Coaching & Athletics Admin (MSAA)

MSAA 510   Principles of Coaching and Leadership   4 Units

The purpose of this course will be to promote athletic growth, development, and learning, while teaching age-appropriate skills, including an analysis of National Standards for Sport Coaches (NSSC).

MSAA 530   Ethics And Sport   4 Units

This course will examine and analyze the philosophy and ethics of coaching as students look at how values are communicated, and how to facilitate positive social and emotional growth. Students will write a personal statement of their philosophy of coaching as they work through ethical dilemmas in sport.

MSAA 550   Research Methods and Analysis   4 Units

This course will provide an introduction to action research, research techniques, and professional portfolio development.

MSAA 570   Sport Medicine and Performance   4 Units

This course will examine methods of recognizing and caring for sport injuries, including basic physical evaluation and taping skills, purposes and procedures for adequate care of injured athletes, nutrition, and eating to win.

MSAA 580   Legal Aspect of Sport   4 Units

Legal aspects of sport administration and coaching, including analysis of liability, application of sport law, and risk management will be included in this course through case reviews.

MSAA 583   General Medicine and Pharmacology   4 Units

This course will incorporate the knowledge, skills, and values that entry-level certified athletic trainers or similar health professionals must possess to recognize, treat, and refer, when appropriate, general medical conditions and disabilities. This course will also look at the skills and knowledge of pharmacologic applications for athletes and others involved in physical activity. Designed to introduce the athletic training student to the various general medical conditions that affect the active and athletic population. The focus of the course is based on the prevention, recognition, clinical diagnosis, treatment interventions, and appropriate medical referral of pathological medical conditions which are encompassed in the field of sport medicine.

MSAA 586   Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning   4 Units

An advanced course that integrates sport training programs for individual and teams will be studied. Proper resistance training, nutrition and conditioning will be developed and applied to construct a year- long training guide for optimal athletic performance.

MSAA 587   Advanced Exercise Physiology   4 Units

This course applies physiological principles to exercise circumstances; includes critical analysis of the effect of exercise on human physiologic function with in-depth examination of current literature.

MSAA 588   Biomechanics   4 Units

This course involves the study of the mechanical principles, analytical methods and the instrumentation systems involved in the analysis of movement.

MSAA 589   Nutrition for Sport   4 Units

This course covers the essentials of human nutrition that improve and sustain optimal performance for sport and exercise. The effects of eating disorders (in both male and female athletes), weight management, and sport nutrition resources are also discussed.

MSAA 595   Culminating Project   4 Units

This 4-unit experience will be an application of knowledge and skills related to one’s area of coaching. Students must complete a professional portfolio which will be completed in their last session of attendance. A passing grade on the project is needed to complete this course. In order to enroll in MSAA 595 a student must have completed 4 core and 4 elective MSAA courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program. Graduation Application Fee: $184.

MSAA 595E   Culminating Project: Extension   4 Units

This class is an extension of MSAA 595 and students are to enroll in this course if they have not completed their professional portfolio while enrolled in MSAA 595. This course is 4 units with a fee of $1,000. If students enroll in this course they are responsible for following the current MSAA 595 portfolio guidelines at the time they submit the final portfolio. Therefore, previously written chapters that were completed during any previous terms may need to be re-written in order to satisfy the current portfolio guidelines. Students are responsible for following all current guidelines. Portfolios submitted based on previous guidelines will not be approved.

MSAA 596   Culminating Project   4 Units

This 4-unit experience will be an integration of new knowledge and experience gained from the science based elective courses with prior knowledge and experience from the Master of Arts degree. Students must complete a professional portfolio which will be completed in their last session of attendance. A passing grade on the projects is needed to complete this course. In order to enroll in MSAA 596 a student must have completed 4 elective MSAA courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program.