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LDRS500 Personal Life of the Leader (2 units)
This course equips students to serve effectively as reflective leaders. The course includes a comprehensive and holistic overview of factors inherent to the practice of Christian leadership as it pertains to one’s own mental, emotional, social, and spiritual health. The student identifies and strategically addresses some of their own personal areas for growth and wholeness.
LDRS501 Strategic Leadership Foundations (2 units)
This course explores key foundational leadership principles and theories, particularly related to strategic thinking and analysis. Students assess their own leadership proclivities in light of the course material, and develop specific, strategic “next steps” for themselves.
LDRS520 Organizational Communication (2 units)
This course guides students to understand the practices and theories associated with organizational communication. Students discover, analyze, assess, and discuss organizational communication principles that enhance both collegial relationships and workplace productivity.
LDRS540 Leadership Ethics (2 units)
This course provides a forum for analysis, assessment, and reflection on core ethical principles for sustainable and quality leadership in the marketplace today. Students identify various ethical models and assess their impact on a leadership culture.
LDRS560 Organizational Leadership (2 units)
This course provides a comprehensive, integrative, and practical focus on organizational leadership. It exposes students to the realities of corporate culture and proposes workable, culturally sensitive, and relevant models for organizational effectiveness.
LDRS561 Team Leadership & Conflict Management (2 units)
This course examines the particular challenges of team leadership and conflict management. Students further develop their capacity to offer meaningful, sustained, and effective team leadership, while also honing specific tools for successful conflict management aimed at attaining desired performance results.
KINE 580-Leadership in Sport and Athletics (2 units)
This course teaches students how to evaluate leadership theories from historical and contemporary perspectives; analyze leadership styles from the most frequently used perspectives in business; investigate contemporary thinking on leadership and how leadership roles are changing in the 21st century; identify ways leadership in sport organizations can positively affect local and regional communities; develop leadership models for effective organizations; and formulate a personal and professional growth plan as a sport leader.
KINE 581-Sports Management (2 units)
Choose 6 of the following courses for a total of 12 units.
KINE 690 – Research Methods in Sport Management (2 units)
This course will teach students how to research and solve problems for entities or organizations. Students will be able to identify a problem, analyze the situation, suggest a research question, gather relevant information, interpret the information, and propose a solution.
KINE 582 – Sports Law (2 units)
This course will teach students about fundamental legal concepts relevant to tort law, contract law, and constitutional law; identify potential liability situations in the supervision, management and conduct of sport, recreation and physical activity (including situations regarding discrimination in terms of race, sex, and disability); and design and develop strategies for limiting liability.
KINE 583 – Financing Sport Organizations (2 units)
This course will teach students how to calculate profits and losses for sport organizations; track and graph financial trends of revenues and expenses; analyze revenues after factoring in inflation costs to determine adjusted profits or losses; and determine, evaluate, and report causes for trends and anomalies in the above.
KINE 584 – Strategic Marketing for Sport Organizations (2 unit)
This course will teach students how to develop a sound philosophy of marketing; understand the evolution of sport marketing theories; identify the major theories related to consumer behavior and market segmentation; identify contemporary issues and trends in sport marketing; increase competence of scientific inquiry in sport marketing; and create a marketing plan for a sport organization.
KINE 515 – Sports Media and Social Networking (2 units)
This course will teach students the role of print media (newspapers and magazines), electronic (radio, network television and cable television) and new media (Internet and related digital and social interactive technologies) in escalating the interest, coverage, and importance of big-time college and professional sport, as well as niche-market sport.
KINE 585 – Sport Operations and Event Management (2 units)
This course will teach students how to manage sport programs and events; identify characteristics of an effective organization; design practical management strategies; formulate effective communication processes; supervise personnel; and establish logistical plans including, site or equipment layouts, schedules and time lines, electronic communications and information systems, procedures for hospitality, housing, registration, transportation and financial disbursement, traffic flow and parking, restroom and waste facilities, and liaison with reporting and broadcast media, governing bodies, vendors, concessions, planning committees, and volunteers.
KINE 586 – Managing Human Resources in Sport Organizations (2 units)
This course teaches students how to develop a dynamic organizational culture through recruiting and selecting, orienting and training, evaluating and rewarding sport personnel. Students will be able to write job descriptions, conduct performance evaluations, demonstrate interpersonal communications, manage change, maintain positive morale, manage difficult employees, develop a system of rewards, manage stress, create diversity, and develop a collaborative/participative management style.
KINE 516 – Social-cultural Basis for Sport (2 units)
This course will teach students how to analyze sport as a social construction in regard to its role, structure, formal organization, and professionalization; stratification, differentiation and norms along social class, age, race, ableism and gender.
KINE 517 – Sport Philosophy and Ethics (2 units)
This course teaches students how to discuss intelligently major issues in philosophy of sport, such as: What is sport? Is it at base a type of play? How does the pursuit of victory or the pursuit of bodily excellence affect the nature of athletic activity? What exactly is sportsmanship? Students will read some of the major authors in contemporary philosophy of sport and will be encouraged to state and defend an argument regarding their own view of philosophy of sport and sport ethics.
KINE 698A – Capstone Project (2 units)
Research oriented application and implementation of materials, current information, and operational protocols related to subject matter.
KINE 698B – Capstone Project (2 units)
Research oriented application and implementation of materials, current information, and operational protocols related to subject matter.
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