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.
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.
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Developed by doctoral faculty in Cal State East Bay’s Kinesiology Department
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:
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.
I really enjoyed taking these classes. I will take more, and I would recommend them to anyone who teaches Physical Education.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
|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.|
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.
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.
Registration for the Winter 2017 Sport Performance Program Series is offered in three enrollment periods and there are no admission requirements to enroll.
The application deadlines vary depending on the quarter in which you plan to enter the program.
|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|
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.)
Please let us know if we can answer any questions about the Sport Performance Winter 2017 Series program. Many answers can also be found in our online Support Center.