2023 Spring 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.
PRINCIPLES OF OLYMPIC WEIGHTLIFTING
This course introduces students to the fundamentals of Olympic weightlifting technique and program design. Designed primarily of students' specializing in strength and conditioning, the course explores the theoretical underpinnings of the Olympic weightlifing movements and its uses in athletic preparation and general fitness.
STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING PROGRAM DESIGN
This course will teach students how to develop sport-specific strength and conditioning programs, with a specific emphasis on creation of periodized programs. Students will learn how to manipulate training variables across multi-year training cycles, in order to achieve peak performance in strength, speed, and endurance.
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 BASKETBALL
This course is designed for those men and women who wish to become basketball coaches. The administration, organization, and management principles, as well as rules, techniques of individual and team play, strategy, psychology, and problems of coaching are pursued through lectures, discussions, practices, and demonstrations.
COACHING OF SOCCER
This course is designed to provide the knowledge and skills essential to the coaching of competitive soccer.
COACHING OF SOFTBALL
This course will focus on building an understanding of the components necessary for successful coaching in the game of softball. Included will be the administration, development, implementation and evaluation of a softball program. Priority will be placed on actual coaching techniques and strategies. The course will examine the relationship of the coach to the athlete, the team and the community emphasizing the potential benefits to all those involved.
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.