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
Typically Offered
To be determined
Campus
Online

Overview

Course Description
The student will develop a basic working knowledge of physical growth and motor development from a life span perspective. Students will be challenged to apply this knowledge to integrate their learning and develop strategies to foster optimal motor development in every individual.
Course Content
  1. Physical Growth
    The student will:
    • Describe reflex behaviour
    • Describe the concepts associated with rudimentary movement
    • Describe factors that influence physical growth
    • Describe the relationship between physical growth and participation in physical activity
    • Describe the concept of the growth curve and the implications for participation in physical activity
    • Describe the effects of puberty on physical growth and on participation in physical activity
    • Describe the concepts of developmental, skeletal and chronological age and their relationship to participation in sport and fitness activities
    • Describe the use of growth standards and anthropometric measures within the context of physical education
  2. Motor Development
    The student will:
    • Describe motor development, perceptual-motor development and motor abilities and the implications for participation in physical activity
    • Describe the effects of physical fitness and training on motor abilities
    • Discuss motor development research issues within the context of physical education
    • Describe the use of a motor development model within the context of physical education
    • Describe the relationship between self-concept and motor development
  3. Fundamental Movement Patterns
    The student will:
    • Identify the stages involved in human locomotory movements:
      • walking
      • running
      • jumping
      • hopping
      • galloping
      • skipping
    • Describe the application of human locomotory stages to human movement over the lifespan
    • Identify the stages involved in object control movements:
      • throwing
      • catching
      • kicking
      • punting
      • striking
    • Describe the application of object control stages to human movement over the lifespan
    • Identify the concepts involved in stability:
      • static balance 
      • dynamic balance
    • Describe the application of stability concepts to human movement over the lifespan
  4. Technology Assisted Learning
    The student will:
    • Use Dartfish to understand and analyze human movement
  5. Applied Practices
    The student will:
    • Describe the issue of physical growth and motor development programs over the lifespan
    • Critically examine the issues associated with the use of physical growth and motor development programs and practices
    • Understand how research methodologies are used
    • Describe assessment programs and practices and the implications for participation in physical activity
    • Describe concepts and issues related to constraints within the context of physical growth and motor development applied practices
    • Examine the effects of 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 presentations

  1. Lecture
  2. Discussion seminars
  3. Practical applications
  4. Technology assisted learning
  5. Group presentations
Means of Assessment

The selection of evaluation tools for this course is based upon adherence to Douglas College evaluation policy regarding number and weighing of evaluations, for example a course of three credits or more should have at least three separate evaluations. 

The following is presented as an example assessment format for this course:

Examinations 40%
Movement Analysis 15%
Applied Case Study 20%
Learning Activities & Labs 20%
Attendance/Participation 5%
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, 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
    Textbook Materials

    Will be decided by course instructors. Potential resources include:

    • Haywood, K.M. and N. Getchell (2009). Lifespan Motor Development (5th ed). Champaign, IL. Human Kinetics

    Requisites

    Prerequisites

    No prerequisite courses.

    Corequisites

    No corequisite courses.

    Equivalencies

    No equivalent courses.

    Requisite for

    This course is not required for any other course.

    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

    Institution Transfer Details Effective Dates
    Capilano University (CAPU) CAPU HKIN 284 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) No credit 2004/09/01 to -
    Langara College (LANG) LANG HKIN 2284 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2013/08/31
    Langara College (LANG) LANG KINS 2284 (3) 2013/09/01 to -
    Okanagan College (OC) OC HKIN 284 (3) 2016/05/01 to -
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU BPK 1XX (3), B-Sci 2013/09/01 to -
    Simon Fraser University (SFU) SFU KIN 1XX (3), B-Sci 2004/09/01 to 2013/08/31
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 223 (3) 2004/09/01 to 2010/08/31
    Thompson Rivers University (TRU) TRU PHED 2840 (3) 2010/09/01 to -
    Trinity Western University (TWU) TWU HKIN 260 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Okanagan (UBCO) UBCO HMKN 203 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University of British Columbia - Vancouver (UBCV) UBCV KIN 284 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University of Northern BC (UNBC) UNBC UNSP 1XX (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) UFV KIN 365 (3) 2004/09/01 to -
    University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC EPHE 2XX (1.5) 2008/05/01 to -
    University of Victoria (UVIC) UVIC PE 2XX (1.5) 2004/09/01 to 2008/04/30
    Vancouver Island University (VIU) VIU PHED 280 (3) 2004/09/01 to -

    Course Offerings

    Winter 2021

    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    Location
    12794
    Mon Wed
    04-Jan-2021
    - 12-Apr-2021
    04-Jan-2021
    12-Apr-2021
    Hale
    Trevor
    Open
    Online
    SPSC 1195 001- Registration is restricted to Sport Science and Bachelor of Physical Education and Coaching students until November 25, 2020 at 10:00 AM.

    This course will include some synchronous on-line activities. Students should plan to be available on-line at scheduled course times. Synchronous on-line activities may include lecture, or they may not. In some courses, synchronous class time may be used instead for active learning components (e.g. discussions, labs).
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    30
    0
    30
    0
    Days
    Building
    Room
    Time
    Mon Wed
    14:30 - 16:20
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    Location
    16585
    04-Jan-2021
    - 12-Apr-2021
    04-Jan-2021
    12-Apr-2021
    Mills
    Catherine
    Open
    Online
    All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled time.
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    30
    0
    30
    0
    CRN
    Days
    Dates
    Start Date
    End Date
    Instructor
    Status
    Location
    16586
    04-Jan-2021
    - 12-Apr-2021
    04-Jan-2021
    12-Apr-2021
    Mills
    Catherine
    Open
    Online
    All course activities will be asynchronous. Students will not be required to be online at specific scheduled time.
    Max
    Enrolled
    Remaining
    Waitlist
    30
    0
    30
    0