Online Programs Summer 2020

UPDATE: Registration for courses beginning July 6th will close on Sunday, June 28th at 6:00 PM ET.

ALL BCE SUMMER ONLINE COURSES ARE OFFERED PRIMARILY ASYNCHRONOUSLY. This means that there is no specific time each day that a student must log in to engage with the materials. The exception is on Friday afternoons when the faculty will host a 2-3 hour live session. We encourage all students to attend these live sessions but understand that international time zone differences may prohibit attendance. All live sessions will be recorded and made available for students. 

Asynchronous Program Participation Expectations - Please Read!

Students have assignments due each day (i.e., required readings, viewings, discussion board participation, etc). Detailed instructions for completion of these assignments including relevant resources and links, will be provided by faculty through the Canvas Learning Platform daily. This process ensures that students know what they are expected to accomplish for that day. Students can expect 2-3 hours per day of ASYNCHRONOUS course engagment completing these tasks.

Though students are not expected to log in at a specific time each day (except Friday) they are expected to log in daily.

Students may also be required to collaborate in group work. The amount of group work will be dependent upon the specific course. 

Each program will meet for a live virtual classroom on Friday afternoon of each week for approximately 2-3 hours. 

The cost for a two-week course is $1000.00 and will include materials.

We are unable to transfer current admission status to new programs. 

Two-Week Online Courses


Introduction to Concepts In Psychology Seminar

Psychology is the study of Mind. A social science that exploded into global consciousness throughout the 21st century, psychology continues to shape our experience within society and provide insights into the human potential for growth, healing, and understanding. The three pillars of psychology (i.e., neuroscience, anthropology, and philosophy), are integrated throughout the course activities and discussions, while incorporating a justice-oriented lens that seeks to understand the ways that privilege and power can inform clinical research and practice. Participants will consider the depth and rigor required of psychological researchers and clinicians to answer such questions as:

  • Is personality predicted by our genes? To what extent are we shaped by our family environment or culture?
  • How do discriminatory attitudes form? Why do people sometimes prefer their own group, and fear the other?
  • What happens following a traumatic brain injury? How can we help people (e.g., athletes, veterans) in their recovery?
  • What are moods? Why do some people struggle with depression, anxiety, and bipolar disorder and how can we help?

This course covers three units over two weeks:

  1. History of Psychology, spanning the ancient world through modern-day neuroscience
  2. Clinical Skills, in which students learn and apply approaches to psychotherapy
  3. Psychopathology, in which students gain hands-on experience with diagnosis and assessment. This unit also includes a Special Topic in Neuropsychology, which explores assessment and intervention approaches for neurological conditions.

    Through participating in this course, students will gain a comprehensive introduction into the field, its career opportunities, and learn about themselves in the process. They will emerge with advanced knowledge from an immersive training comprised of fun and accessible lectures, activities/projects, and film.

Creative Writing Workshop

Through the study of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry, students will explore their own unique voices and the diverse voices of published writers. Students will identify and analyze different styles of writing and collect a "toolbox" of craft techniques that they will put into practice by writing their own original creative pieces. Classes will consist of reading, discussion, writing exercises, and writing workshops in which students will have the opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback on their work. As a seminar capstone, students will have the opportunity to present their work in an online reading.

Business & Leadership Institute (BLI)

Through readings, dialogue and project-based learning, this course seeks to develop an understanding of the business and leadership components that participants will study and utilize in their college and early professional careers.  The Business and Leadership Institute (BLI) operates in a collaborative virtual environment; instead of traditional classroom lectures, participants will be introduced to the fundamentals of business and leadership through activities such as:

  • Case study analysis
  • Video analysis
  • Expert speakers
  • Small group collaborative work

The BLI will culminate with the creation of a group business plan; storyboarding of the “big idea”; and presentation of their start-up concept to a panel of “Project Funders”

Please note: this course does not focus on any specific business functional area but instead provides a broad overview of the concept of business and leadership and is geared towards students interested in pursuing business majors and/or leadership in organizational settings of all kinds.

Sports Management Institute

Participants will learn about the Sports Industry and the opportunities and career options available in the sports industry. Through a variety of activities including readings, viewings, short lectures and guest speakers, students will be introduced to the cultural, economic and social impact of sports in America and internationally.  Students will learn how to identify and analyze resources for clarification of industry trends, opportunities and challengers to entry in the sports sector. The course will culminate in a final project.

Topics covered include:

  • Marketing and promotions
  • Merchandizing and Licensing
  • Social and Cultural Impact of Sports
  • Player Formation and Development
  • Sports Governance issues