2017 Summer Term
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INTRODUCTION TO COACHING
A course designed to introduce undergraduate students to the profession of coaching. The nature of the profession, qualifications, skills and issues relative to the profession will be explored.
PSYCHO-SOCIAL ASPECTS OF COACHING
A study of the social and psychological factors that impact athletic performance. Theoretical and applied perspectives will be explored from a coaching framework.
HISTORY AND SOCIAL ASPECTS OF ATHLETICS
This course is designed to deal with the historical and sociological aspects of athletics as they pertain to every day living. Emphasis will be directed toward the social aspects and historical implications. Areas to be covered include those of socio-economic relationships, building athletics into an American heritage, industrial revolution, athletics and the school, and the future of athletics in our society.
COACHING OF COMMUNITY SPONSORED SPORTS
Designed for men and women who wish to take part in the coaching of community sponsored sports. The role of community sponsored sports in the total picture of a young person's development, the organization and administration, and the actual coaching of community sponsored sports will be covered.
ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION OF INTERSCHOLASTIC ATHLETICS
This course is designed for those individuals who wish to become athletic coaches or administrators. The organization and administration of an athletic program will be covered.
CHILDREN AND SPORTS
Explore the historical perspective and the present controversy surrounding the involvement of children in competitive sport. Future directions for competitive sport for children will be a major focus.
LEGAL ASPECTS OF SPORT AND RECREATION ACTIVITIES
This course will examine the complexities of sport and recreation litigation, primarily focused on educational institutions. Students will use this knowledge to aid their professional growth in the fields of sport and recreation activity. Topics such as risk management, contracts, liability, and policy development will provide a better understanding of the law with respect to challenges encountered by sport and recreation professionals.
FIELD STUDY IN COACHING
Field study in coaching provides undergraduate students with a supervised capstone experience in coaching. Students will be placed with department approved university/public/private/community teams/programs to obtain practical experience in the sport(s) of their choice. The site selection will be consistent with the professional objectives selected by the student. Prereq: Consent of department chair.
Study of a selected topic or topics under the direction of a faculty member. Repeatable for a maximum of 4 credits in major. Prereq: Consent of advisor or department chair.