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PAC 226 Theory and Practice of Cross Country II
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Spring 2009
SUN#: None
Credit Breakdown: 6 Lab
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: Both A/F and S/U
Cross-Listed: N/A

Description: Advanced techniques of racing strategies, mechanics of cross-country, rules, conditioning and cross training for cross country racing. May be taken two times for credit.

Prerequisites: PAC126 or consent of instructor

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Explain and demonstrate psychological aspects of cross-country competition including mental focus, imaging and team building.
2. (Analysis Level) Explain and demonstrate various aspects of conditioning including static and dynamic stretching.
3. (Analysis Level) Explain and demonstrate health and total body conditioning including weight training, plyometrics and cross training.
4. (Analysis Level) Analyze racing strategies for competitive cross-country events.
5. Critique advanced competitive cross-country racing.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Through written or oral assessment articulate personal perspective of the psychological make-up of the individual and team experience.
2. Perform activities to strengthen areas of weakness and avoid injury and verbally express the cause and effect of the activities.
3. Perform strategies correctly and verbally express the success and failure of given strategies at conclusion of race(s).
4. Perform static and dynamic stretching within each training session.
5. Perform advanced techniques of cross country in regional and/or national meets.