Return to 2008-09 UGB Menu

Community Youth Sport Development Concentration

(124 semester hours)

The Community Youth Sport Development concentration prepares students to teach and work in community-based youth serving agencies. Students will gain competencies in teaching, program design, implementation and evaluation, funds management/supervision, addressing social inequalities, and cross-cultural awareness.

Student Learning Goals

Students completing this program will understand basic theories and concepts relevant to non-profit organizational and educational settings. Students will demonstrate competencies in teaching, program design, implementation, evaluation, funds development, community collaboration, volunteer and staff management, and supervision. Students will apply foundations in biophysical, behavioral, and sociohistorical studies to an understanding of the role of community-based physical activity programs in addressing social issues and promoting lifelong physical activity within communities of diverse social needs.

Program Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Mathematics (GMT)
required: STA 108

3

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: BIO 111 and one additional GNS course with a different departmental prefix

8

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
required: ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one other GRD course

6

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
ESS 330 and PSY 121

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major Core Requirements

ESS 250, 330*, 351, 375, 376, 386, and 388 and 6 activity courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or higher.

The six activity courses must include: ESS 207, 208, 213, 214, 315.

NOTE: No required ESS course may be taken more than twice. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same required ESS course will be dropped from their concentration. Students who receive a grade below C twice in the same ESS Theory Core course will be dropped from the major.

*ESS 330 satisfies 3 s.h. of GSB.

IV Related Area Requirements

BIO 111*, 271, 277; PSY 121*; STA 108*; HEA 201

*BIO 111 satisfies 4 s.h. of GNS; PSY 121 satisfies 3 s.h. of GSB; STA 108 satisfies GMT.

V Additional Concentration Requirements

ESS 217, 355, 381, 455, 456, 457, 464, 519, 520, 521, 522

VI Electives

Students may select courses to complete the 124–128 semester hours required for degree.

VII Additional Requirements

Additional information may be found in the ESS Handbook.

  • A minimum GPA of 2.50 and a successful entry interview are required for admission to CYSD.
  • Certification in ARC Community First Aid and CPR must be current for ESS 522.
  • ESS 522 (Internship experience) requires a cumulative GPA of at least 2.50 and an application process with specific requirements. See section on “Requirements for Internships.”
  • To qualify for graduation in this concentration, all majors must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better in each required course with an ESS prefix.
  • To graduate, all majors must obtain at least 36 s.h. in courses at the 300 level or above.
  • Appeals of any of these requirements must be filed with the appropriate departmental committee within one academic year.