Structure a COMPREHENSIVE goal-setting program to help an athlete overcome either disorder.


Title: Week Six Forum Goal-Setting
Week Six Forum- Goal-setting 100 pts.

Due Date: End of Week 6

Forum 6:

After reading this weeks Lesson in our Lesson section and assignment material……..
Anorexia nervosa is a psychological disease characterized by an intense fear of becoming obese, a disturbed and distorted body image, significant weight loss unrelated to other illness, refusal to maintain normal body weight, and amenorrhea. Bulimia is an episodic pattern of uncontrollable food bingeing followed by purging. It is characterized by awareness that the pattern is abnormal, fear of being unable to stop eating voluntarily, depressed mood, and self-deprecation. Anorexia nervosa and bulimia are the two most common eating disorders. It is difficult to get an accurate assessment of eating disorders due to under-reporting. Athletes, in particular, are very secretive because they run the risk of being dropped from the team if the problem is discovered. They will only share the problem when the problem is almost catastrophic and professional help is needed. As a coach, I have known that at least six of my athletes suffered from this self-destructive behavior.

Research demonstrates that goals are a powerful means for effecting behavior changes. Goals that directly influence behavior focus a performer’s attention on important elements, increase motivation and persistence, and facilitate the development of new learning strategies. Goals that indirectly influence behavior can alter important psychological factors, such as self-confidence, anxiety, and satisfaction.

Structure a COMPREHENSIVE goal-setting program to help an athlete overcome either disorder.  Include a bullet point list of:

  1. long term goals
  2. weekly measurements on goals
  3. daily routines to meet the goals
  4. additions to the schedule, such as meetings with other professionals or other ways of coping

Note: Take time before posting to read ALL of the instructions below. Doing so will help you avoid point loss.

For each forum, respond by Thursday of this week. Then, by Sunday reply to a minimum of two classmates. Your first post (the one due by Thursday) must be a minimum of 250 words and a minimum of two required replies must be 100 words each. Partial completion of discussion board work (first post without both replies, or one or two replies without the first post) or posts not at or above the length requirements, or any posts containing copied or quoted material may  earn zero points, no exceptions. Replies must show that you are respectfully responding to what the classmate said.

Forums are opportunities for you to reflect, analyze, and even challenge thought, but proper netiquette rules must be followed. Reiterating what other students have already said and/or directly quoting them won’t earn points. All published materials used MUST be paraphrased (restated in your own words) and source credited both in the body of and in a list at the end of each post where any content is based directly on or inspired by a published author’s writing. In addition, you are required to apply in-text documentation and end references to all initial forum posts.

Each week you must incorporate into and apply idea/concepts from the week’s assigned readings to your first post (the one due by Thursday). This will be evidenced by clear identification of the ideas/concepts so the reader can easily locate them in your post an explanation of how they fit and their pages number locations in the course textbook.

Keep in mind as you write that “incorporating” doesn’t mean just tacking onto the end or randomly placing so you can say you did it. The ideas/concepts must be logically placed in the post in a way that fits with the flow of the rest of the writing.

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