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Course Details

Course Code: SPHS510 Course ID: 4721 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course investigates methods, principles, leadership skills, and ethical decision-making responsibilities of professionals in the field of health and wellness. Readings, interactive tools, discussions, and independent activities provide students opportunities to equip themselves with skills in management, communication, team building, and personal and professional growth. Students apply these skills by taking on ethical and leadership opportunities that shape health and wellness principles and practice. This course provides practical tools they can use to approach leadership roles and ethical decisions that are implicit within health and wellness management. (Prerequisite: SPHS501)

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

LO1: Analyze the major components of Ethics and leadership roles in health and wellness.

LO2: Examine the evolution of various Ethics and leadership theories of health and wellness management.

LO3: Analyze ethically driven decision-making strategies for effective personal and professional growth.

LO4: Analyze strategies for effective problem solving in the workforce.

LO5: Prepare a personal leadership plan for a health and wellness management setting.

Required Text(s), Reading, and Resources

Required Readings:

E-Book From EBSCO- APUS Library

Forster, N. (2005). Maximum Performance: A Practical Guide to Leading and Managing People at Work

E-Book from Books 24x7 APUS Library

McMillan, R.C. (2014). The Next Gen Leader-The Complete Summary. Soundview Executive Summaries © 2014

E-Book From EBSCO-APUS Library

Mendonca, M., & Kanungo, R.N. (2007). Ethical Leadership

E-Book from Books 24x7 APUS library

Miller, M. (2013). The Heart of Leadership: Becoming a Leader People Want to Follow

Berrett-Koehler Publishers © 2013 (145 pages) Citation


E-Book From Books 24x7 APUS library

Scisco, P.,McCauley, C.D., Leslie, J.B., & Elsey, R. (2014). Change Now! Five Steps to Better Leadership

Center for Creative Leadership © 2014

E-Book from Books 24x7 APUS library

Tracy, B.,& Chee, P. (2013). 12 Disciplines of Leadership Excellence: How Leaders Achieve Sustainable High Performance. McGraw-Hill © 2013 (240 pages) Citation


Maxwell’s Definition of Leadership:

Ethical Excerpt:

John Maxwell Blog:

Ethical leadership:

The 21 Indispensable qualities of A Leader Audiobook:

Maxwell, J.C. (2010). The 21Qualities of a Leader:Maxwell Summary. Retrieved


Leadership Qualities:

Leadership Fitness:

Who Moved My Cheese? Audiobook:

The 5 Levels of Leadership:

Leadership Vs. Management:

Lere, J.C.,& Gaumnitz,B. (2007).Changing behavior Code of ethics. The American Journal of Business. Vol.22, No.2 (PDF)

ACSM-Code of Ethics example:

Decision Making Steps:

Decision Making and Problem Solving:

How to define an ethical Dilemma in the workforce:

The Decision Making Process:

Halvorson, H.G. (2014). Get Your Team to Do What It Says. Harvard Business Review, 2014. (PDF)

Laws of Teamwork:

Covey, S.R.(1992). The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People. Simon & Schuster (PDF-Circle of influence/Concern)

John Wooden: The Difference between winning and succeeding

Leadership Styles:

Leadership vs. Management

Bureaucratic Leadership



Fielders contingency model





McComb, W. (2014).Transformation Is an Era, Not an Event. Harvard Business Review 2014. (PDF)

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Summary Audiobook:

Full version of 7 Habits Live:

Al-Araki, M. (2013). SWOT analysis revisited through PEAK-framework. Journal of Intelligent and Fuzzy Ststems. 25 (2013) 615-625. DOI 1o.3233/IFS-120668. IOS Press. (PDF)

Cleveland Clinic (2008). Example of a Personal Leadership SWOT Analysis. PDF

Personal SWOT-

What is a personal Leadership Plan/How to create one:

The Importance of Leadership Development:

Leadership Development Plan Template:

Personal Leadership Plan Steps:

Additional Resources:

In the Course Materials folder there are additional course articles, and up to date APA handouts. This course requires students to utilize the Sports Business Research Network (SBRnet) and the Sports Marketing Quarterly (SMQ) located in the APUS Online Library.


In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.

Site Name

Website URL/Address

APA style formatting guide

Developing a Thesis Statement


Wellness Blog

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.