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Health, Wellness and Sport Marketing and Management - Curriculum

Curriculum

The HWR Department offers undergraduate preparation programs for individuals seeking a career in Health, Wellness, and Recreation. 

Starting Fall 2012, the HWS department offers a BS degree in Wellness & Exercise Science and Pre-Professional Health Studies, and a BA in Sport Marketing and Management. As part of the coursework contained within this major is the potential to sit for nationally recognized certifications (i.e. ACSM, ARC, NSCA, CPT). Students in the HWS program will obtain hands on experience working in the Human Performance Lab, practicums in the Wellness Center, and Internships in the community.

Starting in Fall 2013 the HWS department will be adding Public and Community Health as a fourth major

Admission and Retention
Admission to an HWS major occurs when the student declares the major on the Plan of Study after requesting an HWS advisor. To continue study in an HWS major the student must:

  • Maintain a cummulative 2.0 or higher GPA in coursework that comprises the major

Wellness & Exercise Science (55 cr)

HWS 100: Intro to HWS (2 cr)
HWS 110:   Activity Class (1cr x 6 activities)
HWS 220:   Sports Psychology (3 cr)
HWS 241:   Anatomy & Kinesiology (3 cr)
HWS 246:   Human Nutrition (3 cr)
HWS 301:   Biomechanics (3 cr)
HWS 311:   Geriatrics (3 cr)
HWS 333:   Fitness Assessment (3 cr)
HWS 341:   Care & Prevention of Athletic Injuries (3 cr)
HWS 401:   Exercise Physiology (3 cr)
HWS 485/86/87:  HWS Internship (3 cr)
HWS 495:  Senior Seminar  (WVS 4) (2 cr)
BIO 145:   Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
BIO 146:   Human Anatomy & Physiology II  (4 cr)
PED 231:   Fundamentals of Motor Perf. (3 cr)
PRF 201:   Career Prep (1 cr)

One from the following is required:
HWS 221:  Family & Community Health (3 cr)
HWS 244:  Wellness Lifestyles (3 cr)

 One from the following is required:
HWS 370:  Theory/Princ of Personal Training (3 cr)
HWS 470:  Theory/Princ of Strength & Conditioning (3 cr)


Pre-Professional Health (73 credits)

HWS 100:  Intro to HWS (2 cr)
HWS 221:  Family & Community Health (3 cr)
HWS 241:  Anatomy & Kinesiology (3 cr)
HWS 246:  Human Nutrition (3 cr)
HWS 301:  Biomechanics (3 cr)
HWS 311:  Geriatrics (3 cr)
HWS 341:  Prevention & Care of Athletic Injuries (3)
HWS 401:  Exercise Physiology (3 cr)
HWS 485/86/87: Internship (3 cr)
HWS 495:  Senior Seminar (2 cr)                                                    
*BIO 145:  Intro to Human A & P I (4 cr)
*BIO 146:  Intro to Human A & P II (4 cr)
BIO 211:  Anatomy & Physiology I (4 cr)
BIO 212:  Anatomy & Physiology II (4 cr)
PHY 151:  Physics I (4 cr)
PHY 152:  Physics II (4 cr)
UDMA 230: Statistics or EVS/PSY/NRS 230 Statistics (3 cr)
UDCM 111: General Chemistry I (4 cr)
UDCM 112: General Chemistry II (4 cr)                                                                     
PSY 110: Introduction to Psychology (3 cr)
PSY 227:  Adult Development and Aging (3 cr) 
SOC 111: Intro to Sociology – OR -  SOC 311 Social Problems (3 cr)
PRF 201:  Career Preparation (1 cr)                                 

* Not needed if students have successfully passed BIO 211/212. However, student will need to take 8 additional credits of BIO courses as substitutes for BIO 145/146.

Sport Marketing & Management (56 credits)

Foundation Courses
HWS 100: Introduction to HWS (careers course) (2 cr)
HWS 105: Social-Historical Foundations of American Sport (3 cr)
HWS 202: Sports Facility and Event Management (3 cr)
PRF 201: Career Preparation (1 cr)  

Management 
HWS 342: Management and Leadership in Sports Organizations (3 cr)
BAC 201: Principles of Management (3 cr)
HWS 320: Sports Promotion and Sales Management (3 cr)

Economics, Accounting and Finance
BAC 120: Principles of Macroeconomics (3 cr)
BAC 160: Principles of Microeconomics (3 cr)
BAC 241: Financial Accounting (3 cr)
BAC 242: Managerial Accounting (3 cr)
BAC 300: Principles of Finance (3 cr)

Marketing & Communication
BAC 280: Principles of Marketing (3 cr)
HWS 280: Sports Marketing (3 cr)
HWS 340: Media Relations in Sport (3 cr)       
BAC 340 Effective Communications in Business (3 cr)

 Law & Ethics
HWS 421: Sports Law and Ethics (3 cr)
HWS 471: Sports Administration, Governance, and Compliance (3 cr)
HWS 495: Senior Seminar (2 cr) 

Experiential
HWS 485/86/87: Internship (3 cr)