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Sports Studies

SPST 201 Lifetime Fitness (1/2)
The primary objective of this course is to help students understand the importance of achieving and maintaining lifetime physical fitness. Class periods will consist of lecture and actual physical activity. In addition, this class will explore and experience a variety of ways to achieve and maintain a healthy fitness level.Staff

SPST 202 Personal Health and Health Issues (1/2)
This course centers on the five basic dimensions of health: physical, social, spiritual, emotional, and intellectual. An emphasis is placed on assessing and understanding your present level of wellness and how to take control of your own lifestyle habits so that you may realize your highest level of wellbeing. Many current health issues are explored to aid in personal resolution, or at least a better understanding, of these difficult issues.Staff

SPST 210 Sports Administration (1)
Analysis of various administrative philosophies to demonstrate how they can affect the lives of various constituencies within the community. Practical problems dealing with budgeting, purchasing, facility planning and facility usage are explored to prepare students to be informed consumers as well as potential administrators. Graded A-F; C.Eisele;

SPST 248 Teaching Assistant (1/2 or 1)
Prereq : Permission of instructor; May be graded S/U at instructor's discretion; Staff

SPST 255 Fundamentals of Coaching (1/2)
The course objective is to explore the different aspects of coaching, pre-season/post-season conditioning, scheduling, practice session design, recruitment, retention, academic monitoring, community relations, fundraising and player-relations.Graded A-F; E.Cline;

SPST 260 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries (1)
Students will explore sports medicine through the perspective of the field of athletic training. We will look at the components of an athletic training facility, the different professions that provide athletic medical care, emergency preparedness for the athletic environment, and specific injuries and illnesses that are common in sports. The course will discuss the basics of injury evaluation, care, treatment, protective taping/bracing/splinting, rehabilitation and prevention of athletic injuries. The course requires fifteen hours of observation in the Knox College Athletic training facility to be performed during the term.Graded A-F; S.Sunderland;

SPST 261 Coaching of Football (1/2)
Analyzes problems confronted by the coach in football. Individual and team fundamentals are studied. Practice organization and game strategy are discussed. Philosophy of coaching is covered, as well as discussion on the challenges of careers in coaching football. Basic care and prevention of injuries common to football are also covered. Prereq : permission of the department; SPST 261-269 Coaching Specific Sports A student can earn a maximum of 1.5 credits in Coaching courses 261-269; A.Gibbons;

SPST 262 Coaching of Volleyball (1/2)
The basic skills are described, analyzed, and attempted. Systems of play, team tactics, common errors, season/practice planning, conditioning, rules, scoring, and common terminology are studied. Issues related to coaching in general are also discussed. S.Chalker;

SPST 263 Coaching of Soccer (1/2)
The primary objective of this course is that students learn the elements of effective soccer coaching. Coaching techniques and tactics of the game are discussed. The student is able to implement these techniques and tactics into their own progressive training session taught on the field. Students learn valuable information to prepare them for positions in youth, high school, or college coaching. Practical coaching experience is emphasized. P.Lawrence; M.Edwards;

SPST 264 Coaching of Basketball (1/2)
Analyzes problems confronted by the coach. Individual and team fundamentals are studied. Practice organization and game strategy are discussed. Philosophy of coaching is covered, as well as basic care and prevention of injuries common to basketball. Practical experience is included. K.Walden;

SPST 265 Coaching of Tennis (1/2)
The primary objective of this course is that students learn the elements of effective tennis coaching and strategy. Coaching techniques and tactics of the game are discussed. The student is able to implement these techniques and tactics into their own progressive training session taught on the court. Students learn valuable information to prepare them for positions in youth, high school, or college coaching. Practical coaching experience is emphasized. Staff

SPST 268 Coaching of Baseball and Softball (1/2)
Analyzes problems confronted by the coach. Individual and team fundamentals are studied. Practice organization and game strategy are discussed. Philosophy of coaching is covered, as well as basic care and prevention of injuries common to baseball and softball. Practical experience is included. J.Isaacson; A.Sims;

SPST 269 Coaching of Track and Field (1/2)
This course covers general aspects of track and field, including rules, history and specific event group training. Athletic training, injury prevention and conditioning are also discussed in an attempt to prepare students for organizing and coaching track at any school level. Staff

SPST 348 Teaching Assistant (1/2 or 1)
Prereq : Permission of instructor; May be graded S/U at instructor's discretion; Staff

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