Athletic Development and Human Growth
1 Credit Hours

Course Description

This course shall provide a knowledge and understanding of human growth and development of children and youth in relation to physical activity. This is one of four courses that meet the requirements for the coaching authorization issued by the Iowa Department of Education.

Course Delivery
FlexNet courses are taught via the internet using iNET (located in TritonPass). Students can enroll in a FlexNet course at any time throughout the semester as long as there is space available in the course, except the last three weeks of the term. Students have until the end of the term to complete the course from the time of enrollment and payment. All FlexNet courses end on the same date, the last day of the term, no matter the enrollment date. FlexNet courses do not have weekly deadlines, but it is highly recommended for students to stay on task.

Textbook Required
No textbook is required for this internet course. All readings will be in the form of Word documents, Adobe portable file documents (pdf), or will link to specific web pages on the internet. All units will be graded on the responses to the unit reviews and quizzes.

Method of Instruction
Students of this course will primarily learn by actively reading internet articles through specific links on the world wide web, and thoughtfully answering unit questions. An observation paper is also required as well as a final examination. The student enrolled in the self-study course needs to be motivated to complete the course workload without direct instructor supervision.

Grading Procedure
Based on total points
1. Observation paper
2. Topic assessment papers (usually ½ to 1 page)
3. Topic quizzes
4. Final Exam

Other Information
Your instructor welcomes communication through e-mail and written correspondence sent along with the completed course work. You may work at your own pace; however, all work is to be completed by the end of the term.

Instructor: Guy Horn