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Course Details

Course Code: SPHE460 Course ID: 4686 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides the student with the tools to pragmatically conduct business within the fitness and wellness industry. The student will develop parameters of management within a business structure including financial, facility, marketing, risk management, leadership, and personnel.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

  1. Interpret fundamental business practices within the fitness industry.
  2. Examine the interrelationships between business operations and stakeholders within health fitness facilities.
  3. Interpret the process of fitness facility design and its relationship to risk and operations management.
  4. Predict future business trends within the fitness industry in the United States and Internationally.
  5. Analyze the financial and economic components of the fitness industry.
  6. Appraise the risk management and leadership roles of personnel within the fitness industry.
  7. Analyze staff, programs, and facilities through performance appraisals.

Reading Assignments: Will be evaluated as demonstrated in forum discussions and written essays.

Supplemental Readings: Are found in the “lessons” tab in the online classroom.

DISCUSSION Assignments: All forums require an initial post of at least 250 words due by Wednesday 11:59 PM EST of the assigned week and at least 2 responses to classmates of at least 100 words by Sunday 11:59 PM EST of the assigned week. Please see Discussion description for rubric.

Using Turn-It-In for Discussions

Some instructors may require students to submit their initial Discussion posts to Turnitin via the "Assignments" tool in our Brightspace classroom--please check the Discussion Guidelines (Course Overview & Introduction Content area) and/or an Announcement from your faculty to determine if this step is required for this course.

If this is a requirement in your class, before posting your initial Discussion, you must submit it in the assignment area in a Word file, so its originality can be checked by turnitin.com. Your similarity score will appear in the same place you submit your file. It can take up to 24 hours for a score to return, but usually, it is less than 30 minutes. Before you post your Discussion, make sure your similarity score is less than 15%. If it is greater than 15%, edit/rewrite your discussion, submit it again in the assignment area and check the %. Repeat this process until your similarity score is less 15%. Then post your Initial Discussion for the week.

Assignments: Assignment directions are found in the “Assignments” tab of the online classroom. All assignments are due no later than 11:55pm EST each Sunday of the corresponding week. All written submissions should be submitted in a font and page set-up that is readable and neat. It is recommended that students try to adhere to a consistent format, which is described below.

Quizzes: Quizzes are located in the “Quizzes” tab of the online classroom. There are no formal quizzes however “Industry Applications” assignments will be submitted in this area.

NameGrade %
Discussions 40.00 %
Week 1: Discussion 5.00 %
Week 2: Discussion 5.00 %
Week 3: Discussion 5.00 %
Week 4: Discussion 5.00 %
Week 5: Discussion 5.00 %
Week 6: Discussion 5.00 %
Week 7: Discussion 5.00 %
Week 8: Discussion 5.00 %
Assignments 40.00 %
(WK1) Interview Project Part I 8.00 %
(WK2) Interview Project Part II 8.00 %
(WK4) Interview Project Part III 8.00 %
(WK5) Interview Project Part IV 8.00 %
(WK 8) Profit Center Essay 8.00 %
Industry Applications 20.00 %
Week 1: Industry Application 5.00 %
Week 4: Industry Application 5.00 %
Week 5: Industry Application 5.00 %
Week 7: Industry Application 5.00 %

After successfully completing this course, students will fulfill the following Learning Objectives (L.O.):

  1. Interpret fundamental business practices within the fitness industry.
  2. Examine the interrelationships between business operations and stakeholders within health fitness facilities.
  3. Interpret the process of fitness facility design and its relationship to risk and operations management.
  4. Predict future business trends within the fitness industry in the United States and Internationally.
  5. Analyze the financial and economic components of the fitness industry.
  6. Appraise the risk management and leadership roles of personnel within the fitness industry.
  7. Analyze staff, programs, and facilities through performance appraisals.
Book Title:The Concise Handbook of Management: A Practitioner's Approach - - e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780789026477
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Scott, Jonathan
Unit Cost:$109.20
 
Book Title:The 30 Day MBA: Your Fast Track Guide to Business Success, 4th ed. - - e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780749475000
Publication Info:Kogan Page
Author:Barrow, Colin
Unit Cost:$24.95
 
Book Title:Recreation and Leisure in Modern Society - - e-book available online, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:9780763706043
Publication Info:Jones & Bartlett Lib
Author:Kraus, Richard
Unit Cost:$53.95
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.