Sport Methodology, Methods and Practices – SMGT 401

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/03/2020

Course Description

An introductory class to the psychological and emotional aspects of sport. Topics include mental preparation, goal setting, extrinsic vs. intrinsic reward, stress, anxiety, relaxation and coping within the context of sport participation. The topic of competition and the concepts of success and failure are discussed from a biblical perspective.

Prerequisites

SMGT 200 and SMGT 201

Rationale

This course covers 3 Dimensional Coaching to provide spiritual direction for athletic coaches, administrators, athletes, and the public regarding the philosophical design that coaches should demonstrate in their methodology to ensure the enjoyment, safety, and positive skill development of athletes.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Develop the skills needed to generate a professional Christian philosophy as an athletic coach.
  2. Examine various philosophic thoughts.
  3. Illustrate coaching skills, tactics, and strategies.
  4. Demonstrate organizational administrative efficiency in implementing a personal coaching philosophy.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 400–500 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must incorporate a biblical concept and at least 1 resourse. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads. Each reply must be at least 200 words.

Assignment Journals (8)

The student will answer questions based on the assigned readings for each module/week. Answers will be compiled in a 1–2 page Word document. Answers must be well-thought-out, presented using proper grammar and spelling, and in current APA format.

Article Review

The student will be provided with a journal article regarding sport methodology. The student must read and provide a 1-2 page critique of the assigned article in APA Format. Special attention should be given to premise and theme identification, evaluation of premise and supporting arguments, and application.

Team Scenario

The student will be provided a coaching scenario and must construct an action plan within the confines of that scenario. The paper should be 6-8 pages and in current APA Format.

Exams (2)

Each exam will cover the Reading & Study material for the module/week in which it is assigned as well as the previous modules/weeks. Each exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 50 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a 2-hour time limit.

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