The Senior Capstone Project is not a traditional Capstone Project but one that is designed to place Sports and Health Sciences degree students in the role of the decision maker. You have been “hired” and given a “job/project” to complete. Each individual project is based on realistic scenarios and situations in multiple aspects of sports and health science businesses that involve a particular company, event, or cause. The objective of each Capstone Project is to require students to research information relevant and current in today’s sports and health science industry, make decisions that impact sport organizations, and apply theory to practice. The Capstone Project will focus on an individual situation that allows students to research and analyze information to provide a comprehensive presentation containing creative solutions. The presentation should demonstrate an inclusive understanding of program level objectives, key coaching, exercise science, fitness and wellness, and sports and health science concepts, critical thinking, reflective practice, constructive analysis, ability to make executive level decisions, and overall ability to write efficiently. Your Senior Capstone Project Reference Page and in text citations MUST be written in APA style. Capstone Project Objectives 1) Require students to research information current to today’s industry. 2) Make strategic decisions that impact sport organizations. 3) Apply theory to practice. 4) Enable students to execute creative solutions. 5) Demonstrate critical thinking. 6) Build/develop constructive analysis. 7) Demonstrate an ability to make executive level decisions. 8) Demonstrate ability to write efficiently. 9) Provide examples of leadership. 10) Establish methods of management that promote teamwork. Each student will select a specific Capstone Project scenario related to their concentration within the Sports and Health Sciences degree program. Exercise Science & Coaching: NCAA Division II Head Strength Coach You are the head strength coach for a NCAA Division II College. Use the NCAA website to view your school choices – choose an actual school. Each spring you present the up coming summer and next year’s plan of action for the strength and conditioning department. Within this presentation you will provide the athletic department and individual coaches with the University’s academic objectives, your personal coaching philosophy, athletic department philosophy, job descriptions of current staff, and a year round weight room schedule for all sports at your college. Present these components along with athlete weight room guidelines and strength and conditioning staff schedule for Athletic Director approval. Prior to this meeting you have had one on one conversations with each coach and coaching staff. These meetings lined out the goals and objectives for each team, based on last season results and in coming athletes. You will discuss these meetings in your presentation for your chosen 4 sports. You will develop strength and conditioning programs for a total of 4 sports at your University/College, 2 major men’s sports and 2 major female sports. You may only choose one gender for a particular sport. For example you may not choose, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s soccer, men’s and women’s volleyball, etc. Baseball and softball are considered similar in training and both sports cannot be used. The strength and conditioning program must provide clear team and individual position objectives. The strength and conditioning program must include a summer program and an in season program. No additional offseason program is necessary. Remember for the summer program, consider the athletes who do not have access to weight room equipment during the summer or are injured and insure modifications are present. Strength and conditioning programs must abide by the current ACSM resistance training guidelines and industry protocol for training for each chosen sport. Each team’s program must be able to be presented and accessible to players and coaches at the above mentioned yearly spring meeting after all post conference play is complete. *This Scenario is in a “world” where a COVID-19 vaccine has been created. There will still be sanitary precautions that are more in depth, but not necessarily to the extent that we are required to go through now. A table of contents is needed. Your completed Capstone Project will be approximately 20 – 40 pages long with a total of 15 -25 references. Don’t panic, this includes photos, charts, bullet points, descriptive text, etc
For 1/2 the page find financial reports for a hospital: https://www.tenethealth.com/ (from this website) and write 1/2 a page of a report answering if the entity is 1.) Are they for profit or not? 2.) How are they organized? 3.)Who are the managers and financial managers? 4.) Something about their financial management that surprised you? For the other 1/2 of the page find a hospital or medical group and evaluate their social media presence and answer the questions on the entity asking: What platforms are they on? Do they appear to have a plan? Is the presence coherent, consistent, useful?
I will add 2 photos of the instructions/rubric, (and 3 powerpoints that go with the 3 chapters of the textbook ch.6, 7, & 8 that this discussion is on for this order.) the textbook we use is: Jonas’ Introduction to the U.S. Health Care System ISBN-10: 0826131743 / ISBN-13: 9780826131744 Goldsteen, R., Goldsteen, K., & Goldsteen, B. (2017). Jonas’ introduction to the US health care system (8th ed.). Springer Publishing. Please follow all the instructions thoroughly, so read them all, especially on how to do the APA references***!!! Please note that I can only use the textbook as a source and it is only based on chapters 6, 7, and 8 for this order!!!** So please let me know if you don’t have the textbook! (Ignore the blacked-out/scratched-out part of the instructions! I will do that part myself!)
What is the difference between a quality improvement system and a quality improvement tool? Explain.
Select and compare three of quality tools. What are some of the key similarities and differences among the selected quality tools?
How will you select one of the quality improvement processes and approaches, and implement one or more of the quality tools as described in last week’s presentation for your QI project?
This will be a discussion post discussing a potential health promotion program at my local university (Kentucky Wesleyan College) to improve the professor’s daily activity. Components will include gym memberships to all employees, activity trackers and incentives given when certain activity levels are reached, partnership with current insurance provider (Anthem Health), and/or fitness classes offered on-campus during lunch hours by current Exercise Science students. For this particular assignment, you will respond to the listed topics below using Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs book (McKenzieJ., F., Neiger, B. L., and Thackeray, R. (2017). Planning, implementing and evaluating health promotion programs: A Primer 7 edition. Pearson Ed.a. Chapter 5: Measurement, Measuring, Measuring Instruments and Sampling and a MINIMUM OF 2 PEER-REVIEWED SCHOLARLY REFERENCES that use similar SIMILAR INSTRUMENTS that you will be using.
Discussion Topics: How are you going to measure the process and change in your program?
• What instruments are you going to use?
• Please investigate the validity and reliability of the instrument you plan to you.
Make sure to research Kentucky Wesleyan College to understand what the current work environment entails (https://kwc.edu)
Additional Recommended Sources:
I have attached the previous 5 discussions for your reference. Make sure to fully review these documents and extend upon them for this post.
Read the “Questionable Medical History Conducted Case Study,” located in Chapter 10 of the textbook. You are a health care administrator and have come across a case study from a community hospital. In order to prevent this incident from occurring in your practice setting, prepare a 10-15 slide PowerPoint educational presentation for your staff. Include the following in your presentation:
1–Describe the ethical issues and principles that were violated in this case.
2–Describe the potential legal issues of concern.
3–What tools or resources should this organization pursue in order to ensure high quality history and physical (H&P)?
4–Explain whether negligence has occurred in this case.
5–Explain which requirements meet the criteria for determining negligence in court.
6–Describe how this situation can be prevented in your practice setting.
Refer to the resource, “Creating Effective PowerPoint Presentations,” located in the Student Success Center, for additional guidance on completing this assignment in the appropriate style.
While APA style is not required for the body of this assignment, solid academic writing is expected, and documentation of sources should be presented using APA formatting guidelines, which can be found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
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In this activity you will first assess your character strengths with a survey that is used in Positive Psychology, which is the scientific study of the strengths and virtues that enable individuals and communities to thrive. This field is founded on the belief that people want to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives, to cultivate what is best within themselves, and to enhance their experiences of work, love and play.
Go to this link and complete the “VIA Survey of Character Strengths” which measures 24 character strengths: https://www.authentichappiness.sas.upenn.edu/testcenterLinks to an external site.
You need to register and login on the website in order to complete the survey. The survey consists of 240 questions so be prepared to spend approximately an hour on it. Upon completion, you will receive a detailed list of your top 5 character strengths according to the survey.
Now that you have reviewed the material in this module, reflect on how it pertains to your life. In this reflective journal entry, be sure to address each of the following questions and please number your responses: :
What were your five top strengths? Discuss the results of your assessment, including where you feel it hit or missed the mark and why. Include examples of how you have applied these strengths recently.
Apply the Wellness Dimensions Links to an external site.to this week’s topic. In your personal life, what dimension is most impacted by this topic? Describe these impacts.
Identify at least 2 specific actions you could take to minimize these health risks or personal harm and create positive change for yourself in this dimension. Where you are on the Stages of Change scaleLinks to an external site.? How will you be supported in this new behavior change?
Restate your SMART Goal. Journal about your progress on your action plan. Describe any obstacles encountered and strategies you will use to overcome them. Some things to keep track of include accomplishments, how accomplished, what helped you, what hindered you, and how to keep moving forward. It is important to make adjustments as needed too, as things change in life and goals change too! Keep track of your adjustments and steps to keep moving forward on your goal!
NOTE: This is a gradable journal with no partial credit. Journal entries MUST be a minimum length of 250 words to receive credit. Each Reflective Journal entry will include specific journal “prompt” questions, which must be answered specifically and must contain details, examples, and reflection in order to earn the points for the journal. Why the word count? Because this is a “writing to learn” exercise, where you will explore your thoughts and feelings and work out concerns.
Type and save your submission in a Word file and then copy/paste into Canvas. Students are responsible for checking to make sure that posted journal entries actually display in the journal. If there are technical difficulties and your journal or discussion posts do not display correctly after you have posted them, it is your responsibility to notify the instructor before the deadline. I also attached my survey. Any questions ask via messages please, thank you.
The purpose of this reflection is for learners to apply this week’s lesson on assessment at end of life to past practice experiences, and to consider how knowledge gained this week might shape future practice.
This reflection enables the student to meet the following course outcomes:
CO 2: Differentiate between normal and abnormal health assessment findings. (PO 4)
CO 3: Describe physical, psychosocial, cultural, and spiritual influences on an individual’s health status. (PO 1)
CO 6: Demonstrate professional behavior and caring during patient interactions. (POs 6, 7)
During the assigned week (Sunday the start of the assigned week through Saturday the end of the assigned week):
Posts in the discussion at least two times, and
Posts in the discussion on two different days
Reflection is an activity that involves your deep thought into your own experiences related to the concepts of the week. Answers should be detailed. In reflections students:
Demonstrate understanding of concepts for the week
Engage in meaningful dialogue with classmates and/or instructor
Express opinions clearly and logically, in a professional manner
Use the rubric on this page as you compose your answers.
Scholarly sources are NOT required for this reflection
Best Practices include:
Participation early in the week is encouraged to stimulate meaningful discussion among classmates and instructor.
Enter the reflection often during the week to read and learn from posts.
Select different classmates for your reply each week.
Share with your classmates a time when you cared for a patient at the end of their life. This may be a time when you assisted the patient (or their support system) with decisions related to end of life care; or a time when you were present for the death of a patient.
What were your observations related to this experience?
Do you believe it was a peaceful death?
What went well?
Can you think of anything that could have made the experience better for the patient and/or family?
Finally, consider all of the steps up to this point. Write a 5-paragraph essay identifying which of the 3 proposed policies you would choose to support. Describe 1) why you chose it; 2) why you believe it is the best choice for nurses; 3) what you consider to be the “selling point” that would establish it as a priority issue for nursing advocacy and health policy development; and 4) what are the roles of the master’s prepared nurse and of other key players in this health policy.
This is an ongoing assignment regarding a potential health promotion program at my local university (Kentucky Wesleyan College) to improve the professor’s daily activity. Components will include gym memberships to all employees, activity trackers and incentives given when certain activity levels are reached, partnership with current insurance provider (Anthem Health), and/or fitness classes offered on-campus during lunch hours by current Exercise Science students. The textbook used for this class is McKenzie J., F., Neiger, B.L., and Thackeray, R. (2017). Planning, Implementing and Evaluating Health Promotion Programs: A Primer 7 edition. Pearson Ed. For this particular assignment, you will be discussing the intervention strategy you plan on using in the Active U Program. The paper must be at least 2-4 pages in length, APA formatted, 12-point, Times New Roman, and double-spaced. Refer to Chapter 8 when completing this assignment.
I have attached a rough draft of the annotated bibliography, introduction/background, needs assessment, and mission, goals, and objectives for this program, as well as discussion posts written by me about this program for your reference and use. Make sure to fully review theses documents and extend upon them in this assignment. Also, I have attached two examples of how this should be written with comments from my professor and expectations needed to complete it.