HFS 210N. YOUR BODY: YOUR HEALTH AND FITNESS. 4 Credits (T. Martin)
Course content includes an introduction to health and fitness, body structure and movement, muscular strength/endurance and flexibility, posture, anthropometry and somatotyping, body composition, nutrition, fat (weight) control, cardiorespiratory function, cardiovascular risk analysis, health-related fitness regimes, and sport and recreational activities for health and fitness. Students participate in laboratory sessions where they are measured and tested to determine body type, percent body fat, strength/endurance, flexibility, aerobic ability, and cardiorespiratory function. In addition to laboratories on these topics, there are assignments related to posture, nutrition, stress cardiovascular risk, and lifestyle assessments. Scientific methodologies utilized in the study of the human body will be reviewed and employed in required laboratories and assignments.
HFS 225. COACHING YOUNG ATHLETES. 4 Credits (L. Arena)
Prepares the student to become a competent youth sport coach. Identifies differences between a "corporate model" and "educational model" of athletics, "process vs. product" coaching philosophies, and autocratic vs. humanistic coaching styles. Alternative athletic program models are examined. The student surveys recent coaching effectiveness research and develops a sound basic philosophy of coaching, including a professional code of coaching ethics. Various coaching principles and techniques are studied, including; communication and motivation, talent identification, injury prevention and care, legal responsibilities of coaches and moral imperatives in the coaching of children. A class practicum, introspective written assignments, and small group discussion are interspersed with brief lectures, videos, and guest speakers. Addresses coaching certification requirements.
HFS 240. SPORT IN CULTURE. 4 Credits (S. Dawson)
The focus will be on analyzing sport in different cultures. The main question will involve the way sport reflects cultural values and how it is defined in each culture. Sport will be seen as a microcosm of society at large on the one hand, as well as independent of cultural influence, i.e., universalism of sport. The goal will be to compare sport in the following cultures: USA, United Kingdom, China, Japan, and the Eastern Bloc.