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CCOG for FT 280T Fall 2023

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Course Number:
FT 280T
Course Title:
Physical Activity Teaching Experience
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Course Description

Explores principles of teaching in a physical activity setting, including lesson plan development, safety, exercise selection, and group instruction. Cooperative education forms must be completed prior to registration. Prerequisites: Instructor permission. Prerequisites/concurrent: FT 180.

Addendum to Course Description

Provides required physical activity teaching experience for Exercise Science majors.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Upon completion of the course students should be able to:

  1. Create educational materials and develop physical activity lesson plans utilizing knowledge of exercise science.
  2. Apply effective communication strategies when teaching physical activity skills to individuals or groups.
  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 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 physical activity teaching job experience:

  • Identify areas for skill development
  • Creating and presenting a special project
  • Design physical activity programs for groups and/or individuals
  • Assist with fitness assessment delivery and interpretation
  • Perform physical activity leadership and instruction in group and individual settings
  • 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 fitness, exercise, and physical education equipment
  • 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 physical activity instruction
  • Analyze self and reflect on own learning process