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Course Code: SPHS502 Course ID: 4234 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate
An evaluation of the physical, physiological, and psychological factors that affect motor skill acquisition, performance, retention, and transfer. With a focus on voluntary movement, topics include nervous system control of movement, sensory and perceptual contributions to motor learning, information processing, optimal conditions for learning motor skills, preferred modes of feedback delivery during learning, and individual variability in motor skill acquisition. Students will apply the principles of motor learning to coaching, fitness, and rehabilitation settings. Additionally, they will analyze motor learning settings and determine adjustments to be made in those settings to foster motor skill acquisition for a variety of populations.
|Registration Dates||Course Dates||Session||Weeks|
|03/30/20 - 09/04/20||09/07/20 - 11/01/20||Summer 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|04/27/20 - 10/02/20||10/05/20 - 11/29/20||Fall 2020 Session B||8 Week session|
|05/25/20 - 10/30/20||11/02/20 - 12/27/20||Fall 2020 Session I||8 Week session|
|06/29/20 - 12/04/20||12/07/20 - 01/31/21||Fall 2020 Session D||8 Week session|
|07/27/20 - 01/01/21||01/04/21 - 02/28/21||Winter 2021 Session B||8 Week session|
After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
As graduate level students I anticipate that you will all read the required text reading weekly. Text reading will be covered in forums and assignments.
During our course you may be asked to read material outside of your text. This may include original research articles, review articles, or some other website source. These readings will covered in a variety of places, including forums, assignments, and a term paper.
Throughout the course you will write responses to Forum prompts. These responses, also called Posts, will involve analyzing readings, comparing and contrasting the views of authors, and critiquing arguments presented by the readings or the class. Posts will be graded for accuracy of interpretation, rigor of argument, and clarity of expression. Unless otherwise noted, the following standards apply. Your initial post must substantive. Developing conversations with at least TWO of your classmates is required as part of your grade for each question. Week #1 has word count requirements, please be sure to review these guidelines in the classroom.
Responses and posts should abide by the University Netiquette policy. The purpose of the Forum activities is to expand your learning opportunities by engaging in academic and thought-provoking asynchronous conversation with your classmates and instructor. The instructor’s role is to facilitate the learning process by participating in the discussions and moving conversations by promoting an advanced level of inquiry.
Assignments will be evaluated based on the individual grading rubrics provided with each assignment.
There are no exams in this course.
There will be one set of essay questions to complete over the course. These will be questions that cover the text book reading material.
The detailed guidelines and grading rubric for the Final Project are provided with the Assignments.
|Discussion Forums||30.00 %|
|Week 1 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 2 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 3 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 4 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 5 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 6 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 7 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 8 Forum||3.75 %|
|Week 2: Assignment #1||10.00 %|
|Week 4: Assignment #2||10.00 %|
|Essay Assignment||10.00 %|
|Week 6: Essay Assignment||10.00 %|
|Final Project||20.00 %|
|Week 8: Final Project||20.00 %|
|Exam I||10.00 %|
|Exam II||10.00 %|
Weekly required readings are shown in the course eight week outline.
Your text lists additional websites for you to visit at the end of each chapter. Please take the time to look at those sties once you have completed reading the chapter.
In addition to the required course texts the following public domain Websites are useful. Please abide by the university’s academic honesty policy when using Internet sources as well. Note web site addresses are subject to change.
American Psychology Association
American Council on Exercise
National Strength & Conditioning Association
American College of Sports Medicine
IDEA Health & Fitness Association
|Book Title:||Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.*|
Not current for future courses.