Exercise, Sport and Health Education 397

ESHE 397
Health/Fitness Program Development

1. Catalog Entry

ESHE 397
Health/Fitness Program Development

Credit hours (3)
Prerequisites: ESHE 305 and minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA

Students shall acquire the knowledge and skills to develop performance programs for individuals/teams with a variety of individual goals and performance demands.  In addition, they will develop an understanding of the procedures necessary to evaluate and implement training to produce the expected specific adaptations.  

2. Detailed Description of Course

This course is designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to develop performance training programs.  In addition, students will also understand the factors necessary to evaluate, plan in detail, and produce yearlong programming based on the needs and demands of the major sports. At the completion of this course, they will have developed a hard copy and an e-file containing examples of the programs they have researched.

3. Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course will be conducted in a lecture and problem-solving format.  Students will be instructed on the essential components of program development.  Students will then formulate programs for all levels of participants.  All projects will be corrected by the instructor and then placed in an e-file or notebook.  Students will also compile an extensive resource list.

4. Goals and Objectives of the Course

Upon completion of this course the students shall be able to:
    1) Create a program based on performance goals;
    2) Develop the essential plan models for performance goals;
    3) Collaborate with other students to produce performance goal programming, from
       post-injury rehab assignments (for different injuries), to performance
       readiness within one year.

5. Assessment Measures

Assessment measures may include, but are not limited to, one or more of the following:
    1) Written Exams
    2) Written programs
    3) Oral Exams
    4) Oral Presentations
    5) Collaborative projects
    6) Group demonstrations

Instructor will evaluate the students’ understanding theory of program developments through projects and written/oral exams/presentations.  This is a writing/speaking/presenting-intensive class.  The total products of the e-file and hard copy will be evaluated on how well they are organized and their value as a future reference.

6. Other Course Information

None

Review and Approval

May 2011
September 2001