FHP301 - Human Growth and Development

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Subject Title
Human Growth and Development

Subject Description
This course covers the development of children and youth as they mature to adults and includes development of the older adult. Cognitive, emotional, psycho-social and physical development characteristics of the human are identified and the implications of this maturation are explored with respect to the introduction and motivation of people to participate in physical activity throughout the lifecycle. Classes will combine lecture, discussion, group and individual learning activities in class and out-of-class.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1.  Discuss and compare the different characteristics of maturation at various stages of human growth and development.

2.  Explain why and how genetic and environmental factors affect human growth and development.

3.  Identify developmental differences relating to gender and age.

4.  Recognize the importance of physical activity in the way humans grow and development at various stages throught their lifespan.

5.  Understand and apply the physical, emotional, cognitive and social capabilities of humans at various life stages when designing and delivering programs of physial activity and health.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Topic Outline
- Theory and concepts of growth and Develoment
- Genetic and Environmental Foundations
- Infancy and Toddlerhood (0-2 years)
- Early Childhood (2-6 years)
- Middle Childhood (6-11 years)
- Adolescence and Young Athlete (11-18 years)
- Adulthood (18-40 years)
- Middle Adulthood (40-65 years)
- Risk factors during growth and adult health
- Older Adulthood (65+years)
- Obesity in childhood and adolescence

Mode of Instruction
This subject is delivered online. This may involve the use of digital materials and/or a text, group discussions, interaction with your instructor and online activities.

Prescribed Texts
Exploring Lifespan Development
By, Laura E. Berk
ISBN  - 9780205957385

Reference Material

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
All discussion assignments are written assignments must be submitted by the due date shown on the Course Timeline.

Assessment Value %
Assignment #1 10%
Assignment #2 15%
Mid Term Exam 20%
Assignment #3 10%
Assignment #4 15%
Final Exam 30%
Total 100%

Approved by: Lisa Somers