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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.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the importance of ability, retention, transfer, and feedback on the acquisition and performance of movement skills.
  2. Assess current motor learning research and apply that research to current sport and exercise science settings.
  3. Analyze the internal processes that are responsible for memory and control of coordinated movements.
  4. Compare and contrast varying practice methods to determine the ideal practice conditions for any sport, fitness, or rehabilitative motor skill.
  5. Apply motivational theory to the learning and performance of motor skills.

Reading Assignments:

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.

Supplemental Readings:

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.

Forum Assignments:

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.

Homework Assignments:

Assignments will be evaluated based on the individual grading rubrics provided with each assignment.

Exams/Quizzes:

There are two exams in this course.

Essays:

There will be one set of essay questions to complete over the course. These will be questions that cover the text book reading material.

Final Project:

The detailed guidelines and grading rubric for the Final Project are provided with the Assignments.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the importance of ability, retention, transfer, and feedback on the acquisition and performance of movement skills.
  2. Assess current motor learning research and apply that research to current sport and exercise science settings.
  3. Analyze the internal processes that are responsible for memory and control of coordinated movements.
  4. Compare and contrast varying practice methods to determine the ideal practice conditions for any sport, fitness, or rehabilitative motor skill.
  5. Apply motivational theory to the learning and performance of motor skills.
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.*
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.