HFS 250. Nutrition
This course will examine basic nutritional needs in relation to macronutrients (i.e. carbohydrates, protein and fat) and micronutrients (e.g. vitamins and minerals). Emphasis will be placed on analysis of food intake as it relates to healthy body function and the relationship between sound nutrition and the prevention of disease. Additional topics will include caloric intake versus caloric output and controlling the food environment. Students will perform computerized analyses of their personal food intake. Writing intensive.
HFS 225. Coaching Young Athletes
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
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.