The School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism (RHT) offers one doctoral specialization, three master’s degrees, two graduate certificates, two bachelor's/accelerated master's programs, five undergraduate degrees, six minors, seven interdisciplinary minors with other units, and one undergraduate certificate.

Graduate Programs

The PhD in Education with an Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion specialization cultivates research-based educators and practitioners to be critical thinkers and apply evidence-based (research-based) practice principles to preserve and enhance human movement in all settings and populations, promote optimal health and enhanced quality of life through physical activity, and provide rewarding learning experiences, through the conduct and dissemination of exemplary scholarship and preparation of professionals committed to service.

The MS in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a professional, entry-level program that prepares students to practice as athletic training healthcare providers. 

The MS in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion (EFHP) takes a science-based approach toward the fields of health and human performance. The program focuses on the role of physical activity in the promotion of health, fitness and quality of life.

The MS in Sport and Recreation Studies meets the growing need for professionals and academics in the areas of recreation administration, sport and leisure studies and sport management. The MS in Athletic Training (MSAT) is a professional, entry-level program that prepares students to practice as athletic training healthcare providers. The BS in Athletic Training, accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) prepares students for careers in athletic training and graduate study in other allied health professions.

Bachelor's Degrees

The BS in Health, Fitness, and Recreation Resources, with concentrations in Sport Management, Parks and Outdoor Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation prepare students for supervisory and management careers in private and public parks and recreation systems (clinical and community), non-profit and for-profit sport organizations. The Parks and Outdoor Recreation and Therapeutic Recreation concentrations are accredited by the Council on Accreditation for Parks, Recreation, Tourism, and Related Professions (COAPRT).

The BS in Kinesiology, which is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP: American College of Sports Medicine sponsored), holds national program recognition status from the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA-ERP) and prepares students to develop and utilize science-based approaches to healthful and proactive living strategies. Emphasis is placed upon the development of future professionals with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to enhance physical performance, fitness, and general well-being across the age spectrum.

The BSEd in Physical Education, accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), prepares students for a teaching career (K–12) in public and private schools. The BS in Tourism and Events Management degree is one of the fastest growing majors at the university with concentrations in Events Management, Hospitality Management and Tourism Management.

Interdisciplinary Minors

In addition to school-based minors, RHT offers seven minors in interdisciplinary areas of study. These minors require coursework from two or more disciplines and are administered by interunit faculty groups. 

Minor in Sport Analytics

The Sport Analytics Minor is offered jointly by the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism, School of BusinessCollege of Science, and Volgenau School of Engineering.

Minor in Sport and Conflict Resolution

The Sport and Conflict Resolution Minor offered by the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism and School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution.

Minor in Sport Communication

The Sport Communication Minor is offered jointly by the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism and the Department of Communication

Minor in Sustainability

The Sustainability Studies Minor is offered jointly by the Department of Environmental Science and Policy and School of Integrative Studies. Students may take select Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies and Tourism and Events Management courses to meet elective requirements. 

Minor in Sport and American Culture

The Sport and American Culture Minor is offered jointly by the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism and Department of History and Art History. Students will learn about sport and its interconnection with other societal institutions. For details, see the School of Recreation, Health, and Tourism website.

Minor in Event Technical Production

The Event Technical Production Minor (CEHD) is offered jointly by the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism and the School of Theater in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. Students will learn how to plan, manage and execute live events and presentations. For details, see the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism website.

Minor in Sport and Computer Game Design

The Sport and Computer Game Design Minor is offered jointly by the School of Recreation, Health and Tourism and the Computer Game Design Program in the College of Visual and Performing Arts. This minor provides a combined introductory look at both the sports and computer game industries.

School Faculty

Professors

R. Baker, Brayley, S. Caswell, Daniels, D. Wiggins

Associate Professors

J. Ambegaonkar, Banville, A. Caswell, Cortes, Esherick, M. Jones, Kozlowski, Lee, R. Miller, M. Park, P. Rodgers, Schack, B. Wiggins

Assistant Professors

Aidoo, Atwater, Ferry, Fyock, Jin, Martin, McDowell, Robison, Slocum, White

Instructors

Casserly, DeGregorio, P. Gilbert, Jacobson, T. Jones, Krout, Moore, Norden, Parham

Requirements

Writing-Intensive Requirement

The university requires all undergraduate students to successfully complete at least one 300-level or above course designated 'writing-intensive'(WI) in their major(s). For RHT students, the WI requirement is satisfied by the successful completion of  KINE 450 Research Methods, PHED 340 Social and Cultural Issues in Physical Education, or SRST 450 Research Methods dependent on program requirements.

Policies

Minors

In accordance with university policy, at least eight credits must be unique to the minor and may not fulfill requirements of the student’s major, concentration, or another minor. For policies governing all minors, see AP.5.3.4 Minors.

Note: Physical Activity for Lifetime Wellness courses such as fitness development, sports, outdoor pursuits, and others are offered for elective credit to Mason students. These courses include selections under PHED, PRLS, and RECR prefixes, as well as others.

Athletic Training Education Program (ATEP)

100 Level Courses

ATEP 120: First Aid and Emergency Care. 2 credits.
Covers emergency management procedures for various injuries and sudden illnesses, including 1- and 2- person CPR, and use of an Automated External Defibrillator (AED) for cardiac emergencies and basic first aid techniques; certification in first aid and CPR. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. Limited to two attempts.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 150: Introduction to Athletic Training and Preventative Care Techniques. 3 credits.
Introduces the profession of athletic training and the basic principles of preventative care commonly used in the profession. Topics will include athletic training facility organization and procedures; protective sports equipment; construction of protective devices; and application of protective taping, braces, wrapping, and protective pads. Areas to be studied include the role of the athletic trainer in sports medicine, mechanisms of athletic injuries, tissue response to injury, blood-borne pathogens, introductory techniques of the assessment and evaluation of athletic injuries and emergency procedures. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

ATEP 201: Medical and Scientific Terminology. 3 credits.
Foundations of scientific and medical vocabulary including prefixes, suffixes and stems used to form compound words. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 203: Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Athletic and Fitness Related Injuries. 3 credits.
Provides coaches and fitness professionals with theory on the prevention, recognition, and management of injuries and conditions that occur in athletic competition and recreational fitness activities. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 205: Cultural Competence. 3 credits.
Explores cultural competence and its integration for effective professional practice. Includes communication styles, daily living practices, common sensitivities, self-awareness, and historical cultural implications in multicultural environments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 250: Physical Assessment of the Lower Body. 3 credits.
An analysis of the principles of physical assessment of the lower body. Notes: Formal acceptance to the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, ATEP 180, BIOL 124, BIOL 125, HEAL 110, and ATEP 300.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 255, ATEP 256
Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 255: Clinical Techniques I: Physical Assessment of the Lower Body. 3 credits.
An analysis of physical assessment clinical techniques of the lower body (including the lower extremity and abdomen). Notes: Formal acceptance to the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, ATEP 180, BIOL 124, BIOL 125, HEAL 110, and ATEP 300.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 250, ATEP 256
Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 256: Practicum I: Physical Assessment of the Lower Body. 3 credits.
A clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor with emphasis on physical assessment of the lower body. Notes: Formal acceptance to professional phase of the ATEP; Current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Certification. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C of higher in ATEP 150, ATEP 180, BIOL 124, BIOL 125, HEAL 110, and ATEP 300.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 250, ATEP 255
Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 260: Physical Assessment of the Upper Body. 3 credits.
An analysis of the principles of physical assessment of the upper body. Notes: Formal acceptance to the professional phase of the ATEP Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, ATEP 180, ATEP 250, ATEP 255, ATEP 256, ATEP 300, BIOL 124, BIOL 125, HEAL 110, HEAL 230.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 265, ATEP 266.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 265: Clinical Techniques II: Physical Assessment of the Upper Body. 3 credits.
An analysis of physical assessment clinical techniques of the upper body (including the upper extremity, head, and neck). Notes: Formal acceptance to the professional phase of the ATEP Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, ATEP 180, ATEP 250, ATEP 255, ATEP 256, ATEP 300, BIOL 124, BIOL 125, HEAL 110, HEAL 230.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 260, ATEP 266
Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 266: Practicum II: Physical Assessment of the Upper Body. 3 credits.
A clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor with emphasis on physical assessment of the upper body. Notes: Formal acceptance to the professional phase of the ATEP; Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Certification Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 300; BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 260, ATEP 265
Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 270: General Medical Conditions and Pharmacology in Physically Active Populations. 3 credits.
An examination of assessment and management techniques of general medical conditions and pharmacological principles in physically active populations. Notes: Formal acceptance to the professional phase of the ATEP Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 300; BIOL 124, 125.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

ATEP 300: Functional Anatomy. 3 credits.
Increase students' knowledge and exposure to the structural and functional components of human anatomy including musculoskeletal origins, insertions, actions and innervations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to KINE 300.
Recommended Prerequisite: C or better in BIOL 124 and BIOL 125.
Schedule Type: Laboratory, Lecture
ATEP 310: Advanced Functional Anatomy. 3 credits.
Investigates the musculoskeletal anatomy including innervation, vascular anatomy, and function of the neck, trunk and limbs. Synthesizes anatomy physiology, and human movement as it relates to injury; case studies are used to enhance the understanding of human anatomy and interpret movement impairments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 320.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 300C and KINE 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 320: Therapeutic Interventions Foundations. 3 credits.
Explores foundational knowledge and skills necessary for the safe, effective, and evidence-based application of therapeutic interventions. Investigates physiologic response to injury and healing, physiologic cause of pain, physiologic response of tissue to therapeutic intervention including modalities and exercise. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 310.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 325C, KINE 310C and 320C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 325: Athletic Training Foundations. 3 credits.
Investigates the knowledge, skill and professional foundations of the athletic training. Emphasizes is placed on the role of the athletic trainer as a member of the health care system by decision-making through evidence-based practice and foundational skills including fitting protective equipment and devices, and prophylactic preventative taping. Admission to the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 120C, 150C, 201C, 300C, BIOL 124C, 125C and HEAL 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 330: Emergency Procedures for Athletic Trainers. 3 credits.
Investigates the scientific and philosophical foundations of pre-hospital emergency care principles pertinent to athletic trainers. Develops knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to correctly apply emergency care principles and associated skills in a variety of clinical and professional settings. Admission to the professions phase of ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 340, 345, 351, 354.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 310C, 320C and KINE 450C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 340: Lower Body Physical Assessment. 3 credits.
Analyzes principles of lower body physical assessment. Investigates mechanisms of injury, the evaluation process, and testing leading to diagnosis. Admission to the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 330, ATEP 340, ATEP 351, ATEP 354.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KINE 450C, ATEP 310C and 320C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 345: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 1. 3 credits.
Applies principles of lower body, thoracic and lumbar spine physical assessment. develops evaluation skills including special testing leading to diagnosis. Admission to the professional phase of ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 330, ATEP 340, ATEP 351, ATEP 354.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KINE 450C, ATEP 310C and 320C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 350: Therapeutic Interventions I. 3 credits.
Integrates the use of therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation in the treatment of injuries and conditions including indications, contraindications, physiological effects, special programs, and resistance methods used with therapeutic modalities and prevention/rehabilitation methods. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 266, 270, 300; BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230; KINE 310.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 355 and 356.
Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 351: Lower Body Therapeutic Interventions. 3 credits.
Develops, implements, and evaluates treatment plans using therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation interventions in the treatment of lower body injuries and conditions. Establishes an evidence-based approach to therapeutic interventions use in patient treatment. Admission to the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 330, ATEP 340, ATEP 345, ATEP 354.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KINE 450C, ATEP 310C and 320C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 354: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 2. 3 credits.
Applies therapeutic interventions for the lower body in a laboratory setting. Develops rehabilitation treatment plans and skills necessary to carry out patient care. Admission to the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 330, ATEP 340, ATEP 345, ATEP 351.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KINE 450C, ATEP 310C and 320C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 355: Clinical Techniques 3: Therapeutic Interventions I. 3 credits.
An examination of the scientific theory and standard operating procedures necessary for the safe application of therapeutic modalities in a physically active patient population. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 266, 270, 300; BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230; KINE 310.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 350 and 356.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Athletic Training.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 356: Practicum III: Therapeutic Modalities. 3 credits.
A clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor with emphasis on therapeutic modalities. Notes: Formal Acceptance into the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 266, 270, 300 BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230; KINE 310.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 350, 355.
Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 360: Therapeutic Interventions 2. 3 credits.
Integrated approach to the use of therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation in the treatment of injuries and conditions. Special consideration to specific body regions including a focus on the development, implementation, and evaluation of treatment plans. Notes: Formal acceptance into the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 266, 270, 300; BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230; KINE 310.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 365, 366.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Athletic Training.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 361: Upper Body Therapeutic Interventions. 3 credits.
Utilizes an integrated approach to therapeutic interventions including modalities and rehabilitation in the treatment of upper body, head and neck injuries and conditions. Includes development, implementation, and evaluation of treatment plans for upper body, head and neck injuries. Admission to the professional phase of the ATEP. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 365, ATEP 367, ATEP 370, ATEP 375.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 351C, 354C, 330C, 340C and 345C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 365: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 4. 3 credits.
Applies therapeutic interventions for the upper body, head and neck in a laboratory setting. Develops rehabilitation treatment plans and skills necessary to carry out patient care. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 366: Practicum IV: Therapeutic Rehabilitation. 3 credits.
A clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor with emphasis on therapeutic rehabilitation. Notes: Formal acceptance into the professional phase of the ATEP; Current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Certification. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or Better ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 266, 270, 350, 355, 356; BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230; PHED 300 and 450.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 360, ATEP 365.
Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 367: Athletic Training Practicum 1. 2 credits.
Emphasizes physical assessment and therapeutic interventions of the lower body in a clinical immersion practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 150 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 361, ATEP 365, ATEP 370, ATEP 375.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 330C, 340C, 345C, 351C and 354C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 370: Upper Body Physical Assessment. 3 credits.
Analyzes the principles of upper body physical assessment. Investigates mechanisms of injury, the evaluation process, and testing leading to diagnosis. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 361, ATEP 365, ATEP 367, ATEP 375.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 330C, 340C, 345C, 351C and 354C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 375: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 3. 3 credits.
Applies principles of upper body, heard and neck physical assessment. Develops evaluation skills including special testing leading to diagnosis. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 361, ATEP 365, ATEP 367, ATEP 370.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 330C, 340C, 345C, 351C and 354C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

400 Level Courses

ATEP 400: Pathopharmacology. 3 credits.
Examines the assessment and management techniques of general medical conditions and pharmacological principles and interventions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 300C and KINE 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 441: Senior Seminar in Athletic Training. 3 credits.
Capstone educational experience focusing on current topics in the Athletic Training Profession and career development issues. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 266, 270, 300, 350, 355, 356, 360, 365, 366; BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230; KINE 300, 360.
Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 450: Administration and Management in Athletic Training. 3 credits.
Focuses on the professional management and administrative issues in athletic training including the planning, designing, development, organization, implementation, direction, and evaluation of a health care program. Discusses current issues in athletic training related to professional conduct and practice. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 456: Practicum 5 Professional Integration. 6 credits.
A clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor with emphasis on professional skill integration. Notes: Formal acceptance into the professional phase of the ATEP; Current Emergency Cardiac Care (ECC) Certification. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Grade of C or higher in ATEP 150, 180, 250, 255, 256, 260, 265, 266, 270, 300, 350, 355, 356, 360, 365, 366, BIOL 124, 125; HEAL 110, 230, KINE 310, 360.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 450.
Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 457: Athletic Training Practicum 2. 1 credit.
Emphasizes physical assessment and therapeutic interventions of the upper body with non-sport populations and assessment of general medical conditions in a clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 75 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to ATEP 354.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 450.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 361C, 365C, 367C, 370C, 375C and 400C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 460: Pediatric Sports Medicine. 3 credits.
Examines evidence-based practices for injury preventions, sport safety, emergency preparedness, and risk management within youth and scholastic sport. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 470, 476.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 300C and KINE 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 466: Athletic Training Practicum 3. 2 credits.
Emphasizes injury prevention administration physical assessment and therapeutic intervention during athletics preseason in a clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 150 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 361C, 365C, 367C, 370C, 375C and 400C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 470: Post Rehabilitative Therapeutic Interventions. 2 credits.
Explores current topics of musculoskeletal injury prevention and intervention. Investigates injury epidemiology, pain and nutritional theories. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 476.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 450C, 457C and 466C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 476: Athletic Training Practicum 4. 4 credits.
Emphasizes physical assessment and therapeutic interventions of the upper body in a clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 300 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 470.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 450C, 457C and 466C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 480: Athletic Training Research. 3 credits.
Examines methods for critically evaluating clinical research techniques and interventions to improve patient outcomes specific to the practice of athletic training. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 486.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 460C, 470C and 476C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 486: Athletic Training Practicum 5. 6 credits.
Emphasizes professional skill integration with a clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 400 hours Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 480.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 460C, 470C and 476C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 499: Independent Study in Athletic Training. 1-6 credits.
Study of a topic area in athletic training research, theory, or practice under direction of a faculty member. May be repeated, but not more than 6 total credits may be earned. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

ATEP 510: Advanced Functional Anatomy. 3 credits.
Investigates the musculoskeletal anatomy including innervation, vascular anatomy, and function of the neck, trunk and limbs. Synthesizes anatomy, physiology, and human movement as it relates to injury; case studies are used to enhance the understanding of human anatomy and interpret movement impairments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic human anatomy and physiology and functional anatomy knowledge.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 520 and 525.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 520: Therapeutic Interventions Foundations. 3 credits.
Explores foundational knowledge and skills necessary for the safe, effective, and evidenced-based application of therapeutic interventions. Investigates physiologic response to injury and healing, physiologic cause of pain, physiologic response of tissue to therapeutic intervention including modalities and exercise. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic human anatomy and physiology and functional anatomy knowledge.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 510 and 525.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 525: Athletic Training Foundations. 3 credits.
Investigates the knowledge, skill and professional foundations of the athletic training. Emphasizes is placed on the role of the athletic trainer as a member of the health care system by decision-making through evidence-based practice and foundational skills including fitting protective equipment and devices, arid prophylactic preventative taping. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 510 and 520.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 530: Emergency Procedures for Athletic Trainers. 3 credits.
Investigates the scientific and philosophical foundations of pre-hospital emergency care principles pertinent to athletic trainers. Develops knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills necessary to correctly apply emergency care principles and associated skills in a variety of clinical and professional settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 540, 545, 550, 555.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 510B- and 520B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 540: Lower Body Physical Assessment. 3 credits.
Analyzes principles of lower body physical assessment. Investigates mechanisms of injury, the evaluation process, and testing leading to diagnosis. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 530, 545, 550, 555.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 510B- and 520B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 545: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 1. 3 credits.
Applies principles of lower body, thoracic and lumbar spine physical assessment. Develops evaluation skills including special testing leading to diagnosis. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 530, 540, 550, 555.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 510B- and 520B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 550: Lower Body Therapeutic Interventions. 3 credits.
Develops, implements, and evaluates treatment plans using therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation interventions in the treatment of lower body injuries and conditions. Establishes an evidence-based approach to therapeutic interventions use in patient treatment. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 530, 540, 545, 555.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 510B- and 520B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 555: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 2. 3 credits.
Applies therapeutic interventions for the lower body in a laboratory setting. Develops rehabilitation treatment plans and skills necessary o carry out patient care. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 530, 540, 545, 550.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 510B- and 520B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 560: Upper Body Therapeutic Interventions. 3 credits.
Utilizes an integrated approach to therapeutic interventions including modalities and rehabilitation in the treatment of upper body, head and neck injuries and conditions. Includes development, implementation, and evaluation of treatment plans for upper body, head and neck injuries. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 565, 566, 570, 575, 600.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 530B-, 540B-, 545B-, 550B- and 555B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 565: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 4. 3 credits.
Applies therapeutic interventions for the upper body, head and neck in a laboratory setting. Develops rehabilitation treatment plans and skills necessary to carry out patient care. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 560, 566, 570, 575, 600.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 530B-, 540B-, 545B-, 550B- and 555B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory
ATEP 566: Athletic Training Practicum 1. 2 credits.
Emphasizes clinical examination and acute care of injuries during a clinical immersion practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 150 to 200 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 560, ATEP 565, ATEP 570, ATEP 575, 600.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 530B-, 540B-, 545B-, 550B- and 555B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 570: Upper Body Physical Assessment. 3 credits.
Analyzes principles of upper body physical assessment. Investigates mechanisms of injury, the evaluation process, and testing leading to diagnosis. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 560, 565, 566, 575, 600.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 530B-, 540B-, 545B-, 550B- and 555B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 575: Athletic Training Clinical Techniques 3. 3 credits.
Applies principles of upper body, head and neck physical assessment. Develops evaluation skills including special testing. leading to diagnosis. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 560, 565, 566, 570, 600.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 530B-, 540B-, 545B-, 550B- and 555B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Athletic Training.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Laboratory

600 Level Courses

ATEP 600: Pathopharmacology. 3 credits.
Examines the assessment and management techniques of general medical conditions and pharmacological principles and interventions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic human anatomy and physiology and Funcational Anatomy knowledge needed.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 650: Administration and Management in Athletic Training. 3 credits.
Focuses on the professional management and administrative issues in athletic training including the planning, designing, development, organization, implementation, direction, and evaluation of a health care program. Discusses current issues in athletic training related to professional conduct and practice. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 656.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 560B-, 565B-, 566B-, 570B- and 575B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 656: Athletic Training Practicum 2. 1 credit.
Emphasizes therapeutic interventions with non-sport populations during a clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 75 to 125 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 650.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 560B-, 565B-, 566B-, 570B- and 575B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 660: Pediatric Sports Medicine. 3 credits.
Examines evidence-based practices for injury prevention, sport safety, emergency preparedness, and risk management within youth and scholastic sport. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Basic human anatomy and physiology and Funcational Anatomy knowledge needed.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 667: Athletic Training Practicum 3. 2 credits.
Emphasizes injury prevention, healthcare administration, clinical evaluation during and athletics pre-season clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 150 to 200 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 650B- and 656B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 670: Post Rehabilitative Therapeutic Interventions. 2 credits.
Explores current topics of musculoskeletal injury prevention and intervention. Investigates injury epidemiology, pain and nutritional theories. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 660, 676.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 650B-, 656B- and 667B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 676: Athletic Training Practicum 4. 4 credits.
Emphasizes clinical examination, therapeutic interventions, and psychosocial strategies during a clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 300 to 400 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 660, 670.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 650B-, 656B- and 667B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
ATEP 680: Athletic Training Research. 3 credits.
Examines methods for critically evaluating clinical research techniques and interventions to improve patient outcomes specific to the practice of athletic training. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 686.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 660B-, 670B- and 676B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
ATEP 686: Athletic Training Practicum 5. 6 credits.
Emphasizes professional development, evidence-based practice and integration of knowledge, skills and clinical decision-making during a clinical practicum field experience under the direct supervision of a preceptor for 400 to 600 hours. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Corequisite: ATEP 680.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 660B-, 670B- and 676B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship

Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion (EFHP)

500 Level Courses

EFHP 500: Workshop in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion. 1-3 credits.
Provides concentrated full-time workshops, weekend seminars, and workshops on selected topics in exercise, fitness, and health promotion. Notes: No more than 6 credits may be applied for degree credit. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 520: Medical Terminology of Health Professionals. 3 credits.
Analyzes foundation of scientific and medical vocabulary including prefixes, suffices and stems used to form compound words for health professionals. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 522: Functional Anatomy for Health and Wellness Practitioners. 3 credits.
Promotes familiarity and proficiency with anatomy of neuromuscular and musculoskeletal systems, which relate directly to sports related injuries. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 124, 125 (or equivalent)
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 526: Prevention, Recognition, and Management of Fitness Related Injuries. 3 credits.
Promotes familiarity and proficiency with assessment and physical examination of sports-related injuries. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 124, 125 (or equivalent).
Recommended Corequisite: EFHP 522.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 598: Special Topics. 1-6 credits.
Focuses on projects related to exercise, fitness, or health promotion. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the term.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 599: Independent Study EFHP. 1-3 credits.
Studies problem areas in exercise, fitness, and health promotion research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. May be repeated. No more than 3 credits may be earned. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

600 Level Courses

EFHP 605: History of American Sport, Exercise, and Physical Culture. 3 credits.
Role of sport and physical education in Europe and its impact on developments in America. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 610: Advanced Exercise Physiology. 3 credits.
Lecture, demonstration, and seminar experiences in applying research findings to understanding physiological function and effects of exercise on people. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 611: Movement and Fitness Assessment. 3 credits.
Covers common movement and fitness assessments that can be used to develop an individualized exercise program for various populations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 612: Scientific Foundation of Applied Kinesiology. 3 credits.
An integrated study of human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and microbiology, presenting a complete picture of how the body functions and the diseases and disorders that cause the body to malfunction. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 613: Advanced Applied Biomechanics. 3 credits.
Examines kinetic and kinematic concepts and how they apply to the qualitative and quantitative assessment of human movement. Discusses advanced applied motion analysis techniques. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 614: Advanced Exercise Nutrition. 3 credits.
Advanced study of nutrition's relation to physical activity, exercise, and sports. Reviews biochemical, physiological, and behavioral aspects of nutrition in promoting health, fitness, and sports performance. Focuses on nutrient needs during life cycle stages. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 615: Epidemiology and Environmental Health. 3 credits.
Principles, methods, and application of epidemiology. Reviews behavioral, psychological, social, and environmental risks to disease distribution. Focuses on lifestyle, exercise patterns, and environmental factors to health and disease conditions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 616: Motor Behavior and Development. 3 credits.
Human motor behavior development and theory with application to evaluation of skill acquisition. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 618: Exercise and Sport Psychology. 3 credits.
Covers psychological and social-psychological antecedents and consequences of exercise, physical activity, and sports participation. Emphasizes theory and research on personality, motivation, arousal, cognition, attributions, attitudes, self-efficacy, leadership effectiveness, and group dynamics. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 620: Research Methods for Applied Kinesiology. 3 credits.
Introduction to the techniques of research generally employed in the fields of exercise science and health. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 621: Statistical Methods for Applied Kinesiology. 3 credits.
Introduction to practical and applied aspects of both descriptive and applied aspects of both descriptive and inferential statistics in exercise science and health. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: MATH 102, STAT 250.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 630: Exercise, Health, and Fitness Program Development. 3 credits.
Covers exercise and health program development related to fitness and health of adult populations. Notes: Provides 3 to 6 hours of field experience. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 640: Principles of Strength and Conditioning. 3 credits.
Analyzes exercise techniques, training program designs, organization and administration, and testing and evaluation using scientific principles of strength and conditioning. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 650: Scientific Principles of Motor Learning. 3 credits.
Biomechanical analysis and application of scientific principles of movement to instructing sport skills in physical education and sport programs. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 660: Management of Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion Organizations. 3 credits.
Advanced study in management and administration of organizations dedicated to human development and improvement of quality of life. Covers application of theories and practices of management and behavioral sciences, fiscal management, marketing, and evaluation research. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 680: Ethical Issues in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion. 3 credits.
Covers formulation of coherent framework for ascertaining good, right, and just; and for assessing evidence and reason underlying positions and arguments. Examines ethical issues in exercise, fitness, and health promotion. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 690: Scientific Communications. 3 credits.
Studies and applies written and verbal communication skills in reading, analyzing, writing, and distributing scientific information in Applied Kinesiology. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

700 Level Courses

EFHP 730: Motor Learning. 3 credits.
Appraisal of motor learning theories and an analysis of motor skill development including the roles of information processing, practice, feedback, and motivation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 798: Project. 1-3 credits.
Addresses an applied exercise, fitness, and health promotion issue under supervision of graduate faculty member. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
EFHP 799: Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Explores exercise, fitness, and health promotion problem using appropriate research methodology and under supervision of graduate faculty member. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of all coursework.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

800 Level Courses

EFHP 802: Readings for the Doctor of Arts in Community College Education. 3-9 credits.
Intensive reading in recent scholarship in physical education and related fields. Students must propose reading list that must be approved by faculty advisor and use list to prepare potentially publishable literature review. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Independent Study
EFHP 810: Neuromuscular Responses to Exercise. 3 credits.
Provides an in-depth study of the muscular systems of the human body and how these systems are altered in response to acute and chronic physical activity. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 811: Motor Learning and Control. 3 credits.
Examines motor learning theories and analyzes motor skill development including the roles of information processing, practice, feedback, and motivation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 813: Musculoskeletal Biomechanics in Human Movement. 3 credits.
Advanced study of the biomechanical analysis of the musculoskeletal system, including collecting, interpreting, and modeling biomechanical data. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Graduate Standing or Permission of Instructor.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 815: Measurement Techniques and Instrumentation. 3 credits.
Explores the application and implementation of conventional measurement techniques and instrumentation to collect data in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 820: Careers in the Academy Seminar. 3 credits.
Examines careers in the academy in a seminar format including faculty role, institutional fit, and the higher education academic job search (including developing cover letters and job portfolio outlines); introduces teaching, research, and service expectations at higher education institutions to help prepare for future academic careers. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
EFHP 825: Data Analytics in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion. 3 credits.
Examines data processing, analysis and interpretation using software applications common in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
EFHP 840: Doctoral Seminar in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion. 3 credits.
Examines problem areas in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion research, theory, or practice using a combination of self-directed, guided learning, and critical peer reviews in a seminar format. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
EFHP 860: Critical Perspectives in Exercise, Fitness, and Health Promotion. 3 credits.
Critically examines current topics in Exercise, Fitness and Health Promotion, and Applied Kinesiology. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Seminar
EFHP 880: Grant Writing. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of grants and contracts; examines federal and non-federal proposal development guidelines; emphasizes National Institutes of Health (NIH) research grant mechanisms as a 'gold standard'. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate level students.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Health (HEAL)

100 Level Courses

HEAL 110: Personal Health. 3 credits.
Focuses on individual health improvement by studying mental/emotional well-being, fitness, nutrition, drug abuse prevention, consumerism, safety and other topics. Notes: One section of HEAL 110 will be dedicated as Distance Education while remaining sections will be traditional classroom, 100% face-to-face. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

HEAL 200: School and Community Safety. 1 credit.
Focuses on safety in home, school, road, work, and community settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 220: Dimensions of Mental Health. 3 credits.
Focuses on integrating behavioral and sociocultural factors in studying mental health. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 230: Introduction to Health Behavior. 3 credits.
Introduces health behavior in context of health psychology. Explores various theoretical models to understand health, illness and sick-role behaviors. Studies health and disease from a biopsychosocial perspective. Examines means of preventing and treating health problems. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

HEAL 310: Drugs and Health. 3 credits.
Analyzes drug use, with emphasis on positive aspects, and presents alternatives to drug misuse and abuse. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 312: Health and Wellness Choices. 3 credits.
Actively involves students in becoming managers of their personal health and well-being throughout life span. Consistent with Healthy People 2000 goals for nation. Emphasizes lifestyle activity and fitness, behavioral change, and maintenance. Notes: May be taken by nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 325: Health Aspects of Human Sexuality. 3 credits.
Covers biological, behavioral, and sociocultural factors in human sexual behavior. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 327: Women's Health. 3 credits.
Examines health issues unique to women, including health care, food and exercise, reproductive and gynecological issues, chronic diseases, and issues of violence. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 331: Men's Health. 3 credits.
Examines socio-cultural influences on men's development and expression of health beliefs and practices. Explores health issues specific to men. Analyzes research literature on interventions to improve men's health. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 350: Interventions for Populations and Communities at Risk. 3 credits.
Identifies culturally, physically, emotionally, mentally, and demographically diverse populations and communities at risk. Covers implications for developing innovative programs and role of HFRR interventions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 351: Relationship Health. 3 credits.
Describes development of healthy relationships. Examines influencing factors. Analyzes current research. Designs strategies for maintaining healthy relationships. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 372: Health Communication. 3 credits.
Applies research-based models and theories of health assessment and promotion at individual, organizational, agency, and community levels. Uses communication approaches and skills in context of behavior change strategies, including policy and program development. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

HEAL 402: Introduction to Driver Education Instruction. 3 credits.
Introduces vehicle operator's tasks in highway transportation system. Provides essential knowledge and skills to instruct driver education. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 403: Driver Education Practice and Administration. 3 credits.
Applies driver education to simulated and actual driving environments. Provides essential knowledge and skills to administrate driver education. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 405: Teaching Methods in Health Education (K-12). 3 credits.
Covers content, methodology, and resource materials in teaching health education for physical education teaching majors. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BSED/PHED status.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 480: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
Presents selected health issues or problems. Focuses on applying information to education programs. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
HEAL 499: Independent Study in Health Education. 1-3 credits.
Studies problem area in health education research, theory, or practice under faculty direction. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

HEAL 516: Program Development and Resources in Health Education. 3 credits.
Open to licensed and provisionally licensed health and physical education teachers in the commonwealth of Virginia and students in ASTL physical education program. Focuses on program development, health content, methodology, and resources for teaching preK-12 health education. Notes: Distance learning course. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Licensed and provisionally licensed health and physical education teachers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and students in the Physical Education masters program.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Kinesiology (KINE)

100 Level Courses

KINE 100: Introduction to Kinesiology. 3 credits.
Provides overview of the field of kinesiology in the form of an introductory course. Exposes students to the history of the field, and its emphasis on evidence based knowledge. Explains policies and procedures for the major. Explorers career options. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

KINE 200: Introduction to Personal Training. 3 credits.
Provides students with basic knowledge and skills associated with exercise training methods, lifting techniques, and health-related fitness testing procedures. Selection of developmentally appropriate exercises emphasized. Participation in fitness tests required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (BIOL 124C, 125C, ATEP 300C and KINE 310C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 249: An Analysis of Boxing. 3 credits.
Provides study of the sport of boxing from cultural, historical, physical, and scientific perspectives. Well-known writings from literature on boxing as well as boxing training methods, and program design will be addressed. Physical participation will include basic boxing skills, conditioning, and fitness testing of participants. All students must purchase hand wraps, heavy bag gloves, mouthpieces, and jump ropes. Boxing and/or wrestling shoes are strongly recommended. Notes: All students must purchase hand wraps, heavy bag gloves, mouthpieces, and jump ropes. Boxing and/or wrestling shoes are strongly recommended. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: ENGH 100 or ENGH 101.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 250: Endurance Sport Program Design. 3 credits.
Provides students with knowledge necessary to train another individual safely and effectively for endurance sports. Emphasis will be placed on running; however, cycling and swimming will be covered. Topics covered include: functional, physiology, psychological aspects of endurance competitions, basic nutritional requirements, injury reduction, training techniques, safety, race management, and history of endurance sports. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 124, BIOL 125, ATEP 300, KINE 200.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

KINE 310: Exercise Physiology I. 3 credits.
Introduces students to the physiologic, neuroendocrine, and biochemical changes of the human body that are associated with exercise and work. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (BIOL 124C and 125C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 320: Principles of Human Nutrition. 3 credits.
Assesses dietary habits and patterns in relation to nutrient requirements across the age spectrum and for a variety of populations. Emphasizes weight control, diet in relation to physical activity, and current nutritional controversies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 330: Seminar in Kinesiology. 3 credits.
Prepares students for the fieldwork experience in KINE 341: Kinesiology Internship I. Topics covered include: professionalism, review of evidence-based position papers, and discussion of contemporary issues in kinesiology. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to HEAL 430.
Recommended Prerequisite: Junior standing (60 credit hours)
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KINE 100C, 200C and 370C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Seminar
KINE 341: Kinesiology Internship I. 3 credits.
Provides a paid or voluntary supervised professional experience in an approved exercise science professional setting under the supervision of a practicum University Supervisor and Agency Supervisor. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (KINE 200C, 310C, 330C, 350C and 370C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
KINE 350: Exercise Prescription and Programming. 3 credits.
Provides students with an opportunity to develop an understanding of the assessment and evaluation process used in cardio-respiratory training and anaerobic conditioning for healthy, athletic, and symptomatic populations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (KINE 200C, 310C, 370C and ATEP 300C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 360: Strength Training: Concepts and Applications. 3 credits.
Provides students with an opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of strength training and conditioning, including: anatomical and physiological considerations, lifting techniques, equipment selection, program development/evaluation, and weightlifting safety; thus enabling them to teach and train client. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 364.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (BIOL 124C, 125C and KINE 310C) and ATEP 300C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 370: Exercise Testing and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Provides students with an opportunity to develop a understanding of the assessment and evaluation process during exercise in the determination of physical fitness. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 365.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (BIOL 124C, 125C and KINE 310C) and ATEP 300C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 380: Exercise Prescription and Programming for Special Populations. 3 credits.
Provides the study of the pathophysiology of common diseases and conditions with concentration in the design and implementation of exercise programs. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KINE 200C, 310C, 330C, 350C and 370C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

KINE 400: Biomechanics. 3 credits.
Focuses on kinetic and kinematic concepts and how they apply to the quantitative assessment of human movement. Analyzes human movement and the functional dynamics of tissue such as muscle or bone. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: BIOL 124C, 125C, KINE 360C and ATEP 300C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 410: Exercise Physiology II. 3 credits.
Provides study in the advanced theory of exercise physiology. Knowledge related to the physiologic, neuroendocrine, and biochemical changes of the human body associated with both a single bout of exercise and chronic exercise training will be addressed. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: BIOL 124C, 125C and KINE 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 420: Sport and Exercise Nutrition. 3 credits.
Explores the fundamental biochemical and physiological rationale for optimal nutrient intake for health, physical fitness, and athletic performance. Specific attention is focused upon the relationship nutrition has with exercise, physical fitness, health, and athletic performance. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (KINE 310C and 320C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 441: Kinesiology Internship II. 3 credits.
Provides a supervised professional experience in two separate approved kinesiology professional settings under the supervision of both a University Supervisor and an Agency Supervisor with emphasis placed upon exercise programming and implementation for both clinical (site 1) and performance (site 2) populations. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: KINE 341C, 360C and 380C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
KINE 450: Research Methods. 3 credits.
Covers the development of empirical research designs for both practical and theoretical problems in allied health fields such as kinesiology, therapeutic recreation, and athletic training. Includes literature review of hypothesized relationships, and formulation of research proposals. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: STAT 250C, DESC 210C, OM 210C, SOCI 313C or IT 250C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
KINE 490: Kinesiology Internship III. 12 credits.
Provides a directed, field-based experience, in which students observe and participate in conditions, practices, and settings where sought career roles are conducted. The kinesiology fieldwork coordinator must approve placement for the practicum. Both a University supervisor and an approved agency supervisor with recognized professional certifications coordinate and oversee the student's internship experience. Current CPR, AED, and First Aid Certification required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (KINE 330C, 341C, 400C, 410C, 420C and 441C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman, Junior or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Internship
KINE 499: Independent Study in Kinesiology. 1-3 credits.
Study of a topic regarding theory, research, or practice in kinesiology under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated, but no more than 3 total credits hours may be earned. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

Physical Education (PHED)

100 Level Courses

PHED 184: Historical Swordsmanship. 1 credit.
Introduces Historical European Martial Arts of Swordsmanship. Offers fundamentals in footwork and body mechanics needed in the sport including sparing with protective gear and using 15th century Longsword and 17th century rapier are included. Notes: Open to all majors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PHED 199: Introduction to Health and Physical Education. 1 credit.
Uses best practices to introduce to potential teacher candidates current health and physical education teaching issues. Introduces terminology specific to teaching, and concepts such as standards of learning, planning, assessment, curriculum developments, and risk management. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

PHED 200: Professional Dimensions of Health, Recreation, and Physical Education. 3 credits.
Traces historical foundations of health, recreation, physical education, and sport. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 201: Developmental Motor Patterns. 3 credits.
Analyzes motor-skill development and prescription of activities from immature to mature stages. This course must be complete within 5 years of student teaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 202: Teaching Skillful Movement. 3 credits.
Covers planning and presenting lessons on numerous motor skills using varied teaching strategies in a peer teaching setting. This course must be complete within 5 years of student teaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 218: Technology in Health and Physical Education. 2 credits.
Develops technology skills to support health and physical education instruction in school settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 230: Asian Martial Arts: Origin and Development. 3 credits.
Introduction to martial arts of East, South, and Southeast Asia. Lectures address martial arts from a historical, philosophical, biographical, warfare, and sport perspective. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 273: Net and Target Games. 2 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in net and target games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in games such as volleyball, golf, tennis, and badminton. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 274: Dance and Educational Gymnastics. 2 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in dance, rhythms, and educational gymnastics. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 275: Field and Invasion Games. 2 credits.
Skill and content knowledge in field and invasion games. Includes skill progression, strategies, officiating, and authentic assessment in activities such as softball, basketball, soccer, field events, and Ultimate Disc. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 276: Health-Related Fitness Education. 2 credits.
Prepares future physical educators to develop, implement, and assess fitness concepts, and strategies to K12 students. Requires fitness tests participation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

PHED 306: Psychomotor Learning. 3 credits.
Analyzes psychological aspects, learning theory, and practice conditions for learning motor skills. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 308: Adapted Physical Education. 3 credits.
Introduces disabilities in public schools. Covers national standards, federal legislation, IEPs, and developmental inclusion models. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 320: Student Assessment in Health and Physical Education. 2 credits.
Examines assessment purposes and introduces different assessment procedures that measure student achievement in the different domains of behaviors in health and physical education. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 340: Social and Cultural Issues in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Studies contemporary and historical perspectives on socio-cultural and philosophical issues influencing American public schooling and physical education teacher preparation, including race, culture, ethnicity, nationality, globalization, socioeconomic status, gender, sexuality, ability, obesity, and urbanization. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 364: Strength Training: Concepts and Applications. 3 credits.
Provides students with an opportunity to develop an in-depth understanding of the principles of strength training and conditioning, including anatomical and physiological considerations, lifting techniques, equipment selection, program development and evaluation, and weightlifting safety. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to KINE 360.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 124 and 125.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 365: Measurement and Evaluation of Physical Fitness. 3 credits.
Covers selection, administration, evaluation, and construction of measurements and evaluation instruments and techniques in physical education. Also covers statistical analysis of data and survey of selected instruments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to KINE 370.
Recommended Prerequisite: BIOL 124 and 125.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

PHED 403: Elementary School Instruction in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Covers content, knowledge, and teaching methods for K-6 physical education. Requires field experience. Must be taking within one year of student teaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 273, 274, 275, and PHED 306 (may be taken concurrently).
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PHED 201C and 202C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Physical Education.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bach of Science in Education degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 404: Middle and High School Instruction in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Examines school curriculum, assessment, content, and teaching practices for middle and high school physical education programs. Requires field experience. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PHED 273D, 275D, 306D, 403D, 274D, KINE 200D and PHED 276D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Exercise, Fitness Hlth Promo, Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 410: Social/Psychological Aspects of Health and Fitness. 3 credits.
Covers research, trends, and techniques of health and fitness from a behavioral perspective. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 415: Student Teaching in Physical Education. 12 credits.
Provides supervised clinical experience for a full semester in approved schools. Requires experiences in elementary and secondary school settings. requirements. Includes participation in pre-service workshop and related activities, and weekly seminars. Note: Completion of all Mason Core and program coursework, and acceptance into Student Teaching. PHED 415 must be completed within 5 years of PHED 201 and 202. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: ATEP 120D, 300D, BIOL 125D, EDRD 300D, EDUC 302D, HEAL 110D, 200D, 220D, 310D, 325D, 405C, KINE 310D, 320D, PHED 199D, 218D, 308C, 320D, 340D, 404C and PRLS 316D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
PHED 480: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
See course description in the Schedule of Classes. Selected topics reflect interest in specialized areas of exercise science or health promotion. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 499: Independent Study in Physical Education and Fitness. 1-3 credits.
Study of a problem area in physical education research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 90 hours and Permission of Chair.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

600 Level Courses

PHED 670: Analysis of Teaching in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Presents variety of research techniques for studying teacher and learner behaviors in physical education, engaging the teacher as researcher and grant writer. Goal is to prepare teachers to be leaders in their field. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 672: Curriculum and Assessment in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge of curriculum models and assessment strategies in standards-based physical education program. Studies curriculum models such as sport education and adventure education. Examines traditional and alternative assessment. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 673: Motor Development for Special Populations. 3 credits.
Provides knowledge that focuses on individuals with orthopedic, sensory, and learning disabilities in physical education setting. Areas of focus include development of motor patterns and skills assessment, and planning and instruction for students with disabilities. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 670.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PHED 680: Mentoring and Supervising in Physical Education. 3 credits.
Prepares mentors and supervisors of preservice and in-service teachers in physical education. Topics include professional dispositions, assessment and evaluation, adult learners, counseling and communication, providing feedback, and reflection and inquiry into the profession. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PHED 670.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies (PRLS)

100 Level Courses

PRLS 115: Introduction to Fly Fishing. 1 credit.
A practical course designed for students with little or no knowledge of fly fishing. The course will involve activities to teach students the basics of fly fishing to include terms and equipment, casting, knot tying, aquatic entomology, fly selection, reading water, wading techniques and safety, and fly fishing tactics. In addition to the one-hour classes required during the week, a full day on a stream will be included. Note: Students will be required to pay an activities fee to cover transportation and equipment rental. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 118: Intermediate Rock Climbing. 2 credits.
For individuals who have some prior skills in rock climbing looking to further increase their skill level. Involves teaching students climbing terms, advanced knots, equipment, safety practices for redirect belay and top rope belay, as well as setting up techniques using rope and webbing. Special emphasis on anchor building will also be included. Ability to climb and rappel at least at the beginner's level will be required. This is not a certification course. Notes: Fee required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 117.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 123: Intermediate Indoor Rock Climbing. 1 credit.
Introduces the practices designed to move into the intermediate indoor climbing realm with a focus on efficient and creative body positions, including specific, more advanced techniques and strength training. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 116 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 125: Tracking, Trailing and Orienteering. 2 credits.
Develops outdoor navigational and tracking skills and assumes no prior experience in tracking, trailing, or orienteering. Use of modern topographical maps and navigational compasses in a variety of settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 174: Open Water Coastal Kayaking. 2 credits.
This course is designed to provide experienced coastal kayaking students with an introduction to advanced strokes and maneuvers, open water rescues, on-water navigation, and safety concerns related to open water. Notes: Fee required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 173 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 175: Introduction to Rowing. 1 credit.
This course is designed to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to row successfully in an eight-oared rowing shell. Includes instruction in, but not limited to, proper handling of rowing equipment, basic terminology, the proper execution of the rowing stroke, water safety, and team building. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Laboratory
PRLS 180: White-water Canoeing. 2 credits.
A practical course designed for students with little or no knowledge or skills in moving water and white-water canoeing. Involve activities to teach basic terms, rules, techniques for river safety, paddle strokes, boat control and maneuvering, reading river currents and conditions, self rescue techniques, ethics and river etiquette, and running rivers up to Class II+ in difficulty. There will be one classroom and four all-day paddling sessions on regional rivers. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: Ability to swim fully clothed for five minutes and to put on the PFD in water.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 181: White-water Canoeing II. 2 credits.
A practical methods course to advance and refine the student's white-water canoeing skills with regard to paddle strokes, turns, maneuvers, boat control, and safety rescue skills. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 180 or Permission of Instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

PRLS 200: Wilderness First Responder. 2 credits.
Examines the role of outdoor professionals in wilderness medicine and the response, care and rescue of outdoor participants in non-urban outdoor environments. Uses the Patient Assessment System (PAS) to assess backcountry patients in an intensive experiential course which addresses the issues of medico legal concerns, blood borne pathogens and infectious diseases. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 8 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 210: Introduction to Recreation and Leisure. 3 credits.
Traces the development of current concepts of recreation and leisure and their implications and consequences. Covers influences of philosophy, religion, science, economics, sociology, and politics on discretionary time and its uses. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 214: Field Study in Natural History. 3 credits.
Provides an introduction to natural history and its application in natural area interpretation through field study investigation of the environment. Covers fundamentals of bird, plant, animal, and rock identification, as well as sky and landscape interpretation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 220: Experiential Education Theory and Application. 3 credits.
Provides a broad theoretical, as well as practical, background in teaching and learning experientially. Concepts presented, experienced, and discussed include the basic premises of experiential learning according to a wide variety of educators and philosophers. The content and experience applies to recreation, education, development, and therapeutic settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 221: Challenge Course Facilitation. 3 credits.
Provides the fundamental principles and techniques of challenge course facilitation. Classroom learning is combined with an experiential setting through leading youth groups in the field. Students are provided with an introduction to safety, skills, and facilitation techniques for low and high elements of outdoor challenge courses. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 9 credits.
Recommended Prerequisite: CPR Certification and PRLS 220.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 241: Practicum. 3 credits.
Paid or voluntary work experience in a park and recreation agency. Minimum period of 10 to 12 weeks of part-time employment or experience. Capstone course for minors, allowing for integration and application of course work, theories, and research to a work setting. Work sites chosen among four approved sites. Includes meetings and assignments prior to and during the practicum. Notes: Open to departmental majors and minors only. Serves as a capstone for minors who have completed PRLS 310, 316, and 327. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210C or 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
PRLS 250: Wilderness Travel and Sustainability. 2 credits.
This experiential course is designed for students with prior backpacking experience. Involves discussions, demonstrations, and activities that teach students wilderness skills, safety and judgment, leadership and teamwork, and environmental ethics. Topics covered include basic wilderness first-aid, hazard evaluation, emergency procedures, expedition behavior, self awareness, judgment and decision making, campsite selection, shelter and stove use, fire building, sanitation and hygiene, cooking, nutrition and rationing, equipment care and selection, staying warm and dry, route finding and navigation, Leave No Trace backpacking, weather, natural history, and wilderness ethics. Application of these skills will occur during the 14-day offtrail backpacking trip in a remote wilderness area. Not only will students practice these wilderness skills, but they will also develop leadership abilities by working in a collaborative team environment. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course, Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 253: Florida Everglades Canoe Expedition. 3 credits.
Focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to plan, manage, and participate in extended wilderness excursions by canoe in remote locations, while exploring a region's natural history. Students will be engaged in classroom preparation; training in canoeing and wilderness travel/living skills; group leadership; and environmental education in the Everglades National Park ecosystem. The class will travel and camp for 6 days/nights in the Everglades back country by canoe as a self-contained group. Students will perform a service project in the park. For students planning careers in outdoor recreation, interpretation, and natural resources management and planning; and students with a general interest in the course topics. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 290: Aquatic Operation and Management. 3 credits.
Covers industry standards for water quality and aquatic facility management. Includes recognizing, measuring, and preventing biological and physical hazards. Meets requirements for certification as a Certified Pool/Spa Operator through the National Swimming Pool Foundation as well as certification in CPR through the American Red Cross. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

300 Level Courses

PRLS 300: People with Nature. 3 credits.
Traces philosophical evolution of perceptions of and attitudes toward nature. Examines role of philosophers, scientists, nature-writers, and artists in the shaping of environmental thought. Includes extensive reading of Emerson, Thoreau, Muir, Leopold, Carson, Wilson, and others. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 302: Park Management and Operations. 3 credits.
Focuses on management and operations of park resources, including the management of visitors and recreation development. Emphasizes understanding of contemporary threats to park integrity and preservation of resources. Also covers maintenance management systems. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 300
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 310: Program Planning and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Introduces fundamental principles and techniques of the planning process for sport, recreation and tourism programs, including assessment of needs and goals, objectives, and mission statement; generating solutions; planning programs for implementation and evaluation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210D, SPMT 201D, PHED 200D, SRST 200D or TOUR 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 316: Leadership and Outdoor Education. 3 credits.
Focuses on promotion of lifelong health and fitness via noncompetitive and informal outdoor activities. Introduces safety, skills, and leadership techniques. Covers sustainable use, conservation, and stewardship of natural resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 317: Social Psychology of Play and Recreation. 3 credits.
Applies social psychological theories and research to the study of leisure, play, and recreation behavior, including correlates, antecedents, and consequences of and constraints to these concepts. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210C or SRST 200C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 323: Program Leadership and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Covers leadership and evaluation of health, fitness, and recreation programs. Uses computer technology to study evaluative aspects of program planning and administration. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 310C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 327: Foundations of Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
An introduction to the processes and techniques of therapeutic recreation to meet the unique needs of people with disabilities. This course examines the history, concepts, theories, and foundations of therapeutic recreation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 360: Bill of Rights Issues in Parks, Schools, and Public Places. 3 credits.
Examines issues, particularly those involving First Amendment free speech and freedom of religion issues such as political protests, religious displays, and use permits. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 362: Cultural and Environmental Interpretation. 3 credits.
Focuses on communication processes and practices used to explain and interpret special characteristics of cultural and environmental resource sites for visitors. Conceptual principles for planning interpretive programs and multi-media delivery techniques are discussed. Methods for programming interpretive services, addressing multi-audience accessibility, and administration and evaluation of interpretive services used at recreation and tourism sites are also examined.. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to TOUR 362.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 300.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

PRLS 402: Human Behavior in Natural Environments. 3 credits.
Applies social and behavioral theories to management for recreational users of land and water resources. Examines deterioration and pollution of land and water, noise, crowding, and conflicts among users. Discusses strategies for mitigation of deleterious impacts and depreciative behaviors, and attitudes toward resource conservation, preservation, and use. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 300C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 405: Planning and Operation of Recreation Facilities. 3 credits.
Covers quantity, location, and design standards for facilities. Includes safety, functionality, durability, and maintenance demand criteria in planning and design; programmatic and operational objectives to be met, including user comfort and convenience, crowd management, and traffic flow, and space relationships. Includes field study of local facilities. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hrs or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 410: Administration of SRT Organizations I. 3 credits.
Focuses on operation and management of sport, recreation and tourism organizations. Covers management and leadership theories and techniques, problem-solving and decision making, organizational communications, design of organizational structures and budgeting. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 411: Administration of SRT Organizations II. 3 credits.
Focuses on program and organizational marketing principles and strategies; service quality assessment and organizational evaluation techniques; and organizational financing for the experience industry. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 410C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 416: Trends and Programming Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Explores the role of leisure in human development with a specific focus on needs, demands, and services for people with disabilities and illness. Presents concepts associated with leisure, aging, physical challenge, targeting leisure services, research, and public policy. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 417: Processes, Techniques and Supervision in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Exploration of processes and techniques used in Therapeutic Recreation, with a focus on the nature and diversity of recreation and leisure activities, modalities and interventions, facilitation techniques and approaches, leadership roles and tasks, communication skills, clinical supervision, health and safety considerations, and the impact of the impairment and/or treatment on the individual. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 418: Assessment in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Presents methods of assessment, development of treatment program plans, and evaluation of all components. Extends program design by developing competencies in the planning approaches, individual and group assessment techniques, program evaluation, and documentation strategies for people with disabilities and illness. Notes: Field experience required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: PRLS 327C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 435: Recreation Special Uses and Appeals. 3 credits.
Management of extensive and varied commercial and noncommercial demands on federal lands. Policies and procedures used by federal land managers. Implementation, effects, and problems of permit systems; appeal provisions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 635.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 442: Foundations of Public Domain Management. 1 credit.
Acquisition, disposal, reservation, and management of the public (federal) domain via the Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, and the U.S. Forest Service. Policies, trends, and management needs are examined. Intra- and inter-agency integration of land management programs. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 542.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 443: Special Uses Management on Federal Lands. 4 credits.
Special use authority and authorizations. Policies, regulations, and directives in processing applications. Coordination and administration of special uses and integration with land and resource management plans. Includes agriculture, industry, community, aviation, water, treasure trove, and cultural uses. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 643.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 444: Linear Uses and FERC Licenses on Federal Lands. 3 credits.
Legislation, regulation policies, and directives governing linear uses. FERC licensing of hydroelectric power generation and distribution. Right-of-way for oil, gas, and electric transmission, railroads, communication, trams, conveyors, roads, and trails. FERC consultation, exemption, and licensing. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 644.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 445: Valuation and Landownership Adjustment. 5 credits.
Landownership authority, coordination, and adjustment processes; land valuation and rules, and processes of appraisal, title exchange, purchase, donation, transfer, sale, and condemnation of properties. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 645.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 446: Right-of-Way Acquisition. 3 credits.
Authorities and procedures right-of-way acquisition from public agencies and private landowners. Planning, coordination, and project scheduling requirements. Steps in the acquisition process. Cooperative development and use of roads. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 646.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 447: Land Status, Boundaries, Claims, and Withdrawals. 3 credits.
Land survey and status records system, programs for maintaining and managing boundaries, handling claims and encroachments, the land status record system, and Bureau of Land Management master title plot system. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 647.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 448: American Indian Rights and Claims. 3 credits.
American Indian sovereignty, Alaska Native corporations, colonization; treaties, rights, and claims; cultural resources an Indian laws and consultation with tribal governments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 648.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 450: Research Methods. 3 credits.
Covers the development of empirical research designs for both practical and theoretical problems in health, fitness, and recreation resources management. Includes literature review of hypothesized relationships, and formulation of research proposals. Notes: Only STAT 250 meets the Mason Core quantitative reasoning requirement. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: STAT 250D, DESC 210D, OM 210D, SOCI 313D, OM 250D or IT 250D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 460: Sport and Recreation Law. 3 credits.
Emphasizes safety, liability, and risk. Covers current law and liability issues for administrators of RHT facilities and programs. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 480: Special Topics in Recreation Management. 1-3 credits.
Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas of parks and outdoor recreation or therapeutic recreation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 490: Recreation Management Internship. 12 credits.
Paid or voluntary work experience in a park and recreation agency for a minimum period of 10-12 weeks of full-time employment, and 480 hours for therapeutic recreation students. Applies course work, theories, and research to work settings. Work sites are chosen by students after approval of faculty supervisors. Includes meetings and assignments before and during internship. Note: Mandatory internship meeting attendance required. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 210C, 310C, 323C, 316C, 410C, ATEP 120C, SRST 200C and PRLS 323C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Internship
PRLS 499: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Individual study of topic area in leisure research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Health Education, Health, Fitness Rec Resrcs, Individualized Study, Nursing, Physical Education (Special), Physical Education or Parks, Rec, Leisure Studies.

Washington Consortium level students may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

PRLS 501: Introduction to Natural Resources Law. 3 credits.
Selected legal issues involving conflicting use and preservation demands on our nation's limited natural resource base, particularly those involving public lands, open space, and recreation resources. Uses case studies of recent court decisions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 460.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 503: Administration and Disability Rights in Therapeutic Recreation. 3 credits.
Overview of major law and policy issues related to therapeutic recreation services for people with disabilities. Primary focus is on the Americans with Disabilities Act and related federal legislation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: PRLS 460.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 526: Environmental Education and Resource Interpretation. 3 credits.
Provides methods for communicating and disseminating information pertaining to the use of natural recreation resources. Covers design and implementation of educational materials and programs to enhance understanding and appreciation of cultural, historical, and natural resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 531: Natural Resources Recreation Planning. 3 credits.
Origins and evolution of recreation use philosophy, policies, and service of public estate management. Examines planning for a spectrum of opportunities, from wilderness to developed sites, with attention to financial consideration and sustainable use of cultural and visual resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 533: Visitor Services. 3 credits.
Examines motivation of resource-based recreation participants. Covers visitors' expectations and perceptions, with emphasis on implication for service quality, staff training, and other management responsibilities. Discusses use and user conflicts and placement, information and interpretive service, and human and other interpretive service resources. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 535: Evaluating Recreation Outcomes. 3 credits.
Covers application of quantitative and qualitative research methods to the evaluation of programs provided to visitors and users of public lands for outdoor recreation. Focuses on needs assessment and application of meaningful measures for formative and summative evaluations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 598: Special Topics. 1-6 credits.
Projects related to parks, recreation, and leisure studies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 599: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Study of a problem area in parks, recreation, and leisure studies research; theory or practice under the direction of faculty member. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

600 Level Courses

PRLS 601: History of Leisure and Sport in American Society. 3 credits.
Examines leisure and sport in American society from the early colonial period to the present day. Investigates the pattern of leisure and sport as America moved from a largely agrarian to a highly industrialized nation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 610: Recreation Administration and Planning. 3 credits.
Examines recreational administration concepts regarding organizational structure and operations, personnel management, financing, policy development, and public relations procedures. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 611: Social Psychology of Leisure. 3 credits.
Addresses historical, theoretical, and empirical foundations of social psychological constructs relative to social behavior in park, recreation, sport, and tourism settings. Focuses on attitudinal, social, and motivational theories as applied to leisure-related contexts. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 612: Philosophy of Leisure and Sport. 3 credits.
Investigates the phenomenon of leisure and sport from a philosophical perspective. Utilizes the philosophical approach to better explain the role that leisure and sport play in American society. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 613: Strategic Leadership in Recreation Administration. 3 credits.
Focuses on strategic leadership in recreation administration necessitated by demographic, social, political, and legal challenges; addresses organizational culture, positive leadership, innovation, partnerships, data-driven decision making, and accountability. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Seminar
PRLS 614: Legal Issues in Recreation Administration. 3 credits.
Surveys current legal issues relevant to Recreation Administration, including, but not limited to, tort law, civil rights law, employment law, constitutional law, and copyright law. This course uses case studies of recent court decisions. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 647: Land Status, Boundaries, Claims, and Withdrawals. 3 credits.
Land survey and status records system, programs for maintaining and managing boundaries, handling claims and encroachments, the land status record system, and Bureau of Land Management master title plot system. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 447.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 648: American Indian Rights and Claims. 3 credits.
American Indian sovereignty, Alaska Native corporations, colonization; treaties, rights, and claims; cultural resources an Indian laws and consultation with tribal governments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 448.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
PRLS 670: Environmental Law. 3 credits.
Focuses on interpretation of environmental laws and regulatory issues. Emphasizes critical evaluation of alternatives to unresolved issues in environmental policies involving endangered species, hazardous waste, and toxic substances. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Recreation (RECR)

100 Level Courses

RECR 100: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Intro. 1 credit.
Instructs students in self defense Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu techniques. Appropriate for students who have no prior experience in martial arts or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 138.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 101: Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches students beginner-to-intermediate-level techniques in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Focuses on specific defensive techniques to be used against an attacker along with escapes and submissions from a variety of different attacks. Requires participation in basic sparring with particular attention to safety and intensive training and conditioning routine. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 100.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 102: Judo: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces basic body mechanics of throwing, sweeping, grappling, and submission skills used in Judo and for self-defense. Presents the history of Judo, rules of the sport and proper safety and falling techniques. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 145.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 103: Judo: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Emphasizes the execution of proper skills and movements rather than the contact itself. Incorporates both offensive and defensive movements. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 169.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 102 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 104: Karate: Introduction. 1 credit.
Emphasizes techniques, forms (kata), and sets (drills) from the American Kenpo Karate, which combines art and science. Relates techniques with motion and principles and builds on the previous skills to create a web of knowledge. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 163.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 105: Karate: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Reviews information and refines skills developed in the introductory class. Introduces new forms and techniques to increase skill performance at the next level. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 164.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 104.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 106: Krav Maga: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to the principles and practice of Krav Maga, an Israeli system of self-protection. Involves knowledge of threat response, skill training in self-protection, and mental preparation for defensive tactics. Prepares students in appropriate protective action in situations of threat or attack. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 179.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 107: Krav Maga: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Continues training in Krav Maga skills for experienced students. Explores multiple opponents, defending third parties, decision making skills, using & defending against weapons, and fight strategy. Notes: Students with injuries or pre-existing conditions that affect performance must inform the instructor. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 183.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 106.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 108: Self Defense: Introduction. 1 credit.
Teaches beginner level of self-defense such as defensive techniques to be used against an attacker along with escapes and submissions from a variety of different attacks. Requires participation in basic sparring with particular attention to safety. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 134.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 109: Self Defense: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches more advanced defensive and offensive techniques, building on the student's previous training. Emphasizes continuous improvement in physical and mental fitness. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 135.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 108.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 110: Tae Kwon Do: Introduction. 1 credit.
Develop basic skills of Tae Kwon Do, a Korean martial art that predominantly emphasizes kicking. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 136.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 111: Tae Kwon Do: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Develops intermediate -level skills of Tae Kwon Do, building on basic skills learned in the introduction course. Continues to focus on the student's mental development, as well as physical training. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 137.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 110.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 112: Tae Kwon Do: Advanced. 1 credit.
Continues to enhance skills of Tae kwon do, focusing on the student's mental development as well as physical training. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 147.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 111.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 113: Fencing. 1 credit.
Gives the beginning student basic knowledge of the sport of fencing and teaches the fundamental movements so students can fence at a novice level. Teaches basic officiating and etiquette of the sport. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 103.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 118: Aerobics/ Basic Conditioning. 1 credit.
Introduces aerobic fitness. Provides students with lectures and multiple cardiovascular workouts. Covers cardiovascular endurance, cardiovascular diseases, body composition, nutrition, and weight management. Teaches the use of cardiovascular equipment and designing an aerobic fitness program. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 105.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 119: Fitness Walking. 1 credit.
Introduces students to cardiovascular exercise as it relates to a healthy lifestyle and improved quality of life. Covers design, implementation, and evaluation of a personal walking plan based on current fitness levels. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 175.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 120: Weight Training/ Body Conditioning. 1 credit.
Introduce students to fitness and healthy lifestyles. Provides students with an overview of the various types of weight training, with an emphasis on circuit weight training method. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 108.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 121: Backpacking: Introduction. 2 credits.
Introduces practical and experiential activities for students with starting knowledge of backpacking. Involves discussions, demonstrations, and activities that teach the basics of backpacking. Covers equipment selection, map and compass skills, backcountry cooking, staying healthy in the outdoors, safety and emergency procedures, backcountry ethics (Leave No Trace), and natural history. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 120.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 122: Exploring Outdoor Adventure. 2 credits.
Provides students an introduction to leadership theory and practice in planning outdoor adventure activities. Focuses on building skills necessary to engage in a wide range of individual outdoor adventure activities such as orienteering, geocaching, canoeing, rock climbing, and challenge course team building. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 110.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 123: Geocaching. 1 credit.
Introduces geocaching using a map, compass, and GPS to navigate to a location. Involves discussion, practical application, and research. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits. Equivalent to PRLS 183.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 124: Horsemanship: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the basics of horseback riding and horsemanship. Emphasizes how to care for a horse, tack a horse, and basic riding skills such as walking, trotting, and jumping small obstacles. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 122.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 125: Horsemanship: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Builds the intermediate skills of horseback riding and horsemanship. Emphasizes technical riding and advancing basic horseback riding skills (e.g. figure S's, serpentines, and change of direction). Focuses on how equitation affects the horse and horse behavior affects riding and safety. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 192.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 124.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 126: White-water Kayaking: Introduction. 2 credits.
Introduces entry-level skills and knowledge necessary to navigate rapids up to Class II difficulty and plan and execute trips on moving water. Covers content such as paddle strokes and maneuvers, boat handling, basic terminology, equipment, proper clothing, kayak design, trip planning, river safety, self and group rescue techniques, water reading, river etiquette, and environmental ethics. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 170.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 127: Coastal Kayaking: Intro. 2 credits.
Provides instruction on core skills and knowledge necessary to safely paddle sea/coastal kayaks and plan trips on non-whitewater rivers and coastal environments. Includes instruction in, but not limited to, boat handling, terminology, kayak design, trip planning, marine hazards and safety, rules of the Nautical Road, weather and tides and environmental ethics. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 173.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 129: Mountain Biking. 2 credits.
Provides students with the fundamentals of mountain biking through skills aimed to master techniques in descending and ascending hills, negotiating obstacles, and stopping. Skills in maintaining a bike and appreciation of terrain, navigation, and safety will also be covered. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 184.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 131: Downhill Skiing. 1 credit.
Teaches and refines basic skills and techniques of downhill skiing including becoming familiar with use of ski equipment, terminology, and safety rules. Includes lecture and field experience to improve downhill skiing skills. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 190.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 132: Snowboarding. 1 credit.
Teaches and refines basic skills and techniques of snowboarding; includes becoming familiar with use of equipment, terminology, and safety rules. Includes lecture and field experience to improve snowboarding skills. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 191.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 133: Indoor Rock Climbing: Intro. 1 credit.
Introduces equipment, techniques, safety, and planning related to basic rock climbing. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 116.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 134: Rock Climbing: Introduction. 2 credits.
Teaches basic climbing terms, techniques, equipment, and safety practices for top rope belay climbing and rappelling. Builds on communication skills and trust. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 117.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 135: Rock Climbing: Intermediate. 2 credits.
Provides advanced instruction into techniques and knowledge including climbing movements, knots and basic rope systems, rappelling, bouldering, introduction to sport climbing, and climbing history. Involves outdoor rock climbing sessions at local site. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 187.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 133 or 134.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 136: Pistol Marksmanship. 1 credit.
Introduces students to marksmanship skills in Olympic sport and target shooting. Increases students' knowledge of shooting safety, position shooting, equipment care and maintenance, and shooting sports competition methods and techniques. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 124.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 137: Trap and Skeet Shooting: Intro. 2 credits.
Designed to educate the student on gun and range safety. Includes hands-on learning of the games trap and skeet, where competitors fire at clay targets (approximately 4 1/4 inches in diameter and 1 1/2 inches in height) launched from a trap at varying angles. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 119.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 138: Trap and Skeet Shooting: Intermediate. 2 credits.
Increases the skill competencies in trap shooting. Includes hands-on learning of the different trap games (16-yard, handicap, doubles, and Olympic trap shoot on a wobble trap) where competitors fire at clay targets (approximately 4 ? inches in diameter and 1 ? inches in height) launched from a trap at varying angles. Emphasizes gun and range safety. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 121.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 137 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 139: Archery: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to competitive archery. Provides instruction for shooting safety, proper form and technique, equipment maintenance, and rules for competing in Olympic style FITA tournaments. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Activity-Based
RECR 141: Basketball: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the basic elements of basketball, including dribbling, passing, shooting, tactics, and strategy. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 120.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 143: Soccer: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the basic elements of soccer including dribbling, kicking, passing, trapping, tactics, and strategy. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 102.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 144: Soccer: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Prepares the experienced soccer player in the aspects of the competitive game. Applies skills-training to competitive and recreational play. Covers strategies of offense and defense and variation of different systems of play. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 182.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 143.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 145: Volleyball: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to fundamental knowledge and basic skills of volleyball. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 174.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 151: Badminton: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces the fundamental skills, rules, and strategies of badminton. Covers basic techniques and etiquette of both singles and double play. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 177.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 153: Racquetball: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces basic racquetball terms, rules, scoring, safety, and techniques for the forehand, backhand, overhead, and serve, as well as singles and doubles strategies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 165.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 154: Racquetball: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches intermediate skills, including ceiling shots, kill shots, passing shots, back wall strokes, advanced serves, court positions, and tactics and strategies for singles and doubles. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 166.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 153 or permission of instructor.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 155: Tennis: Introduction. 1 credit.
Teaches tennis terms, rules, scoring, techniques for the forehand and backhand ground strokes, volley, overhead, and serve, as well as basic strategy for singles and doubles. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 151.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 156: Tennis: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Prepares experienced tennis player in advanced skills: point play, control of pace, direction, and depth of forehand and back hand, ground strokes, and topspin and underspin. Instructs tactical use of volley, styles of play, and strategies for singles and doubles. Introduces principles to refereeing. Applies skills-training to competitive and recreational play. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 153.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 155.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 161: Scuba Diving: Basic. 2 credits.
Provides training toward certification as an open water SCUBA diver. Emphasizes snorkeling (free diving introduction) and SCUBA skills. Covers safe diving skills, the physics of diving, equipment care and maintenance, diving fitness, underwater navigation, record keeping, and other basic SCUBA knowledge. With successful completion of the course, qualifies students for open water certification by Scuba Schools International (SSI). Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 255.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 162: Swimming: Beginning. 1 credit.
Develops a knowledge base and basic swimming skills for the weak swimmer and non-swimmer, and makes them water safe. Includes, but are not limited to, locomotion and propulsive movements in a prone and supine position, breath control, rhythmic breathing, beginning diving techniques, personal safety, and rescue skills to maintain a water-safe environment. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 110.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 163: Swimming: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Builds on basic-level swimming skills by providing practice for confidence, refinement of coordination, and improvement of other aquatic skills. Presents more advanced swimming strokes and focuses on physical conditioning and aquatic safety. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 150.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 162.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 164: Swimming: Advanced. 1 credit.
Builds on intermediate-level swimming skills by providing practice to refine and perfect swimming strokes, so that students swim with more ease, efficiency, power, and smoothness over greater distances. Focuses on developing a higher level of fitness and maintaining better physical conditioning. Introduces other aquatic activities to enrich the class and broaden the horizons of the participant. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 159.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 163.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 167: Bowling: Introduction. 1 credit.
Teaches the sport of 10-pin bowling. Covers topics such as bowling etiquette, history of bowling, playing rules for league members, scoring, different approaches to the game, and the appropriate equipment for these approaches. Appropriate for inexperienced and experienced bowlers. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 162.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 169: Golf: Introduction. 1 credit.
Teaches basic golf terms, rules, and techniques for the full swing, putting, chipping, and pitching, as well as playing on a golf course. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 140.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 170: Golf: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Designed for students with basic golf knowledge and skills. Includes course strategies, course management, the proper use of the rules, club selection, speed of play, skill building, and different golf formats. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 169.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 171: Latin Dance. 1 credit.
Provides knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in various Latin dances and will include basic rhythms, dance positions, floor alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing. Introduces dances which may include but not restricted to Merengue, Mambo, Samba, Salsa, and Bachata. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 113.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 172: Social Dance. 1 credit.
Provides a knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in various ballroom dances and includes basic rhythms, dance positions, floor alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 107.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 173: Social Dance II. 1 credit.
Provides an introduction to the tango and additional patterns for popular social dance that may include the fox trot, waltz, cha-cha, rumba, and Eastern swing. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 127.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 174: Competitive Latin and Ballroom Dance. 1 credit.
Increase knowledge base of dance fundamentals and skill development in the competitive style of Latin and Ballroom dances. Focuses on alignments, techniques of leading and following, and maintenance of dance frame in partner dancing in competitive dances. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 193.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 171 or 172 or 173.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 181: Meditation: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to philosophical foundations of meditation. Guides in the practice of meditation and its application to daily mental focus and concentration. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 181.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 182: Pilates: Introduction. 1 credit.
Provides the history and basic foundations of Pilates including an introduction to beginning Pilates exercises and their proper execution; exploration of modifications for certain exercises and the various props which may be used in the group class setting. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 131.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 183: Pilates: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Provides students with advanced knowledge and skills in Pilates techniques and exercises. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 178.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 182.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 184: Tai Chi: Introduction. 1 credit.
Increase awareness of the mind and body. Introduces basic principles of Chi (energy) and Yin Yang (polarity) and how they apply to the body through practicing the Tai Chi movements. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 149.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 185: Tai Chi: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Teaches Tai Chi Weapon (Tai Chi Straight Sword), as well as basic principles of Tai Chi. Increases awareness of the mind and body. Indicate number. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 160.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 184.
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 186: Yoga: Introduction. 1 credit.
Introduces students to the practice of Hatha yoga. Emphasizes yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing exercises) to enhance physical fitness and mental concentration. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 129.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Schedule Type: Studio
RECR 187: Yoga: Intermediate. 1 credit.
Emphasizes mastery of yoga asanas (postures) and pranayama (breathing techniques) to enhance physical fitness and mental concentration. Focuses on 10 new yoga poses and practice of the complete Sun Salutation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PHED 130.
Specialized Designation: Physical Activity Course
Recommended Prerequisite: RECR 186.
Schedule Type: Studio

Sport Management (SPMT)

100 Level Courses

SPMT 100: Current Events in Sport Business. 1 credit.
Engages students in a discussion about recent developments in the sport industry, using the Sport Business Journal to stimulate the discussion as well as provide the student with current information about this rapidly changing industry. There will be two field trips conducted as part of this class. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 110: Basketball Officiating. 1 credit.
Teaches the fundamentals of officiating basketball including a thorough discussion of each of the rules as well as instruction of two person mechanics. Provides opportunity to become a certified Virginia High School League (VHSL) official. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 111: Football Officiating. 1 credit.
Teaches the fundamentals of officiating football including a thorough discussion of each of the rules as well as instruction of crew mechanics. Provides opportunity of becoming a certified Virginia High School League (VHSL) official. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 112: Soccer officiating. 1 credit.
Teaches the fundamentals of officiating soccer including a thorough discussion of each of the rules as well as instruction of crew mechanics. Provides opportunity of becoming a certified Virginia High School League (VHSL) official. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

SPMT 201: Introduction to Sport Management. 3 credits.
Introduces sport management profession. Primary focus is on sport industry, including professional sport entertainment, amateur sport entertainment, for-profit sport participation, nonprofit sport participation, sporting goods, and sport services. Notes: Open to non majors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 202: Mental Skills for Sport Performance. 2 credits.
Introduces mental skills training for sport performance used within the field of sport and exercise psychology. Demonstrates mental practice techniques to be practiced and assessed. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 210: Foundations of Sport Coaching. 3 credits.
Introduction to the scientific bases for coaching sports and the process of coaching athletes. It includes the development of an individual coaching philosophy and the application of scientific training in the psychological, physiological, pedagogical and managerial bases of sport coaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 241: Practicum. 3 credits.
Paid or voluntary experience in sport industry setting. Work sites chosen by students after receiving approval of faculty supervisors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Sport Management.

Schedule Type: Internship

300 Level Courses

SPMT 302: Philosophical and Ethical Dimensions of Sport. 3 credits.
Investigates moral issues in sport and judgments about right and wrong behavior among athletes, coaches, spectators, and others. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 304: Sport, Culture, and Society. 3 credits.
Analyzes sport from educational, political, economic, and cultural perspectives. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 318: Diversity and Inclusion Issues in Sport. 3 credits.
Focuses on sport participant and employee diversity and inclusive practices; and how differences based on religion disability, socioeconomic class, sex, gender, sexual orientation and racial hierarchies impacts historical and current sport experiences and outcomes. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 320: Psychology of Sport. 3 credits.
Psychological theories of personality, motivation, and anxiety explored in sport environment. Examines social-psychological research on audience effects, team cohesion, leadership, and fan behavior. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 321: America Through Baseball. 3 credits.
This course is designed for the student to gain an understanding of the past and present role of baseball in American culture. The course focuses on the development of professional baseball over the past 160 years and the ways in which the history of America as a nation and culture can be "read" through baseball. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 322: Football and American Culture. 3 credits.
Designed for the student to gain an understanding of the past and present role of football in American culture. Focuses on the development of college, professional and high school football over the past 120 years and contemporary issues in football culture are analyzed such as debates over tacial symbols and mascots, the question of professionalizing division one college football, and tailgating and televisual football cultures. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 323: America and the Modern Olympics. 3 credits.
This course is designed to provide students an understanding of the role played by the United States in the modern Olympic movement. The primary focus is on the United States relationship with the modern Olympics from the earliest days of the games up through the Cold War period and beyond. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 341: Field Experience in Sport Coaching. 3 credits.
Application of the scientific bases for coaching sports and the process of coaching athletes. Includes paid or voluntary experience in a sport-specific setting. The practicum location is to be chosen by students after receiving approval of the faculty supervisor. A minimum of 120 clock hours is required within the timeframe of the course. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 210C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major, minor, or concentration in Coaching.

Schedule Type: Internship

400 Level Courses

SPMT 405: Sport Venues and Events. 3 credits.
Principles and techniques of event planning and operations in sport facilities and venues. Emphasizes principles and concepts of organization and administration including communication, personnel management, management of physical resources, and risk management. Examines a variety of sport events and venues such as indoor stadiums, athletic field complexes, and managing recreation and intramural activities. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 412: Sport Marketing and Sales. 3 credits.
Investigates principles and processes in sport marketing and finance. Focuses on research and development, sport promotion, sport sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, and distribution of sporting goods. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 420: Economics and Finance in the Sport Industry. 3 credits.
Examines the principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as it applies to the sport industry. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 425: Sport Analytics. 3 credits.
Discusses theories and concepts in sport analytics. Topics cover player performance, player management, sports data strategies, team management, and game day operations and strategies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: SPMT 201C and (STAT 250C or BUS 210C).
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 430: Sport Communication. 3 credits.
Provides a senior-level exploration of the role of sport communication in contemporary cultures. Readings and discussions address questions about how communication about/in sports highlights the importance of sports, the cultural identities of those who engage in sport communication, and the pervasiveness of sport communication practices in industry. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: General COMM course.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 440: Global Perspectives in Sport. 3 credits.
An interdisciplinary examination of sport as a global phenomenon. Historical, cultural, economic, and governance perspectives are considered. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 455: Governance and Policy in Sport Organizations. 3 credits.
Examines sport organizations focused on both professional and amateur governance structures and processes. The study of policy in educational, nonprofit, and professional sport venues is also addressed. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: Completion of 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 462: Sport Business Law. 3 credits.
Students in this course will receive instruction in the major areas of the law that impacts the sport industry. Students will also see how knowledge of sport law can make them better sport managers. There will be an introduction to the legal system in the United States and then we will see how the law has shaped the management of sport organizations and the playing and staging of the games. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 470: Strategic Management and Leadership in Sport Organizations. 3 credits.
Provides a foundation in organizational studies. It addresses the theoretical underpinnings and applications of leadership, It examines strategic planning processes and management within sport organizations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 201D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 475: Sport Management Professional Development Seminar. 3 credits.
This is a seminar format in which students synthesize and apply theories, concepts, and practices in the leadership and management of sport organizations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: 75 hours.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 241D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Sport Management.

Schedule Type: Seminar
SPMT 480: Special Topics in Sport Management. 3 credits.
Selected topics reflecting interest in specialized areas of sport management announced in advance. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 490: Internship. 12 credits.
Paid or voluntary work experience in sport industry settings. Requires minimum period of 10 to 12 weeks of full-time employment. Applies course work, theories, and research to work settings. Work sites chosen by students after approval of faculty supervisors. Includes meetings and assignments before and during the internship. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 475 and completion of 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SPMT 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Enrollment is limited to students with a concentration in Sport Management.

Schedule Type: Internship
SPMT 499: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Faculty-directed independent study of approved topics in sport management. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

SPMT 551: Sport in the Global Marketplace. 3 credits.
Explores sport business internationally including the production and consumption of professional and Olympic-linked sports and the impact of globalization on sport. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 555: The Australian Model of Sport. 3 credits.
Examines the Australian model of sport which has been adopted in many countries. Analyzes government sport policy and the organization and administration of Australian professional sports. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 556: The Global Soccer Industry. 3 credits.
Explores the international soccer industry focusing on major professional leagues, international federations, international movement of players, the production of soccer equipment, legal and social issues. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

600 Level Courses

SPMT 611: Sport Marketing and Sales. 3 credits.
Investigates principles and processes in sport marketing. Focuses on research and development, sport promotion, sport sponsorship, advertising, merchandising, and distribution of sporting goods. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 612: Economics and Financial Management in the Sport Industry. 3 credits.
Examines principles of economics, budgeting, and finance as they apply to the sport industry. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 613: Strategic Leadership in Sport Organizations. 3 credits.
Examines the theoretical underpinnings and effective strategic processes of leadership in sport organizations. Leader behaviors, characteristics, situational influences, and the cognitive dimensions of leadership will be explored within the organizational context. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 614: Legal Issues in Sport. 3 credits.
Examines legal issues as they apply to the sports industry. Course content includes, but is not limited to: tort law, risk management procedures, product liability, constitutional/contract/administrative/statutory law, crowd control/security, personal/professional values, and situational analysis. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 616: Sport Operations, Venues, and Event Management. 3 credits.
Examines administrative functions and operations, strategic planning, governance structures, policy development, and effective practices in the strategic management of sport programs, including managerial principles for venues and events. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 618: Psychology of Coaching. 3 credits.
Presents a psychological foundation for sport coaching. Basic tenets of the psychology of individual and group behavior will include motivation, stress, communication, group cohesion/dynamics, leadership, reinforcement, and feedback as they relate to the context of sport coaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 620: Ethical Issues in Global Sport. 3 credits.
Investigates moral issues in sport, and judgments about right and wrong behavior among organizations, athletes, coaches, spectators, and others at the global level. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 631: Theoretical Models of Sport Coaching. 3 credits.
Examines the scientific bases for coaching athletes. Emphasizes philosophical underpinnings and theoretical foundations in the psychological, physiological, pedagogical, and managerial bases of sport coaching. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 651: Sport and International Development. 3 credits.
Explores the roles of sport in international development with focus on Africa, Asia, and Latin America. Non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international federations, professional leagues and grassroots initiatives will be examined. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SPMT 652: Governance and Policy in International Sport. 3 credits.
Explores sport governance and policy in the international context with focus on international federations, professional leagues and comparative analyses of governmental sporting policies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: SPMT 551.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Sports and Recreation Studies (SRST)

200 Level Courses

SRST 200: History of Sport and Leisure in America. 3 credits.
Traces the history of sport and leisure in America. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

SRST 450: Research Methods. 3 credits.
Covers the development of empirical research designs for both practical and theoretical problems in health, fitness, and recreation resources management. Includes literature review of hypothesized relationships, and formulation of research proposals. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Writing Intensive in the Major
Recommended Prerequisite: 60 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: STAT 250C, DESC 210C, OM 210C or IT 250C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

500 Level Courses

SRST 595: Thesis Preparation. 2 credits.
Provides a basic overview and working knowledge of the procedures to be used towards completion of the thesis. With competencies gained in previous sport and recreation studies courses, the student will begin to form the criteria, considered evidence, and judgment towards a research topic for SRST 799. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Independent Study
SRST 598: Special Topics. 1-6 credits.
Focuses on projects related to sport and/or recreation studies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SRST 599: Independent Study in Sport and Recreation Studies. 1-3 credits.
Studies problem area in sport and recreation studies research, theory, or practice under direction of faculty member. Notes: Students engage in one-on-one or seminar independent study with an SRST faculty member. The faculty member may be the student's thesis or project supervisor. While SRST 599 is repeatable, 3 credit hours must be designated for Preparation of Thesis or Project Proposal. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 3 credits.
Schedule Type: Independent Study

600 Level Courses

SRST 606: Foundations of Sport and Recreation Studies. 3 credits.
Examines the historical development of the Sport and Recreation Studies fields. Explores the interconnection between these phenomena in the context of the social, cultural and economic forces shaping American and global societies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to English Language, Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
SRST 623: Research Design and Statistical Reasoning. 3 credits.
Introduces basic principles of scientific and scholarly inquiry in Sport and Recreation Studies. Explores the logic and practice of methods and techniques employed in research related to sport and recreation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

700 Level Courses

SRST 796: Seminar in Sport and Recreation Studies. 1 credit.
Scholarly forum for the presentation and discussion of contemporary topics in sport and recreation studies. Graduate students, faculty, and visiting scholars/practitioners share ongoing research and practical applications. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: All other coursework with the exception of concurrent capstone.
Schedule Type: Seminar
SRST 798: Master's Project/Internship. 1-6 credits.
Offers capstone experience to enable students to demonstrate their integrative knowledge and skills accrued through study in their concentration area within Sport and Recreation Studies. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Recommended Corequisite: SRST 796.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SRST 623B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis
SRST 799: Master's Thesis. 1-6 credits.
Explores sport and recreation problem using appropriate research methodology and under supervision of graduate faculty member. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the degree for a maximum 6 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: SRST 623B-.
B- Requires minimum grade of B-.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Thesis

Tourism and Events Management (TOUR)

100 Level Courses

TOUR 110: Professionalism and Civility. 1 credit.
Focuses on developing competencies in the areas of professionalism and civility in a variety of settings including professional image, conduct at work, telephone, written, oral, and electronic etiquette, table manners, and social networking with an emphasis on the cultural needs for honoring commitments and obligation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 190: Wedding Planning. 3 credits.
Introduction to the planning and management of weddings. Explores social, political, economic, cultural, religious, and historical influences on wedding planning decision-making and business strategies. Reviews practices relevant to successful wedding planning, and consultancy for diverse clients and settings. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture

200 Level Courses

TOUR 200: Introduction to Tourism Management. 3 credits.
Introduces travel and tourism from local to international levels. Covers the scale, scope and organization of the industry. Emphasizes the development and management of natural, cultural, heritage and recreational resources of tourism. Identifies issues related to the economic, technological and political aspects of tourism. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 210: Global Understanding through Travel and Tourism. 3 credits.
Examines tourism as a global industry and human activity that promotes and facilitates understanding of historical and cultural values, and of international institutions that characterize the broader global system. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 214: Hospitality Tourism and Events Management Accounting. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of financial accounting for hospitality, tourism and event managers. Presents financial accounting from the perspective of recording financial transactions, developing financial statements and evaluating investment and operational decisions. Emphasizes efficient use of spreadsheets in managerial decision making. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 220: Introduction to Event Management. 3 credits.
Explores principles and practices of managing medium- and large scale events including festivals, conventions, concerts, shows, sporting events, and ceremonies. Emphasizes organization, site preparation, communications, personnel, and security as well as evaluation and innovation. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 221: Event Implementation and Evaluation. 3 credits.
Introduction to event implementation and evaluation through involvement in on-site event delivery and analysis. Studies participant motivation and economic, social, environmental, and cultural impacts in relation to an event's products and services. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 220D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 230: Introduction to Hospitality Management. 3 credits.
This course is an introduction to hospitality management, including an overview of management in the hospitality industry and professional opportunities. The concepts and practices of hospitality management are examined and discussed. The scope and forms of hospitality organizations are reviewed, as well as trends within these organizations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 241: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Practicum. 3 credits.
Provides 120 hours of introductory supervised professional fieldwork experience in an approved tourism, events, or hospitality management setting for 10 to 14 weeks (10 weeks only for the Summer term) under the supervision of a practicum Faculty Supervisor and Agency Supervisor. Includes meetings and assignments before, during, and after the practicum. Notes: Students must complete the mandatory pre-experience orientation session online before registering for this course. Hourly requirement per week is 15-20 for Summer term. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200D, 220D and 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Students with a class of Freshman may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Schedule Type: Internship

300 Level Courses

TOUR 301: Hotel Management. 3 credits.
Explores interrelated systems in hotel management, including front desk, reservations, housekeeping, food/beverage, telecommunications, guest services and security. Reviews and segments hotel products and associated management challenges. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 310: Food and Beverage Management. 3 credits.
Explores the principles of foodservice management regarding production and selling of food and beverage products. Categorizes various types of food, wine, beer and spirits. Reviews foodservice buying, pricing, menu planning, production, storage, service, controls and quality assurance. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 311: Women and Tourism. 3 credits.
Focuses on women as hosts and guests. Using social theory, explores issues regarding the history and evolution of tourism as a gendered system. Addresses family, solo and business travel, and employment, taking into consideration issues related to more and lesser developed countries as they relate to the roles of women in international tourism. Notes: Open to nonmajors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 313: Event Technology. 3 credits.
Explores theoretical and practical considerations of event technology. Examines specifications, layout installation techniques and operation of sound systems, lighting systems and video systems for event industry sectors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 220D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 314: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Revenue Management. 3 credits.
Provides an overview of revenue management as utilized in a hospitality context. Presents the dynamics of revenue management and demonstrates strategic and operations perspectives. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200C, 220C and 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 320: Hospitality Management Information Systems. 3 credits.
Introduces management information systems (MIS) technology and its application to hospitality sectors from managerial and strategic perspectives. Surveys computer applications, products and trends in gathering, analyzing, storing and communicating information within hospitality sectors. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 330: Resort Management. 3 credits.
Surveys effective practices in the management of resort recreation enterprises. Examines basic resort operations, including front desk, food and beverage, amenities, and housekeeping. Covers management of a variety of resort types, such as ski resorts, beach resorts, dude ranches, business retreats, adventure camps, health spas, and golf resorts. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200D and 230D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 331: Cruise Ship Management. 3 credits.
Surveys effective practices in the management and operation of cruise ships. Includes on-site examination of basic cruise operations including sales and booking, food and beverages, hotel operations, security, recreation activities, shore excursions and personnel management. Examines historical foundations of the cruise industry, related leisure and management theory, and leisure trends specific to mass international maritime travel. Notes: Includes on-campus classroom lectures and week-long on-board cruise ship instructional experience. Must be 21 years of age by beginning of semester. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 200C and 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Enrollment limited to students in a Bachelor of Science degree.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 340: Sustainable Tourism. 3 credits.
Studies the characteristics of environmentally, economically and socio-culturally sustainable tourism and assesses the possibilities and limitations for its implementation within a variety of destinations and product settings. Emphasizes conventional "mass" tourism and small-scale "alternative" tourism as they apply to hospitality, event , and tourism management. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 352: Heritage and Cultural Tourism. 3 credits.
Analyzes historical and cultural attractions, including museums, canals, monuments, pilgrimage sites, military sites, and cultural and heritage landscapes. Covers presentation and interpretation, African-American and Native American heritage, management and operational considerations, and marketing. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 200D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 362: Cultural and Environmental Interpretation. 3 credits.
Focuses on communication processes and practices used by professionals to explain and interpret special characteristics of cultural and environmental resource sites for visitors. Discusses conceptual principles for planning interpretive programs, as well as techniques for analyzing and disseminating information and entertainment through various media. Examines delivery of interpretive messages across a variety of audiences, strategies for programming interpretive services, and the administration and evaluation of interpretive services at tourism, event, and recreation sites. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit. Equivalent to PRLS 362.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: PRLS 300C or TOUR 352C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture

400 Level Courses

TOUR 412: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Marketing. 3 credits.
Applies marketing principles, theories and concepts in developing strategies for hospitality, tourism and event management businesses. Emphasizes market segmentation, marketing mix, sales planning and public relations. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 241C or PRLS 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 414: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Finance. 3 credits.
Develops skills and competencies for the management of financial resources in hospitality, tourism and events management enterprises. Covers economic principles, the time value of money, revenue streams, pricing and expenditure management. Applies fundamental principles to personal financial management. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 416: Hospitality Sales. 3 credits.
Explores the principles of personal selling within hospitality sectors. Reviews the nature of buyers and sellers, situational selling, the sales process and relationship management. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 230D and PRLS 410D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 420: Tourism Planning/Policy. 3 credits.
Principles of planning and policy that apply to integrated and sustainable tourism development at the international, national, state, regional, local, and site scale. Considers government, industry, and community perspectives. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: TOUR 340D and 241C.
D Requires minimum grade of D.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 440: Meetings and Conventions. 3 credits.
Analyzes meetings, incentives, conventions, and exhibitions with respect to business environment and structure, industry suppliers, site and facility selection, human resource management, legal and financial issues, marketing and promotion, and event organization. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 450: Hospitality Human Resources Management. 3 credits.
Reviews concepts and methods related to the achievement of strategic business goals through employee recruitment, training and development. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 460: Hospitality Facilities Operations. 3 credits.
Explores the principles applied to facilities systems operations in hospitality sectors. Considers design, planning, layout and maintenance of hospitality properties and systems. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 230C.
C Requires minimum grade of C.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 470: Career Preparation. 1 credit.
Focuses on current issues in tourism, events and hospitality management with an emphasis on career development strategies. Notes: Meets for half the semester. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisite: TOUR 241D.
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Seminar
TOUR 480: Special Topics. 1-3 credits.
Selected topics reflect interest in specialized area of tourism and events management. Announced in advance. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May be repeated within the term for a maximum 9 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Students with a class of Freshman or Sophomore may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 490: Hospitality, Tourism, and Events Management Internship. 12 credits.
Provides 400 hours of advanced supervised professional experience in an approved tourism, events, or hospitality management setting for a minimum of 30 hours/week, and a maximum of 40 hours/week (summer term only). Provides a continuous and structured opportunity to apply principles and skills developed in the classroom to the solution of practical problems. Notes: Students must attend mandatory pre-experience orientation session before registering and must participate in the mandatory final presentations upon completion of internship. Can register for only one additional course for up to 3 credits. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Mason Core: Capstone
Registration Restrictions:

Required Prerequisites: (TOUR 241D and 470D).
D Requires minimum grade of D.

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Senior Plus or Senior.

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Schedule Type: Internship
TOUR 499: Independent Study. 1-3 credits.
Faculty directed independent study of approved topics in tourism and events management. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Recommended Prerequisite: TOUR 200 and 220, and 90 credits.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to students with a major in Tourism and Events Management.

Schedule Type: Independent Study

500 Level Courses

TOUR 540: Sustainable Tourism Management. 3 credits.
Examines components and interrelationships within tourism systems and assesses the potential economic, sociocultural, and environmental impacts associated with this sector. Considers managerial strategies that minimize the negative impacts and maximize the positive impacts, thereby attaining sustainable tourism. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Specialized Designation: Green Leaf Course
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment limited to students with a class of Advanced to Candidacy, Graduate, Non Degree or Senior Plus.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate, Non-Degree or Undergraduate level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

700 Level Courses

TOUR 710: Advanced Administrative Practices in Tourism and Events. 3 credits.
Explores best practices in the administration of tourism and events businesses. Particular emphasis will be placed on contract management, and strategic planning for dynamic markets and changing technologies, with specific applications to geographically dispersed consumers and suppliers. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 712: Marketing Tourism and Event Planning Services. 3 credits.
Focuses on the unique challenges and opportunities faced by tourism and event marketers in producing, delivering, pricing, and promoting tourism and event services. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture
TOUR 720: Major Events and Convention Management. 3 credits.
Prepares graduate students for managing large scale events such as major festivals, conventions, sporting contests, cultural exhibitions, and commercial exhibitions. Management of human financial, information, and technology resources will be emphasized. Offered by Recreation, Health & Tourism. May not be repeated for credit.
Registration Restrictions:

Enrollment is limited to Graduate or Non-Degree level students.

Students in a Non-Degree Undergraduate degree may not enroll.

Schedule Type: Lecture

Physical Activity and Sports Courses

Courses

RHT courses in physical activity for lifetime wellness provide a broad range of opportunities that promote the health and wellness of students, faculty, and staff. Taught by experts with a wealth of experience and commitment to sharing their knowledge and skills, the courses include individual and team sports, self-defense and martial arts, and recreation activities concerned with wilderness and outdoor pursuits. Open to students in any major, these courses are designed to foster educational growth, encourage leisure interests, and promote lifetime fitness for the entire Mason community. Note that MLSC courses are not offered by RHT.

MLSC 100Introduction to Army/ROTC1
MLSC 102Leadership Skills II1
MLSC 200Self/Team Development1
MLSC 202Leadership Skills IV1
MLSC 300Applied Leadership I1
MLSC 302Applied Leadership II1
PRLS 115Introduction to Fly Fishing1
PRLS 118Intermediate Rock Climbing2
PRLS 123Intermediate Indoor Rock Climbing1
PRLS 174Open Water Coastal Kayaking2
PRLS 175Introduction to Rowing1
PRLS 180White-water Canoeing2
PRLS 181White-water Canoeing II2
PRLS 220Experiential Education Theory and Application3
PRLS 250Wilderness Travel and Sustainability2
PRLS 253Florida Everglades Canoe Expedition3
RECR 100Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Intro1
RECR 101Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu: Intermediate1
RECR 102Judo: Introduction1
RECR 103Judo: Intermediate1
RECR 104Karate: Introduction1
RECR 105Karate: Intermediate1
RECR 106Krav Maga: Introduction1
RECR 107Krav Maga: Intermediate1
RECR 108Self Defense: Introduction1
RECR 109Self Defense: Intermediate1
RECR 110Tae Kwon Do: Introduction1
RECR 111Tae Kwon Do: Intermediate1
RECR 112Tae Kwon Do: Advanced1
RECR 113Fencing1
RECR 118Aerobics/ Basic Conditioning1
RECR 119Fitness Walking1
RECR 120Weight Training/ Body Conditioning1
RECR 121Backpacking: Introduction2
RECR 122Exploring Outdoor Adventure2
RECR 123Geocaching1
RECR 124Horsemanship: Introduction1
RECR 125Horsemanship: Intermediate1
RECR 126White-water Kayaking: Introduction2
RECR 127Coastal Kayaking: Intro2
RECR 129Mountain Biking2
RECR 131Downhill Skiing1
RECR 132Snowboarding1
RECR 133Indoor Rock Climbing: Intro1
RECR 134Rock Climbing: Introduction2
RECR 135Rock Climbing: Intermediate2
RECR 136Pistol Marksmanship1
RECR 137Trap and Skeet Shooting: Intro2
RECR 138Trap and Skeet Shooting: Intermediate2
RECR 141Basketball: Introduction1
RECR 143Soccer: Introduction1
RECR 144Soccer: Intermediate1
RECR 145Volleyball: Introduction1
RECR 151Badminton: Introduction1
RECR 153Racquetball: Introduction1
RECR 154Racquetball: Intermediate1
RECR 155Tennis: Introduction1
RECR 156Tennis: Intermediate1
RECR 161Scuba Diving: Basic2
RECR 162Swimming: Beginning1
RECR 163Swimming: Intermediate1
RECR 164Swimming: Advanced1
RECR 167Bowling: Introduction1
RECR 169Golf: Introduction1
RECR 170Golf: Intermediate1
RECR 171Latin Dance1
RECR 172Social Dance1
RECR 173Social Dance II1
RECR 174Competitive Latin and Ballroom Dance1
RECR 181Meditation: Introduction1
RECR 182Pilates: Introduction1
RECR 183Pilates: Intermediate1
RECR 184Tai Chi: Introduction1
RECR 185Tai Chi: Intermediate1
RECR 186Yoga: Introduction1
RECR 187Yoga: Intermediate1