A study of the relationship of psychology to sport: topics include the history of sport psychology, application of learning principles, social psychology, personality variables, psychological assessment, youth sport, women in sport, the psychology of coaching, and performance enhancement.
A study of the scientific basis of conditioning athletes. The focus will be on cardiovascular and resistance conditioning in the off-season, pre-season, and in-season. An introduction and utilization of appropriate equipment for cardiovascular conditioning and resistance training will be examined.
A study of nutrition as it relates to optimum performance and health. Nutrient needs, sources, functions, and interactions are reviewed according to the latest scientific findings. Principles of body conditioning are emphasized with attention to diet and lifestyle practices that promote health and decrease risks of nutrition-related diseases.
An analysis, comparison, and contrast of various teaching strategies and designs appropriate for the health and kinesiology teaching environment. Additional study will include pedagogical assessment techniques for health and kinesiology.