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Exercise & Sport Science Courses

We are excited about the prospect of your taking courses through SCOPE. Formal admission to BJU is not required to take a course by distance learning, and approval to take a distance learning course does not imply admission to BJU or to a particular degree program.

ESS 621: Ethics & Sport

3 credits

The ethical and moral issues in sport. Topics include the recruitment of student athletes, performance enhancing drugs, sportsmanship and youth sports participation, among others.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Mar. 4, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023

Ethics in Sport – 3rd Edition
William J. Morgan (editor)
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics

ESS 690: Internship

3 credits

Supervised work in a position related to coaching or sport administration. To be eligible, students must have completed all the core courses. Students must complete a total of 150 clock hours.

  • Dates: Jan. 13–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Jan. 10, 2023
  • Next offered: May 8–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

ESS 660: Research Methods in Sport

3 credits

An overview of research design, scientific methods and statistical analysis of data required for research in sport-related topics.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Research Methods and Design in Sport Management – 2nd Edition
Andrew, Pedersen, and McEvoy
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics
ISBN: 9781492574910

ESS 673: Theories & Strategies for Coaching Basketball

3 credits

Designed to provide advanced instruction and training in technical and tactical skills of basketball.

  • Dates: Mar. 3–Apr. 29, 2023
  • Register by: Feb. 28, 2023

Coaching Basketball Successfully – (2012) 3rd Edition
Wootten, Morgan, and Joe Wootten
Human Kinetics, Inc.
ISBN: 9780736083720

ESS 620: Legal Issues in Sport

3 credits

Legal issues connected to the administration of sport organizations and sport facilities. Topics includes constitutional law, contract law, risk management and tort law.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023

Sports Law: Cases and Materials – 2nd; 2007 Edition
Michael J. Cozzillio, Mark S. Levinstein, Michael R. Dimino, Sr. and Gabe Feldman
Durham
Carolina Academic Press
ISBN: 9781594602917

ESS 672: Theories & Strategies for Coaching Volleyball

3 credits

Designed to provide advanced instruction and training in technical and tactical skills for volleyball.

  • Dates: May 8–June 24, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Additional Course Information: You will be required to complete a SafeSport Training course. It costs $20.

Coaching Volleyball: Techniques and Tactics – 2011 Edition
American Sports Education Program
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics, Inc.

The Volleyball Coaching Bible II – 2019 Edition
American Volleyball Coaches Association
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics, Inc.

Volleyball: Systems & Strategies – 2009 Edition
USA Volleyball
Champaign, IL
Human Kinetics, Inc.

SafeSport Training course
Note: You will be required to complete a SafeSport Training course. It costs $20.

ESS 690: Internship

3 credits

Supervised work in a position related to coaching or sport administration. To be eligible, students must have completed all the core courses. Students must complete a total of 150 clock hours.

  • Dates: May 8–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: May 5, 2023
  • Note: There is no textbook for this course.

There is no textbook for this course.

ESS 671: Psychology of Coaching

3 credits

Examines the psychological principles associated with coaching. Psychological theories and concepts are discussed in the context of sport coaching.

  • Dates: June 26–Aug. 12, 2023
  • Register by: June 23, 2023

Sport Psychology: Concepts and Applications – 2012 Edition
Cox, R.H.
New York
McGraw-Hill

Publication manual of the American Psychological Association – 6th Edition (optional)
American Psychological Association
Washington, DC
American Psychological Association
Note: (2010)