Course

Physical Growth and Motor Development

Faculty
Science & Technology
Department
Sport Science
Course Code
SPSC 1195
Credits
3.00
Semester Length
15 weeks
Max Class Size
30
Method Of Instruction
Lecture
Tutorial
Online
Hybrid
Typically Offered
To be determined

Overview

Course Description
In this course, students will develop a basic working knowledge of physical growth and motor development from a life span perspective. The course will challenge students to think critically about the many variables related to optimal growth and development and physical activity throughout the lifespan as they develop strategies to promote motor development in every individual.
Course Content

1. Theories of Motor Development

  • Newell's model of constraints 
  • Individual, task, and environmental constraints 
  • Dynamical systems approach and perception-action approach 
  • Research methodologies related to physical growth and development

2. Physical Growth

  • Prenatal and postnatal growth
  • Growth curves and the implications for participation in physical activity 
  • The effects of puberty on physical growth and on participation in physical activity 
  • The development of individual systems throughout the lifespan
  • The effects of physical fitness and training on motor abilities

3. Early Motor Development

  • Infant development and movement 
  • Involuntary movements, reflexes, and voluntary movement 
  • Motor milestone development in babies 
  • Individual, task, and environmental constraints in relation to the development of motor milestones

4. Laws of Motion and Stability and Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS)

  • Newton's laws of motion and stability 
  • Stability and balance throughout the lifespan 
  • Law's of motion and stability in the development of proficient movement skills 
  • Human locomotory movements (walking, running, jumping) 
  • Ballistic skills (throwing, kicking, punting, striking) 
  • Manipulative skills (grasping, reaching, catching) 
  • Videos and image analysis to identify errors in fundamental movement skills 
  • Designing games and activities to aid in the development of proficient movement patterns

5. Sociocultural and Psychosocial Development

  • Sociocultural constraints in clothing, toys, games, sports, and overall motor development opportunities
  • Sociocultural and psychological constraints on lifespan development 
  • Perceptual-motor development and its implications for participation in physical activity 
  • Self-esteem and self-concept on participation in physical activities and on motor development
Methods Of Instruction
  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion seminars
  3. Practical applications
  4. Technology assisted learning
  5. Group project/presentations
Means of Assessment

Evaluation will be carried out in accordance with the Douglas College Evaluation Policy. The instructor will present a written course outline with specific evaluation criteria at the beginning of the semester. Evaluation will be based on the following:

Examinations 10-40%
Movement analysis 5-20%
Applied case study  5-25%
Application of FMS 0-25%
Learning activities/participation 0-25%
TOTAL 100%

 

 

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
1. Describe human physical growth and the implications to participation in physical activity over the lifespan.
2. Describe human motor development and the implications to participation in physical activity over the 
lifespan.
3. Analyze fundamental movement patterns.
4. Use Dartfish to understand and analyze human movement.
5. Examine human physical growth and motor development in applied practice

Upon completion of this course, a successful student will be able to:

  • Describe human physical growth and the implications to participation in physical activity over the lifespan.
  • Describe human motor development and the implications to participation in physical activity over the lifespan.
  • Identify individual, task, and environmental contraints influencing individuals growth and development throughout the lifespan.
  • Identify major errors in fundamental movement skills.
  • Design a basic lesson for improving fundamental movement skills and encouraging lifelong participation in physical activity.
  • Explain human physical growth and motor development through applied practice.
Textbook Materials

Consult the Douglas College Bookstore for the latest required textbooks and materials. Example textbook and materials include:

  • Haywood, K.M. and Getchell, N. Lifespan Motor Development (current edition). Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics

Requisites

Prerequisites

No prerequisite courses.

Corequisites

No corequisite courses.

Equivalencies

No equivalent courses.

Course Guidelines

Course Guidelines for previous years are viewable by selecting the version desired. If you took this course and do not see a listing for the starting semester / year of the course, consider the previous version as the applicable version.

Course Transfers

These are for current course guidelines only. For a full list of archived courses please see https://www.bctransferguide.ca

Institution Transfer Details for SPSC 1195
Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU KINE 284 (3)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit
Langara College (LANG) LANG KINS 2284 (3)
Okanagan College (OC) OC HKIN 284 (3)
Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BPK 1XX (3)
Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 2840 (3)
Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 260 (3)
University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO HES 203 (3)
University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV KIN 284 (3)
University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC UNSP 1XX (3)
University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KIN 365 (3)
University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 2XX (1.5)
Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU KIN 280 (3)

Course Offerings

Summer 2022

CRN
Days
Dates
Start Date
End Date
Instructor
Status
22192
Wed Fri
09-May-2022
- 10-Jul-2022
09-May-2022
10-Jul-2022
Hawke
Jamie
Full
SPSC 1195 001 is offered May 9th to July 10th.
Max
Enrolled
Remaining
Waitlist
30
30
0
0
Days
Building
Room
Time
Wed Fri
New Westminster - South Bldg.
S1717
8:30 - 11:20