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[Course Listings]

ATHLETIC COACHING (HCA)

Professor Mike Natoro, Chairperson

HCA 106 Teaching Beginning Golf. One hour.

Provides the student with basic teaching skills to instruct beginning golf at the secondary school level.

HCA 107 Teaching Intermediate Golf. One hour.

Provides the student with basic knowledge and teaching skills to instruct intermediate golf at the secondary school level.

HCA 261 Sports Techniques/Fitness. Two hours.

Course designed to provide familiarization with current techniques in strength training and physical conditioning. Emphasis is given to the organization and implementation of fitness programs.

HCA 262 Advanced Sports Techniques/Fitness. Two hours.

Course designed to provide familiarization with current techniques in strength training and physical conditioning. Organization and implementation of fitness programs with emphasis given to rehabilitation to injury, fitness for the elderly, and during and after pregnancy.

HCA 295 Workshop in Athletic Coaching Education. Three hours

Short-term concentrated course emphasizing selected aspects of coaching.

Students must have at least a 2.0 GPA to enroll in any of the following 300- and 400-level courses.

HCA 305 Coaching Softball. Three hours

Course designed to familiarize the student with the proper technique and skill instruction. Also to familiarize the student with theoretical and practical principles necessary to coach softball at the secondary and collegiate level.

HCA 312 Coaching Gymnastics. Two hours.

The course is designed to introduce the student to the complex skills of coaching gymnastics and to acquaint the student with various duties and responsibilities related to coaching.

HCA 350 Mental Aspects of Coaching. Three hours.

Pertinent psychological information on coaching different sports. Examining differences from one sport to another. Exploring these methods and how they differ and relate. Viewed from specific examples, including winning and losing individual and team injury recovery and rehabilitation, and dealing with problem athletes.

HCA 365 Training Champion Athletes. One hour.

The course is designed to introduce the student to the complexities in the development and practice of training programs for the modern athlete.

HCA 368 Coaching Tennis. Two hours.

Course designed to familiarize the student with the skills and techniques (both theoretical and practical) which would allow the student to successfully coach a high-school tennis program.

HCA 380 Coaching Swimming. Two hours.

This course is designed to qualify a student trained in Basic Aquatic Education to attain competency as a coach or instructor of competitive swimming and diving, and also in basic principles of swimming pool operation and management.

HCA 381 Coaching Football. Three hours.

Course designed to provide the theoretical and practical principles necessary to coach football at the high-school level.

HCA 382 Coaching Basketball. Three hours.

Course designed to familiarize the student with the theoretical and practical application of principles necessary to coach high-school basketball.

HCA 383 Coaching Baseball. Three hours.

Course designed to provide the fundamental principles of baseball necessary to coach at the secondary level.

HCA 384 Coaching Track and Field. Three hours.

Course designed to familiarize the student with the theoretical and practical principles necessary to coach track and field at the secondary level.

HCA 390 Sports Workshop. One to six hours.

Short-term, concentrated course for in-service education of teachers of physical education.

HCA 420 Issues in Athletics Coaching. Three hours.

Technical information dealing with the coaching profession. Developing an understanding of the coaching profession and its inherent responsibilities. Realistic guidelines, principles, and problem solving in coaching.

HCA 488 Clinical Experience in Coaching. One to six hours.

Course is designed to give the student an in-depth understanding of the coaching profession through practical experience. Helps the student better understand the relation of theory to practice. Course is an extension of 300-level coaching classes. Practical experience in a coaching situation. To enroll, apply to the coordinator of the area of coaching education.

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