Exercise, Sport and Health Education 111

ESHE 111.  Bowling

Credit Hours: (1) Two contact hours per week. 15-week and 7.5-week courses are offered. 7.5-week courses may be blocked together for 2 credit hours.

Practice and study of sport and physical activity skills.


Detailed Description of the Content of Course

The major topics covered in the course are those considered essential to the acquisition of the fundamental mechanics and knowledge about the activity of bowling. The specific topics covered in the course, with varying degrees of emphasis, are history, equipment and facilities, stance positions of the feet and ball, approach, delivery, picking up spares, scoring, marking and handicapping, rules and etiquette, and terminology.


Detailed Description of Conduct of Course

The course emphasizes skill development and acquisition of knowledge about a life-time sport, bowling. The three hours of class each week are categorized as laboratory hours. The 15-week semester is devoted to practice and studying the game of bowling. The ultimate goal is to enjoy success and thus satisfaction from small-group team bowling.


Goals and Objectives of the Course

The objectives and goals of the course are:

1. To determine and select the proper shoes, and clothing that will give freedom of movement when bowling;
2. To understand the rules, etiquette, and scoring of bowling and apply them during the bowling activity;
3. To select the proper ball weight with the finger hole span, size, and plan the best results in becoming a skillful bowler;
4. To determine and skillfully use the type of bowling grip which best enable individuals to achieve a high bowling score;
5. To understand the forces that affect the path of the ball as it travels down the alley attempting to make a strike or various types of spares;
6. To select and skillfully deliver the ball to the proper points of aim for strikes and spares;
7. To know the various types of ball roll and how the ball rolls for greater bowling effectiveness;
8. To identify and correct the faults that may occur in the stance, approach, delivery, or release during a bowling game;
9. To fully enjoy the benefits of bowling as a recreational or competitive activity.


Assessment Measures

Assessment of students success in the course is based on class attendance, two written tests, final bowling average, and games bowled and won.


Other Course Information


Review and Approval
September 2002 Reviewed Jon Poole