FOUNDATIONS OF SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE

SPE1FSE

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, you will explore a foundation knowledge of concepts related to sports and exercise science practice. Such concepts include: exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, biomechanics, motor control and human nutrition. Additionally, you will be taught the core concepts of human nutrition, including the components of human nutrition and diet and their relationship to health and exercise, including basic nutritional assessment.

SchoolSchool Allied Health,Human Serv & Sport

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAndrew Govus

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 sub-disciplines of sports and exercise science and use different learning strategies to solve real world problems both independently and in a group environments.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

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

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

03. Select and explain common equipment and processes used to perform accurate and safe health, exercise and sport-related assessments.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Personal and Professional Skills (Ethical behaviour)

04. Apply theoretical knowledge of the nutritional components of diet to health, exercise and chronic lifestyle-related diseases.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

05. Interpret and clearly communicate the outcomes of basic nutritional assessments and physiological tests.

Activities:
Workshops, Online learning modules
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Cultural Literacy)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAndrew Govus

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via blended.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Tutorial Week: 33 - 43
One 2.0 hours tutorial every two weeks on weekdays during the day from week 33 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"Even weeks (2, 4, 6, 8, 10)"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 30 minute online test (500 words equivalent)Short answer and multiple choice questions20 01, 03, 04
Individual dietary report (2,000 words equivalent)40 04, 05
Data visualisation task (250 words equivalent)10 05
One-hour written examination (1,000 words equivalent)The exam will have both short answer and multiple choice questions30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05