Health, Physical Education And Recreation | Advanced Theories of High Level Performance (3 cr)
K533 | 6117 | Henson


CLASS MEETING:
Meets one 75 minute period two times per week

COURSE DESCRIPTION:
This course is designed for students interested in coaching or research into
Human Performance.
The course is built around two questions.  1) Why does one athlete perform
better than another?
and 2) What can WE (coaches, scientists, etc.) Do to change this?

COURSE OBJECTIVE:
The primary objective of the course is to enhance appreciation of the
multidimensional nature of high level physical performance (HLP).  Special
emphasis will be given to the necessity for the understanding of the
interactions among the physiological, psychological and mechanical variables
which combine to produce high level performance.

SECONDARY OBJECTIVES INCLUDE:
1)  the familiarization of students with some of the  basic literature
relating to the factors underlying HLP;  2) the encouragement of critical
analysis of coaching practices;  3) the development of a theoretical basis
for
training and coaching strategies.

COURSE GRADING:
Students do readings on human performance and a class project on talent
identification.  Final
grades based upon class participation, one exam, and project.