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CCOG for FT 280L Fall 2023

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Course Number:
FT 280L
Course Title:
Exercise Science Leadership Experience
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Course Description

Explores leadership in exercise science, including pedagogical concepts, student mentoring, program marketing and outreach, and/or workshop development. Cooperative education forms must be completed prior to registration. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Prerequisites/concurrent: FT 180.

Addendum to Course Description

Provides required exercise science leadership experience for Exercise Science majors.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Support learning in lecture, lab, and mentoring settings utilizing knowledge of exercise science.
  2. Apply effective communication strategies when leading exercise science study sessions, lectures, labs, demonstrations, workshops, or events.
  3. Meet learning outcomes specific to this experience as mutually agreed upon by the student and instructor in advance through a written learning contract.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Students will demonstrate and be evaluated on learning outcomes by:

  • On-site evaluation by employer and instructor, including but not limited to, observations, written/verbal feedback, conferences, and a teaching/leadership skills observation checklist
  • Special project evaluation by instructor using a method appropriate to the project
  • End-of-term employer evaluation, including employer and student consultation
  • Written journal of experience and hours by student, which shows consistent work during the agreed upon hours and performing the identified activities

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Concept and skill options below will be defined by individual student learning objectives and fulfilled in the exercise science leadership job experience:

  • Identify areas for skill development
  • Creating and presenting a special project
  • Design and perform educational lectures, labs, or activities for groups and/or individuals
  • Demonstrate skills related to on-the-job communication, cooperation, teamwork, and customer service
  • Exhibit professional appearance, attitude, and behavior
  • Demonstrate proper and safe use and care of lab equipment and marketing supplies
  • Synthesize and organize information related to on-the-job topics
  • Problem solve when unexpected classroom, participant, or equipment situations arise
  • Gain on-the-job knowledge and experience in exercise science leadership
  • Analyze self and reflect on own learning process