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Sport Performance Winter 2017 Series


Earn salary increment units to increase your pay while learning the latest ideas and practices of sport science and wellness with flexible, courses designed for active professionals.

 
 

Make a Lasting Impact on Your Students

Do you have a passion to promote the long-term social, psychological, and biological well-being of young athletes? This year, Cal State East Bay’s Winter Sport Performance Program Series examines the myths and truths surrounding preparing for and participating in major sporting competitions. Learn the mechanics behind some of the most popular sports in the Olympics – swimming and running – in addition to examining the social, political, and cultural impact of these types of sport mega-events. All this while you maximize your salary and rev up your teaching or coaching skills.

Best in the West

Selected as a "Best in the West" college by The Princeton Review

Fully Accredited

Accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Cal State Excellence

Developed by doctoral faculty in Cal State East Bay’s Kinesiology Department



Set Your Own Pace

The Winter 2017 Sport Performance Program Series at Cal State East Bay is surprisingly achievable and especially convenient for busy working adults like you. You will receive the same dynamic education and walk away with the same graduate units as if you were taking classes on campus.

Cal State East Bay’s self-paced courses are widely accepted by school districts throughout the United States for salary increment units to help move you up on the salary schedule. However, you are responsible for verifying applicable policies to ensure acceptance with your district or institution prior to enrolling.

The convenient format allows you to:


Learn at your own pace

Study from the comfort of your home or office

Take an open-book exam

Access your instructors one-on-one, via e-mail

Earn up to 9 graduate quarter units




The cost of the courses, knowledge gained, ease of pace, great communication from California State University, East Bay makes this my number one choice for continuing my education.

Rob Adkins
2013-2014 student


I really enjoyed taking these classes. I will take more, and I would recommend them to anyone who teaches Physical Education.

Jennifer Muccianti
2011 student

Give Your Teaching Skills and Earnings a Boost

As a Cal State East Bay student, you will receive the most up-to-date knowledge and advanced techniques in the field of education and sports, making you an invaluable team member in your workplace.

In fact, the majority of teachers and coaches who complete CSUEB courses quickly move-up on the salary pay scale. You’ll enjoy relevant and innovative course curriculum that you can immediately apply to your job.

Here is what previous students had to say about the courses:


It has helped me be a better teacher and coach by using what I have learned through the program. It has also moved me across the pay scale, which helps me right now and ups my retirement pay when the time comes.

Denna Williams
2012-2014 student


The courses have helped me gain a deeper understanding of issues in my subject area that I've been able to immediately use in my classes. I have received credit toward teacher re-certification and salary increase.

Rob Adkins
2013-2014 student


I have used these classes to advance in my pay and many of the classes have given me better skills and insight to both my teaching and coaching careers.

Nathan D. Hauke 2010-2014 student


Take Part in the New Series:
Individual and Societal Perspectives on Sport Performance

The Winter 2017 Sport Performance Program Series is comprised of three self-paced courses. You may enroll in just one course, two courses, or all three - whichever you prefer. Each course is worth three graduate quarter units, equivalent to two semester units. The total number of graduate credits you receive will depend on the number of courses you complete.

To successfully complete a course, you must fulfill the required reading and take the self-administered final exam by the submission deadline of February 28, 2017.

Course credits are widely accepted by school districts throughout the United States for salary increment units to move you on the salary schedule. However, you are responsible for verifying applicable policies to ensure acceptance with your district or institution prior to enrolling.


Courses in the Winter 2017 Sport Performance Program Series includes:

KIN 7835: THE MECHANICS OF FLYING – THE SCIENCE OF SWIMMING FASTER

Swimming has been a sport in every modern Summer Olympics. The analysis of stroke technique and race performances is key for athletes getting to the Olympic level. But we are now seeing the interest in sport sciences and sports medicine funnel down to collegiate, high school and age-group swimmers as well as masters’ swimmers and triathletes.  This course will blend the scientific insights that affect performance with practical application in order to help students’ better understand the mechanics of swimming. Topics will include fluid mechanics, stroke analysis, injury prevention and strength and conditioning training.

KIN 7836: "WE NEED TO MOVE FORWARD AS A CITY": CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN SPORT MEGA EVENTS

The course title quote comes from a Boston Globe article describing how the Boston Mayor ended the city’s bid to host the 2024 Olympics. While some local groups supported the Mayor’s decision, other professional athletes and politicians were disgruntled. Following this recent controversy, this course directly examines the issues concerned when cities bid for and host sport “mega events”.

The Olympics (and other sport mega-events such as the FIFA World Cup and the UEFA Champions League) are presented in terms of their spectacular pageantry, athletic excellence, and global harmony. Yet, they also raise concerns about human rights, social benefit, and inclusion. Students will thus examine sport mega events in London, Sydney, Vancouver, Shanghai, Qatar, India, and Brazil in order to understand how they impact citizens in host nations and cities. 

KIN 7837: RUNNING MECHANICS AND GAIT ANALYSIS
Running has been a sport in every modern Summer Olympics and continues to be the most popular physical activity in North America. The incidence of injury has been reported to range from 27% to 70% for recreational and competitive runners.  Health care professionals, coaches and runners should understand the multifactorial nature of running injuries in order to prevent and optimally treat injuries.  This course will blend the scientific insights that affect performance as well as an in-depth assessment of foot, knee and hip mechanics in order to help students’ better understand gait mechanics. Topics will include injury, foot, knee and hip mechanics, gait retraining and case studies.
Matthew Atencio

BA in Philosophy
Colorado College

Ph.D.
University of Wollongong in New South Wales, Australia

Matthew Atencio

Ph.D.

My passion is to develop coaches and young athletes to be creative and innovative

Can you move beyond simply “training” athletes? Dr. Matthew Atencio believes that you can. Let’s view them as learners within their unique sporting environments. Dr. Atencio previously worked as a professor and researcher at world-class universities in Scotland, Singapore, and Australia. In Scotland, Dr. Atencio was named the top young researcher in Physical Education for his research.

Dr. Atencio has consulted with numerous youth sport academies, professional leagues, and national sport programs. His research profile includes over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles and book chapters. Dr. Atencio was a professional athlete for several years, and has coached collegiate and youth sports.

Vanessa Yingling

Post-doctoral Fellow
Washington University, School of Medicine

Ph.D. Biomechanics
University of Waterloo

M.S. Exercise Science (Biomechanics)
State University of New York at Buffalo

B.S. Bioengineering
University of California

Vanessa Yingling

Ph.D.

Critical analysis of theory for effective practical application.

Vanessa Yingling, Ph.D is a biomechanist and has extensive experience in teaching biomechanics, anatomy, and kinesiology at the university level. Dr. Yingling’s research focus is on the role of endocrine status, nutrition, and exercise in the development of peak bone strength and the long term consequences on bone structure and strength. Her work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health and she was an author of the American College of Sports Medicine’s position paper on Physical Activity and Bone Health.

 
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Matthew AtencioPh.D.

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You’re Invited to Enroll

Registration for the Winter 2017 Sport Performance Program Series is offered in three enrollment periods and there are no admission requirements to enroll.


Registration Periods

The application deadlines vary depending on the quarter in which you plan to enter the program.

DateCost
Early Registration November 1 – November 15, 2016 $235 per course
Regular Registration November 16 – December 31, 2016 $265 per course
Late Registration January 1 – January 31, 2017 $315 per course

Common Questions

When will I receive the course materials?
Materials will be mailed to you within seven business days after receipt of your completed registration and payment.

Do I have to enroll in all three courses?
No. However, more than 90 percent of past students have enrolled in all three courses. You may enroll in just one course, two courses, or all three – whichever you prefer. The number of graduate credits you receive will depend on the number of courses you complete.

What type of credit and how many credits will I obtain by taking the program? How will they be listed?
California State University, East Bay operates on the quarter system; therefore, we render our academic credits as quarter units. For each course you complete, you will earn three (3) graduate quarter units. Three (3) quarter units are equivalent to two (2) semester units.

On your official transcripts all academic Continuing Education courses appear under the heading of “Undergraduate” even if they are graduate level courses. Upon request, once your grades are posted, a letter of explanation can be sent.

Will my school district accept the credits from this program?
Course credits are widely accepted by school districts throughout the United States for salary increment units to move you on the salary schedule.

However, you are responsible for verifying applicable policies to ensure acceptance with your district or institution prior to enrolling.

Can I use these courses for teacher certification renewal or fulfillment of undergraduate or graduate requirements?
These credits are generally applicable towards teacher certification renewal and fulfillment of undergraduate or graduate degree requirements. However, you are responsible for verifying applicable policies to ensure acceptance with your district or institution prior to enrolling.

How much does the program cost?
We offer three enrollment periods for the home-study printed program: early, regular and late. The cost of early registration (Nov. 1- Nov 15, 2016) $235, regular registration (Nov 16-Dec. 31, 2016) is $265 and late registration (Jan.1-Jan. 21, 2017) is $315.

What does the fee include?
The home-study program includes all required books, course materials and exams. One-on-one instruction is also available via email or phone.

What is the refund policy?
Refunds must be requested in writing (email) within 30 days of your enrollment date. There is a $60 administrative charge per course refunded. Therefore, $60 will be deducted from your registration fee if one course is refunded; $120 will be deducted for two courses refunded; and $180 will be deducted if three courses are refunded.

What will be included in the course materials packet I receive?
The program packet will include the following:

  • Syllabus and assigned text(s)
  • Final examination and Scantron for each course enrolled
  • Student Checklist
  • Student “Horizon” email account information
  • Transcript Request
  • Reply envelope

What are the requirements for completing the class?
To successfully complete the program, you must complete the required reading, take the self-­administered final exam, and return your scantron(s), by the submission deadline of February 24, 2017.

When is the deadline to submit the final exam and essay?
All exams and essays must be postmarked or submitted by Friday, February 24, 2017. Individuals who do not submit coursework by this date will receive a Report in Progress (RP), and will have one year from the time of registration to complete and submit coursework in order to receive course credit and a grade.

Once I’ve enrolled, whom do I contact regarding questions about the course, course materials or final exam?
All course contact information can be found on the last page of the syllabus.

  • Questions regarding enrollment, course materials and processing of grades should be addressed to: cesports@csueastbay.edu
  • Specific questions regarding course readings, assignments, or final exam should be addressed to the instructor of the course, located on the last page of your syllabus.

I have not heard about your institution. Please tell me about it.
CSUEB has offered this type of program for more than 20 years. California State University, East Bay is accredited by the Senior Commission of the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a well-established, reputable four-year institution, named by the Princeton Review a “Best in the West” college for the ninth consecutive year. The institution's Kinesiology & Physical Education Department is one of the most highly regarded on the West Coast, and the Sport Performance Program instructors have more than 29 years of combined teaching experience in the field.

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At a Glance

Area of study: Annual Sport Performance Program (graduate-level units)

Ideal for: K-12 teachers and coaches who want to who hone their teaching skills and climb the salary pay schedule while maximizing participation and enjoyment for their athletes

Parents, teachers, and coaches of young athletes that have a passion to promote the long-term social, psychological, and biological well-being of all children

Program format: Self-paced

Number of courses: 1-3 courses

Program length: Self-paced

Tuition costs: $235-$315 per course (depending on registration period)

(Tuition fees are subject to change at any time.)

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