School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences

Raider Active Program

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About Raider Active

Raider Active is a program of sports skill classes offered by the School of Nursing, Kinesiology, and Health Sciences. The courses are available to you regardless of major or skill ability. All courses are competency-based, which means that specific knowledge and skills have been defined for each sport, and you must demonstrate both knowledge and skill ability to pass the course. You may begin any Raider Active class without any prior knowledge or skill in the particular sport and progress until you are extremely knowledgeable and proficient in the activity.

Benefits of Raider Active Classes

  • Quality of Instruction: The instructors for all sports skills classes have been chosen because of their outstanding expertise in the sport they teach.
  • Cost: If you are taking between 11 and 17 hours at Wright State, you are not required to pay instructional fees for this course.
  • Equipment: The university provides all necessary equipment for you to try a new sport. A small lab fee is charged to pay the costs associated with the particular class. This means youdo not have to invest large sums of money to try a sport you may or may not decide you like.
  • Social Benefits: Raider Active classes is a wonderful way to take a break from your studies, get some exercise, share a class with old friends, or meet new friends, and feel good about yourself!

Raider Active Class Requirements

  • Syllabi: All Raider Active syllabi may be found online.
  • Attendance: Attendance is defined as ACTIVE participation in the class. The minimum requirement is 80 percent attendance. Each instructor will define their own method of meeting this requirement during the first class session.
  • Written Examinations: Since one of the purposes of Raider Active courses is to teach knowledge and understanding of the sport, this knowledge will be tested by written exam. A score of 70 percent is required to show minimum competency. The knowledge and understanding may include all or some of the following: rules, safety procedures, terminology, equipment, skill analysis, strategy, and history of the activity.
  • Grading: Raider Active courses generally use the Pass or Unsatisfactory grading system. You must meet all the requirements in attendance and examinations to receive a passing grade.

Students with Disabilities

If you have a disability and may need accommodations to complete the requirements of the class, you must register with the Office of Disability Services, and arrange to meet with your professor during the first week of class.

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Faculty Directory

Jason L. Franklin, AT, MS

Intercollegiate Athletics
Associate Athletics Director for Sports Health
Wright State Physicians, 725 University Blvd, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

Jennifer Reeder, M.S.

Kinesiology & Health
Adjunct Faculty
Ervin J Nutter Center 316, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy, Dayton, OH 45435-0001

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