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PESS 300. Motor Behavior

Credits: 3
Department: Physical Education and Sport Science
Description: Study of how humans learn motor skills during the developmental stages with emphasis on normal, delayed, and abnormal motor patterns.
Semester Offered:
  • Fall
  • Spring
Grading Method: ABCDF

Student Learning Outcomes

1. Gain knowledge of the basic vocabulary and concepts in motor development and motor learning as children grow from infants up through public school years.
2. Gain knowledge in motor skill acquisition, how and when there are optimal windows for development.
3. Assess functional capacity as it relates to skill acquisition.
4. Develop strategies for teaching motor skills to infants and children ages 1-18 with and without disabilities.

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