2021 Fall 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.
APPLICATION OF MECHANICAL PRINCIPLES TO COACHING
This course is designed as an introductory course to the fundamentals of movement.
SPORTS PEDAGOGY: TEACHING AND COACHING SPORTS SKILLS
This course introduces the student to motor learning/motor development, teaching styles, understanding and writing of teaching/coaching objectives, and the planning, teaching and organization of sports skills. It will also involve the student in a teaching practicum.
BASIC STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING FOR SPORTS
This course is designed to give the student the knowledge needed to develop an agility, endurance, and strength program for all sports.
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.
ADVANCED TOPICS IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
The course teaches students how to design strength and conditioning programs for tactical populations, including military, police, fire, and rescue personnel. Additional topics include emerging training theories and modalities. Upon completion, students will be prepared to pursue a credential in tactical strength and conditioning facilitation.
COACHING OF FOOTBALL
An in-depth study of the game of football, and the coaching techniques that lead to a successful program. Special emphasis in the areas of building offenses and defenses, with a good hard look at related areas.
COACHING OF BASEBALL
Primarily designed for men and women who wish to become baseball/softball coaches. The organization, psychology, coaching techniques, team selection techniques, training program and fundamentals skills will be covered by lecture and demonstrations.
COACHING OF TRACK AND FIELD/CROSS COUNTRY
Primarily designed for men and women who wish to become track and field /cross country coaches. The organization, motivation, coaching techniques and training programs for each event /sport will be covered by lecture and demonstration.
COACHING OF VOLLEYBALL
Primarily designed for men and women who seek advanced volleyball knowledge or wish to coach volleyball. Includes skill analysis, offensive and defensive strategy, plays, sociology and psychology of sport, organization, training, scouting and rules.
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.
PREVENTION AND CARE OF ATHLETIC INJURIES
This course is designed to give the student the knowledge needed to develop agility, endurance, and strength programs for all sports.
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.
CAPSTONE IN STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING
The final course in the Strength and Conditioning minor sequence. Summarizes and reviews material from previous courses with additional discussion of administrative aspects of strength and conditioning, including: facility design and personnel management. Intended to help prepare students for the National Strength and Conditioning Association's (NSCA) Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exam.
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.