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School of Education & Health Sciences

Sport Management

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Jason Rice, Assistant Professor of Kinesiology

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Sport Management

A dream career for some people — perhaps you? — is working for a professional sports team. Maybe what intrigues you is managing a local sports recreation center, promoting sporting events, or being an athletic director. We’ve designed our sport management program to prepare students to work in dynamic sport industry careers like these.

Our curriculum draws from a wide spectrum of course disciplines, including sales and marketing, business and psychology to give you a deeper understanding of important concepts and their role in today’s world. You’ll have opportunities to practice what you learn in the classroom as you interact with sport professionals, organizations, and projects through internships and other industry focused experiences in the Chicago-area.  

Sport Management, B.A.

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

Major Requirements

A maximum of 51 credit hours in KIN allowed.

  • KIN 150 - History of Physical Education and Sport

    KIN 150 - History of Physical Education and Sport

    3.00 credit hours

    Consideration of historical and philosophical foundations and the effect on present day sport and physical education.

    Core

    Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 250 - Introduction to Sport Management

    KIN 250 - Introduction to Sport Management

    3.00 credit hours

    The foundation or introductory course for sport management majors. The historical development of sport management as a profession and as an academic discipline is traced. The diverse variety of opportunities in sport management is presented. Selected functional areas of contemporary sport management are surveyed relative to supervisory responsibilities of the sport management professional.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 251 - Introduction to Sport Management II

    KIN 251 - Introduction to Sport Management II

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of and extension of the introductory course and explores concepts in facility and event management, media/public relations, ethical challenges in sport management as well as an in-depth look at intercollegiate and professional sports.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 250.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 260 - Psychological Aspects of Coaching

    KIN 260 - Psychological Aspects of Coaching

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the psychological principles which influence the athlete, coach and performance.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 320 - Sport and Recreation Marketing

    KIN 320 - Sport and Recreation Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to assist students in creating and critiquing marketing, promotion and public relation efforts specific to sport. Emphasis is placed on the five "p's" of sport marketing: price, promotion, product, place and public relations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 368, KIN 250 and KIN 251.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 322 - Sport Law and Organization

    KIN 322 - Sport Law and Organization

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students the requisite knowledge of legal issues surrounding sport and the sporting industry. Topics include negligence, liability and waivers; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; social issues such as drug testing and hazing; employment law; and risk management. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 205, KIN 250 and KIN 251.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 324 - Sport Event and Facility Management

    KIN 324 - Sport Event and Facility Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduces students to planning, funding, operating and evaluating events within the sport industry and the role facilities play. Direct involvement with planning and managing an event is a key construct of the application of the principles and practices learned.

    Prerequisite(s)


    KIN 251.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • KIN 497 - Internship

    KIN 497 - Internship

    0.00-9.00 credit hours

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    ACC 201 - Accounting Principles I/Financial

    3.00 credit hours

    An introduction to accounting principles and procedures as they are employed in the communication of financial information to various users, such as management, stockholders and government agencies. Topics include accounting for assets, liabilities, owner's equity and other reporting issues.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    BUS 205 - Introduction to Business Law

    3.00 credit hours

    An introductory survey of the major aspects of the law governing business and commerce including the domestic and international legal environment, the range of dispute resolution processes, legal liability including business torts and crimes, contracts, employment law including employment discrimination, business entities focusing on corporations and general partnerships and intellectual property with particular attention to copyright and trademark law.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    BUS 362 - Management and Organizational Behavior

    3.00 credit hours

    A study of management principles and functions in formal organizations. Setting objectives, planning, organizing, delegating, decision making, budget setting and controlling as practiced in for-profit and not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    BUS 368 - Principles of Marketing

    3.00 credit hours

    The scope and methods of product development, pricing, distribution and promotion of goods and services by for-profit as well as not-for-profit organizations.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ACC 201, ECN 250 and BUS 241.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 378 - Sales and Sales Management

    BUS 378 - Sales and Sales Management

    3.00 credit hours

    A survey of the basic principles of selling, consumer analysis, sales presentations, leadership and management of the sales organization. Emphasis is placed on the selection process, training methods, control components and motivational factors for the sales force, with an integrated approach identifying ethical issues, societal values and leadership strategies to encourage and enhance behavior among all individuals in the sales organization.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 368.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • BUS 384 - Human Resource Management

    BUS 384 - Human Resource Management

    3.00 credit hours

    An examination of the basic functions of personnel and labor relations. Discussions focus on valuing, employing, developing, motivating and maintaining human resources in organizations. The history of the American labor movement and the collective bargaining process is also examined.

    Prerequisite(s)


    BUS 362.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • COM 230 - Business and Professional Communication

    COM 230 - Business and Professional Communication

    3.00 credit hours

    This course focuses on developing the skills and strategies involved in written, face-to-face and electronic communication in professional settings. Students learn fundamentals of interviewing, writing and presenting in professional contexts and may investigate organizational communication practices such as performance feedback, training, meeting management and organizational identity.

    Prerequisite(s)


    One of COM 100, COM 200 or COM 214; Junior standing.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    ECN 241 - Business and Economic Statistics

    3.00 credit hours

    This course is designed to provide students with the ability to apply and interpret descriptive and inferential procedures, probability distributions, statistical sampling and design, hypothesis testing and regression. Primary objectives are to improve the statistical capabilities of students as well as their abilities to apply statistical concepts in a business setting.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Mathematics.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • ECN 310 - Economics of Sports

    ECN 310 - Economics of Sports

    3.00 credit hours

    This course will analyze and explain the industry of sports from an economics perspective. Topics covered will include league competitiveness and collusion, what factors determine franchise profitability and market value and how central are these issues to owners' decision making, revenue-sharing, player compensation, salary caps, free agency, antitrust issues surrounding both professional and collegiate athletics, as well as the economics of sports stadiums and arenas.

    Prerequisite(s)


    ECN 100 or ECN 250.

    Schedule Of Classes

  • LEV 230 - Conflict Resolution

    LEV 230 - Conflict Resolution

    3.00 credit hours

    An inquiry into the theories and skills relating to the resolution of conflict in the community and the workplace. A variety of approaches are used to understand and analyze issues and develop skills including lecture/discussion, negotiation exercises and simulated mediations. The course focuses on developing the ability to practice as a mediator.

    Prerequisite(s)


    Sophomore standing.

    Core

    Communication or Social Science.

    Schedule Of Classes

One of the following:

  • KIN 390 - Special Topics in Sport Management

    KIN 390 - Special Topics in Sport Management

    3.00 credit hours

    Each version of this course will feature a selected topic relevant to the dynamic field of sport management. Repeatable with different topics.

    Schedule Of Classes

    • Three credit hours in BUS at the 300-level or higher

Prerequisite Course

  • ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    ECN 250 - Microeconomic Principles

    3.00 credit hours

    Introduction to the theory of consumer choice, social and individual welfare, the behavior of business firms under pure competition and monopoly and applied microeconomic topics.

    Prerequisite(s)


    MTH 121 or higher or appropriate placement.

    Core

    Social Science.
    IAI

    S3 902

    Schedule Of Classes

Recommended Minors

General BusinessMarketing, International Business, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Finance, AccountingBroadcast Communication, Organizational Communication, Speech Communication or Coaching.

Sport Management Minor

For additional programs and courses in this department, see Kinesiology.

NOTE: This page contains all of the regular course descriptions for this discipline or program. Academic credit for each course is noted in parenthesis after the course title. Prerequisites (if any) and the general education requirements, both Core and All-College Requirements (ACRs), which each course fulfills (if any) are noted following each course description. Not all courses are offered every year. Check Merlin, our searchable course schedule, to see which courses are being offered in upcoming terms.

KIN 100 Multi-Activities (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 101 Jogging (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 102 Cardiovascular Cross Training (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 103 Weight Training (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 109 Downhill Skiing (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 110 Badminton (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 111 Bowling (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 113 Golf (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 114 Power Volleyball (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 115 Rock Climbing (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 116 Self Defense (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 118 Tennis (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 119 Scuba Diving (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 120 Outdoor Education (3.00)
A course designed to achieve personal growth and self-directed learning experiences through shared educational adventures in the outdoors. Emphasis is on the development of wilderness and problem-solving skills and ecological awareness in non-competitive, personal growth, cooperative activities. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 124 Basketball (2.00)
Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 125 Varsity Baseball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 126 Varsity Basketball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 127 Varsity Cross Country & Track (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 128 Varsity Football (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 129 Varsity Golf (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 130 Varsity Soccer (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 131 Varsity Softball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 132 Varsity Swimming (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 133 Varsity Tennis (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 134 Varsity Volleyball (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 135 Varsity Wrestling (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 136 Varsity Lacrosse (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity course.

KIN 137 Varsity Bowling (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity Course.

KIN 138 Varsity Triathlon (2.00)
Instructor consent required. Physical Education activity Course.

KIN 145 Musical Theatre Dance I (2.00)
An introductory course in jazz, ballet, and tap techniques for the stage. The course includes instruction in the history and theory of musical theatre, dance, and the basic building blocks of choreography. This course assumes no prior dance experience and is open to all students interested in dance training for performance. This course may be repeated for credit once. Same as: THE 145.

KIN 147 First Aid (2.00)
Proper techniques and methods employed through the immediate and temporary care given to an injured person.

KIN 149 Wellness (3.00)
Emphasis on concepts that examine divergent perspective on the definitions of the dimensions of wellness. Topics introduce and review varying health issues that are pertinent to modern day society challenging the importance of how to achieve self-responsibility. Development and implementation of a behavior change plan is required. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

KIN 150 History of Physical Education and Sport (3.00)
Consideration of historical and philosophical foundations and the effect on present day sport and physical education. Core: Social Science.

KIN 151 Introduction to Teaching Physical Education (3.00)
This course is designed as a professional orientation in the field of teaching physical education. The prospective teaching will be provided with a general concept of history, philosophy, current practice, organization and administration in teaching. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): EDN 101 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 155 Introduction to the Health Sciences (2.00)
A gateway for Health Science majors, providing an overview of the wide variety of careers in the health sciences. Speakers will be invited to discuss their role in the health care system, educational and professional requirements, practice settings and professional organizations.

KIN 156 Medical Terminology (2.00)
Basic medical language skills are introduced. Required competencies to increase the student’s abilities to examine medical literature and to communicate with health care professionals are developed.

KIN 157 Acute Care and Management (2.00)
Students will develop knowledge and skill in the evaluation and immediate management of acute injuries, illnesses, and conditions. Areas of study will include planning, examination, immediate emergent management, immediate musculoskeletal management, transportation and education. Students may not register for both KIN 147 and KIN 157. Instructor consent required. Prerequisite(s): ATP Program Director Consent.

KIN 195 Motor Learning and Development (3.00)
This course will provide a foundational understanding of the concepts in motor learning and motor development and the impact of motor development on motor learning. Topics will include lifespan development of motor skills; how differences in motor, cognitive and social abilities affect the how, why, and when a human learns motor skills; and how to develop and implement developmentally appropriate movement programs. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

KIN 200 Methods of Teaching Outdoor and Adventure Education (2.00)
A survey of outdoor education practices, principles, history and theory. Environmental education, adventure and outdoor education will be introduced as they relate to the educational setting. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 210 Evidence-Based Practice in Health Care (2.00)
An introduction to the fundamental practice of applying medical evidence to clinical practice across the health professions. Students learn the basic concepts of evidence based practice as it applies to health care and the interpretation of research, enabling students to discuss these findings with patients and peers in order to make collaborative, patient/client-centered health-care decisions. Prerequisite(s): PSY 250 and KIN 156.

KIN 216 Advanced Self-Defense (2.00)
An advanced section designed to develop and perfect self-defense skills. Personal awareness and current laws relating to self-preservation are discussed in-depth. Individual rights and the judicial system are examined. Prerequisite(s): KIN 116.

KIN 220 Athletic Training Clinical Experience I (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite(s): Sophomore standing; acceptance into the Athletic Training program.

KIN 222 Foundations of Exercise Science (3.00)
Introduces students to the field of exercise science as as discipline and profession. Topics include the role of physical activity on morbidity and mortality, methods and techniques the fitness professional will use to develop positive lifestyle behaviors in their clients, basic components of fitness, liability concerns and considerations, professional roles and certifications, careers in fitness and health, and facility management among others. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor.

KIN 225 Introduction to Athletic Training I (3.00)
An introductory course to the profession of athletic training. Topics include history, terminology, evaluation, wellness, taping/wrapping, epidemiology, protective equipment, insurance and legal issues. Prerequisite(s): KIN 157 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 230 Community Health (3.00)
Critical analysis of cultural and economic factors on the health of individuals and society and the relationship to the planning and evaluating of community health programs are addressed. Emphasis on the facilitation of school health program collaborations are examined as an avenue of addressing public health issues amongst community constituents with children and young adults.

KIN 231 School Health and Methods of Physical Activity (3.00)
This course introduces teacher candidates intending to work with children and adolescents to the school-wide and classroom teaching philosophies and methods of health education and physical activity. Skills based instructional strategies such as goal setting, team-building, communication, conflict resolution, stress management, and decision-making are emphasized to contribute to the understanding of the developmental dynamic between health and movement.

KIN 242 Somatics (3.00)
The discipline of somatic studies emphasizes the unity of mind and body, and an integrated experience for increased self-awareness. The course will introduce students to a range of somatic modalities including yoga, tai chi, pilates and meditation. Additionally the course will focus on experiential learning including imagery based movement and hands-on re-patterning techniques. Same as: THE 242.

KIN 245 Musical Theatre Dance II (1.50)
An extension of Musical Theatre Dance I. This course has its emphasis in jazz, tap, and ballet techniques as applied to musical theatre at an intermediate level. This course also covers choreography in jazz and tap and auditioning techniques. This course may be repeated once for credit. Same as: THE 245. Prerequisite(s): THE 145/KIN 145 or instructor consent.

KIN 246 Jazz Dance (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on jazz dance from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the jazz dance portion of THE 245/KIN 245. Same as: THE 246. May be taken for 0.00 or 1.50 hours. Repeatable course. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or instructor consent.

KIN 247 Human Anatomy (3.50)
An in-depth study of the structure and function of the musculoskeletal anatomy of the human body including bones, bony processes, ligaments, muscles, tendons, nerves and major blood vessels of the human body. This course relates the structure of human anatomy to the injury and rehabilitation processes as well as the study of exercise and health education. Each body region discussed will include a discussion of the related bones, boney types and structures, joint types and movements, ligaments, muscular types, origins, insertions, innervations and actions and related structures, such as bursa, retinacula and fascia. Laboratory studies include exploration of the gross anatomy of the musculoskeletal systems of the human body through modeling. Laboratory required. Prerequisite(s): BIO 147.

KIN 248 Tap Dance (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on tap dance from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the tap dance portion of THE 245/KIN 248. Same as: THE 248. May be taken for 0.00 or 1.50 hours. Repeatable course. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or instructor consent.

KIN 249 Contemporary Modern Dance (0.00-1.50)
A study of classical modern dance techniques combined with modalities of yoga, pilates, taichi and post-modern techniques. Students will become equally proficient in traditional modern technique and the latest developments in contemporary dance. Repeatable course. Same As: THE 247. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or instructor consent.

KIN 250 Introduction to Sport Management (3.00)
The foundational or introductory course for sport management majors. The historical development of sport management as a profession and as an academic discipline is traced. The diverse variety of opportunities in sport management is presented. Selected functional areas of contemporary sport management are surveyed relative to supervisory responsibilities of the sport management professional.

KIN 251 Introduction to Sport Management II (3.00)
An examination of and extension of the introductory course and will explore concepts in facility and event management, media/public relations, ethical challenges in sport management as well as an in-depth look at intercollegiate and professional sports. Prerequisite(s): KIN 250.

KIN 252 Ballet (0.00-1.50)
A concentration on ballet from an historical, theoretical, and performance perspective. This course builds and expands upon the ballet portion of THE 245/KIN 245. Repeatable course. Same as: THE 252. May take for 0.00 or 1.50 hours. Prerequisite(s): THE 245/KIN 245 or consent of instructor.

KIN 254 Choreography (1.50)
A choreography workshop which explores the technique and skills required to create dance and movement for the stage. The course explores methods of approaching various types of work, from musical staging to dance numbers. Repeatable course. Same as: THE 254.

KIN 255 Methods of Teaching Team Sports (3.00)
A study of the components used in teaching team sports. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 257 Methods of Teaching Individual Sports (3.00)
A study of components used in teaching individual sports. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 260 Psychological Aspects of Coaching (3.00)
An examination of the psychological principles which influence the athlete, coach, and performance.

KIN 262 Sport in Modern Society (2.00)
The study of sociological and cultural aspects of sport in modern society. Prerequisite(s): KIN 150.

KIN 272 Sport and Art (2.00)
An examination of the aesthetic relationships between sport and art and analyzes sport subjects and their representation in art. Topics of interest may include visual art, film, and literature. An example might be an analysis of the works of Frederic Remington, Thomas Eakins, and George Bellows and their role in the representation of American masculinity.

KIN 274 Lifeguard Training (2.00)
Red Cross certification in the proper techniques and methods employed in lifeguarding. Prerequisite(s): Swimming ability (CPR and first aid card required for Red Cross certification).

KIN 276 Methods of Teaching Rhythmic Movement Rhythmic Movement (3.00)
A study of the components used in teaching rhythmic movement. This includes the areas of knowledge; planning, preparing, and managing activities; skill development/progression; and assessment. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151.

KIN 279 Introduction to Water Safety (2.00)
The emphasis in this course is on basic strokes and preparation in the materials and methods of teaching aquatics. Appropriate for all swimmers; required for physical education students. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please consult the instructor.

KIN 280 Human Physiology (3.00)
Further study of the control and function of human organ systems. Pathophysiological conditions associated with each system are studied. The role of physical activity, nutrition and lifestyle in the progression and treatment of disease are covered for pathophysiological conditions and special populations where appropriate. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 285 Applied Anatomy and Assessment Techniques (1.50)
The focus of this course is the practical study of surface anatomy. Topics include anatomical landmarks, palpation techniques, joint range of motion (active, passive, and resistive), range of motion evaluation, and manual muscle testing. Prerequisite(s): BIO 147. Must be taken concurrently with KIN 247.

KIN 290 Methods of Teaching Adapted Physical Education (2.00)
This course is designed to give prospective physical educators a practical understanding of the importance of adapting physical education for individuals with disabilities. An in-depth understanding of designing physical education/activity programs to meet the needs of individuals with a variety of disabilities and a wide range of effective teaching methods and strategies relative to teaching students with special needs will be provided. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 195; EDN 330 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 297 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 299 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 310 Principles of Epidemiology for the Health Sciences (3.00)
The basic principles and methods of epidemiology and their application to research in the health sciences. Students develop fundamental skills necessary to interpret and critically evaluate relevant literature in the health sciences and the utilization of an epidemiological approach to disease and intervention. Prerequisite(s): KIN 280.

KIN 311 Methods of Teaching Fitness Education (3.00)
Presents strategies to incorporate health-related fitness and activities into physical education programs. Students will learn to develop a curriculum based on state and national standards and guidelines, apply fitness concepts, and motivate students to live healthy, active lives. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 195 and KIN 247.

KIN 312 Methods and Evaluation in Physical Education (3.00)
This course covers the perceptual motor and movement education concepts, basic sills, game activities, approach and techniques of teaching. It serves to aid students in gaining knowledge about age and skill appropriate methodology for physical education and the elementary classroom. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 151 and KIN 195. Concurrent enrollment in EDN 200 and EDN 201.

KIN 314 Curriculum Design and Administration in Physical Education (3.00)
Actively engages students in the curriculum design process by studying the philosophical bases, objectives, selection, and sequencing of activities, materials, and evaluation of various curriculums. Prerequisite(s): EDN 333 or concurrent enrollment.

KIN 315 Research Methods in the Health Sciences (3.00)
This course serves as a bridge between evidence-based practice and health care research methods by presenting the study of systematic approaches in conducting research which can be applied to several specialties in the health sciences. A practical approach to both quantitative and qualitative research will be addressed, including development of a question, conducting comprehensive literature reviews, development of a hypothesis, identification of variables and drafting research proposals. Prerequisite(s): KIN 210 and KIN 310.

KIN 317 Kinesiology (3.00)
Analysis of human muscular movement and methods of correcting individual defects. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247.

KIN 320 Sport and Recreation Marketing (3.00)
This course is designed to assist students in creating and critiquing marketing, promotion and public relation efforts specific to sport. Emphasis will be placed on the five p's of sport marketing: price, promotion, product, place and public relations. Prerequisite(s): BUS 368, KIN 250 and KIN 251.

KIN 322 Sport Law and Organization (3.00)
This course is designed to provide students the requisite knowledge of legal issues surrounding sport and the sporting industry. Topics include negligence, liability, and waivers; the application of federal legislation, including Title IX and the Americans with Disabilities Act; social issues such as drug testing and hazing; employment law; and risk management. Students are provided a synopsis of applicable case law to support the issues and legislation presented. Prerequisite(s): BUS 205, KIN 250 and KIN 251.

KIN 324 - Sport Event and Facility Management (3.00)
Introduces students to planning, funding, operating and evaluating events within the sport industry and the role facilities play. Direct involvement with planning and managing an event is a key construct of the application of the principles and practices learned. Prerequisite(s): KIN 251.

KIN 325 Introduction to Athletic Training II (3.00)
A continuation of KIN 225. Topics include pharmacology, ergogenic aids, nutrition, therapeutic modalities, therapeutic exercise, strength training and conditioning, environmental illness/injury and taping. Prerequisite(s): KIN 225.

KIN 330 Athletic Training: Clinical Experiences II (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite(s): KIN 220.

KIN 331 Curriculum Development, Methods, and Evaluation in Health Education (3.00)
A development of skills in planning, implementing, and evaluating effective comprehensive school health education curricular models that address diverse learners. Constructing a scope and sequence plan aligned with priority areas based on the needs of youth identified at the national, state and local level. Prerequisite(s): KIN 352 and acceptance into the Teacher Education Program.

KIN 340 Assessment of Lower Extremity and Back Injuries and Conditions (3.00)
A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the lower extremity and back. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 285.

KIN 341 Assessment of Upper Extremity, Head and Neck Injuries and Conditions. (3.00)
A study of the anatomy, mechanism, etiology, pathology, evaluative techniques and initial management of injuries/conditions to the upper extremity, head and neck. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 285.

KIN 345 Training Techniques (3.00)
In-depth study of safe and effective training techniques including resistance training using free weights, weight machines, resistive bands, body weight and other major fitness equipment. Plyometrics, speed and agility drills and core stability exercises will be studied. Proper execution of exercise along with spotting techniques and appropriate cuing will be emphasized. Students will be expected to demonstrate mastery of techniques. Prerequisite(s): KIN 222 and KIN 247. Physical activity is required in this course. Please consult your physician prior to participating. If you have a concern regarding the activity, please contact the instructor.

KIN 347 Physiology of Exercise (3.50)
Investigation of cellular mechanisms of various body systems and the impact of acute exercise and prolonged training on those mechanisms; in-depth study of bioenergetics and metabolism; mechanisms associated with fatigue and recovery are discussed. Laboratory required. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 280.

KIN 350 Medical Aspects of Sports Medicine (3.00)
A survey of skin conditions; disease; conditions affecting the digestive system, reproductive system, endocrine system, respiratory system, and cardiovascular system; special populations; and congenital conditions. Additional topics include pharmacology and counseling/psychosocial interventions. A lecture format is used, with guest speakers on several topics. Prerequisite(s): KIN 325.

KIN 351 Athletic Training Administration (3.00)
An examination of the methods and strategies in the planning, coordination, and supervision of an athletic training program. Topics include professional development, leadership and ethics, program development and management, facility planning and management, record keeping/information management, insurance, legal issues, emergency planning, and pre-participation examinations. Prerequisite(s): KIN 325.

KIN 352 Advanced Concepts of Health Program Planning (3.00)
In-depth exploration of the health-risk behaviors that contribute to the leading causes of death and disability among youth and adults, and relationship to the principles of addressing health literacy levels through community or school-based settings. Prerequisite(s): KIN 149; KIN 230 or KIN 231.

KIN 354 Applied Nutrition and Body Weight Management (3.00)
Individuals who are prescribing fitness programming must understand the concepts associated with managing a healthy weight. This course explores the effects of body composition and nutrition on aspects of health, performance, and injury prevention. Tools for assessment of body composition and methods of programming for gaining lean body mass or losing body fat are discussed. Required: Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this course. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): BCM 140 and KIN 347.

KIN 355 Teaching Sexuality Education (3.00)
Essential content and skills for teaching K-12 sexuality education in the school and community. Methods of teaching anatomy and physiology, puberty and adolescent development, identity, pregnancy and reproduction, sexually transmitted diseases and HIV, health relationships, and personal safety will be addressed. Focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to direct the emotionally charged issue of sexuality with youth. Prerequisite(s): KIN 149; KIN 230 or KIN 231.

KIN 360 Sport in Society (3.00)
An historical study of sport across time and cultures. A comparative analysis of sport and its uses in ancient, medieval, and modern societies is undertaken. Work-leisure patterns that developed over the course of American history are examined. Primary consideration of the urban, industrial, and commercial processes that contributed to culture formation with particular emphases on class and gender relations, commercialized leisure practices, and the impact of the mass media in the formation of value systems. Discussion of theories relative to the role of sport in society, with particular emphasis on globalization, colonialism and cultural hemegony in the Caribbean, Pacific Rim and Asia. Same as: SOA 360. ACR: Intercultural.

KIN 362 Sport, Politics, and Power (2.00)
This course is designed to examine the uses of sport as a political tool in the creation of, maintenance of, or resistance to power in both global and local spheres.

KIN 390 Special Topics in Sport Management (3.00)
Each version of this course will feature a selected topic relevant to the dynamic field of sport management. Repeatable with different topics.

KIN 397 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 399 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 410 Fitness Evaluation (3.00)
Comparison of fitness tests and techniques followed in schools, health/fitness clubs, and cardiac rehabilitation programs. Development of fitness assessment proficiencies and certification requirements of various certifying boards. Practical fieldwork. Exposure to fitness computer software programs. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247 and KIN 347.

KIN 415 Health Care Systems and Policy (3.00)
Students explore the structure and function of the U.S. Health Care System. A multidisciplinary examination of the delivery, quality and cost of health care will include a broad, fundamental overview of the healthcare industry, as well as the application of health care informatics on care delivery. Prerequisite(s): SOA 215 and SOA 335.

KIN 420 Exercise Program for the Fitness Professional (3.00)
A thorough study of the techniques used to design exercise programs for improvement of muscular system and cardiovascular system performance. The focus of the class is exercise prescription for the general adult population, however special populations will be examined. Topics include designing programs to enhance speed, agility, strength, power endurance, and hypertrophy. Body weight management programs and nutritional interventions are discussed. The proper use of medicine balls, kettle bells, therapeutic balls, and elastic tubing and bands is also discussed. Physical activity may be utilized to facilitate learning experiences in this class. Participate at a level at which you are comfortable or consult the instructor. Prerequisite(s): KIN 410.

KIN 425 Therapeutic Modalities (3.00)
A study of the theoretical and practical principles underlying the use of therapeutic modalities, including indications, contraindications, precautions, and physiological effects. Proficiency in selection and application of appropriate therapeutic modalities is evaluated. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

KIN 430 Therapeutic Exercise and Rehabilitation (3.00)
An examination of the role therapeutic exercise and rehabilitative techniques play in the care and management of injuries and conditions. Topics include measurement in rehabilitation, principles of rehabilitation, classification of exercises, and program development. Prerequisite(s): KIN 247, KIN 280 and KIN 285.

KIN 440 Athletic Training Clinical Experience III (1.00)
Guided and supervised clinical experiences in recognition, evaluation, disposition, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries to the physically active. This experience is completed in the NCC athletic training facilities and contracted affiliated settings. Repeatable up to a total of three credit hours. Prerequisite(s): KIN 330.

KIN 490 Leadership, Ethics, and Values in Sport And Fitness (3.00)
This interdisciplinary course covers philosophical, historical, and sociological roots of contemporary gender, race, and moral issues in the realm of sport and fitness. Leadership theory, the role of leadership and followership, values clarification, and ethical decision making to promote critical analysis and behavioral change is fostered through discussion, group projects, and individual written assignments. Prerequisite(s): Junior standing. ACR: Leadership, Ethics, & Values.

KIN 495 Senior Seminar and Internship (2.00)
This dynamic and interactive course serves as the capstone for the Health Science major. Students complete an internship while attending the seminar once weekly. The seminar allows students to review, assess and apply concepts learned throughout the major course sequence. It also allows the development of inter-professional healthcare skills. Prerequisite(s): Senior standing.

KIN 497 Internship (0.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

KIN 498 Exercise Science Internship Seminar (1.00)
Provides students the opportunity to reflect and engage more completely in the internship experience. Course includes weekly reflections of the internship experience, group discussions of discipline related topics and a culminating project. Prerequisite(s): KIN 345. Concurrent enrollment in KIN 497.

KIN 499 Independent Study (1.00-9.00)
Instructor consent required.

Taylor Arman

Instructor of Kinesiology; Athletic Training Coordinator of Clinical Education
KIN,CE
630-637-5575
Jeremy Fransen

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Exercise Science Program Director
KIN
Larry Jinkins

Clinical Coordinator for Sport Management; Instructor of Sport Management
KIN
630-637-5737
Tamara Kadera

Half-time Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
KIN
(630)637-5746
Heidi Matthews

Interim Dean of the School of Education and Health Sciences; Professor of Kinesiology Emerita
KIN
630-637-5511
Beverly A. Menninger

Academic Fieldwork Coordinator and Assistant Professor
School of Educ & Health Sci
630-637-5751
Jason Rice

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
KIN
630-637-5736
Kendall Selsky

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
KIN
630-637-5546
Michelle Sheperd

Assistant Professor and Program Director, Masters in Occupational Therapy
KIN
630-637-5739
Marilyn Skarbek

Assistant Professor of Exercise Science; Exercise Science Clinical Coordinator
KIN
(630) 637-5495
William Wienke

Half-Time Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Assistant Football Coach
KIN
630-637-5612
Tammy Wynard

Assistant Professor of Kinesiology; Director Teaching PE Program Coordinator; Chair of the Department of Kinesiology
KIN
630-637-5743
Kristin Paloncy

Health Science Program Director/Assistant Professor
Kinesiology
630-637-5515

Faculty Emeriti

Gerald Gems
Professor of Kinesiology Emeritus
A.A., Mayfair Junior College, 1975; B.A., Northeastern Illinois University, 1977; M.S., University of Arizona, 1980; Ph.D., University of Maryland, 1989
grgems@noctrl.edu

Extra-curricular and professional activities that will enrich your sport management education.

You can join a variety of clubs and organizations to enhance your experience within the sport management major. The NCC Sport Management Association (SMA) is the student organization at North Central intended to promote stronger understanding of and professional development in the highly competitive sports industry. SMA is for students who are looking for a way to strengthen their marketability in the job place or just looking for a group of people who share their passion for sports.

Other student organizations opportunities include our nationally acclaimed Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), NCC Sport Management Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Student Governing Association (SGA), College Union Activities Board (CUAB), Dispute Resolution program, Intramurals and varsity athletics. You can also serve as an administrative assistant for a varsity athletic team or with the physical education office.

Internships

As a culmination to your undergraduate studies, you must participate in an internship during your senior year. You’ll gain real world, hands-on experience to help launch your career in the sport industry with opportunities to work with professional sport teams and their affiliates, sport agencies, sport services providers, event management companies, health clubs, corporate wellness centers, park districts, secondary schools and higher education institutions. Naperville is located in the heart of Chicago’s large metropolitan area with access to many of the Midwest’s premier corporations, sport organizations, and professional sports teams.


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