Master of Science in Occupational Safety & Health
master of science in occupational safety & health
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The Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health degree program provides students with a flexible, relevant and current curriculum that includes opportunities for students to demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge in safety and health theory and technology necessary to lead and oversee the occupational safety and health efforts of a medium to large organization

Instructed by experienced safety experts, THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY’s online M.S. in occupational safety and health teaches students the relevant course information and instruction necessary to pursue a variety of leadership positions within the industry including chief safety officer, director of employee safety and health and more.

THE AU’s occupational safety and health degree programs meet the educational requirements mandated by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals for the Associate Safety Professional designation (ASP®) and the Certified Safety Professional designation (CSP®). THE AUs M.S. in occupational safety and health is a board-approved program through the Institute for Safety and Health Management.

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Curriculum

The Master of Science in Occupational Safety and Health degree program provides students with a flexible, relevant, and current curriculum that includes opportunities for students to demonstrate a depth and breadth of knowledge in safety and health theory and technology necessary to lead and oversee the occupational safety and health efforts of a medium to large organization. The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) recognizes THE AU degrees for the application process under both the Associate Safety Professional designation and the Certified Safety Professional designation.

Major Requirements | Total Required Semester Hours: 24

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Analysis of how sociology can be used to study sport in society. Focuses on sports and sport-related behaviors as they occur in social and cultural contexts and uses concepts, theories, and research as tools that enable students to examine sports as a part of culture.

Objectives

  1. Describe the sociology of sports and reasons it should be studied.
  2. Relate modern social theories to better management and decision-making in sports.
  3. Evaluate the impact sociology of sports has on decision-making in high school and college sports.
  4. Describe how organized sports programs affect the socialization of children.
  5. Discuss principles and concepts of deviance and violence in sports.
  6. Assess societal issues that result from gender, race, and ethnic diversity in sports.
  7. Discuss commercialization of sports such as the role of money and power.
  8. Explain the global impact of sports.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sports in society: Issues and controversies (Rev: 11th ed.)

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (2015)
Author: Coakley, J. J.
ISBN: 978-0-07-802252-4
Price: $162.18

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Examines the theoretical and practical implications of marketing in the sports industry by presenting a framework to help explain and organize the strategic marketing process. Offers a growing appreciation on the globalization of sports and an understanding of the ethical issues emerging in sports and their impact on sport marketing decisions.

Objectives

  1. Provide a framework or conceptual model of the strategic marketing process that can be applied to the sports industry.
  2. Evaluate the growing emphasis on the globalization of sport.
  3. Analyze current research in the area of sport marketing and interpret the results.
  4. Explain the ethical issues that are emerging in sports and their impact in sport marketing decisions.
  5. Offer a balanced treatment of all aspects of sports marketing at all levels by listing up-to-date treatments.
  6. Explain the concepts and theories unique to sports marketing and discuss basic principles in the context of sports.
  7. Interpret comprehensive coverage of the functions of sports marketing.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sports marketing: A strategic perspective (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2009)
Author: Shank, M. D.
ISBN: 978-0-13-228535-3
Price: $125.26

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Reviews the theory and practice of fundraising in sport-related fields and provides specific, helpful ideas for conducting fundraising activities in sports business. Combines fundraising theory and practical advice so learners can organize and develop fundraising plans.

Objectives

  1. Explain the fundraising process, to include the importance of fundraising.
  2. Explain the nature and principle of sport business.
  3. Identify different types of fundraising methods.
  4. Develop practical fundraising plans in sport programs and/or events.
  5. Discuss varied methods for implementing potential fundraising plans.
  6. Create a fundraising plan that includes how to induce potential sponsors.
  7. Recognize publicity and promotional tactics.
  8. Discuss personnel management in the operation of fundraising projects.
  9. Examine key legal issues that include, but are not limited to, liability concerns, risk management, and insurance matters.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Fundraising for sport and athletics

Publisher: Fitness Information Technology (2012)
Author: Leonard, R.
ISBN: 978-1-935412-33-5
Price: $74.10

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A study of the principles of efficient management and leadership concepts as applicable to the sport industry. Focuses on principles and techniques of management relating to programs, facilities, special events, and personnel. Topics include key personnel issues in sport management situations; ethics, law, and governance in sport management; the role of the marketing process in sport administration; and economics, accounting, and budgeting.

Objectives

  1. Analyze the field of sport management.
  2. Examine sport management and governance.
  3. Explain the importance of ethics in sport sociology for sport managers.
  4. Classify issues in the sport business industry, to include social, cultural, legal, and economic.
  5. Explain the process of consumer decision-making in sport management.
  6. Describe organizational behavior in the context of the sport industry.
  7. Discuss career opportunities in the sport industry.
  8. Analyze the efficient management and leadership strategies used in labor-management relations to resolve disputes involving professional sports teams.
  9. Summarize the influence of marketing on sport management.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Contemporary sport management (Rev: 5th ed.)

Publisher: Human Kinetics (2014)
Author: Pedersen, P. M., & Thibault, L. (Eds.)
ISBN: 978-1-4504-6965-4
Price: $116.48

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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A comprehensive look at the skills necessary to successfully manage an emergency incident. Using nationally accepted standards, students analyze and apply the strategic considerations necessary to be successful on the fire ground. In addition, students gain valuable knowledge of the NIMS (National Incident Management System) as well as how to employ the Incident Command System (ICS) on the fire ground.

Objectives

  1. Identify the fundamentals of emergency incident systems such as Incident Command System (ICS) and National Incident Management System (NIMS).
  2. Discuss the responsibilities of emergency response personnel.
  3. Analyze the functions of command.
  4. Assess organizational health during a large-scale event to ensure appropriate personnel assignments.
  5. Compare cue-based and classical decision-making models.
  6. Describe how incident management is impacted by fire behavior.
  7. Summarize strategies for successful incident management on the scene of an emergency incident.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Firefighting strategies and tactics (Rev: 3rd ed.)

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning (2015)
Author: Angle, J. S., Gala, M. F., Jr., Harlow, T. D., Lombardo, W. B., & Maciuba, C. M.
ISBN: 9781284036435
Price: $97.12

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Provides a solid background of the key factors that influence international trade and the manner in which economic policy affects both trade flow and the nature of economic activity. Relationships between trade and growth, effects of labor and capital movements between countries, and the key factors that influence relative costs between countries are also examined.

Objectives

  1. Examine why countries trade.
  2. Discuss how trade affects production and consumption.
  3. Define important terms in international trade.
  4. Describe the major theories and models used in international trade.
  5. Analyze how importation of goods will raise consumption and lower production in the importing country.
  6. Examine the recent trends in international trade.
  7. Compare balanced economic growth and biased economic growth.
  8. Distinguish the effects of trade, industry and other import restrictions.
  9. Examine how firm-specific advantages can overcome inherent disadvantages of international trade.
  10. Discuss international trade policies and agreements.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

International trade (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Worth (2017)
Author: Feenstra, R. C., & Taylor, A. M.
ISBN: 9781319061739
Price: $197.87

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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CONCENTRATION | Total Required Semester Hours: 12

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Examines the theoretical and practical implications of marketing in the sports industry by presenting a framework to help explain and organize the strategic marketing process. Offers a growing appreciation on the globalization of sports and an understanding of the ethical issues emerging in sports and their impact on sport marketing decisions.

Objectives

  1. Provide a framework or conceptual model of the strategic marketing process that can be applied to the sports industry.
  2. Evaluate the growing emphasis on the globalization of sport.
  3. Analyze current research in the area of sport marketing and interpret the results.
  4. Explain the ethical issues that are emerging in sports and their impact in sport marketing decisions.
  5. Offer a balanced treatment of all aspects of sports marketing at all levels by listing up-to-date treatments.
  6. Explain the concepts and theories unique to sports marketing and discuss basic principles in the context of sports.
  7. Interpret comprehensive coverage of the functions of sports marketing.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Sports marketing: A strategic perspective (Rev: 4th ed.)

Publisher: Prentice Hall (2009)
Author: Shank, M. D.
ISBN: 978-0-13-228535-3
Price: $125.26

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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An advanced study of system safety with an emphasis on risk control of engineering and technological systems. Addresses basic and essential information about the identification, evaluation, analysis, and control of hazards in components, systems, subsystems, processes, and facilities.

Objectives

  1. Summarize fundamental concepts in safety engineering.
  2. Analyze public policy issues with consideration given to societal norms and preferences related to engineering systems.
  3. Evaluate new approaches to safety based on modern systems thinking and theory.
  4. Assess safety data analysis methods that are used for achieving a satisfactory state of safety.
  5. Evaluate decision and evaluation tools to reduce accidents and to make systems and sophisticated products safer.

PreRequisites

  1. MOS 5201

Textbook(s)

System safety engineering and risk assessment: A practical approach (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: CRC Press (2015)
Author: Bahr, N. J.
ISBN: 9781466551602
Price: $169.47

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]

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Focuses on the evolution of emergency management and the role of the federal government over the last 110 years. Students investigate Hurricane Katrina to identify the breakdown of response efforts that resulted in the reconstruction of federal policies and procedures. Finally, students study major disasters since Hurricane Katrina to assess present and future government response capabilities to a major disaster.

Objectives

  1. Analyze disasters and the evolution of emergency management from 1900 to present time.
  2. Investigate a major disaster called a focusing event that resulted in Federal Emergency Management policy revisions.
  3. Examine the collaboration between local, state, and federal governments, and non-governmental organizations in response to a focusing event.
  4. Investigate major disasters since the Post Katrina Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 to assess emergency management capabilities.
  5. Investigate major disasters called focusing events that contributed to changes in Federal government policy and procedures for emergency management.

PreRequisites

None

Textbook(s)

Emergency management: The American experience 1900-2010 (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: CRC Press (2012)
Author: Rubin, C. B. (Ed.).
ISBN: 9781466517530
Price: $50.91

* Disclaimer: Textbooks listed are based on the last open revision of the course. Prior revisions and future revisions may use different textbooks. To verify textbook information, view the course syllabus or contact the AU Bookstore at [email protected]