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Undergraduate Course Details
Number SMS 201
Title Perceptual Motor Learning
Credits 3.0
Winter/Spring 2017 Classes
Sec Ref # Dates Days Times Location Instructor
01 1532 1/17/17 - 5/15/17 M 2:35pm - 3:35pm OK-220 Ann Marie Gallo


Through lecture, discussion, and laboratory, this course provides an introduction to theories of motor learning and skill acquisition. Physiological aspects of kinesis applicable to the older child and adult will be considered. The following factors affecting motor skill learning will be included: feedback, transfer, mental practice, distributed vs. massed, reaction time, speed of movement, speed vs. accuracy and balance. Three lecture hours per week, plus ten hours of required field-based experience. SMS201 or SMS200 is required of all SMS majors. Required for the Secondary Physical Education Concentration. Not open to students who have received credit for SFL221.