Bachelor of Arts in Sports Studies (AB-SPM)


Enhancing sports related careers is the primary goal of this academic program. Essential to the training of these professionals is the combination of both academic training and field experience, exposing the students to a systematic and multi-dimensional learning experience.

Internships and on-the-job training are integral to the rigorous academic discipline, further honing the ability of the graduates to respond to real-life professional environments.

The program is comprised of 162 academic units and 7.5 non-academic units spread through 9 trimesters.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS
(AB-SPM)

GENERAL COURSES

Introduction to Sociology (INTSOCI) - 3 units
This introductory course orients the student to the perspectives, methods and uses of Sociology - one of the disciplines under the Social Sciences. It discusses basic concepts relevant to the study of society and culture, including the primary components of social structure and organizations; the types and functions of social institutions; and the dynamics of societal processes and social change. The course highlights the understanding and analysis of Philippine realities within the context of changing Filipino values and challenges of local and global forces.

Introduction to Anthropology (INTHROP) - 3 units

This course pertains to anthropology, one of the disciplines under the social sciences. It introduces the students to the basic concepts, theoretical and applied concerns and relevance of anthropology, methods and ethics of anthropological research, biological foundation of human behavior and culture, and cultural variations.

Discussions on cultural variation among existing cultures, both in the Philippines and other countries, focus on the following facets: kinship and marriage, economic system, political organization, religion, language and other spheres of life. These are expected to broaden the students' appreciation of the uniqueness of their own culture and the diversity of other cultures and enable them to apply anthropological knowledge and skills to real life situations.

MAJOR COURSES

SPORTS COUNSELING (SPOCONS)
3 UNITS

This course introduces the students to basic concepts, perspectives and methods of counseling in the context of sports. It discusses quality, professional and effective behavioral care and services to students of sports. It intends to help students grow as whole individuals emotionally, intellectually and socially, as well as promotes general wellness. Also, it assists students in improving self-awareness, defining personal goals, resolving personal challenges and integrating effective life skills into their lives.

 

SPORTS ETHICS (SPOETHI)
3 UNITS

Sports ethics traces the historical development of the study of ethics. It presents different schools of thought on how to determine the goodness or badness of human acts. The course also seeks to develop awareness among students that ethics can be relative but also makes sure that they are instructed in the universal standards of morality. All these things will be discussed with the goal that they may be applied to different sports whether individual, dual, or team events.

Sports Photography (SPOFOTO)
Sports Photography is a production-intensive workshop course that introduces students to photography as a visual medium/language, as an art form, as a documentary form, the process involved in photography, and its application in the field of sports. The course is also designed to familiarize the student with the techniques and skills in basic photography. Since the course is the student's first exposure to the rudiments of visual communication, apart from skills acquisition, it particularly seeks to develop the learner's creative eye-a distinctive and personalized way of looking at his/her immediate environment and the world.

Sports, Gender and Sexuality (SPOGENS)
3 UNITS

SPOGENS focuses on the descriptive and explanatory aspects of gender and sexuality, and how these impact on the social construction of sports, or how sports also help shape the maintenance or revision of several facets of gender and sexuality.

HEALTH AND SPORTS (SPOHELT)
3 UNITS

SPOHELT introduces the students to the basic concepts and perspectives of health and health care in sports. This course offers a basic understanding of sport as culture and the health-related factors affecting it, as well as the health-seeking behavior of people involved in it. This also discusses the various issues in the management of sports-related injuries and disabilities in the context of the different health care systems particularly those that characterize Philippine society and culture.

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HISTORY OF SPORTS (SPOHIST)
3 UNITS

The course gives an overview of the development of sports in the Philippine society. The discussion will start from a global perspective and then move to a more focus study on Philippine sports development. Basically, the discussion will follow the standard periodization of Philippine history and in each period, it will discuss the dominant sport in the country. It will also tackle the issues and problems that beset the athletes, the government and private institutions. Lastly, the course will discuss a number of sport achievers who excelled in their respective field.

INTERNATIONAL ISSUES IN SPORTS (SPOINTL)
3 UNITS

This course, specially designed for athletes, introduces students to how sports has volved into an international phenomenon and how issues like the development of sports federations, globalization, media and advertising, among others, impact on the lives of men and women who have decided to dedicate their lives to athleticism.

INTRODUKSYON SA PAGSULAT NG BALITA (SPOJORN)
3 UNITS

Gamit ang wikang Filipino sa higit na matas na makrokasanayan sa pagtalakay ng Pamahayagang Pang-isports, kikilalanin at uunawain ang isports bilang tanging larangan at mahalagang bahagi ng pamahayagan. Pangkalahatang saklaw ng kurso ang pagtatamo ng kaalaman at kahusayan sa pagsulat ng balitang isports ng bawat Lasalliang nagmemedyor ng Sports Development.

SPORTS MANAGEMENT (SPOMANT)
3 UNITS

This course is the study of the fundamental principles of management of Sport Organizations such as sport training facilities and other sports business organizations. The course also develops an understanding of the many facets of a manager's work both in the theory and the practice of management, particularly in field of sport.

SPORTS, MEDICINE, AND TECHNOLOGY (SPORMED)
3 UNITS

This course focuses on prevailing and prospective innovations in medicine and technology that impact on sport in general, and on sports performance in particular. It highlights both the advantages and disadvantages of sports-related modern innovations vis-à-vis non-modern

SPORTS PERSONALITY DEVELOPMENT (SPOPERD)
3 UNITS

The course covers the fundamental philosophies of personality development with emphasis on theories from S. Freud, C. Jung, E. Erickson and other social psychologists. It includes the assessment of the personality development of selected international and local athletes. It integrates the Lasallian values as part of the dynamism of personality.

SPORTS AND POLITICS (SPOPOLI)
3 UNITS

Sports and Politics is a major course of the students taking up AB Sports Studies. It aims to provide them with a systematic link of sports and politics. It enables them to appreciate the similarities and differences of these two diverse worlds, the world of sports and the realm of politics. The course examines the structures and processes that will facilitate them in understanding the issues in sports and politics.

INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS PSYCHOLOGY (SPOPSYC)
3 UNITS

This course examines psychological knowledge, concepts, research and applications related to sport and exercise. It is designed to introduce students to this specialized field by providing an overview of its major topics. An emphasis will be placed on the interaction between a strong theoretical background and actual applied work in the area.

INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT (SPORDEV)
3 UNITS

This course deals with the basics of advanced strength and conditioning which includes exercise physiology, biomechanics, exercise prescription, organization and administration.

SPORT RESEARCH (SPORRES)
3 UNITS

SPORRES is designed to familiarize the student with the main considerations that enter into each step of the entire research process. It is organized to follow substantially the rational sequence of investigating a problem, from the identification and formulation of a research design (including the selection of the appropriate methods for gathering data), the analysis and interpretation of data, and the reporting of findings.

SPORTS SEMINAR (SPOSEMI)
3 UNITS

This is a seminar course on special topics related to sports and development.

SOCIOLOGY OF SPORTS (SPOSOCI)
3 UNITS

This course examines present-day sports within the general context of Philippine and global cultures particularly with respect to human socialization, social inequalities, and social institutions.

SPORTS WRITING (SPOWRITE)
3 UNITS

SPOWRITE is an introductory course to writing the sport news and feature stories.

GROUP PROCESS AND INTERPERSONAL RELATIONS (GROPROC)
3 UNITS

This course introduces the students to theoretical and empirical literature on group processes and interpersonal relations within an organization. It also tackles advanced skills in human relations and gives special attention to the importance of training and employee development within the context of adult-learning methodologies with emphasis on the experiential learning cycle.