FOUNDATIONS OF SPORTS AND EXERCISE SCIENCE PRACTICE A

SPE1FSA

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will develop an understanding of foundation knowledge and theoretical concepts related to sports and exercise science. Students will develop an appreciation of the various domains that inform professional sports and exercise science practice including, physiology, strength and conditioning, biomechanics, motor control and human nutrition. In this subject, students will explore core concepts of human nutrition, including the components of human nutrition and diet and their relationship to health and exercise. Students will develop knowledge and skills in basic nutritional assessment.  

SchoolSchool of Allied Health

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of the various sub-disciplines of sports and exercise science to, independently and creatively, solve authentic real world problems.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

02. Apply theoretical knowledge of scientific principles, medical contraindications and other limitations, and interprofessional referral to select and perform relevant pre-assessment procedures

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

03. Select and justify the use of common equipment and processes to perform accurate and safe health, exercise and sport-related assessments.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

04. Apply theoretical knowledge of the nutritional components of diet to health, exercise and obesity.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

05. Interpret and communicate, in a clear and coherent manner, the outcomes of basic nutritional and anthropometric assessments.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMatthew Oates

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30-minute online test (equivalent to 500 words)20 01, 04
One 1,250 word individual report30 02, 03, 05
One 2 hour written examination50 01, 02, 03, 04, 05