Health & Human Perfor Courses

HHPS 100 - Foundations of Sport & Recreation Management
Hours: 3
Foundations of Sport and Recreation Management. An introductory course that includes the history, philosophy, principles, issues, challenges and opportunities in the sport and recreation industry, both in the private and public sectors.

HHPS 110 - Principles of Leadership in Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
Principles of Leadership. The role of administration and leadership in the objectives, organization, and procedures of sport and recreational organizations.

HHPS 200 - Programming in Sport and Recreation
Hours: 3
Programming in Sport and Recreation. Exploration and examination of the foundations and basic sport programming skills, methods, and techniques necessary to deliver sport and recreational activities within a variety of settings, agencies and/or organizations

HHPS 210 - Sport Psychology
Hours: 3
Sport Psychology. An overview of the principles of psychology as applied to sport or recreational activity for enhanced interactions and performance.

HHPS 300 - Field Experience in Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of settings related to sport and recreation management. This course will also help students to prepare for their internship. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110 and 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 305 - Programming in Sport and Recreation
Hours: 3
Exploration and examination of the foundations and basic sport programming skills, methods, and techniques necessary to deliver sport and recreational activities within a variety of settings, agencies, and/or organizations. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 310 - Event & Facility Management
Hours: 3
An examination of the history of sport and recreation facilities, along with appropriate procedures for the planning and operating of current and future sport and recreation facilities. Planning, organizing, coordinating, and managing of sport and recreation events will be the focus. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 316 - Field Experience in Sport and Recreation
Hours: 3
Provides an opportunity for supervised observation and participation in a variety of settings related to sport and recreation management. This course will also help students to prepare for their internship. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, and 305. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 317 - Individual and Group Exercise Instruction
Hours: 3
Examination of the theoretical knowledge and practical skills in preparation for national certification in individual and group exercise training. Participants will practically apply classroom knowledge during interactive training sessions including performing fitness assessments and creating exercise prescriptions. Prerequisites: 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 320 - Legal & Ethical Issues in Sport and Recreation Management
Hours: 3
Examinion of legal and ethical concepts related to sport and recreation management. Topics will include athletic participation and eligibility, public facility use issues, constitutional due process, and contracts and tort law as applied to participants and spectators. Concepts, models, and techniques to use in managing ethical dilemmas will be explored. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 350 - Social Issues in Global Sport Economy
Hours: 3
An examination of social and ethical issues which affect sports, the sport industry, and sport managers in today’s global marketplace. Topics include a survey of the cultural, economic, and political structures which compose, and contribute to, an ever-changing and expanding international sport industry. Sport and recreation organizations and the production and consumption of sport products and events will be examined related to their roles in global sport commerce. Prerequisites: Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 400 - Management of Sport & Recreation Organizations
Hours: 3
An examination of the management and operational techniques and strategies for sport and recreation programs. Functions related to the administration and management of sport and recreation organizations will be examined, including planning, leading, organizing, and evaluating sport organizations. Topics include the determination of strategic direction for sport and recreation organizations and effective implementation of strategies. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 410 - Economics & Finance of Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
An examination of the principles of finance as applied to budgeting, operations, and business decisions in recreation and sport organizations. Topics include financial indicators for strategic planning, strategies for generating income, and the allocation of resources. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 420 - Marketing for Sport & Recreation
Hours: 3
A survey of marketing concepts, advertising, consumer behavior, market research, strategic planning and the marketing of sport or recreation as a consumer product. Prerequisites: HHPS 100. Junior/Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 450 - Internship in Sport & Recreation Management.
Hours: 6
This course is designed to give students practical work experience and supervised mentorship with a sport or recreation organization. Current job-related topics, networking, and job procurement techniques will be discussed. Site must be approved by the department and internship coordinator. Must complete all Sport & Recreation Management coursework prior to internship. Prerequisites: HHPS 100, 110, 200, 210, 300, 310, 320, 350, 400, 410, 420. Senior Standing. 2.5 GPA.

HHPS 489 - INDEPENDENT STUDIES
Hours: 1-4
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.

HHPS 490 - H - Honors Thesis
Hours: 3
H Honors Thesis. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. Prerequisite Consent of head. Note: May be repeated when the topic varies.

HHPS 491 - H Honors Readings
Hours: 3
Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member.

HHPS 497 - Special Topics
Hours: 0-4
Organized class. May be repeated when topics vary