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Kinesiology (KINES)

KINES 093 (GHA) Masters Activity (Sport) (1.5 per semester/maximum of 12) A course that introduces students to movement subcultures by providing the knowledge, habits, and skills for activity across the lifespan.

KINES 093 Masters Activity (Sport) (1 per semester/maximum of 12)

The Masters Curriculum provides a unique approach to movement education. Rather than focusing on regimented skill development over a period of a semester or less, KINES 093 requires students to incorporate activity into their weekly schedules for a year or longer. Because this is a self-paced and self-designed curriculum, students must also take responsibility for the kind, quality, and amount of activity they experience. By signing an activity contract with the master teacher each semester and being required to demonstrate progress made through portfolio evaluations, students are further encouraged to take responsibility for developing the habits of active living-not just fulfilling a requirement. The curriculum is designed to bring a higher percentage of students into a movement subcultures higher percentage than can be achieved in the shorter, instructor-directed, and more traditional educational setting. In order to achieve this in-depth experience, students will be required to take two masters courses (1.5 credit each) in the same activity. Sequential enrollment provisions will be needed, with a maximum of 3 credits counting toward General Education requirements. Each student will meet with the master instructor at the start of a semester to review a menu of activity opportunities (see outline above) in a specific movement domain. Students, in consultation with the instructor, will select a cluster of learning experiences to be encountered that semester. Each menu item chosen will be recorded on the contract along with the method or methods by which that item will be documented in the student's portfolio. The agreed upon documentation must be provided before credit is awarded. A completed contract will be signed by both the student and the master teacher. Regular communication between each student and instructor, consistent with the nature of the contract and the activities selected from the menu, will be assured. In addition, students will be required to become connected to a movement subculture by joining an appropriate organization and/or subscribing to relevant publications during that two-semester period of time needed for completing the requirement. When students have finished the 3 credits, they will be encouraged to continue with Masters development either as performers or as peer instructors for less experienced students. This length and intensity of involvement is designed to produce students who become bona fide members of a movement subculture by the time they leave the program. The expectation is that they will embody the habits, values, and attitudes needed for an active, healthy lifestyle.

General Education: GHA
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2003
Prerequisite: successful completion of relevant activity course or permission of the instructor

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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