements.  The course is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.  SMS majors may enroll in the course to fulfill part of a major elective requirement.

  
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    SMS 136 High Ropes Course Facilitation

    1 Credit(s)
     

    Through active participation, discussion, and research, this course will investigate the technical and facilitating skills necessary for high ropes challenge courses.  Topics will also include course safety, risk management, and adventure programming theory.  Two hours per week.  One full day, off campus, field trip is required.  The course is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.  SMS majors may enroll in the course to fulfill part of a major elective requirement.

  
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    SMS 140 Basic Swimming and Water Safety

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the basic swimming skills and strokes. Skill essential to survival and rescue techniques will be included. Various aspects of aquatics will be introduced. The course meets for two hours per week and is required of SMS and ATR majors. The course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL291.
  
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    SMS 141 Swimming

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to basic swimming strokes and aquatic skills as well as to develop those skills already acquired, and is geared to individual needs and interests. This course progresses at the student’s own rate. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. SMS major activity elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL152.
  
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    SMS 142 Water Aerobics

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students to a series of low impact exercises for the development of flexibility, strength, and cardiovascular fitness in an aquatic medium using both shallow and deep water. No swimming ability required. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. SMS major elective requirement. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL153.
  
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    SMS 143 Synchronized Swimming

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed for any student with intermediate swimming ability. The student will be introduced to the basic components of synchronized swimming including strokes, stroke variations, sculls, support skills, propulsion skills, figures and hybrid figures, selection of music, choreography, set design, make-up, lighting, etc. Two hours per week in-water. One required field trip. Fulfills physical education activities requirement. SMS major elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL154. Prerequisites: 25 yards each of front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, sidestroke; tread water 30 seconds; surface dive. Tested at first class meeting.
  
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    SMS 144 Aquatic Exercise Leader

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to assist students in fulfilling aquatic exercise leader certification requirements. Students will participate in aquatic exercise classes and peer teach aquatic exercise sessions. Basic teaching skills, exercise safety guidelines, lifestyle habits, and participants with special needs will be introduced. Upon successful completion of the course students will be certified to lead group aquatic exercise sessions. Open only to SMS majors, or others by permission of the Department Chairperson. Current CPR certification required to sit for certification examination. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL140. Prerequisite: Prior successful completion of one of the following: SFL152, SFL291, SMS 140 , SMS 141 , or higher level aquatic course.
  
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    SMS 145 Waterpark and Leisure Lifeguard

    1 Credit(s)
    This course trains lifeguards to work in waterpark and leisure facilities. Surveillance and rescue skills specific to speed slides, zero depth entries, wave pools, and play structures are practiced. This course is a Major elective and fulfills the physical education activity requirement. Two field trips are required. Two hours per week. Waterpark lifeguard certification available. Students must demonstrate basic lifeguarding skills in the first class. Co-requisite: SMS 220 , or current certification in one of the following: Lifeguarding, CPR Professional Rescuer, First Aid, or PDT.
  
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    SMS 146 Waterfront Lifeguarding

    1 Credit(s)
    This course trains lifeguard candidates to work at non-surf, open-water environments such as lakes and rivers. Surveillance and rescue skills specific to canoes, kayaks, rescue boards, and rescue lines are practiced. This course prepares a lifeguard to supervise a camp waterfront with non-motorized boats. Major elective, fulfills physical education activity requirement. Two field trips required. Two hours per week. Waterfront Lifeguard Certification available. Co-requisite: SMS 220  or current certification in one of the following: Lifeguarding, CPR Professional Rescuer, First Aid, or PDT.
  
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    SMS 158 Folk, Social and Square Dance

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to international folk dances, American heritage dances, square dances and basic ballroom dance steps. Two hours per week. Fulfills dance requirement for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentrations. Satisfies SMS dance requirement. Fulfills physical education activities requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL293.
  
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    SMS 160 Basic Gymnastics

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to develop an understanding of basic gymnastics. Specifically, this course will cover such areas as: warm-up and warm-down, stretching techniques, skill development and acquisition, coaching and spotting techniques, as well as safety issues unique to the sport of gymnastics. Two hours per week. Required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL292.
  
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    SMS 161 Target and Striking/fielding Games

    1 Credit(s)
    Through theory and application, this course introduces the student to the study of space usage and movement concepts as they relate to game play. The course will cover games such as disc golf and bowling where the least amount of space is used to reach a target, and games such as cricket and softball where a team defends space against a single batter. Two hours per week. Open only to SMS majors. SMS major activity elective. Required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentrations. Not open to students who have previously received credit for SFL492 or SFL255.
  
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    SMS 162 Territorial Games

    1 Credit(s)
    Through theory and application, this course introduces the student to the study of space usage and movement concepts as it relates to game play. This course will cover games such as soccer, team handball, and basketball where the intended goal is to invade an opponent’s territory and score while defending one’s own goal. Two hours per week. Open only to SMS majors. SMS activity elective. Required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL392 or SFL356.
  
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    SMS 163 Net/Wall Games

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce students to net/wall games such as tennis, badminton, volleyball, and handball. Using problem solving as the principal teaching method, instruction will be focused upon the understanding of movement concepts and how they relate to the classification and construct of games. Two hours per week. Open only to SMS majors. SMS major activity elective. Required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL494 or SFL494A.
  
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    SMS 164 Movement Experiences for Children

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed for students who will be involved in teaching movement to children. Movement exploration, including problem solving and guided discovery activities, will be studied and experienced. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of children’s games and rhythmic activities. Fitness activities, brain/body activities, and integration of academic material with movement will be included. Two hours per week. SMS major activity elective. Required course in the Elementary Physical Education Concentration. Open to all students. Fulfills the physical education activity requirement. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL390 or SFL390A.
  
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    SMS 165 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology

    1 Credit(s)
    This purpose of this course is to enable students to develop the skills and sensitivities to create productive relationships with coaches, athletes, and those involved in sport and exercise. Students will learn how to utilize various psychological theories and intervention strategies towards the improvement of athletic performance, satisfaction in sports and physical activity and the well being of practitioners. This is an activity class in which a great deal of time will be devoted to applied experiences revolving around a broad range of intervention strategies. Two hours per week. Course is recommended to all SMS concentrations. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL396.
  
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    SMS 166 Tai Chi

    1 Credit(s)
    Tai Chi is a Chinese martial art that improves health, flexibility, and balance, and reduces stress. This course will introduce students to the postures of the first part of the classical Yang style of taijiquan. Exercises to loosen the joints and stretch the body will prepare the students for the form. The primary set of Qigong will teach the beginner how to understand and feel Qi. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement; SMS major activity elective.
  
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    SMS 167 Theory & Practice of Target and Striking / Field Games

    2 Credit(s)
    Students will examine the levels of tactical complexity of target and striking/fielding games. The course includes concepts and strategies of net activities, the methods for teaching effective decision making during game play, and practice teaching episodes. The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.
  
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    SMS 168 Theory & Practice of Net Games

    2 Credit(s)
    Students will examine the levels of tactical complexity of various net games. The course includes concepts and strategies of net activities, the methods for teaching effective decision making during game play, and practice teaching episodes. The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education Concentration students.
  
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    SMS 170 Yoga I

    1 Credit(s) PGR
    This course is a basic introduction to yoga. Students will learn a series of yoga poses that increase muscular strength and flexibility, and improve alignment, balance and coordination. Simple breathing techniques and meditation exercises will be included to ease stress and calm the body and mind. Two hours per week. Partially meets the Personal Growth and Responsibility general education requirement. SMS major activity elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL141.
  
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    SMS 171 Fundamentals of Exercise and Conditioning I

    1 Credit(s)
    Through discussion and lab experience, this course examines the basic principles and methods of exercise and conditioning. Major emphasis will be on lab experiments to test and evaluate the components of physical fitness. Two hours per week. Required of SMS majors, except those in the Sport Management Concentration. Open only to SMS and ATR majors who have not received credit for SFL171.
  
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    SMS 172 Fundamentals of Exercise and Conditioning II: Group Leadership and Dynamics

    1 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to introduce the student to the various exercise and conditioning group programs. Students will learn to conduct group programs for all ages in areas such as calisthenics, weight training, circuit training, and aerobic conditioning with an emphasis on group exercise leadership. Two hours per week. Required for SMS majors with an Exercise Science concentration. Open to SMS majors only. Not open to students who received credit for SFL391.Prerequisite: SFL171 or SMS 171 .
  
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    SMS 173 Intermediate Resistance Training

    1 Credit(s) PGR


    Through lab and classroom experiences, this course introduces students to the benefits and effects, as well as the foundational methodologies and techniques of resistance training, Olympic lifts, plyometric training and other current trends within the resistance training field. Major emphasis will be on the application of safe training techniques and their integration into a resistance training program. This course partially satisfies the Personal Growth and Responsibility general education requirement. The course meets two hours per week. Open to all students.

     

  
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    SMS 174 Strength & Conditioning Techniques and Assessments

    1 Credit(s)
    Through lab experience this course applies the principles and methodology that strength and conditioning professionals are expected to know, demonstrate and teach clients and athletes. Emphasis will be on the safe performance of foundational resistance techniques and the appropriate administration of testing procedures to evaluate strength and conditioning athletes. Two hours per week. Satisfies physical education activities requirement. Required for ATR majors and SMS majors with a Fitness/Wellness concentration. Co-requisite:   or by permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    SMS 175 First Responder Training

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills necessary to function as a First Responder in emergency situations. The course will prepare the student to serve as an essential link in the emergency medical services (EMS) system. The course content covers knowledge and psychomotor skills required to make appropriate decisions and provide immediate care in response to medical emergencies. The course includes CPR for the Professional Rescuer with Automated External Defibrillation and advanced First Aid Skills. Students that successfully complete practical and knowledge exams are eligible for the appropriate first responder course completion card(s). Three lecture hours per week. Required of all ATR and SMS majors. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL251A.
  
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    SMS 176 Swim Coach & Conditioning

    3 Credit(s)
    This highly self-paced course is designed to enable the student to improve his/her cardiovascular fitness and meet personal fitness goals through swimming. Course content and methods are based on researched principles including resting Heart Rate/Target Heart Rate, training concepts/practices/equipment, stroke mechanics, workout components, and pre-post testing work. Two lecture and two lab hours per week. Required for Aquatic Management specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. SMS Major elective. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL217.
  
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    SMS 177 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education & Health Education

    3 Credit(s)


    This course is an introduction to the theory and skills of teaching.  Students will investigate personal beliefs about teaching and learning. Topics include methodology, lesson planning, and professional dispositions of teachers. The course meets for three hours per week and is required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration. The course is open to all students who have not received credit for SFL198.

     

  
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    SMS 180 Theory and Practice of Educational Gymnastics and Dance

    2 Credit(s)


    Students will examine and analyze movement concepts, rhythmic activities, and gymnastics skills.  The course includes the methods for teaching movements, dance, basic gymnastics, and practice teaching episodes.  The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education concentration students.

  
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    SMS 181 Theory and Practice of Invasion Games

    2 Credit(s)


    Students will examine the levels of tactical complexity of various invasion games.  The course includes grid activities, the methods for teaching effective decision making during game play, and practice teaching episodes.  The course meets two hours per week and is required for Elementary and Secondary Physical Education concentration students.

  
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    SMS 182 The Dynamics of Inline Skating & Ice Skating

    3 Credit(s)
    This course includes the bio-mechanical aspects; physiological and aerobic benefits of skating. The coordination and techniques of skating are introduced and refined through observational analysis and practical application. Proper stretching techniques, maintenance of equipment, and safety guidelines are integrated throughout the course. The course meets three hours per week and includes classroom and skating practice. Students must bring their own inline skates, helmet, and protective gear; ice skates can be rented at no cost from the Gassett Fitness Center front desk.
  
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    SMS 185 Basic Scuba

    3 Credit(s)


    This course is designed to introduce students to the knowledge and skills essential to scuba diving including the correct utilization and care of equipment with emphasis on personal safety. Upon successful completion of classroom and pool skill assessments, students will be qualified to receive scuba diver certification by making additional required open water dives. Students are responsible for providing their own mask, snorkel and open heeled fins with boots. The course meets six hours per week for half the semester. May include evening or weekend meetings. A $200 lab fee required. Open to all students.
    Prerequisite: Within the first week of class students will need to: Provide medical history information compatible with scuba diving OR Medical Clearance, complete an aquatic test (200 yd. swim, 10 min. tread, 50 ft. underwater swim) and sign a waiver and release for scuba diving.

     

     

  
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    SMS 186 High Intensity Training

    1 Credit(s) PGR
    This course is an introduction to the methodology and foundational movements of high intensity training practices used in programs such as HIIT and CrossFit that serve to benefit the students’ physical, mental, social and emotional health. The course includes classroom instruction, as well as hands on training for a wide variety of movements and types of training regimens that include but are not limited to: mobility exercises, body weight and gymnastic movements, plyometrics, the Olympic lifts as well as traditional strength and conditioning exercises. Major emphasis will be on the application of safe training techniques and their integration into the students’ training program. This course partially satisfies the Personal Growth and Responsibility general education requirement. This course meets two hours per week and is open to all students.
  
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    SMS 194 Health and Wellness

    3 Credit(s) PGR
    Through lecture, discussion and activity the students will investigate a variety of health issues facing them in today’s society. The intent of the course is to provide opportunities for students to understand and apply the “wellness” concept: assisting the student in dealing with life’s choices or lifestyles. Three lecture hours per week. This course meets the Person Growth and Responsibility general core category. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL194.
  
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    SMS 195 Women’s Health Seminar

    3 Credit(s) PGR
    This seminar will examine the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and global health of women. The seminar will trace the development of the women’s equality movement, and examine some of the unique socioeconomic pressures which confront women. It includes a comparison of the status of American women with the status of women in other societies. Also included is the analysis of the physiological structure of women. The course may be used to fulfill the Person Growth and Responsibility core requirement. The course meets for three lecture hours per week.  The course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL361.
  
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    SMS 196 Men’s Health Seminar

    3 Credit(s) PGR
    This course will survey developmental, physical, sexual and psychosocial aspects of men’s health. Threats to health and wellness such as alcoholism, trauma, depression, low self-esteem and unrealistic body image will be discussed. The focus will be topical issues, including male identity, chronic diseases, mental illness, and media coverage. The course may be used to fulfill the Personal Growth and Responsibility core requirement. The course meets for three lecture hours per week. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL362.
  
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    SMS 197 Yoga and Meditation

    3 Credit(s) PGR
    This course will introduce students to the basic skills and benefits of yoga and meditation. Through ongoing practice, students will develop tools that will increase energy, improve mental focus, reduce stress, increase muscular strength and flexibility, and cultivate self-awareness. Emphasis will be placed on an examination of the benefits of these practices. The course will give an overview of the history and philosophy of yoga and meditation and will explore the various forms of these practices in the context of contemporary society. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    SMS 198 Introduction to Exercise Science

    3 Credit(s)
    This is an introductory course to the field of exercise science.  This course will define the field of exercise science and the many sub-disciplines, research and certifications that are associated with this term.  Students will be required to perform observation hours associated within one of the sub-disciplines.  This class meets 2 hours per week.  Required of students in the Exercise Science concentration.
  
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    SMS 199 Exploration of Unique Lifelong Fitness and Sport Practices

    3.0 Credit(s) PGR WC
    This course explores culturally unique fitness and sport practices. Participants are invited to experiment with given innovative methods and search for new techniques and systems of physical activity. Emphasis is placed on experiencing, analyzing and comparing alternative methods of training and restoration not well known across the world, including guidelines for lifelong fitness and long term sport participation used in various countries from China and Russia to Australia, Canada, UK and the US. The safe exploration of the global techniques and philosophies used in this course are not necessarily supported by the current established sports medicine governing bodies. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    SMS 200 Perceptual Motor Development

    3 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion and laboratory, this course emphasizes the understanding of physical growth and motor behavior across the lifespan. Developmental levels of fundamental motor skills are studied as well as structural development. Evaluation and theories of perceptual motor development are included. Three lecture hours plus ten hours of required field-based experience. SMS200 or SMS 201  is required of all SMS majors. Required for the Elementary Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL200.
  
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    SMS 201 Perceptual Motor Learning

    3 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory, this course provides an introduction to theories of motor learning and skill acquisition. Physiological aspects of kinesis applicable to the older child and adult will be considered. The following factors affecting motor skill learning will be included: feedback, transfer, mental practice, distributed vs. massed, reaction time, speed of movement, speed vs. accuracy and balance. Three lecture hours per week, plus ten hours of required field-based experience. SMS201 or SMS 200  is required of all SMS majors. Required for the Secondary Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL221.
  
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    SMS 202 Intro to Exercise Science II

    3 Credit(s)
    This is an introductory course to the field of exercise science.  This course will conclude the student preparation for a nationally recognized Personal Training certificate that was initiated in Introduction to Exercise Science I.  Research topics will be introduced to students.  Group exercise activities will be presented by the students.  Students will be required to perform observation hours associated with exercise training or research.  This class meets 3 hours per week.  Required of students in the Exercise Science concentration. Prerequisite: SMS198  .
  
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    SMS 220 Lifeguard Training

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to teach lifeguards the skills and knowledge to prevent and respond to aquatic emergencies. At the conclusion, students are fully certified in first aid, CPR and lifeguarding. This course prepares individuals to become professional lifeguards at pool and non-surf beaches. Three class hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for specialization in Aquatic Management in the Recreation Management Concentration. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL393B. Prerequisites: Ability to swim 300 yards continuously using any combination of freestyle and breaststroke with consistent rhythmic breathing pattern and propellant kick. Tested on the first day.
  
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    SMS 225 Introduction to Health and Physical Activity for Children

    3.0 Credit(s) PGR
    This course explores an introduction to health concepts and the developmental motor patterns of children. Early engagement of healthy behaviors and age appropriate movement experiences for children is the emphasis of this course. Three introductory modules are included: Healthy habits, motor development, and movement experiences for children. This course meets the PGR general education requirement. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    SMS 230 Principles & Methods of Coaching

    3 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion, and application this course examines theory, principles, and methods of coaching sport, including best practices. The course integrates coaching, teaching, behavior, physical training, and management. Three hours per week of lecture and 10-hours of observation at a pre-approved site. Required for Coaching Minor and certificate programs. Open to all students.
  
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    SMS 231 Introduction to Prevention of Athletic Injuries

    3 Credit(s)
    This course presents the duties and functions of the certified athletic trainer and their relationship to other allied medical professionals. Focus will include the fundamentals of cause, prevention, recognition, care, reconditioning of athletic injuries/illnesses, and program organization and administration. Three hours per week. Not open to students in Athletic Training major or students who have received credit for SFL250A. Required of students in Exercise Science concentration and in Coaching minor and certificate.
  
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    SMS 250 Nutrition and Physical Performance

    3 Credit(s) DII PGR


    This course enables students to attain an understanding of the dynamic relationship between nutrition and the human body. This course prepares students to engage in preventive and dietary management techniques as related to nutritional requirements and athletic and physical performance. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL240, SFL240A or SFL240B. This course meets the Personal Growth and Responsibility general education category.

     

  
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    SMS 260 Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion

    3 Credit(s)


    Through lecture and discussion, students will study various health promotion programs in a variety of settings (school, clinical, occupational). The effect of health education and promotion programs on shaping individual lifestyles will be examined, as well as their value to sponsoring agencies. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL261.

     

     

     

  
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    SMS 261 Consumer Health

    3 Credit(s) PGR W-II


    This course aids students in determining the sources of valid and reliable health information, providers of services, product and service options, and consumer rights. Additionally the course prepares prospective health professionals with the skills necessary to effectively communicate this information to others. Health literacy and personal and professional ethics and advocacy are central to the course. Three lecture hours per week. Open to all. Required of Health Education Teacher Education concentration. Satisfies Personal Growth and Responsibility and W-II.
    Prerequisite: W-I course.

     

     

  
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    SMS 270A Introduction to Recreation Management

    3 Credit(s) DIII CS
    This course introduces the student to the history of recreation management. It examines the physical, psychological, social and economic impact of recreation on the individual and society. Three lecture hours per week. Field trips may be required. Required of Recreation Management Concentration/Minor. Not open to students that have received credit for SFL270 or SMS270. This course satisfies the Contemporary Society general core category.
  
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    SMS 271 Programming in Recreation

    3 Credit(s) CS
    The course will provide a comprehensive approach to recreation programming including its principles, theories, and methodologies.  An emphasis will be placed on elements of recreation’s role in society, understanding diverse populations, program planning and organization, leadership, and supervision.  Students will apply techniques in professional settings via service learning.  Three lecture hours per week.  SMS major elective.  Required for the Recreation Management Concentration.  Open to all students. This course satisfies the Contemporary Society core requirement.
  
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    SMS 272 Outdoor Recreation and The Environment

    3 Credit(s) PGR
    This course examines the history of the environmental movement, the development of environmental policy, and the associated management activities and land ethics of natural resource management agencies in providing opportunities for outdoor recreation.  Emphasis will be placed on understanding the benefits of outdoor recreation as well as behaviors and issues arising from human-environment interactions.  Three lecture hours per week.  SMS major elective. Required for the Recreation and Park Management Specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration.  Open to all students. Meets the requirement for the Personal Growth & Responsibility Core Category.
  
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    SMS 273 Environmental Interpretation

    3 Credit(s) OC
    This course is intended to provide a general overview toward an understanding of the communication philosophies, theories, and methods common to the process of environmental interpretation. Students will apply their knowledge through the development and presentation of environmental interpretive programs in field-based settings. Field trips are required. Three lecture hours per week and serves as an SMS major elective and a Recreation Management Concentration elective. Open to all students.This course satisfies the oral communication general education requirement.
  
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    SMS 281 Research Methods in Exercise Science

    3 Credit(s) W-II


    This course is designed to familiarize the student with the research methodology and testing as applied to exercise science and human performance, with detailed study of the following: research proposals, reviews of literature, ethics in research, research design and statistical analysis. This class meets three hours per week. Open to SMS and ATR majors only. Required of students in the Exercise Science concentration. Prerequisite: WI and either MAT147  or OCT247 /BHS247 .

     

     

  
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    SMS 290 Management in Sport Industries

    3 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion, and applied learning experiences, this course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the concepts of management and leadership unique to sport, including an understanding of the various agencies which govern sport. Students will be able to describe the various skills, roles, and functions of sport industry managers, including elements of leadership theory and practice. Three lecture hours per week. SMS Major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration and Sport Management Minor. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL220B.
  
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    SMS 291 Marketing and Public Relations in Sport Industries

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide the student an understanding of the various aspects of marketing and public relations within sport industries. Students will understand the unique aspects of the sport product, sport consumer markets, and sport product markets. Attention will be given to the importance of public relations and the techniques associated with communication specific to the sport agency, with particular emphasis on internal and external interaction. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration and Sport Management Minor. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL242. Recommended prior course: MKT 241N .
  
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    SMS 292 Experiential Learning in Sport Management

    1 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion and field experiences, this course offers students information and experiences relating to the field of sport management. Students will meet once a week in class and be required to participate in a minimum number of pre-approved learning experiences in the field. The roles sought out are managerial and leadership positions. Major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Prerequisite: SMS 290 , or permission of Department Chairperson.
  
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    SMS 300 Kinesiology

    3 Credit(s)
    Through lecture, discussion and laboratory experiences, this course is designed to apply the basic principles of anatomy and physics to exercise and human movement. Emphasis will be placed on anatomical analysis of human performance. Two lecture hours and one two-hour laboratory per week. Required for ATR and SMS majors, except those in the Leisure Studies and Sport Management Concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL309. Prerequisite: BIO 206  or SMS 200 .
  
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    SMS 301 Information Technology and Its Applications in Sport and Movement Science

    3 Credit(s)
    Students will investigate and demonstrate how information technology is utilized in the field of sport and movement science. A wide variety of technological applications in each discipline will be examined, as well how this information can be transformed into other professional fields. The capstone experience of this course will include student demonstrations of their technology fluency using the technological applications discussed in class as a means of information sharing and learning within their professional preparation programs. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    SMS 302 Sport in Culture

    3 Credit(s) V CS W-II
    Through lecture, discussion, and applied learning experiences, this course is designed to provide the student with an understanding that sport is a microcosm of society and is influenced by cultural traditions, social values, and psychosocial experiences. Specific topics covered will vary but emphasis will be placed on using tools of sport sociology inquiry to examine race, discrimination, prejudice and oppression experienced by many segments within the sporting world. The student will be able to understand that sport professionals are immersed in the socio-cultural milieu, and that leadership roles are endemic to the profession. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for Sport Management Concentration. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL431A. This course will satisfy the Contemporary Society category as well as the W-II category.
  
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    SMS 303 Exercise Psychology: Enhancing Health & Well-being

    3 Credit(s) W-III
    This course covers topics in exercise psychology designed to provide the student with an overview of the theoretical foundations of exercise psychology, research associated with the field, and implications of this research for practitioners. Students will apply their knowledge in selected areas such as relationships between exercise and psychological well-being, exercise behavior and adherence, and addictive and unhealthy behaviors. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Open to all students who have not received credit for SFL 328. Fulfills the level III general education requirement for writing (W-III). Prerequisite: completion of a W-II writing course and SMS281 Research Methods in Exercise Science.
  
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    SMS 304 Sport Development

    3 Credit(s) CS WC
    The development of both elite, high performance sport and mass participation, grassroots-level sport is a central concern for governments, sport governing bodies and sport practitioners worldwide. This course examines the inter-relationship between elite and mass sport across history, drawing on comparative international examples from Australia, Canada, Finland and UK to China, Cuba, the former Soviet Union and Eastern bloc countries. An in-depth empirical study of sports in the US is modeled on international lessons of systematic sport development offering everyone healthy paths to excellence and improved education, healthcare and social harmony. Three lecture hours per week.
  
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    SMS 320 Aquatic Administration & Facility Operation

    3 Credit(s) QR
    This course is designed to provide information specific to aquatic facility administration. Health regulations and risk management will serve as the foundation for the knowledge, skills and abilities covered as related to leadership, management, chemistry and mathematical models, and preventative and routine maintenance in the aquatic environment. Prior aquatic experience including life guarding strongly recommended. Course includes National Swimming Pool Foundation Pool Operator training and certification. Required for the Aquatic Management Minor. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL215B.
    Prerequisite: Completion of the Basic College Mathematics Competency Requirement.
  
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    SMS 331 Sport Psychology

    3 Credit(s)
    This course covers topics that deal with the application of psychology to sport at all performance levels. It is designed to provide students with an overview of the theoretical foundations of the field, as well as the implications for practitioners. Students will explore factors that have an impact on the athlete’s performance, such as motivation, anxiety, self-confidence, personality, group dynamics, and leadership. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Coaching Minor/Certificate. Recommended as a SMS major elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL331or SFL331A.
  
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    SMS 350 Exercise Testing and Prescription

    4 Credit(s)
    This course covers concepts involved in exercise testing and prescription (for the healthy adult), as outlined by the American College of Sports Medicine. Students are required to administer a battery of fitness tests to assess each component of health-related physical fitness and prescribe a program of exercise based upon specific goals. The laboratory experience and assignments are designed to provide hands-on experience for students and application of the lecture components. Prerequisite: SMS 352 .
  
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    SMS 351 Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

    3 Credit(s) W W-III


    Through lecture, discussion, article reviews, and the completion of various writing assignments, students will have the opportunity to study health and exercise science-related literature and research and gain a fundamental understanding of the prevention, pathophysiology, epidemiology, and control of pathological conditions. Required for Health Education Teacher Education concentration.This course is not open to students who have received credit for SFL389. Three lecture hours per week.
    Prerequisite: W-II writing course. This course satisfies the W-III requirement.

     

  
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    SMS 352 Exercise Physiology

    4 Credit(s) DII Q SR


    The course studies the acute and chronic effects of exercise on the human condition as well as the anatomical and physiological interactions necessary to perform exercise. Adaptive responses to exercise will included the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, endocrine and respiratory system. Attention will be given to bioenergetics and nutrition. Three lecture hours and two laboratory hours per week. This course is required of ATR and in the Exercise Science and Physical Education Teacher Education concentrations. Not open to students who have received credit for BIO324.
    Prerequisites: BIO200 -201  or  or permission of Department Chairperson.

     

  
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    SMS 355 Directed Study in Exercise Science

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to provide the student with an opportunity for practical experience in an approved facility within a subdiscipline of exercise science.  The experience will be a minimum of 8 hours per week, 112 hours total per semester.  Required of and restricted to Exercise Science Concentration students.  Prerequisites: SMS 352  and ATR 356 .
  
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    SMS 360 Stress and Health Empowerment

    3 Credit(s) DIII PGR
    This course provides a comprehensive view of stress and stress management. The concept of stress, the psychophysiology of stress, the relation of stress to the different dimensions of wellness, the measurement of stress, prevention and intervention strategies, and special topics surrounding stress. The course meets the Personal Growth and Responsibility requirement. The course meets three lecture hours per week and is not open to students who have received credit for SFL363.
  
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    SMS 361 Issues in Public and Community Health

    3 Credit(s)
    This course helps students become effective public and community educators by increasing knowledge in both public and community health areas and enhancing individual skills and competencies essential to this career field. The course provides an overview of the organization, role, and structure of community health agencies, with a specific emphasis on health education services. In addition, the course will cover the important role of national and global governance in public health. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Health & Consumer Science Concentration students. Not open to students that have received credit for SFL230.
  
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    SMS 362 Techniques for Healthy And Safe Food Preparation

    1 Credit(s)
    Through laboratory experiences and discussion this course is designed to introduce students to the modern concepts of nutrition related to the principles of food selection, preparation and handling. Emphasis will be placed on healthy menu planning, food sanitation and addressing nutrition competencies contained in the Massachusetts Health Curriculum Frameworks. One three-hour laboratory session per week. Lab fee may be required. Course may be held at off campus location. Required for the Health and Consumer Science Concentration.
  
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    SMS 371 Camp Administration

    3 Credit(s)
    This course includes history and philosophy of the camp movement, program planning, staffing, policies and procedures essential to the administration of a camp. Special emphasis is placed on agency, sport and specialty camps. Three lecture hours per week. Required Recreation & Park Management specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. SMS major elective. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL371 or SFL371A.
  
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    SMS 373A Fitness Programming and Management

    3 Credit(s)
    This course is designed to teach the student the basic management skills necessary to initiate and maintain the various operational and functional aspects of fitness program development. Three lecture hours per week. Required for Fitness/Wellness Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL373 OR SMS373.
  
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    SMS 374 Commercial Recreation

    3 Credit(s)
    This course examines the developing field of commercial recreation. Through lecture, discussion and on-site analysis, a comprehensive study of various aspects of this field will be covered. Particular attention will be given to the impact of this rapidly growing aspect of the leisure industry. Three lecture hours per week. Field trips may be required. Elective for the Recreation Management Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL374.
  
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    SMS 375 Park Management and Planning

    3 Credit(s)
    The purpose of this course is to give the student an overview of management, planning, and operation of park resources, including the management of visitors and recreation development. Issues surrounding competing uses, public involvement, and the preservation and conservation of resources will be studied in detail. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for the Recreation and Park Management Specialization in the Recreation Management Concentration. Open to all studentss. Recommended for Junior year.
  
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    SMS 376 Customer Service in Recreation

    3 Credit(s) V
    This course explores customer relations, regional and cultural differences of diverse visitors, and workplace diversity in recreation. The use of effective communication skills and a comparison of customer service models are included. Students will design a customer service policy for a recreation orgranization, customer satisfaction surveys, a training module for employees, and analyze retention rates of visitors/customers. Three lecture hours per week. SMS major elective. Required for the Recreation Management Concentration/Minor. Open to all students.
  
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    SMS 380 Teaching Elementary Physical Education

    3 Credit(s)
    This course examines elementary physical education programs based on fundamental locomotor, nonmanipulative, and manipluative skill themes. The study and discussion of elementary curriculum, teaching methodologies, unit and lesson planning, motivational, management, and discipline techniques will be included. Three lecture hours per week. Course requirements include fifteen hours of field-based experience in elementary physical education classes. Required course in the Elementary Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL321P or SFL321R. Prerequisites: SFL198 or SMS 177 , and SFL200 or SMS 200 , and matriculated into the Elementary Physical Education Concentration.
 

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