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Graduate Course Proposal Form Submission Detail - PET6098

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Current Status: Approved, Permanent Archive - 2011-06-30
Campus: Tampa
Submission Type: New
Course Change Information (for course changes only):
Comments: COED App/Rcd 3/31/10; To GC 5/17/10; learning outcomes; degree info; Updt - Rev obj. Uptd 3/11/11 - back to GC. Approved 3/21/11. to System 3/24/11. To SCNS 4/1/11. Need Credit hrs for SCNS 5/10/11; SCNS apprd Eff 5/15/11 (nbr subm 6091). Bnr upd.


  1. Department and Contact Information

    Tracking Number Date & Time Submitted
    2297 2010-03-09
     
    Department College Budget Account Number
    Physical Education & Exercise Science ED 173200
     
    Contact Person Phone Email
    Bill Campbell 9743443 campbell@coedu.usf.edu

  2. Course Information

    Prefix Number Full Title
    PET 6098 Topics in Strength and Conditioning

    Is the course title variable? N
    Is a permit required for registration? N
    Are the credit hours variable? N
    Is this course repeatable?
    If repeatable, how many times? 0

    Credit Hours Section Type Grading Option
    3 C - Class Lecture (Primarily) R - Regular
     
    Abbreviated Title (30 characters maximum)
    Strength and Conditioning
     
    Course Online? Percentage Online
    C - Face-to-face (0% online) 0

    Prerequisites

    None.

    Corequisites

    None.

    Course Description

    Covers selected topics in strength and conditioning. Some of the topics to be covered include: program design, periodization, core stabilization training, biochemical monitoring, overtraining, and strength training.


  3. Justification

    A. Please briefly explain why it is necessary and/or desirable to add this course.

    Needed for program/concentration/certificate change

    B. What is the need or demand for this course? (Indicate if this course is part of a required sequence in the major.) What other programs would this course service?

    This course was offered in the spring of 2008 and is currently being offered this semester (spring 2010) as an experimental course and enrolled approximately 20 students each time.

    Similar enrollment would be expected moving forward.

    C. Has this course been offered as Selected Topics/Experimental Topics course? If yes, how many times?

    Yes, 2 times

    D. What qualifications for training and/or experience are necessary to teach this course? (List minimum qualifications for the instructor.)

    In addition to a terminal degree, qualified instructors must have Graduate coursework in the area of the course.


  4. Other Course Information

    A. Objectives

    6.1 Knowledge of the ability to locate, read, and interpret strength and conditioning research.

    6.2 Knowledge of the strength and conditioning profession, professional organizations, and

    both historical and contemporary aspects of the discipline.

    6.3 Knowledge of the importance of core stability and strength training in athletes.

    6.4 Knowledge of biochemical monitoring of sport training.

    6.5 Knowledge of overtraining including the various ways of assessing overtraining.

    6.6 Knowledge of ergogenic aids, including anabolic steroids and sports supplements.

    6.7 Ability to create strength and conditioning programs that emphasize speed, agility,

    quickness, and power.

    6.8 Knowledge of the importance of incorporating periodization into strength

    and conditioning programs.

    6.9 Knowledge of the importance of incorporating plyometric training into

    strength and conditioning programs and how such training increases force

    production.

    B. Learning Outcomes

    6.1 Knowledge of the ability to locate, read, and interpret strength and conditioning research.

    6.2 Knowledge of the strength and conditioning profession, professional organizations, and

    both historical and contemporary aspects of the discipline.

    6.3 Knowledge of the importance of core stability and strength training in athletes.

    6.4 Knowledge of biochemical monitoring of sport training.

    6.5 Knowledge of overtraining including the various ways of assessing overtraining.

    6.6 Knowledge of ergogenic aids, including anabolic steroids and sports supplements.

    6.7 Ability to create strength and conditioning programs that emphasize speed, agility,

    quickness, and power.

    6.8 Knowledge of the importance of incorporating periodization into strength

    and conditioning programs.

    6.9 Knowledge of the importance of incorporating plyometric training into

    strength and conditioning programs and how such training increases force

    production.

    C. Major Topics

    Periodization, Core Stability Training, Biochemical Monitoring, Anabolic Steroids, Overtraining.

    D. Textbooks

    Title: Essentials of Strength Training and Conditioning

    Authors: Baechle TR and Earle RW.

    Publisher: Human Kinetics: Champaign, IL

    Year: 2008

    E. Course Readings, Online Resources, and Other Purchases

    Selected videos available via Google and YouTube.

    F. Student Expectations/Requirements and Grading Policy

    Student Expectations:

    Students are expected to read all required materials in advance of each class meeting.

    Students are expected to attend class meetings regularly.

    Students are expected to participate in all Blackboard discussions.

    Students are expected to participate in classroom discussion.

    Grade Criteria:

    Written Examinations: 80%

    * composed exclusively of essay questions

    Participation: 10%

    * in class and online

    Article Presentation: 10%

    * in class; contemporary research paper *Note: rubrics for each grade area could not be added directly to this Acrobat form and are instead provided in section 8 of syllabus document.

    Percentages:

    A+ = 97.5 - 100, A = 92.5 - 97.49, A- = 90 - 92.49, B+ = 87.5 - 89.99,

    B = 82.5 - 87.49, B- = 80 - 82.49, C+ = 77.5 - 79.99, C = 72.5 - 77.49,

    C- = 70 - 72.49, D+ = 67.5 - 69.99, D = 62.5 - 67.49, D- = 60 - 62.49,

    G. Assignments, Exams and Tests

    Week 1: Introduction/Foundations; Discovering where to locate strength and conditioning research.

    Week 2: Core Stabilization; transfer of force and spinal stabilizing program creation

    Week 3: Strength Development;

    Week 4: Periodization; Linear vs. undulating models of periodization; life-cycle periodization

    models

    Week 5: Plyometrics/Force Production

    Week 6: Overtraining; methods of detecting overtraining

    Week 7: Exam 1; covering material from weeks 1-6

    Week 8: Biochemical monitoring of athletes in training

    Week 9: Anabolic steroids; androgen receptor activation;

    Week 10: Developing Speed

    Week 11: Developing Agility

    Week 12: Developing Quickness

    Week 13: Developing Power; force-velocity curve characteristics

    Week 14: Gender Considerations; training adaptations; mechanism of injury acquisition

    Week 15: Exam 2, covering material from weeks 8-14

    H. Attendance Policy

    Students are allowed to miss up to 2 class meetings without penalty. Each absence beyond 2 will result in a reduction of 2% from the final grade.

    Regarding observance of religious holidays: All students have a right to expect that the University will reasonably accommodate their religious observances, practices, and beliefs. Students are expected to notify the instructor in writing by the second class if they intend to be absent for a class or announced examination, in accordance with university policy.

    I. Policy on Make-up Work

    All students are expected to complete assignments according to the provided schedule and any work to be completed/submitted after the provided schedule must be approved in advance or the work will receive no academic credit.

    J. Program This Course Supports

    Exercise Science majors primarily.


  5. Course Concurrence Information

    Master's in Public Health

    Master's in Biomedical Sciences



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