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Morris Bulletin / Division Structure and Course Descriptions

Wellness and Sport Science (WSS)

This discipline is in the Division of Education.

Objectives—This curriculum helps students develop and maintain a healthy lifestyle and prepares them for employment as public school athletic coaches.

Coaching: The statement, "Varsity coaching requirements completed," will be added to the transcript of students who complete WSS 3100, 3110, 3115, 3120, 3125, and 3 credits of coaching theory (3200-3206). These courses prepare a student for employment as an athletic coach in Minnesota.

Course Descriptions

WSS 1000f,w,s. Fitness for Life. (2 cr; S-N only)

Factors associated with a positive life style, assessment of each individual's current wellness status, and development of a personal lifetime program for improving one's quality of life.

WSS 1110f,w,s. Societal Issues in Health and Wellness. (2 cr)

How perceptions of society's health and wellness issues affect our individual health/fitness choices.

Skill Courses

All skill courses carry 1 credit with the exception of WSS 1205, which carries 2 credits. Skill courses are offered on S-N grading only. On occasion it may not be feasible to offer all of the skill courses.

Only 6 credits (WSS 1500-1512) may be applied toward the 180-credit minimum required for the bachelor of arts degree.

WSS 1201f. Beginning Swimming
WSS 1202w,s. Intermediate Swimming
WSS 1203f,w,s. Advanced Swimming
WSS 1205s. Water Safety Instruction (2 cr; prereq 1203)
WSS 1206s. Lifeguard Training (prereq 1203)
WSS 1210f. Basketball
WSS 1211f. Soccer
WSS 1212w. Volleyball
WSS 1213s. Softball
WSS 1223f. Golf
WSS 1225f,w,s. Strength Training
WSS 1230w. Skiing (alt yrs with 1231; special fee required)
WSS 1231w. Skating (alt yrs with 1230; special fee required)
WSS 1232s. Badminton
WSS 1233f,s. Tennis
WSS 1234f,w,s. Racquetball

Varsity Athletics
WSS 1500f. Football (M)
WSS 1501f. Volleyball (W)
WSS 1502w. Basketball (M)
WSS 1503w. Basketball (W)
WSS 1504w. Wrestling (W & M)
WSS 1505s. Baseball (M)
WSS 1506s. Softball (W)
WSS 1507s. Track and Field (M)
WSS 1508s. Track and Field (W)
WSS 1509s. Golf (W & M)
WSS 1510s. Tennis (M)
WSS 1511s. Tennis (W)
WSS 1512f. Varsity Cross Country (W)

WSS 3010s. Topics in Fitness/Wellness. (4 cr)

Topic selected annually from issues in wellness studies (e.g., stress management, nutrition, holistic health, aging).

WSS 3100f,w,s. First Aid. (3 cr)

Lectures, demonstrations, practical work in emergencies and first aid. Emphasis on accident prevention. American Red Cross responding to emergencies and adult CPR certification is awarded upon successful completion of the course.

WSS 3110f,w,s. Coaching Internship. (1 cr; prereq #; S-N only)

Supervised field experience in coaching, consisting of no fewer than 40 hours.

WSS 3115f,w. Anatomy and Physiology for Coaching. (4 cr)

Human systems and adaptation to physical exercise as they relate to athletic movements and conditioning.

WSS 3120f,s. Kinesiology. (3 cr; prereq 3115)

Practice and study of the scientific principles of movement; analysis of basic movement in sports and other physical activities.

WSS 3125f,s. Prevention and Care of Injuries. (2 cr; prereq 3120)

Conditioning of athletes for interschool sports, safety measures, care and prevention of injuries in sports and other physical activities, and practical work in the athletic training room.

WSS 3200f. Football Coaching. (3 cr)

History, psychology, and theory of the game, offensive and defensive formations, strategy, practice and game organization, officiating, rules, techniques of coaching each position.

WSS 3201f. Volleyball Coaching. (3 cr)

History, psychology, and theory of the game, offensive and defensive formations, strategy, practice and game organization, officiating, rules.

WSS 3202w. Basketball Coaching. (3 cr)

History, psychology, and theory of the game, offensive and defensive formations, strategy, practice and game organization, officiating, rules, techniques of coaching each position.

WSS 3203w. Wrestling Coaching. (3 cr)

History, psychology, and theory of the sport, techniques, practice and meet organization, officiating, rules, strategy, techniques of coaching maneuvers.

WSS 3204s. Track and Field Coaching. (3 cr)

History, psychology, and theory of the sports, techniques for all track and field events, methods of coaching, practice and meet organization, strategy, rules, officiating.

WSS 3205s. Baseball Coaching. (3 cr)

History, psychology, and theory of the game, techniques of coaching each position, rules, batting, practice and game organization, strategy, officiating.

WSS 3206s. Softball Coaching. (3 cr; alt yrs, offered 1998)

History, psychology, and theory of the game, techniques of coaching each position, rules, batting, practice and game organization, strategy, officiating.

WSS 3950f, 3951w, 3952s. Directed Study. (1-5 cr per qtr; prereq #)

WSS 3960Hf, 3961Hw, 3962Hs. Senior Honors Project. (1-5 cr per qtr; prereq participation in Honors Program, #)

A substantial scholarly or creative work (at the undergraduate level) within the discipline. Successful completion of the senior honors project is one of the requirements for graduating from UMM "with honors."

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