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PAC 123 Theory and Practice of Track and Field I
Credit Hours:  2
Effective Term: Fall 2017
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 6 Labs
Times for Credit: 2
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Fundamentals and techniques of track and field events including psychological aspects, training and styles used in track and field events. May be taken two times for credit.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Demonstrate, analyze, and discuss through written or oral assessment the psychological aspects of track and field competition including mental focus, imaging, team building and team harmony.
2. (Analysis Level) Demonstrate, analyze, and discuss test results of individual strengths and weaknesses related to specific events and perform activities to strengthen areas of weakness and avoid injury as related to these events.
3. (Application Level) Demonstrate and discuss specific track and field event rules and strategies while a performing specific event within the rules.
4. (Synthesis Level) Perform to the level of qualifying standards for regional and/or national meets using the NJCAA skills necessary for specific individual and team events including dashes, runs, steeplechase, relays, hurdles, heptathlon/decathlon, shot-put, discus, javelin, jumps, hammer throw, and/or pole vault.
5. (Analysis Level) Analyze and explain the benefits of health and total body conditioning including weight training and cross training after performing with at least the minimum required energy for high intensity practices and meets.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
National Junior College Athletic Association Standards: www.NJCAA.org