PE4351SylF11MW - PE 4351 Fall 2011 2:00 PM 3:20 PM MW...

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PE 4351 Fall, 2011 2:00 PM - 3:20 PM MW Jowers Center, Room 202 Measurement and Evaluation in Exercise and Sports Science Professor: John L. Walker Jowers Center, Office A107 [email protected] Phone: 245-8106 or 245-2561 Office hours: 3:20 - 4:20 pm - MW 5:00 - 6:30 pm - M 5:00 - 6:30 pm - W Course Description : A study of the fundamental principles and techniques of measuring human performance related to exercise and sports science, as well as evaluating and interpreting the results of human performance tests in children and adults. Rationale : This course provides students with an opportunity to develop skills related to administering, evaluating, and interpreting human performance tests for children and adults. The course presents theory, and then guides students in effectively applying those theories for practical problem-solving related to the evaluation of both skill- and fitness-related performances. Required Textbook : Practical Solutions for Assessing Human Performance by J.L. Walker, Eddie Bowers Publishing Co.: Dubuque, Iowa. It is recommended that students bring their textbook to class regularly. General Information : Students are expected to read textbook materials prior to class . Chapters to be read for each lesson are listed in the tentative course schedule. Additional reading assignments and materials may be provided by the instructor. The textbook includes several “Practice Problems” or “Review Questions” at the end of each chapter. The answers to these problems and questions are also included. These exercises provide useful practice in applied problem solving and are helpful for understanding the concepts presented in class. Students are strongly encouraged to work the practice problems on their own, and ask questions concerning any problems that they are unable to solve. There will also be occasional pop quizzes over the reading materials or previous class topics. Such pop quizzes will not be announced in advance, and may be given either at the beginning or end of the class. Late attendance will not be given special consideration. Pop quiz points are added to the total points for the class. Pop quiz points are considered a reward for
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    2 class attendance and preparation, and most students find it difficult to achieve the final grade they desire without some pop quiz points. No make-ups for pop quiz points will be considered. PE 4351 Attendance is not considered in determining the final grade; however, for the sixth (6th) absence from class, for any reason, the student may be given a grade of "F" at the discretion of the instructor. Chronic absences are evidence that the student is not ready to become a professional (or to graduate). Students with special needs (as documented by the Office of Disability Services) should identify
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