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Contact: Amy Fitzpatrick

Coordinator, Graduate Programs
School of Kinesiology, Rec. & Sport
(270) 745-2710

Contact: Paula Upright

Assistant Professor
School of Kinesiology, Rec. & Sport
(270) 745-3004

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Course Descriptions

RSA 501 – (3 hrs.) – Research Methods in REC Sport: Research terminology, design, methods, data analysis, and manuscript preparation in recreation and sport.

RSA 513 – (3 hrs.) – Recreation and Sport Admin: Leadership and management of recreation and sport agencies with emphases on strategic planning, policy, human resources, programming, governance, and organizational behavior and culture.

RSA 515 (3 hrs.) - REC Sport Facility Development: Facility development process with emphasis on the unique features of many different types of facilities. Field experience required. Students are responsible for their own transportation to off campus meetings. University transportation provided when possible.

RSA 517 (3 hrs.) - Legal Issues in REC and Sport: Legal systems, legal concepts, and landmark cases influencing the recreation and sport industry.

RSA 519 (3 hrs.) - Fiscal Practices in REC Sport: Financial principles and practices relevant in recreation settings. Topics include economic principles, financial management and organization, income sources, fundraising, pricing, and budgeting.

RSA 521 – (3 hrs.) - Public Relations in Rec/Sport: Specialized application of effective communication techniques for building relationships with internal and external constituencies that support marketing from the general practice of public relations.

RSA 523 – (3 hrs.) - Theory of Recreation and Sport: Philosophy, theory, and ethics of recreation and sport, including current professional trends in the field.

RSA 546 – (3 hrs.) - Leadership and Ethics in Sports Health Care: Provides knowledge and skills related to leadership and ethical behavior and decision making in a variety of athletic training employment settings.

KIN 503 – (3 hrs.) – Advanced Motor Learning and Control: Theories and principles of learning as they apply to the acquisition of gross motor skills. Emphasizes the interpretation and practical application of experimental data.

KIN 524 – (3 hrs.) – Advanced Biomechanics: Advanced study of the mechanical, neuromuscular, and anatomical bases of human movement.

KIN 528 – (3hrs.) – Dynamics of Injury Management: Integrates the knowledge, skills and values that Certified Athletic Trainers must posses to evaluate, treat and refer to appropriate medical personnel.

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 Last Modified 9/24/14