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Motor Development
MOTOR DEVELOP
CLASS CODE: PE 320 CREDITS:  2
DIVISION: EDUCATION & HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
DEPARTMENT: EXERCISE & SPORTS SCIENCE
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: To help students understand motor skills.
DESCRIPTION: This class is designed to help the student understand motor skills by examining course work typically done by teachers and coaches. Class work will include the research in growth and motor development, motor learning, and fundamental movements which have been developed to provide answers and refine theories related to sport, physical education, and fitness. Emphasis will also be placed on professions in sport, fitness, and physical education which share a common interest in motor-skill performance and learning.
TOPICS:
OBJECTIVES: 1. Fundamental movements: locomotor, non-locomotor, manipulative, and falling/landing movement concepts such as body, space, effort, and relationships.
2. Growth and motor development: role of perception in motor development, such as in spatial movement relationships; neurophysiology of motor control; effects of maturation and experience on motor patterns; biological and environmental influences on gender differences in motor performances.
3. Motor learning: classical and current theories of motor learning; variables that affect learning and performance; effects of individual differences on learning and performance.
REQUIREMENTS: 1. Tests written and practical
2. Attendance and participation.
3. Class meets two days a week.
4. Written paper(s) approved or assigned by instructor.
5. Project(s) approved or assigned by instructor.
PREREQUISITES: Class should be taken during sophomore or junior year.
OTHER: 1. No unexcused absences allowed.
2. Four or more absences will result in automatic failure.
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 2004