SPORTS SCIENCE PRACTICUM 1
This course will provide supervised practical experience in the area of sports science. It provides the students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge of sports science, performance, and testing/monitoring in an athletic setting. This involves planned learning experiences with an athletic team at various stages of the training program and season. Students will have opportunity to observe and then model the functions of a performance specialist. Through the combination of planned learning activities and professional interaction, the students will demonstrate an increasing level of proficiency in providing and evaluating comprehensive training to athletes and teams within the athletic setting. This course is the first of three courses which will provide sports science practical experience. In this course the initial skills required of a sports scientist will be mastered: sport/athlete assessment, performance testing, developing a training plan, athlete monitoring/tracking, and data management. During this course, the student will begin to develop and construct their Capstone project. This project will give each student the opportunity to work independently on a sports science or performance outcome with their practicum site. The project should focus on an area that is relevant to the field of sports science or the site's Sports Science/Performance Department's goals. This is a 3 term project that will continue into HRS 2627: Sports Science Practicum 2 and HRS 2630: Sports Science Practicum 3.