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Kinesiology faculty

Dan Swier, M.S.

Lecturer in Kinesiology
Head Men's Soccer Coach

M.S., University of Texas at Arlington
B.A., Northwestern College

712-707-7279
dswier@nwciowa.edu
RSC 133

Profile

After earning his bachelor's degree in exercise science from Northwestern College, Dan Swier went on to earn a master's degree in exercise physiology from the University of Texas at Arlington. In 2009 he coached for the Creighton Soccer Academy, one of the premier soccer camps in the Midwest. In 2011 he co-founded the Northwest Iowa Soccer League while serving as director of coaching for the Orange City Recreational Soccer Program.


Courses

  • Concepts of Physical Fitness
    Concepts of Physical Fitness

    The course examines various concepts of health and physical fitness with the purpose of encouraging the student to establish positive patterns of activity and healthy living. (2 credits) (NWCore option under Physical Wellness)

  • Soccer Activity
    Soccer Activity

    (1 credit)

  • Personal and Community Health
    Personal and Community Health

    A foundational course designed for students to become informed about health as well as becoming responsible and active participants in the maintenance of their personal health and affecting the health of their community. The course is intended to provide a comprehensive coverage of health promotion, mental health, stress management, afflictions and diseases, aging, dying and death, safety and accident prevention, environmental health, consumerism and health care and promotion. Prerequisite: KIN101. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)

  • Nutrition for Life
    Nutrition for Life

    The study of principles of nutrition and the application of these principles to a healthy lifestyle. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)

  • Substance Abuse
    Substance Abuse

    The study of the history, composition and use of drugs, alcohol and tobacco, including their reactions relative to therapeutic values, their known and potentially injurious effects on the human body, and methods for prevention, intervention and rehabilitation of those who would use, or have used, these substances. (2 credits; alternate years, consult department)

  • Coaching Methods
    Coaching Methods

    A study of organization skills, interpersonal relations and psychological approaches to coaching athletes and teams in contemporary society. (2 credits)

  • Coaching Topics
    Coaching Topics

    This course examines the fundamental techniques and strategies in coaching specific sports. The sport to be studied will vary each semester. Practice and contest skills and strategies for coaching will be emphasized for the appropriate sport. Note: This course may be repeated provided a different sport is studied. Prerequisite: sophomore class standing. (2 credits)

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