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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

Coopersmith Career Consulting | Evaluated Learning Experience

Motor Development (SCI-222)

Formerly Motor Development (SCI-302)

Varies (self study;self-paced).

Various; distance learning format

January 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: describe and illustrate 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 people age; 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 self-study science-based course is assessed by a final examination. Instruction covers 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. Major topics include: introduction to changes in the body, from neurological to physiological and factors that affect these changes, motor control and development through every life stage, and sociocultural influences. 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) (1/20 revalidation).