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Winter 2014 Sport Performance Program Series

Overcoming misconceptions: improving outcomes in sport

Now is the time to enroll in the 2014 Winter Sports Performance Program for K-12 teachers and coaches! It’s a fast and easy way to enhance your skills and earn the credits you need to get the raise you deserve.

This self-paced, home-study program lets you:

  • Learn at your own pace
  • Study from the comfort of your home, classroom, or office
  • Take an open-book final exam
  • Earn up to 9 graduate quarter units – the equivalent of 6 semester units

Course Offerings

KIN 7829: Inclusive Physical Education

How do students whose bodies do not conform to conventional or idealized notions around physical size and gender understand and make sense of their physical education experiences? This course seeks to explore this fundamental question with the aim to make physical education spaces more inclusive for all students regardless of identity.

KIN 7830: Do You Live in an Environment That Promotes Obesity?

This course will explore the influence of environmental factors such as access to resources, active transportation systems, public policy, the media and marketing, as well as family, culture, and social factors on an individual’s health behaviors.  This course defines the issues that contribute to an environment that promotes obesity and offers tools for practitioners to reverse it within their communities.

KIN 7831: Myths & Truths in Youth Sport Coaching

This course examines commonly held beliefs in youth sport coaching and the scientific evidence that contradicts these myths. Following current research evidence and the practice of sport science professionals, this course provides information that teachers, coaches, and parents can apply to improve their coaching practices and facilitate better psycho-social and performance outcomes for young athletes. Practical coaching tips are discussed that facilitate learning, performance, enjoyment, and developmental outcomes for all in youth sport.                                        

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