Coaching & Exercise Sciences (MSCE)

MSCE 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).

MSCE 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.

MSCE 550   Research Methods and Analysis   4 Units

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

MSCE 564   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cheerleading   4 Units

The course focuses on the coach’s responsibilities and assists in meeting the requirements to coach cheer at the competitive level for school-based teams. The curriculum teaches strategies that will assist the athletic director and school administrator. Topics include: history/tradition, skill breakdown, strategic choreography, practice and competition organization.

MSCE 567   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Track and Field   4 Units

Curriculum is broad based, covering all key aspects of managerial and technical coaching. Technical sections are illustrated with pertinent video created specifically for this course, to enhance clarity and understanding. The course MSCE 567 Advanced Theory and Strategy for Coaching Track and Field includes managerial, ethical and technical duties of the track and field coach as well as aspects of training design and event-specific training.

MSCE 568   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Soccer   4 Units

Through classroom and practical instruction as well as presentations by guest speakers this course will provide soccer coaches with the tools to build their coaching philosophy, assist with program development, and continue with professional growth. The course will include practice planning; technical vs. tactical training; cultivating relationships with administrators, parent groups, and officials; and preparing players for the next level. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 569   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Lacrosse   4 Units

This course will serve to further the knowledge of lacrosse coaches, covering topics such as skills development; tactics and strategy; coaching philosophy; practice organization; strength training/conditioning programs; improving relationships with game officials, parents, and booster groups; and more. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre and post attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 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.

MSCE 571   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Golf   4 Units

Through classroom learning and practical application, this course will provide advanced training to improve the coaching of golf through a study of theories, strategies, history and etiquette of the game, proper mechanics, and teaching/recruiting techniques. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 572   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Cross Country   4 Units

This is a professional development training course designed for high school and college cross country and distance running coaches. Topics will include: philosophy of the sport, best coaching practices, warm-up and stretching, successful training theory, cardio-training, nutrition, injury prevention, weight training theory, mental training, and recruitment. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 573   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Basketball   4 Units

Using experts currently working in the field sharing their best practices, this course will assist basketball coaches in developing their coaching philosophy, team building, and coaching strategies including rules/regulations, team defense, special situations, fundamental offensive and defensive drills, strength and conditioning, and more. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 574   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Football   4 Units

Using high school and collegiate-level coaches both in the classroom and on the field, this course will offer football coaches the opportunity to increase their knowledge of operating a football program including position-specific drills, offensive and defensive alignment and strategies, recruiting process, and situational coaching. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 575   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Softball   4 Units

Using experts currently working in the field, this advanced-level course will enhance the knowledge of novice and experienced softball coaches through the discussion of best practices for coaching softball programs including philosophies, implementation of good practices, identifying common coaching mistakes, fundamentals for each position, on-field implementation drills, good hitting basics, technology to improve hitting, on-field team defense and strategy, recruiting process, and identification of coaching methods and personal coaching. *Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post- attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 576   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Volleyball   4 Units

This course will provide volleyball coaches with advanced training in volleyball including coaching philosophy; difference in the men's and women's games; training techniques in practice; coaching strategy; use of technology; sand volleyball; and running of high school, club, and collegiate programs. Various skills such as attacking, blocking, setting, defense, passing, and serving will also be covered. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 577   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Baseball   4 Units

This course will provide advanced training to improve the coaching in baseball. Theories, strategies and best practices will include: planning, organizing and conducting quality practices; hitting and pitching mechanics and fundamentals; offensive and defensive strategies; baseball specific strength and conditioning; college recruiting and professional scouting elements. There will be guest instructors and on-field demonstrations throughout the class. *Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre and post attendance distance learning requirements.

MSCE 578   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Water Polo   4 Units

This course is designed to assist water polo coaches in developing a framework for the operation of an aquatics program including rules and regulations; coaching philosophy; best practices within training sessions; developing strength training and conditioning programs; and improving relationships among game officials, parents, and booster groups. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance online learning requirements.

MSCE 579   Applied Exercise Sciences and Strategies for Coaching Wrestling   4 Units

Through the use of guest speakers and demonstrations this course will serve to enhance the knowledge of the wrestling coach covering topics such as skills development, tactics and counter moves, program promotion, use of technology, coaching philosophy, strength and conditioning, practice organization, and community/media relations. Requires class attendance as well as participation in pre- and post-attendance distance learning requirements.

MSCE 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.

MSCE 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.

MSCE 586   Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning   4 Units

Strength and conditioning practices that supplement the science learned in exercise physiology and kinesiology. This class is designed to prepare students for gaining certification in ACSM, NSCA, or personal fitness.

MSCE 587   Exercise Physiology for Sport   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.

MSCE 588   Biomechanics for Sport   4 Units

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

MSCE 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.

MSCE 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 MSCE 595 a student must have completed 4 core and 4 elective MSCE courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program. Graduation Application Fee: $184.

MSCE 595E   Culminating Project: Extension   4 Units

This class is an extension of MSCE 595 and students are to enroll in this course if they have not completed their professional portfolio while enrolled in MSCE 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 MSCE 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.

MSCE 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 MSCE 596 a student must have completed 4 elective MSCE courses and have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher in the program. Graduation Application Fee: $184.