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Motor Development (SCI-222)

Formerly Motor Development (SCI-302)
Various; distance learning format

Varies (self study;self-paced).


January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: illustrate and describe the developmental continuum for life-span motor behavior; discuss each component of biological development and the changes each area brings at different life stages; evaluate how perception and information-processing affect motor control as well human development; compare the stages of motor development across the life span and describe the changes as one ages; describe the purposes of motor assessment and identify the tools necessary for each stage; and analyze the sociocultural influences on motor development and identify the role different influences play.


This is a self-study course that is assessed by a final examination. This is a science-based course covering background, theory, and research in the field of physical growth and motor behavior across the life span, as well as the practical application of these concepts. The course begins with an introduction to changes in the body, from neurological to physiological and discusses what factors affect these changes. The course then focuses on motor control and development through every life stage. Sociocultural influences are described. Students learn how to assess these changes and understand their importance as a factor of human growth.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Education, Exercise Science, or Physical Education (1/15).