Student Personnel-Graduate (SPA)

SPA 501. Found Student Personnel Admin. (3 Credits)

This course introduces students to the field of student affairs administration as they examine the historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of the profession. The current nature of the work that student affairs professionals perform, the skills and competencies required for the profession, and professional standards of the profession will be addressed.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 506. Group Dynamic/Leader. (3 Credits)

This course applies concepts of small task-oriented group communication to the life and vocation experiences of participants, emphasizing servant-leadership skills.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 510. Issues/American Higher Educati. (3 Credits)

This course places American higher education into a historical context examining the impact of society on the development of higher education. This course introduces the student to current issues in American higher education.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 511. Curr Issues in Athlet Admin. (1,3 Credits)

This course examines current issues while providing strategies for leadership and management within athletics, recreation, and sport. Students will explore their own understanding, develop perspectives, and practice problem‐solving skills relating to current issues in athletics, recreation, and sport.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 515. Research Methods. (3 Credits)

The goal of this course is to equip professionals for understanding and conducting applied research in higher education. Students will demonstrate knowledge of research purpose and design, and they will be prepared to conduct an educational research study after the development of a literature review, methodology, and research proposal.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 520. American College Student. (3 Credits)

Students from various generational, social, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are entering college in ever increasing numbers. This course studies the impact these student have on the campus environment and the way in which the institution responds to its students.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 525. Student Programs & Assessment. (3 Credits)

This course examines the various aspects of program planning and specifically focuses on the role and practical applications of assessment as an essential tool in an effective and comprehensive student affairs program.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 526. Organiz & Mange of Athlet Prog. (3 Credits)

This course is a study of administration, philosophy, standards, policies, and procedures utilized in the implementation of intercollegiate and interscholastic sport programs. As such, it is a comprehensive investigation of leadership styles, organizational structure and operations, human resources management, budget preparation, facility and event management, governance structures, and risk management.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 530. Higher Education Admin. (3 Credits)

This course examines colleges and universities as organizations and the leadership and administration of this type of organization. Current theories of organizational behavior and governance will be reviewed applying this theory to real and hypothetical situations.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 531. Fiscal Iss in Athletic Admin. (3 Credits)

This course is a comprehensive examination of principles in sport finance and economics and the impact of financial management on sport and facility business in athletic programs. This course will focus on the concepts of resource acquisition and financial management and the application of strategies and procedures for budget development and management, fund raising, sport income and expenditures, and risk/return of investment.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 535. Legal Issues in Ed Administrat. (3 Credits)

This course surveys legal issues arising from the relationship between public and private colleges and universities and their governing boards, administrators, faculty, student affairs staff, and governmental bodies. Students will explore higher education law, the role of law on campus, and the relationship between the law and the work in student affairs and athletics.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 559. Event Manag in Athletics. (1 Credit)

this course provides students with an opportunity to apply practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed during their academic preparation. It is also aimed at helping students gain valuable experience in problem solving and management of athletic events. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 560. Fund of Counseling. (3 Credits)

SPA 561. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 562. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 563. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 564. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 565. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 566. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 567. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 568. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 569. Current Topics. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 596. Internship I. (3 Credits)

This course provides the opportunity to begin exploring the relating of student personnel administrative theory to the applied student service profession. The placement will be made in an appropriate student service setting under the direction of the program director. A minimum of 150 hours for the internship is required.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 597. Internship II. (3 Credits)

This course provides the opportunity for continued development toward proficiency in relating student personnel administrative theory to the applied student service profession. Each placement will be made in an appropriate student service setting under the direction of the program director. A minimum of 150 hours for the internship is required.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 598. Internship III. (3 Credits)

This course provides the opportunity for students to demonstrate their proficiency in relating student personnel administrative theory to the applied student service profession. Each placement will be made in an appropriate student service setting under the direction of the program director. A minimum of 150 hours per internship is required.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 600. Thesis Completion Seminar. (3 Credits)

This course gives the SPAHE student an opportunity to produce and defend a thesis under the supervision of a SPAHE faculty member. This is a process‐oriented course that integrates reading, research, writing, and an oral presentation. The student will form a thesis committee of 3 members but primarily work with the thesis committee chair. The student will carry out a research project on a student affairs topic of the student’s interest and defend the thesis before the student’s thesis committee. The thesis is expected to conform to appropriate standards of scholarship and the final product will be organized under a five chapter model.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 601. Capstone Colloquium. (3 Credits)

This course provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in student personnel administration. Work will be structured to meet individual needs and problems of participants.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 602. Portfolio. (0 Credits)

This course provides the SPAHE student the opportunity to present their portfolio to members of the SPAHE faculty. A portfolio is a purposeful collection of student work that exhibits and shows evidence of the student’s efforts, progress, understanding, and achievement in the formal and informal coursework within the SPAHE Program as it relates to the Student Learning Program Outcomes.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 801. Found Student Personnel Admin. (3 Credits)

the course introduces students to the field of student affairs administration as they examine the historical, philosophical, and theoretical roots of the profession. The current nature of the work student affairs professionals perform, the skills and competencies required for the profession, and professional standards of the profession will be addressed. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 802. Profess Writing & Research. (1 Credit)

SPA 806. Group Dynamic/Leader. (3 Credits)

applies concepts of small task-oriented group communication to the life and vocation experiences of participants, emphasizing servant-leadership skills. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 810. Issues/American Higher Educati. (3 Credits)

this course places American higher education into a historical context examining the impact of society on the development of higher education. Introduces the student to current issues in American higher education. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 811. Curr Issues in Athlet Admin. (3 Credits)

this course is an in depth examination of contemporary issues and problems that exist in the sectors of interscholastic, intercollegiate, and professional sport programs. Topics such as legal liability, gender equity, fiscal management, sports marketing, facility management, personnel management, and event scheduling are covered. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 815. Research Methods. (3 Credits)

examines the research tools available to design, implement and evaluate the formal study of the educational process in order to conduct research. The course includes the study of descriptive and experimental research methods, basic statistical methods as well as techniques of literature review and report writing, that is, the reporting of research. Students completing this course should have a draft of the first three chapters for either a thesis or graduate seminar project. 3 credits

Prerequisite: None

SPA 820. American College Student. (3 Credits)

students from various generational, social, racial, ethnic, and religious backgrounds are entering college in ever increasing numbers. This course studies the impact these student have on the campus environment and the way in which the institution responds to its students. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 825. Student Programs & Assessment. (3 Credits)

this course examines the various aspects of program planning and specifically focuses on the role and practical application of assessment as an essential tool in an effective and comprehensive student affairs program. The Council for the Advancement of Standards (CAS) is discussed and utilized as a method of program evaluation. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 826. Organiz & Mange of Athlet Prog. (3 Credits)

a study of administration, philosophy, standards, policies, and procedures utilized in the implementation of intercollegiate and interscholastic sport programs. This course is a comprehensive investigation of leadership styles, organizational structure and operations, human resources management, budget preparation, facility and event management, governance structures, and risk management. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 830. Higher Education Admin. (3 Credits)

this course examines colleges and universities as organizations and the leadership and administration of this type of organization. Current theories of organizational behavior and governance will be reviewed applying this theory to real and hypothetical situations. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 831. Fiscal Iss in Athletic Admin. (3 Credits)

a comprehensive examination of principles in sport finance and economics and the impact of financial management on sport and facility business in athletic programs. This course will focus on the concepts of resource acquisition and financial management and the application of strategies and procedures for budget development and management, fund raising, sport income and expenditures, and risk/ return of investment. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 835. Legal Issues in Ed Administrat. (3 Credits)

this course surveys legal issues arising from the relationship between public and private colleges and universities and their governing boards, administrators, faculty, student affairs staff, and governmental bodies. Students explore higher education law, the role of law on campus, and the relationship between the law and the work in student affairs and athletics. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 859. Event Manag in Athletics. (1 Credit)

this course provides students with an opportunity to apply practical knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed during their academic preparation. It is also aimed at helping students gain valuable experience in problem solving and management of athletic events. 1 credit.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 861. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 862. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 863. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 864. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 865. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 866. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 867. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 868. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 869. Current Topics in:. (1 Credit)

The Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS) recognizes 45 functional areas within the field of student affairs. The SPAHE program requires the student to take 3 one credit courses in Current Topics in Student Affairs, which allows the program to meet student interests in a specific functional area of student affairs, quickly address contemporary hot topics in the field, and/or explore topics/issues in greater detail than can be accomplished by a general curriculum.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 896. Internship I. (3 Credits)

provides the opportunity to relate student personnel administrative theory to the applied student service profession. Placement will be made in an appropriate student service setting

Prerequisite: None

SPA 897. Internship II. (3 Credits)

provides the opportunity to relate student personnel administrative theory to the applied student service profession. Placement will be made in an appropriate student service setting

Prerequisite: None

SPA 898. Internship III. (3 Credits)

this course provides the opportunity to relate student personnel administrative theory to the applied student service profession. Placement will be made in an appropriate student service setting. A minimum of 150 hours per internship is required. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 900. Thesis Completion Seminar. (3 Credits)

the student works under the supervision of his/her advisor to complete the thesis begun during the Educational Research Methods course. Upon completion of the thesis, the Oral Defense of the study findings is scheduled with the Chair of the Thesis Committee. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 901. Capstone Colloquium. (3 Credits)

this course provides an opportunity to examine a range of problems in student personnel administration. Work will be structured to meet individual needs and problems of participants. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: None

SPA 902. Portfolio. (0 Credits)

A purposeful collection of student work that exhibits and shows evidence of the student’s efforts, progress and achievements in the formal and informal coursework of the SPAHE program as it relates to the program’s learning outcomes. Throughout the program, each students should accumulate artifacts that attest to the student’s growth and development (outcome) during the time the student has been in the program.

Prerequisite: None