The purpose of this course is to study the officiating requirements for sports and games with an emphasis on mechanics, rule interpretation, and enforcement.

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • Interpret and enforce contest rules in a variety of sports and games.
  • Demonstrate officiating mechanics and techniques in a variety of sports and games for appropriate age and skill level.
  • Develop a personal philosophy guided by rules, ethics, and etiquette necessary to be an effective official.
  • Apply problem-solving techniques relevant to officiating a sports contest and how to maintain a positive self-image in a group contest environment.
  • Assess and manage player, coach, and spectator behaviors when officiating to provide a healthy sport environment.
  • Identify governing bodies of various sports and procedures for becoming an official.

Grade Basis: L
Credit Hours: 3
Lecture hours: 48.0