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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 actual physical activity with some lecture. In addition, this class will explore and experience a variety of ways to achieve and maintain a healthy fitness level. These classes begin in the fifth week of each term. SU; Staff

SPST 210 Sports Administration

Analysis of administrative philosophies as they apply to the sports industry to demonstrate how they can affect the lives of various constituencies within the community. An introduction to potential careers in the sport industry exploring practical problems and administrative strategies dealing with critical thinking, ethical decision making, leadership, finance, facilities, liability and more. All arenas of the sport industry are explored to prepare students to be informed consumers and/or future athletic administrators. Graded A-F; A. Vernon

SPST 238 Peace, Sport, and Policy

This course examines how sport is used to further national identity, peace, and other public policies. Sport provides a window into exploring how individuals and communities relate to and understand the interplay between rules, authority, fairness, and individual and collective agency and responsibility. Aside from the political socialization provided by sport, a key intersection of sport and politics that we examine is the use of sport to further intrastate and interstate cooperation and peace. These impacts furter include but are not limited to the role of sport in fostering identity, furthering national interest, and reinforcing or challenging societal norms. Cross Listing: PS 238; Offered alternate years; A. Civettini

SPST 248 Teaching Assistant (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisite(s): 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; B. Davis

SPST 260 Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries

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. Prerequisite(s): permission of the department; S/U; A. Gibbons

SPST 262 Coaching and Fundamentals 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/U; P. Barry

SPST 263 Coaching of Soccer (1/2)

The primary objective of this course is that students learn methodologies for effective soccer coaching. Students will discuss physical, emotional/mental, technical, tactical and ethical elements of soccer. The student will be able to implement best coaching practices into their own progressive training session "taught" to their peers. Students learn valuable information to prepare them for introductory positions in youth, high school, or college coaching. Practical coaching experience is emphasized. S/U; B. O'Connor; T. Houck

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. S/U; E. Cline

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. S/U; J. Isaacson; E. Rutledge

SPST 288 Analytics in Athletics (1/2 or 1)

This course will introduce the concept of using analytic measures to guide assessment of individual and team performance in differing sports. Primary emphasis will be placed on calculating important statistical parameters from existing databases, and learning to make sound management decisions from interpretation of the data. Some time will also be spent on the collection of original data and the organization of the raw information into useful forms. Prerequisite(s): One Knox Math course or math placement above CTL 120, and sophomore standing; Offered alternate years; D. Tomeo; L. Welch

SPST 348 Teaching Assistant (1/2 or 1)

Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor; May be graded S/U at instructor's discretion; Staff

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