Kinesiology 3986 provides students with an opportunity to enhance their degree program with practical coaching experiences in the community. In the context of the coaching placement, students will consider the relationship of coaching theory to practice through written assignments.
Prerequisites: KNES 2200 and second year standing (a minimum of 30.0 credit hours), permission of the Department of Kinesiology AND KNES 2986 OR Level I and II N.C.C.P. Theory Certification OR Part A and Part B Training.
Recommended Background: KNES 3600 or 3650 and successful completion of at least one physical activity (PHAC) course directly related to the coaching placement.
Kinesiology 3986 is completed in conjunction with a Faculty Supervisor within the Department of Kinesiology. The Faculty Supervisor will act as a resource, evaluate the learning plan and coaching logs, and grade the Yearly/Seasonal Plan. Faculty members will indicate their willingness to assist the Applied Studies student by signing the Applied Studies Disciplinary Course Registration Form.
(Due date as specified in the student’s Course Information Email)
Outlines the project format and a list of potential resources. This must be signed by the student’s Faculty Supervisor (see Learning Plan Form).
A daily log must be kept and submitted to the Applied Studies Coordinator and Faculty Supervisor on the date specified in the student’s Course Information Email.
These logs should include:
Yearly/Seasonal Plan: (Due date as specified in the student’s Course Information Email. Or by special permission, up to 30 days following completion of placement hours).
This plan should show evidence of academic research and the relationship of theoretical concepts to the practical experience. Including:
Grading and Evaluation
Upon completion of KNES 3986, students will be assigned a letter grade. Students must receive a minimum of 60% in both parts to pass the course.
50% Coaching Experience (assigned by Placement Supervisor)
50% Yearly/Seasonal Plan (assigned by Faculty Supervisor)
The Applied Studies Program at the University of Lethbridge uses the following grading scale:
Note: If course requirements are not fulfilled within the specified time frame, a grade of “F” will appear on the student’s transcript. Withdrawal dates are as outlined on the student’s Deadlines Form.
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