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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.

SchoolAllied Health, Human Services & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Govus

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

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Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsStudents must be admitted in the Diploma of Sports Coaching and Development (HDSCD) to enrol in the Carlton (Carlton College of Sport) instance.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Ethical and Social Responsibility

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply knowledge of the various sub-disciplines of sports and exercise science and use different learning strategies to solve authentic real world problems both independently and in a group environment.
02. Apply theoretical knowledge of scientific principles, medical contraindications and other limitations, and interprofessional referral to select and perform relevant pre-assessment procedures.
03. Select and justify the use of common equipment and processes to perform accurate and safe health, exercise and sport-related assessments.
04. Apply theoretical knowledge of the nutritional components of diet to health, exercise and obesity.
05. Interpret and communicate, in a clear and coherent manner, the outcomes of basic nutritional and anthropometric assessments.

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