KINS178 Basketball and Baseball
Department of Kinesiology and Sport Studies: Kinesiology
- I. Course Number and Title
- KINS178 Basketball and Baseball
- II. Number of Credits
- 2 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- This course meets the General Education requirement for Critical Thinking.
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course satisfies the transfer requirements for Physical Education majors. Fundamental skills and basic strategies of basketball and baseball are introduced according to Men's rules. Instructional drills and progressions on various skill levels are emphasized. Lifetime health benefits related to proper nutrition and exercise physiology are examined.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
Students will be able to:
- understand, demonstrate, and apply concepts of exercise physiology, including warm-up and conditioning, lifelong wellness and nutrition to a successful and safe learning and teaching experience in basketball and baseball [Critical Thinking];
- articulate history, rules, and proper choice and use of equipment for a successful experience in basketball and baseball;
- learn the various teaching techniques that would be used in presenting basketball and baseball skills to others. Teaching to students without the basic skills and having the ability to improve techniques of students with some basic background in the skills area; and
- become aware of, understand rationale, and learn how to correct some of the common physical and mental errors in basketball and baseball that players make during the learning process and at the next levels.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- Basic physiology of exercise
- Principles of warm-up, stretching and cool down
- Basic anatomy of muscles and joints
- Fiber type
- Muscular contractions: isotonic, isometric, and isokenetic
- Muscular metabolism
- Applied physiology of exercise
- Principles of an exercise prescription
- Frequency, intensity, time
- Overload, progressive resistance, specificity, recovery
- Physiological effects of regular anaerobic exercise
- Physiological effects of regular aerobic exercise
- Cross-training and how a variety of activities contribute to cardiovascular and total fitness
- The role of diet and nutrition - What is a quality diet?
- Weight management and body composition
- Cardiovascular disease and atherosclerosis
- Heat balance, fluid, and electrolyte consumption
- Role of the nutrients in energy metabolism
- Relationship among stress, diet and exercise
- Concepts of recuperation, positive adaptation and deconditioning
- Immediate and correct care of athletic injuries
- Evaluation of fitness progress and self-testing
- Psychological concepts
- Coping with stress
- Working as a team
- Aspects of winning
- Personal accomplishments and acknowledged limitations
- Concepts of critically reviewing the current literature in the areas of nutrition and physiology of exercise
- Instructional drills on the aspects of: throwing, catching, batting, running, dribbling, passing, and shooting
- Studying and safety equipment. Its use, proper fit, and care.
- Understanding and participating in the officiating techniques for the two sports
Assessment Methods for Course Learning Goals
Students will be assessed by:
- Writing assignments
- Practical demonstration and testing
- Projects as specified in individual instructor's class formats
General Education Specific:
Students must explain, in essay format, how the exercise and diet information they have been exposed to during this course applies to changes they have made or could make to their habits to improve their lifestyle or the lives of others [Critical Thinking].
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:
- Textbook is selected by full-time instructor.
- Policies governing student evaluation, grades, and attendance will be specified in the course syllabus prepared by the instructor.
Review/Approval Date - 12/03; Core Goals/Objectives added 6/04; New Core 8/2015